Ladies’ Hula Workshop

Posted September 28, 2017

We are excited to offer an amazing One-day Introductory Ladies’ Hula Workshop, taught by an exceptional, soulful hula dancer, Hannah Leyva. This workshop is a wonderful afternoon for anyone—whether you love hula, dance in general or just want to have a little out of the ordinary adventure. Beginners will feel right at home as hula expert, Hannah Leyva, teaches the ancient art right here in our Academy.

HULA WORKSHOP
Sunday October 15, 2017
2pm – 4pm
At the North Carolina Ukulele Academy
$45 per person.
Open to ladies ages 11 and up.
Beginner Level.

Reserve your spot now >>

In hula, the hands and hips are used to tell stories of people, places, and things, among others. During the workshop, haumana (students) will learn basic hula steps and hand movements, along with Hannah Leyva has been dancing hula, the graceful native dance of Hawai’i that is Hawaiian words that are commonly used by hula practitioners. In the second hour, they will be taught the choreography to a simple hapa haole song, utilizing the steps they learned in the first half of the workshop.

Students should wear comfortable clothing they can easily move in and bring a flowing skirt or sarong they can wear on their hips. They can also bring something to take notes with if they choose.

Hannah is excited to share her passion for hula and Hawaiian culture with the Wilmington community she loves, and is looking forward to introducing people to a new way to spread the aloha spirit.


 

More about Instructor, Hannah Leyva:

Hannah Leyva has been dancing hula, the graceful native dance of Hawai’i that is used to tell stories of the islands, for more than half her life. Originally from Los Angeles, she has family connections to the Hawaiian islands of O’ahu and [...]

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Special One-day Introductory Ladies’ Hula Workshop

Posted September 20, 2017

We are excited to offer an amazing One-day Introductory Ladies’ Hula Workshop, taught by an exceptional, soulful hula dancer, Hanna Leyva. This workshop is a wonderful afternoon for anyone—whether you love hula, dance in general or just want to have a little out of the ordinary adventure. Beginners will feel right at home as hula expert, Hannah Leyva, teaches the ancient art right here in our Academy.

HULA WORKSHOP
Sunday October 15, 2017
2pm – 4pm
At the North Carolina Ukulele Academy
$45 per person.
Open to ladies ages 11 and up.
Beginner Level.

Reserve your spot now >>

In hula, the hands and hips are used to tell stories of people, places, and things, among others. During the workshop, haumana (students) will learn basic hula steps and hand movements, along with Hannah Leyva has been dancing hula, the graceful native dance of Hawai’i that is Hawaiian words that are commonly used by hula practitioners. In the second hour, they will be taught the choreography to a simple hapa haole song, utilizing the steps they learned in the first half of the workshop.

Students should wear comfortable clothing they can easily move in and bring a flowing skirt or sarong they can wear on their hips. They can also bring something to take notes with if they choose.

Hannah is excited to share her passion for hula and Hawaiian culture with the Wilmington community she loves, and is looking forward to introducing people to a new way to spread the aloha spirit.


 

More about Instructor, Hannah Leyva:

Hannah Leyva has been dancing hula, the graceful native dance of Hawai’i that is used to tell stories of the islands, for more than half her life. Originally from Los Angeles, she has family connections to the Hawaiian islands of O’ahu and [...]

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Kaufman Camp Countdown BEGINS!

Posted May 8, 2017

Ok, lovers of ukulele (and all things acoustic), the COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN!
The fun starts June 18th… the world-reknown Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp! So make your plans now.

Yes, Kent Knorr will be teaching Ukulele at the legendary “Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp” June 18-24th, 2017.

Kent will be the Ukulele Instructor for Week Two of Steve Kaufman’s acclaimed Kamp in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp
June 18-24, 2017
Maryville College, Maryville, TN

Steve’s Kamps are designed to gather musicians of all levels from around the globe with common goals – learning, playing, eating and sleeping music. Whether you are a beginner’s beginner or a seasoned professional, each Kamp’s classes and activities will inspire and challenge you. The intent is to maintain a non-competitive, learning atmosphere that will encourage you to grow musically and seek out new ways of playing your instrument.

Special thanks to Steve Kaufman for the invite. We’re looking forward to a GREAT week of music!

Get more info about Kaufman’s Kamp at flatpik.com

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Schedule of Events 2017

Posted January 10, 2017

2017 Schedule of Events

JANUARY
Jan 28:
 Ukulele Jam
Jan 30: Winter Class Session Starts

FEBRUARY
Feb 25
: Ukulele Jam

MARCH
Mar 25
: Ukulele Jam

APRIL
Apr 17:
 Spring Class Session Starts
Apr 29: Ukulele Jam

MAY
May 20: Ukulele Jam

JUNE
Jun 19-24: Teaching at Steve Kaufman Acoustic Kamp, Maryville, TN

JULY
July 10 :
 Summer Class Session Starts
July 22: Ukulele Jam

AUGUST
Aug. TBA :
History of The Ukulele Program
Aug. 26: Ukulele Jam

SEPTEMBER
Sept 30: Ukulele Jam

OCTOBER
Oct. 2:
Fall Class Session Starts
Oct. 28: Ukulele Jam (Last Jam for 2017)

DECEMBER
Dec. 3:
Workshop-Ukulele Christmas Songs (9th Annual)

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Kent at Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp

Posted October 26, 2016

We’re excited to announce that our own Kent Knorr will be teaching Ukulele at the legendary “Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp” June 18-24th, 2017.

Kent will be the Ukulele Instructor for Week Two of Steve Kaufman’s acclaimed Kamp in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp
June 18-24, 2017
Maryville College, Maryville, TN

Steve’s Kamps are designed to gather musicians of all levels from around the globe with common goals – learning, playing, eating and sleeping music. Whether you are a beginner’s beginner or a seasoned professional, each Kamp’s classes and activities will inspire and challenge you. The intent is to maintain a non-competitive, learning atmosphere that will encourage you to grow musically and seek out new ways of playing your instrument.

Special thanks to Steve Kaufman for the invite. We’re looking forward to a GREAT week of music!

Get more info about Kaufman’s Kamp at flatpik.com

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1-Day Beginner Intensive Workshop is here!

Posted August 18, 2015

If you’ve always wanted to take our Adult Beginner Ukulele class but can’t commit to 6 weeks or don’t live close enough to stop in every week, this special one-day intensive workshop is for you!

Enjoy all the fun and aloha of our weekly adult class condensed into 5 high-energy hours of ukulele learning and know-how with kumu, Kent Knorr.

The details:

1-Day Beginner Intensive Workshop for Adults

You’ll learn:
– How to strum
– Parts and tuning of the ukulele
– Basic rhythm and chords
– Hawaiian tunes and other favorites
– Plus a crash course in ukulele history, famous ukulele players and what aloha is really all about

* Level: Adult Beginner
* No Experience Needed

$89 per person
includes our Class Workbook and CD
Sunday, September 6th,  Noon – 5pm
Reserve your spot now >>

We’ll have light refreshments, too. Reserve your spot now for this first-ever 1-day Intensive. This workshop will sell out!

Questions? Give me a call at 910-538-3419.

Mahalo,

Kent

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It’s Back! 1-Day Beginner Intensive Workshop

Posted May 7, 2015

If you’ve always wanted to take our Adult Beginner Ukulele class but can’t commit to 6 weeks or don’t live close enough to stop in every week, this special one-day intensive workshop is for you!

Enjoy all the fun and aloha of our weekly adult class condensed into 5 high-energy hours of ukulele learning and know-how with kumu, Kent Knorr.

The details:

1-Day Beginner Intensive Workshop for Adults

You’ll learn:
– How to strum
– Parts and tuning of the ukulele
– Basic rhythm and chords
– Hawaiian tunes and other favorites
– Plus a crash course in ukulele history, famous ukulele players and what aloha is really all about

* Level: Adult Beginner
* No Experience Needed

$80 per person
includes our Class Workbook and CD
Sunday, May 24th Noon – 5pm
Reserve your spot now >>

We’ll have light refreshments, too. Reserve your spot now for this first-ever 1-day Intensive. This workshop will sell out!

Questions? Give me a call at 910-538-3419.

Mahalo,

Kent

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Schedule of Events 2015

Posted January 20, 2015

There’s so much fun and activity going on here at the Ukulele Academy this year. Take a look at what’s coming up and make plans to join us.

2015 Schedule of Events

Specific dates and times to come.

Jan 31: Community Ukulele Jam

Feb 2: Winter Class Session Starts

Feb 28: Community Ukulele Jam

March 28: Community Ukulele Jam

April 13: Spring Class Session Starts

 

May 2: Community Ukulele Jam

May 23: Community Ukulele Jam

May 24: Workshop-Beginner Intensive

 

June 27: Community Ukulele Jam

 

July 13: Summer Class Session Starts

July 25: Community Ukulele Jam

July 26:  Workshop: 1920’s & 30’s Songs & Tricks  (POSTPONED-date TBA)

 

Aug 16: History of The Ukulele Program

Aug 29: Community Ukulele Jam

 

Sept 6: Workshop-Beginner Intensive

Sept 28: Fall Class Session Starts

 

Oct 18: Workshop-Beatles Songs (POSTPONED-new date will be in January)

Oct 24: Community Ukulele Jam (last jam for 2015)

 

Dec. 6: Workshop-Ukulele Christmas Songs (7th Annual)

 

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Special Play-by-Ear Workshop with Jim D’ville

Posted October 25, 2014

Join us for the Play Ukulele By Ear Workshop with Jim D’Ville!
Saturday, November 8th at 11am – 1:15pm.

Reserve Your Spot Now »

All Skill Levels Welcome

Get off that piece of paper — learn to Play Ukulele By Ear!
This entertaining and informative workshop will give you the tools you need to tap into your innate musical abilities. Playing by ear is easy, it’s fun and it will propel your understanding of how music works to a new level. Starting with the basics of rhythm and timing, Jim will lead the group through popular songs from one to four chords in structure, in the genres of rock, pop, folk and blues.  This is the fast track to also learning how to play together with others in a group by ear.

This workshop will make you a better listener and student!

You’ll learn how to:
• tune your ukulele by ear (and tune your ears)
• recognize basic chord progressions
• learn the basis of how all songs are composed

This is a fun and interactive class that will change the way you approach learning new songs not only on the ukulele, but on any instrument. All skill levels welcome, however, knowledge of basic chord shapes (C F G7) is helpful.

2 hours with a small break

Workshop Cost: $40
Saturday, November 8th at 11am – 1:15pm
Location: 
North Carolina Ukulele Academy
203 Racine Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403

Reserve your spot online now or call 910-538-3419.

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    Ukulele Performance & Exhibit: History of the Ukulele in Song

Ukulele Performance & Exhibit: History of the Ukulele in Song

Posted July 31, 2014

Take your senses on an afternoon trip to the Hawaiian islands. Kent Knorr, instructor at the North Carolina Ukulele Academy, brings the aloha to you with a ukulele performance that presents the instrument’s history in song. Ever wonder who created the first ukulele? Ever wonder how it caught on in Hawaii and beyond? Follow the ukulele’s royal history-from its humble origins to its rumbling rise throughout the mainland in the early twentieth century and finally, to the new talents and trends of today. Kent will share the entertaining story of the uke through the ages and accompany it with lively music from each era.  

Check out a display of over 50 vintage and collectible ukuleles.  Kent Knorr is the founder of the North Carolina Ukulele Academy, in Wilmington. Established in 2007, it’s the only academy and ukulele store of its kind in the region. Offering all levels of ukulele instruction, the academy focuses on the spirit of aloha while teaching people to make their own music and share it with their family, or ohana.  Join Kent for a musical ukulele journey through history.

Sunday August 10th, 4pm

On the Ukulele Academy Stage

Admission: $12.00

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