Schedule of Events 2019

Posted February 14, 2019

2019 Schedule of Events (More Events Coming Soon!)

 

February
NO Ukulele Jam this month-sorry ūüôĀ

MARCH
Mar 30
: Ukulele Jam
APRIL
Apr 22:
 Spring Class Session Starts

MAY
May 4: Ukulele Jam

JUNE
June 29: Ukulele Jam

JULY
July 8 :
 Summer Class Session Starts
July 27: Ukulele Jam

AUGUST
Aug. 18 :
History of The Ukulele Program
Aug. 31: Ukulele Jam

SEPTEMBER
Sept 28: Ukulele Jam

OCTOBER
Oct. 1:
Fall Class Session Starts
Oct. 26: Ukulele Jam (Last Jam for 2019)

DECEMBER
DDec. 8:
Workshop-Ukulele Christmas Songs (10th Annual)

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Special One-day Introductory Ladies’ Hula Workshop

Posted February 25, 2019

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‚ÄĒwhether 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 March 31, 2019
2pm – 4pm
At the North Carolina Ukulele Academy
$49 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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Jam Songs! August 25th

Posted August 23, 2018

Join us SATURDAY, August 25 from 4 to 6 as we sing and strum the ukulele‚ÄĒit’s gonna be fun!

The songs we play at our jam come from Daily Ukulele 1 & 2 by Jim Beloff. Want your own copy? We have the books available for sale in our Ukulele Shop.

Songlist for the upcoming Jam
(Find these in Book 1, the yellow book):
Ain’t Misbehavin’, p. 15, Key of C
Beautiful Dreamer, p. 33, Key of C
I Feel Fine, p. 118, Key of C
Buffalo Gals, p. 40, Key of C

(Find these in Book 2, the blue book):
L-O-V-E, p. 230 Key of G
Freight Train, p.123 Key of C
Stayin’ Alive, p. 316, Key of Em

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Hours

Posted March 12, 2018

HOURS:

Open 11am-5pm every day except Wednesday and Sunday.

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PAST EVENT: Ladies’ Hula Workshop is BACK, March 25th!

Posted February 10, 2018

We are excited to offer another amazing One-day Introductory Ladies’ Hula Workshop, taught by an exceptional, soulful hula dancer, Hannah Leyva. This workshop is a wonderful afternoon for anyone‚ÄĒwhether 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 March 25, 2018
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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PAST EVENT: Kaufman Camp Countdown BEGINS!

Posted January 1, 2018

Ok, lovers of ukulele (and all things acoustic), the 2018 KOUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN!
It all starts on June 17th… the world-reknown Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp! So make your plans now.

For the second year, Kent Knorr will be teaching Ukulele at the legendary “Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp” June 17-23rd, 2018.

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 17-23, 2018
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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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 Р5pm
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)

 

Questions about any of the upcoming events? Call [...]

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