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"A life changing event."

"The biggest highlight so far in my uke journey."

"The portal to being more complete as a person."

"I never would have imagined I could learn to play at this level in such a short amount of time."

"Exceeded my wildest dreams!"

"A joy and an inspiration."

Our next session will be Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, 8:30AM-4:30PM at DaSilva Ukulele, Berkeley, CA.

(The October session at Kala has been canceled. 2020 dates will be posted soon.)

 

REGISTER BELOW:

MaxUke 2020: More accessible! More affordable! 
The timing of the current article in Ukulele Magazine couldn’t be better! After three years-plus in the evolution of Peter Luongo’s Maximum Ukulele™ in conjunction with the Luongo Ukulele Experience Ensemble, we are rolling out an entirely new, independent program for northern California! We’ve created a curriculum that is accessible to more players and we’ve slashed the tuition cost to make MaxUke™ affordable to everyone!

MaxUke™ is a full-day workshop with Peter Luongo, director for over 35 years of the internationally acclaimed Langley Ukulele Ensemble and founder of the Luongo Ukulele Experience.

The focus will be on presenting 4 pieces throughout the day, each applying and reinforcing a series of skills. Each song will have a specific ukulele focus and be offered in 2-3 levels or “parts.” Players can select the part that fits their current ability and/or choose the level of challenge they desire.

1) Rhythmic Chording – The Ukulele ‘Drum Kit’
2) Playing Melodic and harmonic lines – (utilizing the flat pick)
3) Chord-melody (combining the melody of a song with chords that allows the player to create solo arrangements).
4) Exploring ukulele harmony

Each of the four songs/skills will be offered. You will be provided with a binder of materials, followed up by online support, (audio, video, and/or written,) specific to the content covered in class, so that you may continue to practice what you’ve learned AND strive to improve and progress to a higher level/part at your own pace.

Parts may be combined, so that a particularly advanced player can blend components of various parts into a more complex arrangement.

At your first session you will be given a binder of materials and a specifically gauged flat pick. At each subsequent session you will be given additional materials to add to your binder.

EACH SESSION WILL CONTAIN ALL NEW SONGS! This means that, a person attending four sessions for example, will end up with repertoire of 16 songs AND the skills to perform them!

PREREQUISITE SKILLS
MaxUke™ is NOT for beginners, however anyone with the following intermediate skills should benefit from the program:
• Can play commonly used first position chords
• Can comfortably play the individual notes of a C scale.
These notes are: (String/fret) 3/0 3/2 2/0 2/1 2/3 1/0 1/2 1/3
• Can comfortably strum in time to common songs
• Enjoy singing and are able to sing in tune
• Can pick out simple melodies, for example, “Amazing Grace” on the uke
• Can listen to a song and identify when chords change
• Are motivated to move to the next level of playing ability

DATE & TIME:
Sat. Nov. 16, 8:30-4:30PM
(with Lunch Break, b.y.o. or eateries nearby)

TUITION:
We have slashed the previous cost of MaxUke™ as follows:
First session: $149
ALL additional sessions: $99*
Class size will be strictly limited to assure that everyone receives adequate attention!
*Previous attendees of any MaxUke™ or LUE session will be credited as a prior attendee and qualify for the $99 rate.

If you have any questions, please email playukemail@gmail.com

FIRST TIME ATTENDEE REGISTER HERE:
MaxUke at DaSilva Ukulele, November 16




RETURNEES REGISTER HERE:
MaxUke at DaSilva Ukulele, November 16




 

IMPORTANT!

After registering, you must let us know the city/town of a previous session you attended so we may confirm eligibility. You may do this HERE or on the page you should be redirected to after purchase. If you are not redirected, please return here and email us. Thanks!

PREREQUISITE SKILLS
MaxUke™ is NOT for beginners, however anyone with the following intermediate skills should benefit from the program:
• Can play commonly used first position chords
• Can comfortably play the individual notes of a C scale.
These notes are: (String/fret) 3/0 3/2 2/0 2/1 2/3 1/0 1/2 1/3
• Can comfortably strum in time to common songs
• Enjoy singing and are able to sing in tune
• Can pick out simple melodies, for example, “Amazing Grace” on the uke
• Can listen to a song and identify when chords change
• Are motivated to move to the next level of playing ability

About Peter Luongo

In 1981, Peter Luongo embarked on a journey that would enhance the lives of generations of students and redefine the meaning of “youth music program.” He is now leading a program to mirror these very same qualities and offer similar, life-affirming experiences to adult learners: MAXIMUM UKULELE™.

The Luongo Ukulele Experience presents this ongoing series of standalone, extended-day, motivational seminars designed for players, teachers, and enthusiasts who wish to extract maximum enjoyment out of their love for the ukulele. There is also the opportunity to join a touring, performing ensemble! Members of the Luongo Ukulele Experience Ensemble are now realizing these same thrills, performing for hundreds at major ukulele festivals.

Contact: luongoukuleleexperience@gmail.com

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