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Ukulele and Guitar Classes at Walter Baker Artist Lofts

Local artists at Walter Baker Artist Lofts are offering introductory music classes in ukulele, guitar, and ensemble playing for all ages. This is a unique opportunity for participants to experience learning and music making in a beautiful space. New classes begin in November, just in time to play the all-time favorite holidays songs and join the annual Holiday Stroll in Historic Lower Mills after Thanksgiving.

Since launching the weekly group play and singalong sessions in January 2018, Anne Ku has been giving workshops to introduce the ukulele, an instrument she picked up while teaching music in Hawaii. She has developed new curriculum for the complete beginner that is being used in courses at various adult education centers in and around Boston and published in a new book she has authored.

Robert Bekkers, another resident in the building, conducts the Boston Guitar Orchestra, an amateur community-based orchestra of the Boston Classical Guitar Society. The ensemble rehearses in the building and performs before concerts of visiting international artists in central Boston. Dr Bekkers, who received his DMA from the New England Conservatory, will be giving new courses in ensemble playing and jazz guitar in November.

To register for these courses, please visit here! 

Introduction to Ensemble Playing – four sessions $99

Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:15 pm, November 5,12, 19 and 26

Beginning Jazz Guitar – four sessions $99

Tuesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:30 pm, November 5, 12, 19 and 26

Learn to Uke! $35  — the very first workshop for complete beginners.

Choose one of the following dates:

  • Wednesday November 6 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm or

  • Saturday November 9 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm or

  • Sunday November 10 from 10:00 to 11:30 am

 Beginning Ukulele Course: after “Learn to Uke!”, take the four sessions $99

Wednesday evenings 6 to 7 pm Nov 20, Dec 4, 11, 18

 All classes take place in the Common Room of the Walter Baker Building, 1231 Adams St, Boston, MA 02124.

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