Ukulele class in Rupert

RUPERT — Green Mountain Academy is excited to offer a four-part beginning ukulele class with instructor Jane Davies. The workshop series will take place at the Kittay Library in Rupert on Wednesdays, Jan. 10, 17, 31 and Feb. 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. Learn to play the ukulele in just four lessons.

Davies began playing the ukulele at the age of 5 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and later played in school ukulele groups that were established by Chalmers Doane. After moving away from Halifax at the age of 15, she continued studying flute and guitar, but in the absence of a ukulele program (or anyone who had ever heard of a ukulele), she dropped it. In 2010, a ukulele showed up in her life and she's been enjoying playing ever since, taking workshops at festivals with James Hill, Daniel Ho, Victoria Vox, and others.

The ukulele is a very accessible instrument, and with it, you can play three of the major components of music: melody, harmony (chords), and rhythm. Of course, you can simply learn three chords and strum along with hundreds of songs, but the instrument is capable of much more than that. The fee for the four-week class is $60. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit the academy's website at


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