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Sip & Strum

Ukulele Class

Have you ever seen anyone frowning while holding a ukulele?

Absolutely not! It's like trying to be sad while water skiing. It just can't be done. The truth is, that just the sound of this beautiful instrument has been giving people that warm and happy feeling for over eighty years in the mainland U.S. and now you can take that feeling with you everywhere you go!

Our next Sip & Strum Class is a three week course which will have you playing classic ukulele songs like "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Judy Garland, "Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffet, and "I'm Yours" by the Jason Mraz. You'll also learn the basic uke techniques needed to play some of the not-so-classic ukulele songs like "Leaving On A Jet Plane" by John Denver and "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding.

You'll be carelessly strumming songs from your first class and by the end of the first week you won't be able to put it down!

No experience? No problem! Absolutely no ukulele or music experience is required.  Most students who attend our classes have little or no music background and have never played the ukulele!  Come see why hundreds of adults have trusted Beachside Music to learn to play the ukulele in a fun an easy going atmosphere.

Meet The Teachers

Meet husband and wife team and owners of Beachside Music Lessons & Therapy.  Ashlee is a Board Certified Music Therapist and Private Music Teacher with over 17 year of experience.  Ashlee is a graduate of FSU and a local, born and raised in NSB.  Eliott is a private music teacher and specializes in working with seniors and children.  Eliott studied composition and theory at UF (yep, we are a house divided!).  Eliott has studied music for most of his life and performed in many prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall.  Eliott is also a local Floridian and grew up in Vero Beach.  Eliott and Ashlee are more than just skilled musicians, their passion is to teach each student the joy of playing the ukulele. They believe in making learning music easy and fun for all ages and abilities.  Ashlee and Eliott have taught hundreds of adults how to play the ukulele!

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Michelle Marie Lecza is a local musician/performer and has been teaching private music lessons with Beachside Music for 2 years. Michelle teaches voice, piano, ukulele, and guitar. Michelle has been an assistant teacher in our Sip & Strum classes since the beginning and enjoys teaching adults how to play the ukulele in an easy to understand way.  Fun fact about Michelle: In 2016 she appeared on season 15 of "American Idol" she was a heavy competitor with tons of air time and was eventually cut at the top 24. Aside from teaching, Michelle performs at local live music venues around Florida. 

We are proud to partner with these Local Breweries, Distil 

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Fraze's Scratch Cookin
1008 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill, Florida 32117

Fraze's Scratch Cookin is locally owned and prides themselves on serving their customers food that is made to order using the freshest ingredients from local vendors. Their menu includes delicious home cooked favorites, BBQ, and more...all from scratch! Their mission is great food at a great price. Our class will be meeting outside in their beautiful outdoor space for our Sip & Strum Class.  Check out their menu, specials, and more on their Facebook Page here.

This Sip & Strum Class will take place on Wednesdays, February  10th, 17th, and 24th from 6:00-7:15 pm. (Ready to sign up?  Click HERE.)
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Peanut & George's Pub On Main
821 Main St., Daytona Beach, FL 32118 

Peanut & George's Pub on Main offers great food and drinks in a casual and fun atmosphere where "everybody knows your name".  Try their homemade onion rings (delicious), their homemade Reuben sandwiches (they make it in-house), or hamburgers.  Peanut & George's have karaoke nights, open mic nights, and even a time clock for their regulars!  Check out their menu, drinks, and more here

This Sip & Strum Class will take place on Sundays, January 10th, 17th, and 24th from 2:30-3:45 pm. (Ready to sign up?  Click HERE.)
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Off The Hook at Inlet Harbor
133 Inlet Harbor Road, Ponce Inlet, Florida 32127

Off The Hook at Inlet Harbor is located at Ponce Inlet just south of Daytona and features a colorful lively Caribbean atmosphere. Sit back and enjoy a cool drink and fresh seafood with while you watch boaters navigate to the docks, as they come to join the party. This Florida beach bar is ranked Daytona’s top dining destinations and docking destination. Check out more about how they started up, their menu, drinks, and more here

This Sip & Strum Class is now FULL! Classes will be Wednesdays January 6th, 13th, and 20th from 6:00-7:15 pm.
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Tomoka Brewing Company
4647 South Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange, Florida 32129

Rush down an untamed river of Tomoka, fresh from the tap. Our brews have a unique kick, and our brewpub foods use local, organic & sustainable ingredients— plus a bit of beer— to get your palate a bit closer to nature. Pure, like our namesake river & pristine park. Let our bold brews pique your sense of adventure. Visit the Daytona Beach area’s newest brewery and brewpub for fresh made beer and delicious food.  Click here to see what's on tap!

We miss Tomoka Brewing Co!!  We will resume classes here once we can meet indoors again!
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Copper Bottom Craft Distillery
998 North Beach Street, Holly Hill, FL 32117

Founded in Holly Hill, FL., Copper Bottom Craft Distillery brings the craft of distilling back to its roots. From rebel rum runners like Bill McCoy who called our city “home,” to historic Three Chimneys, the site of the oldest sugar plantation and rum distillery in North America. Our brand reflects the thriving operations that were here before us.


Located steps from the Halifax River, our small-batch distillery is named after an 18th century seafaring term used to describe someone who is thoroughly reliable, trustworthy and certain not to fail. Our family is committed to producing spirits that exemplify the Copper Bottom legacy. Click here to learn about their hand-crafted, small batch, award-winning, Silver & Gold Rum and Vodka.

We miss Copper Bottom Craft Distillery!!  We will resume classes here once we can meet indoors again!
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819 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Located directly across from the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, Break-Awayz offers something for everybody, with unique fresh tapas style food, a large craft beer selection, wine, sake, and more!  So many amazing appetizers to choose from like, flatbreads, sliders, and local favorites like chicken satay, ahi poke bowl, and lobster ravioli.  It's easy to see why locals love this Florida beach bar. 

Break-Awayz is the perfect place to visit and break-away!

Would you like to see another class here or at one of your favorite spots?  Send us a message and let us know!
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What's Included?

Play songs YOU like!

Once you have learned some basic chords and beginning songs, we will be learning songs that receive the most votes during registration. When you register, vote for your favorite songs from a list or suggest a popular song that isn't listed. We will do our best to tailor each class to fit the preferences of our participants.  

Fun, easy to understand instructions

to get you playing from the first class

Each time we get together, you can plan to learn

2-3 songs. Participants will receive a folder with finger positions and sheet music for the songs we will be learning. During class, you can expect to learn how to hold the ukulele, tune it, to position your fingers, how to strum, and new songs!

Let's Sip Together

Sip delicious drinks from our local host while strumming along with your ukulele! Enjoy beer, wine, cocktails, tea, soft drink, or water from our local host.  2 drink per class are included in your purchase price (6 drinks total).


Experienced, Friendly Music Teachers

Our music teachers come from the nation’s top music schools, have performed at venues large and small all over the world, and have extensive experience. They know how to successfully structure ukulele class and teach students of all ages, abilities, and skill levels.

Ready to start sipping and strumming?

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See what our customers have to say:

“Beachside Music is absolutely amazing. Their teachers makes a fun music lesson plan tailored to each student and their needs which results in their best productivity possible. My daughters have become less shy and show an improvement with their critical thinking skills.”

- Nicole

What's the cost?

Our Sip & Strum class includes professional instruction, three 75-minute classes, chord charts and music, guide to tuning, and 6-8 songs for $125.  You must provide your own ukulele for this class.
Invite your family, friends, a significant other, or come make a new friend during this fun class.  This class will leave you knowing how to strum and play several new songs.  Sign-up now, class is limited to 15 adults to ensure everyone gets individual help and that we are as safe as possible during COVID.  We need music now more than EVER!
COVID Safety Precautions:
This class will meet outdoors for everyone's safety. Please allow some space between other guests and yourself or your group.  Hand sanitizer will be available. Since we will be meeting outdoors, face masks will be optional at the table. We will also observe any rules by the restaurant as well. If you or anyone in your home are feeling ill or have a fever, please do not come to class.  This class will be capped at 15 people total (not including the teachers).

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Beachside Music Lessons & Therapy is the best in-home music lesson school offering high quality music classes in the following cities:

Volusia County: Daytona Beach, Ormond  Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, Deland, Deltona

Flagler County: Palm Coast

Orange County: Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Sanford

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Serving Volusia, Flagler, and Orange County

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