Ukulele Classes at Cuesta

Pre-registration for all classes is required! I recommend you register early since they usually fill up.

Register for Bootcamp Register for Ukulele 101 Register for Ukulele 202

Don't have a ukulele? No problem. Just let me know before class and I'll bring you a loaner to play. You'll have the option to purchase it at the end of class.

My daughter (she's 10) and I just completed Brian's Ukulele Bootcamp course at Cuesta College. It was a wonderful experience! We learned very practical fundamental skills and were quickly playing and singing songs well before the course was over. We will definitely take more classes from Brian in the future, and bring the rest of the family along next time! ~ Naomi Manning

Ukulele Bootcamp

Ready to learn how to play a musical instrument? The ukulele is like ‘Prozac with strings’ because of it’s power to transform those who play it. Research has revealed that learning to play an instrument not only sharpens thinking skills, but may also slow the aging process! The ukulele is the easiest, least expensive, and most enjoyable instrument anyone can learn to play. Whether you are 10 years old or 99 years young, ‘Uke’ can play! The California central coast is home to one of the most vibrant communities of ukulele players in the country. You will learn several beginner songs with a patient teacher and by the end of class have the confidence to join any of the many jam-along groups that meet locally on a regular basis. A $10 material fee includes a workbook & tuner. Don't own a ukulele? No problem, just notify the instructor in advance so he can bring one for you to use during the class (with the option to purchase it at the end of the class).

I came to bootcamp unsure if my old fingers could play the uke. Brian's course helped me be confident and successful and able to play. I enjoyed playing and learning so much. He was patient and made the class relaxing and fun. I'm motivated to continue! ~ Sandy Baers

Cuesta registration questions? Contact Gaby Rangel at 805-546-3132 or email her.

The Ukulele Bootcamp is ideal for beginners (even those who have never even picked up an instrument before). Students will walk away after 4 hours being able to play 4-5 songs and establish a good plan to practice after you leave (optional workbook will be available).

Next Bootcamp is 4/28/18 (9:30am - 12:30pm)

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Ukulele 101

You will learn several beginner songs with a patient teacher and by the end of class have the confidence to join any of the many jam-along groups that meet locally on a regular basis. A $20 material fee includes a 100+ page workbook that contains an 8-week online course to extend your practice long after the class.

Don't own a ukulele? No problem, just notify me in advance and I'll bring one for you to use during the class (with the option to purchase it at the end of the class).

April-2018: 4/9, 4/16, 4/23

Monday nights from 6:30 till 8pm

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Ukulele 202

Note: Ukulele 101 is not a prerequisite for Ukulele 202, but this course assumes you are not an absolute beginner.

Ready to take your ukulele playing up a notch? This class will expand your skills and challenge your ability. We will dive into melody, finger picking, reading tablature, scales, chord inversions, and songwriting techniques. Ukulele 101 is not a prerequisite but this class assumes you are not a beginner.

Perhaps the best way to show you what you'll be learning in Uke 202 is to play you some of what I'll be teaching.



4/30, 5/7, 5/14

Monday nights from 6:30 - 8pm

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If you have any questions, feel free to email me or call me at 805-225-1251.