OTHER UKE GROUPS IN AND AROUND OTTAWA:
Almonte uke group - contact Millie Maloney for info.
Vernon Ukulele Players (VUP) - meet twice (2X) a month at the Osgoode Baptist & Vernon United Church, 8674 Bank St (VERNON) from 7 - 8:30 pm. Regular circle - 2nd Thursday; Circle jam - 4th Thursday. Does not meet in August or December. NOTE: ON HOLD DUE TO COVID19. For info about VUP ZOOM JAMS, please contact Sharon Baird at firstname.lastname@example.org
West Ottawa Ukulele Group (proposed): People would love if there was a group in the Kanata, Barrhaven, etc. area. If you want to keep in touch or have ideas, be sure to join the West Ottawa Ukulele Group Facebook page.
(Ottawa instructors who are also currently offering online lessons are highlighted in italics)
Alcorn Music Studio's Ukulele Social Hour - group lessons at Alcorn Studios with Tim Bedner, a music professor at Carleton University
Christine Graves - group and private lessons in ukulele based James Hill "Ukulele In The Classroom" materials and pedagogy. In addition to her own musical career, Christine is participating in the James Hill Ukulele Initiative. Also voice lessons. Contact Christine for info and to register: 613-316-5357 Also check out her Facebook page.
Pembroke Ukulele Academy: 280 Esther Street, Pembroke, Ontario. Private and group lessons for adults and children with Connor McGuire. Check out the Facebook page.
Spencer Scharf: People can sign up for lessons with Spencer through www.spencerscharf.com Spencer can also conduct online lessons via FaceTime or messenger video call. Payment is made by e-transfer.
ONLINE LESSONS WITH INSTRUCTORS WHO AREN'T IN OTTAWA:
Bryan Laplante, Halifax City Ukulele: Free twice per month instructional guided jam sessions on Zoom Go to: "Halifax City Ukulele" at this link for all additional info. https://www.facebook.com/groups/289795788530263 Bryan also offers group lessons and workshops. He has a Masters degree in teaching and is certified as a James Hill Uulele Initiative Level 3 instructor (the highest level) and has presented twice at James Hill's Masterclasses in Toronto. Here's a link to Bryan's bio
James Hill Uketropolis: James is a classically trained Canadian musician, with a Bachelor of Music Degree, who has focused on the ukulele, both as his primary instrument and as a method of music instruction. During his teenage years he was a key member of the renowned Langley Ukulele Ensemble. James went on to co-author the Ukulele in the Classroom method book series with J. Chalmers Doane, the trail-blazing teacher who pioneered the use of ukuleles in Canadian schools. In 2010, James launched the JHUI Teacher Certification Program, the first of its kind in the world. His most ambitious educational offerings to date is The Ukulele Way and Uketropolis.
Mark Luongo: Son of renowned ukulele educator, Peter Luongo (Langley Ukulele Ensemble, Mighty Uke) and long-time collaborater with James Hill, Mark has been offering online private lessons to international students since 2014. He's been a ukulele teacher for 18 years. To arrange a private lesson, contact email@example.com
For links to other international instructors, check out the Ukulele Club of Winnipeg website.
OTHER JAMS OUTSIDE THE OTTAWA AREA :
SOUP (Southern Ontario Ukulele Players) have their jams online via Zoom every other Wednesday. Anyone is welcome to join in, from anywhere and it's free. The songbook can be found here (in PDF format). Tablet (Songbook Cord Pro App) format here.