Instructor: Devon Sproule
Price: $92 for 4 weeks
July Mini-Session: Thursdays, 7/2/20 – 7/30/20 (no class 7/9)
August Mini-Session: Thursdays, 8/6/20 - 8/27/20
10:30am – 11:15am
Classes will be held online via Zoom.
Description: Learning ukulele is a fast, fun, and rewarding experience. Great for people who might not have a ton of practice time but who love strumming and singing at home with their friends and family.
Prerequisite: None! This class is for complete beginners.
What Students will Leave this class having learned:
- Tunes: We will learn basic chords and an entertaining mix of traditional and pop songs geared toward kids.
- Technique: Simple chords, strumming, and picking
- Group playing skills: Playing with others, vocal accompaniment, simple movement & music with young children
What students will need:
- Functional ukulele, all strings and tuning pegs in working order
Devon Sproule grew up at Twin Oaks Community in Louisa, VA. She moved to Charlottesville as a teenager, busking on the downtown mall and making friends within the local music world. Now a professional touring musician, Sproule plays regularly in the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Her releases have garnered praise from Village Voice, New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Observer, Guardian, and have featured collaborations with (among others) fellow Virginians Mary Chapin Carpenter and the late Jesse Winchester. As a teacher, Devon’s specialty is one-on-one “musical mentoring,” helping people young and old improve their playing and singing while learning to process life’s joys and pains creatively, through songwriting. She also offers guidance in performance and music business, if desired. In general, Devon’s approach is intuitive and revolving around ear and feel, with a dash of basic music theory. In addition to being a musician, Devon is a bird enthusiast, doula, and a student of Deaf Culture and sign language. She has been married to producer / videographer Paul Curreri for 11 years.