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Get Ready for Ukulele Fun! Checklist

Get Started Playing Ukulele
Melanie Lawson Kareem
No prior musical experience needed or expected.

Step 1.  If you need to purchase a ukulele check out these recommendations.
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Step 3.  Watch the video tutorial "How to Apply Ukulele Colored Dots"  
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Follow the instructions. 
Please allow 15 minutes to complete this.
You must have your dots on before your first class!
Step 5. 
Read the latest blog post 

The lesson plan is in the latest blog post.
You should have
the Zoom link saved.


There may be song sheets you may want to print.
Step 7.   Make the most of your class time!
1:35 - 1:45pm (Pacific Standard Time)   
  Tune up your ukulele. 

  Arrange your notebook so it stays open. 

  Have a pencil ready.

  Warm-up your hands and fingers. Trim your nails.

  Make sure your lighting & “background” are OK.


1:45 - 1:50pm  

  Click the Zoom link to join.

  If you have trouble joining, please try again. 


  If you still have difficulty call us at

  (three-ten) four-six-three--- zero-two-two-one

  Smile as everyone comes on. (This is recorded!)

  Check that your name is showing.

  Know your “Mute" & “Unmute" buttons.


1:50pm        Zoom opens with preview music.     

2:00pm       Instruction geared toward Newcommers  begins. 

2:20pm      Instruction for Beginners starts. "Easy Songs, Everybody Loves." You are welcome to observe & play along!  (You can leave whenever you want. No problem!)

3:00pm     Lesson ends

3:30 - 4:30pm   Patron Collaboration Club session begins. 


Help make the class experience great: From time to time folks forget to “mute.”  It happens to all of us!  When this happens, Melanie will be the one to kindly say: “Please mute yourself.”  That way all "cross-talk” between students is only positive and encouraging.  Thank you.

Step 2.  Click to receive 
colored ukulele dots
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Tune a new ukulele often. 

Tune your ukulele 10 minutes before class starts.
Step 4.  Watch the tutorial
"How to Tune a Ukulele
(most common way)"

Follow the instructions.

Step 8. Donate
Click here to donate via Venmo, PayPal, or Zelle.

Suggested donation levels:

Single Class $5 - $10

Week of Classes $25 - $40

Month of Classes $100 - $150

We are so 
excited to play with you!
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