Ukulele 101

Ukulele 101

Class Details

Date & Time

Meets six consecutive Wednesdays

10:30am-Noon January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, & March 1


$60 per person


Mt. Pleasant Campus | CLAB 179

Class Description

Never played the ukulele, but want to learn? Do you already have a ukulele but never knew where to begin? This class is for you!

A ukulele is a fun and engaging instrument—it's portable, fairly inexpensive, great for playing any type of music, and fun to sing along with. It's also a great starting point for learning other stringed instruments.

In this 6-week class, Johnny Hunt will use his PEANUT (People of Every Age Need Ukulele Training) curriculum to introduce you to the ukulele and how to start making music with it.


  • Parts of the ukulele
  • Playing position
  • Different ukulele sizes and what is best for you
  • Tuning your instrument
  • Reading ukulele tabs
  • Playing chords

You'll learn all the basic chords in the most commonly-encountered keys, and with sufficient repetition, will be able to play many, many songs, including tunes of your own choosing!

This is also a great refresher class if you have a little bit of uke experience already.

No stress, no sweat, just smiles, and music fun for all.

Students must bring their own ukulele. If you do not have a ukulele but want to learn to play, contact Lifelong Learning for options.

Instructor | Johnny Hunt

Johnny Hunt, founder of the Saginaw Ukulele Gurus And Rookies (SUGAR), bought his first ukulele on a whim at a music festival in 2009. Having played other stringed instruments for many years, he immediately fell in love with the ukulele's portability, learnability, and versatility.

After growing weary of driving from Midland to Lansing each month to play along with other uke enthusiasts, in 2011, he started a Tri-Cities-based ukulele group called SUGAR, which has grown and flourished. He also plays publicly several times each month.

You may contact Johnny by email at and check out his YouTube Channel.


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(989) 386-6651
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