UKC Academy

Join the UKC Academy for a fun and useful way to add some style to your playing!

About this event

Here’s a really fun and useful way to learn the blues by putting your phone to work for you! Just park it in airplane mode and Daniel will teach you a simple Chicago 12 bar blues progression, show you how to solo over it with the easy pentatonic scale, and then show you how to lay down your own rhythm track to jam with using your phone as a helpful music companion.

About the teacher

Born in Los Alamos NM, Daniel holds degrees in classical guitar and composition. As a guitarist, he toured with flamenco dance troupes Yjastros, Dance España, and Maria Benitez, the heavy metal vaudeville band Skümbaag, and went around the world with nouveau flamenco sensation Ottmar Liebert.In the past five years he has enjoyed performing and teaching at ukulele festivals in England, Canada, Mexico, China and all across the United States. He is a contributing editor at Ukulele Magazine, where his instructional videos and lessons are a perennial favorite. His best-selling book of studies for the ukulele, “Arpeggio Meditations for Ukulele” has become standard repertoire in the ukulele world. http://www.danielward.net/


*If you are not one of our UKC Kids or families, please consider a contribution to help support the donation of ukuleles to medically fragile children and teens as well as the new UKC At Home program, providing ukulele resources and music therapy groups to patients once they are discharged home from the hospital. Our goal is to always keep our UKC Academy classes free of charge for our UKC Kids, families, & supporters, and your generous contributions can help us continue that tradition and continue recruiting amazing instructors! Through the donation of ukuleles and support of music therapy, we give the gift of music for life.

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