Group classes can be an affordable alternative to private lessons or a great complement! GCM offers group ukulele & guitar instruction for beginning & intermediate players in multi-week sessions up to 4 times a year: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Check here for current offerings.
Group ukulele classes are taught by GCM partner Wendy Schaefer, graduate of the James Hill Ukulele Initiative and luthier at Ho'okipa Ukuleles. Wendy teaches using the Ukulele in the Classroom method books. Above all, Ukulele in the Classroom is intended to engage students in a process that develops authentic musicianship and positive attitudes toward music.
Wendy Schaefer, Group Ukulele
Group guitar classes are taught by Linda McAllister, who offers beginning and intermediate group guitar up to 4 times a year. A variety of styles will be introduced depending on preferences of students. Linda has been a performer and instructor for 30 years in the Gorge, performing bluegrass, country, top 40, rock and swing/jazz and folk. She also loves to travel and has taken her music to locations across the world including Hawai'i, Mexico, Belize and around the US. You can expect to have fun and learn in a relaxed setting. Instruction materials will be provided.
Linda McAllister, Group Guitar