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On the 5th Saturday of March, The Strum Shop will be hosting a “Free Music Day” featuring free group and private music lesson demos all throughout the day! At the front of the shop there will also be an “Instrument Petting Zoo” where kids (and adults) can see, touch and try a verity of instruments such as: violin, cello, trumpet, trombone, flute, ukulele, guitar, banjo, mandolin + more!

At the end of the day, current students of several teachers will come together to participate in a jam where they will demonstrate what they have been working on, separately, for the past few months.

Instruments will be available to borrow or you can bring your own.

Seats are limited in some classes, register ASAP below!

**The February 23rd show was SOLD OUT we added 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!

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!

Cost: $ FREE
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!

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

Generally, we start with reviewing tunes slowly, learning a new tune and ending with a slow session. The slow session gives everyone the practice of leading a known tune and having everyone join in and play by ear. Amazingly, there are always a couple of folks who know a tune or two even at the first gathering.

Cost: $ FREE
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.

Cost: $ FREE
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, Eric & 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.

Cost: $ FREE
Second, Third, and Fourth Saturday of Every Month at 10:30am

The River City Ukulele Orchestra is a community-based group of like-minded individuals from Roseville, Ca and surrounding areas who enjoy delving into the finer points of ukulele playing as a group! Our goal is to raise funds for our Ukes for Schools non-profit program. We do this by performing several times a year at fairs, festivals and senior residence events...

Cost: $ FREE
Once Per Week for 4 Weeks: Tuesdays at 7pm *Changed to Mondays at 7pm in June + July*

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.

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
Once Per Week for 4 Weeks: 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: $ 60.00
Once Per Week for 4 Weeks: Mondays 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: $ 72.54
Weekly, 45-Minute Classes - Schedule Varies

The session consists of weekly, 45-minute classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as informal, non-performance-oriented musical experiences--developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers--regardless of their own musical ability.

Cost: $ 182.00