OTHER UKE GROUPS IN AND AROUND OTTAWA:
Almonte Uke Group - contact Millie Maloney for info.
Churchill Ukulele Group (CHUG) - September to mid-June. There is a drop-in fee ($). Contact Laura, at Laura.Stephen2@yahoo.ca. All levels of uke players meet on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Churchill Senior's Centre, 345 Richmond Road at Churchill. Don't play the ukulele? No problem - come and sing! Lyrics and chords are displayed. Not available Wednesday mornings? Enquire about our new monthly afternoon acoustic sing-along jam.
Gananoque Ukulele Club - https://www.facebook.com/groups/gananoqueukulele/
Kingston Ukes Jam Session - An amateur group of ukulele players, striving to improve and have fun playing the ukulele. They meet every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 and welcome any level players from the community who would like to join in. They use a large screen to follow chords but they also bring new songs on paper to share. There are usually between 5-10 people at the jams. Join their Facebook page to keep in touch.
Prior Ukulele Group (PUG), Arnprior, Ontario - held at the Senior Active Living Centre (SALC), 77B Madawaska Street, every Friday from 11 to noon. There is a membership fee for joining SALC. For more information and to register, please contact the SALC Co-ordinator, Dana McCabe by phone at 613-296-1906, or by email at DMcCabe@arnpriorhealth.ca
Vernon Ukulele Players (VUP) - meet once a month at the Osgoode Baptist & Vernon United Church, 8674 Bank St (VERNON) from 7 - 8:30 pm. For details, please contact Sharon Baird at email@example.com
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 and has completed Level 2 of the James Hill Ukulele Initiative for uke teachers. Also voice lessons. Contact Christine for info and to register: 613-316-5357 Also check out her Facebook page.
Long & McQuade Kanata - with Jessamyn (Jesse) Greene, a well-known Ottawa blues musician.
Red Bird - Not only the place where we hold our BUG Jams, but a terrific music school offering private, semi private, and group lessons to students of all ages and abilities in ukulele, voice, song-writing, etc., by talented, highly qualified instructors. I've had an opportunity to listen to some of their group lessons for children and they're having great fun and learning lots!
ONLINE LESSONS WITH INSTRUCTORS WHO AREN'T IN OTTAWA:
Bryan Laplante, Halifax City Ukulele, CANADA: Free once 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
Cynthia K Music, CANADA: Private and group classes available online. Cynthia Kinnunen is a music educator, songwriter/arranger, researcher, and advocate for music education and community music. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Honours), a Master of Arts in Community Music, she is a staff member os James Hill's Uketropolis, is a Level 3 James Hill Ukulele Initiative instructor, the highest level in the JHUI Program, and is a sessional lecturer in the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University teaching ukulele-related courses.
James Hill Uketropolis, CANADA: Here is a direct link to the JHUI Teacher Directory from the Uketropolis website if you're looking for individual or group lessons. 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.
Kate Ferris, CANADA: Online Zoom lessons https://homeroutes.ca/workshop/ . For further information regarding classes, student requirements, waitlists etc., please contact Kate directly at firstname.lastname@example.org Kate is an acclaimed musician and singer/songwriter living in Manitoba. Since 2012 Kate has been the ukulele instructor for the Winnipeg Folk Festival's Folk School. Before retiring from almost 30 years with the Manitoba "Artists in the Schools" program, Kate conducted workshops in over 200 Manitoba schools, has appeared nationally on television, CBC Radio and as a guest artist on various recordings.
Mark Luongo, CANADA: 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
Mustafa Kamaliddin, BMus. MMus., CANADA: Mustafa specializes in fingerstyle content for the ukulele as an arranger, teacher, and a performer. He runs
MK Fingerstyle Academy YouTube Channel as well as an online ukulele school, MK Fingerstyle Academy, where he has multiple ukulele courses focusing on fingerstyle, music theory, and advanced repertoire. He teaches primarily online, both private lessons and group lessons and workshops.
Stuart Fuchs, U.S.A.: Personalized online ukulele lessons with the talented award-winning musician and teacher Stuart Fuchs using Zoom technology. Over a 25 year career, Stu has played music across the globe from Django Reinhardt’s gypsy jazz with symphony orchestras to presenting workshops at ukulele festivals on three continents. Contact Stu on the form you'll find HERE.