Monday, July 15 -Friday, July 19 | Headwaters Music & Arts | $70 per person | Minimum 8 Maximum 12| Register by Monday, July 8
Absolutely no experience needed! Led by talented musician, singer and song-writer Téa Renee, Camp Ook-Koo-Ley-Ley introduces you to the skills and techniques of playing the ukulele. Learn about tablature, fingerboard charts, chord charts, strumming patterns, common chords, tuning methods, tuner apps, different sizes and names of ukuleles, strings, and types of picks.
Most important, you will learn and play songs! Try out popular chord progressions and song forms such as Country, Folk, Pop, Rock and Blues.
Camp Ook-Koo-Ley-Ley will give you the tools and knowledge to bust you into the world of playing the ukulele around a campfire, accompanying yourself while singing, or simply get a head start on private ukulele or guitar lessons later on. Each session is all about playing music and having fun on the ukulele. We will wrap up the week with a potluck meal and short final performance.
All learning materials, instruction and songbook are included with registration. Bring your ukulele and tuner, or purchase through Headwaters for an additional fee.
Session 1: Adults 9 am-noon Monday, July 15 -Friday, July 19
Session 2: Ages 12-171-4 pm Monday, July 15 -Friday, July 19
Session 3: Adults 5-8 pm Monday, July 15 -Friday, July 19
Téa Renee is a singer-songwriter currently based in Park Rapids who performed on Great Northern Radio Show in Bemidji this past April, and will join the show in Grand Rapids in June. Starting at a very young age, she knew that she wanted to pursue a career in music. Through the years she’s taken vocal lessons, guitar lessons, piano lessons, and taught herself ukulele in order to build her musical background. She’s extremely excited to give back to her community by sharing her insights and tips on how to learn the ukulele this summer. “The ukulele, while it’s a simple instrument, has such a beauty to it,” the songwriter says. “It transcends genres and generations and, at the end of the day, anyone can play and enjoy this instrument.” A student at Berklee College of Music, Téa has written over 60 songs and has an album “Broken Doll” out now on all music platforms.