Get ready to rock the Uke with our new Group Ukulele class with instructor Ahmed Ragab
Join us on Fridays from 3:45 to 4:30 where, over this 7-week course, students will learn the foundational skills and concepts of music through the playing the ukulele. This class is a non-stop jam session from day one, introducing important concepts of music, such as playing as a group, through a selection of music that progresses from songs that can be played with one-finger on day one, to more complex songs ranging from traditional Hawaiian to current pop hits.
This class is a great jumping off point for students of any age or experience who are interested in music, as the design of the Ukulele allows for the simplification of complex musical concepts to simple movements of usually one or two fingers. Rather than starting with extensive study of technique, students start playing and singing on day from day one, learning important concepts like how harmonies and chords change by playing rather than reading or being told how they are supposed to function
This class is open to all ages. BYOU (Bring you own Uke)
Enrollment is ongoing, so join at any time, and drop-ins are always welcome!
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Students enrolled in the Group Ukulele class receive a 10% discount on private lessons with instructor Ahmed
Ahmed is a trilingual artist, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Originally from Egypt, he listened to and lived in both Egyptian and Japanese cultures during his childhood. He picked up the drum kit at 17 and has been on a journey exploring the different languages of music ever since. Starting from heavy metal music, he quickly expanded into learning jazz and funk, eventually learning piano and composition along the way. Ahmed has performed in various places around the world, including San Francisco, Philadelphia, Tokyo and Cairo. He has performed in local festivals with several notable artists in the Bay Area, including Audiopharmacy, Climbingpoetree, Nina Grae, Sasha Bayan, Teao Sense and YOURS. His style of playing ranges from rock, funk, reggae and jazz all the way to hip-hop as well as electronic and world music.