Workshop (5:00pm) + Concert (6:30pm) | $30
Concert Only (6:30pm) | $20

Join us on February 16th for an evening with Forest Bailey & Jessica Malone, two of the area's most artful acoustic performers. Forest's unorthodox style of playing consists of using the body for percussion and strings for bass and melody all at once, similar to Michael Hedges & Tommy Emmanuel. If you're interested in learning how to incorporate this style into your own guitar playing, plan to attend Forest's guitar workshop before the concert. Jessica Malone?s soulful vocals and acoustic guitar playing create a one of a kind sound that blends raw rootsy Americana with folk, jazz, rock & pop. Her honest authentic approach to song-writing creates music that will take you back in time while heartfelt lyrics keep you rooted in the present.


Workshop (6pm) and Concert (7pm) | $40
Concert Only (7pm) | $15

Award winning guitarist Brooks Robertson will present a workshop on essential techniques for Fingerstyle guitar. The workshop will explore techniques used by Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Lenny Breau, Buster B. Jones, and Tommy Emmanuel. There will be focus on picking hand techniques, travis picking patterns, banjo tolls, cascading harp harmonics, and some general insight into playing various chord types in different shapes and inversions across the neck.


Workshop (5:00pm) + Concert (6:30pm) | $30
Concert Only (6:30pm) | $20

Join us on February 16th for an evening with Forest Bailey & Jessica Malone, two of the area's most artful acoustic performers. Forest's unorthodox style of playing consists of using the body for percussion and strings for bass and melody all at once, similar to Michael Hedges & Tommy Emmanuel. If you're interested in learning how to incorporate this style into your own guitar playing, plan to attend Forest's guitar workshop before the concert. Jessica Malone?s soulful vocals and acoustic guitar playing create a one of a kind sound that blends raw rootsy Americana with folk, jazz, rock & pop. Her honest authentic approach to song-writing creates music that will take you back in time while heartfelt lyrics keep you rooted in the present.


Workshop (6pm) and Concert (7pm) | $40
Concert Only (7pm) | $15

Award winning guitarist Brooks Robertson will present a workshop on essential techniques for Fingerstyle guitar. The workshop will explore techniques used by Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Lenny Breau, Buster B. Jones, and Tommy Emmanuel. There will be focus on picking hand techniques, travis picking patterns, banjo tolls, cascading harp harmonics, and some general insight into playing various chord types in different shapes and inversions across the neck.


The February 23rd show is sold out but we are adding a second show on May 4th!!!

Ukulele master Brian Vasquez can play anything from Hawaiian music, Ki ho alu (slack key) to Oldies, Rock and Roll to Raggae. All on his little 4 stringed thing! Throw in some Hawaiian Hula, lots of personality, smiles and hugs and you have Ambassadors of Aloha! Brian and Rowena, both married (to one another) call the Big Island (Hawai'i Island) home, although they seem to be working on cruise ships (6 years now) for a majority of the year where they entertain, lecture and teach! Either way, they both love people, their culture and spreading Aloha!


Motoshi Kosako was born in Japan and started his musical training on piano and also guitar. He played acoustic and electric guitar in professional Jazz bands in Tokyo. In 1997, he moved to California and soon after he started playing the harp. He is primarily self-taught and played for Stockton Symphony Orchestra as the principal harpist from 2006-2010. In 2007 he won the second place in Lyon & Healy International Jazz & Pop Harp Competition. His groundbreaking style is noted in Harp Column as ?Motoshi Kosako, whose introspective soloing was reminiscent of Keith Jarrett.? He performs improvisation and original compositions as solo or in ensembles with top jazz musicians including Grammy award winning reeds player, Paul McCandless, innovative electric fret-less bassist, Michael Manring. He released 2 classical solo CDs and 11 jazz albums. He regularly tour Internationally to give concert, lectures and workshops.

Third Saturday of Every Month at 1:30pm

Carla Fontanilla presents a workshop to help equip intermediate uke players with fundamental blues and jazz skills and techniques through chord progressions, scales, and styles to complement their existing skills. Players will explore in different songs how applying varying chord patterns, substitutions, scales, "groove-driven" rhythmic expressions and strumming variations skills open wide the fun and enjoyment of blues, jazz and hybrid playing.

Cost: $ FREE
Fifth Saturday of Any Month at 10:30am

On the rare 5th Saturday of the month, we like to get our jam on! All you need to bring is your ukulele and any/all of your favorite songbooks. We'll do a round robin: You pick the song - you (have the option of) leading the song. This is a low-stress environment where we can have fun playing all the music that we might not ordinarily have the chance to play.

Cost: $ FREE
Second Saturday of Every Month at 1:30pm

This interactive music time lead by our banjo instructor, Dennis Fisher, will have you singing, chuckling and playing the banjo as you travel down the fascinating path of America?s only original musical instrument. Come learn, listen and laugh as we trace how this fun-loving music machine found a special place in the hearts of pioneers, minstrel shows, country folk and dance bands for over a century. You too, can become an awesome banjo player!

Second Thursday of Every Month at 7pm

The Acoustic Guitar Club is free and open to all ages and playing abilities. Bring your guitar and play along with other acoustic guitar players at all levels. Your host teacher, Eric Enberg, will introduce several new songs each month and expose you to various skills related to the material. Eric strives to provide the materials that address players at different playing levels. Materials are provided free of charge.

Cost: $ FREE
Fourth Thursday of Every Month at 6pm

This is a round robin style jam, intended for all levels to get together and play Oldtime, Americana, Folk, Bluegrass and Beyond in a fun, low-pressure setting. Bring a list of your favorites to share or come and pick up on some new ones. All acoustic instruments are welcome!

Fourth Saturday of Every Month 12:30pm

Mountain Dulcimer enthusiasts of Northern California finally have a home! All levels and varieties of music are welcome to our club meetup. Our meetings always start with a beginner lesson then move into a fun and friendly jam. Some loaner instruments are available (contact Dusty to reserve one in advance).

First Friday of Every Month at 7pm and the Following Saturday at 10:30am

Grab your ukulele and join us for The Strum Shop's Free Monthly Ukulele Strum-A-Long lead by Jon, Carla & Audrey. All skill levels encouraged and we welcome. Song leaders will provide playing tips and tricks while we sing fun and familiar songs - golden oldies, classic rock, seasonal and a Hawaiian song or two, are all part of the mix. We share songs (along with chords and words) up on our big screen but you can nestle up to your neighbor and share their music. It's cozy and fun!! Bring your uke and your voice and join us for a fun time.

Cost: $ FREE
First Thursday of Every Month at 7pm

We’ve got the blues and we want to share them with you! Come to this free monthly jam along where we will focus on the blues. Both guitar ukulele players welcome. This is a great way to learn the basics and beyond. We will cover variations on the basic 12 bar Blues and the skills needed to lay down a good rhythm. There will be plenty of opportunity to stretch out as we also learn about blues soloing. Be ready to also hear and try slide guitar as well. Let’s turn up the heat!

Cost: $ FREE
Once Per Week for 4 Weeks: Mondays at 7pm

This interactive music class will have you singing, chuckling and playing the banjo in no time. Come along we us as we travel down the fascinating path of America?s only original musical instrument.

Cost: $ 60.00
Once Per Week for 4 Weeks: Tuesdays at 7pm

For eager beginners to learn the basics of guitar to start making music immediately! In this class, you will learn your first 8 chords, some strumming and picking patterns, how to read and understand guitar tablature and your first few songs. Guitar rentals are available.

Cost: $ 60.00
Once Per Week for 4 Weeks: Wednesdays at 6pm

This relaxed group class is designed to get absolute beginners started on playing songs within the first lesson! You will learn basic chords, reading tablature, technique, arpeggios, strumming patterns, and some simple, familiar songs all while gaining the confidence to play with your friends and family at home.

Cost: $ 60.00
Weekly: Wednesdays at 7pm

This secondary course varies month to month, allowing students to join freely as you wish. Every month a new song and technique are introduced and broken down into understandable sections. Students who wish to be challenged are encouraged to use new chord shapes, etc, while the novice players focus on the basic material. This allows students of all levels to play and learn together, as well as on their own.

Cost: $ 45.00
Once Per Week for 4 Weeks: Tuesdays at 6pm

Ukulele is so kid friendly your children will be playing songs in the very first class, giving them a sense of accomplishment and a desire to practice and learn. Skills learned on the ukulele are easily transferable if they choose to pick up another instrument later on.

This class includes simple two & three chord songs that allow each student to progress at an easy pace. Children will learn some basic chords & strumming, how to read tab, essential motor skill exercises and some simple, familiar songs.

Cost: $ 60.00
Once Per Week for 10 Weeks: Thursdays at 10am or Saturdays at 9am

Music Together is an international early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 7-and the grownups who love them. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement.

Cost: $ 182.00