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Dr. Jill Reese & John Radice

August 19


9:30 – 11:30am in the Garden Room – UKE-NEWBIE JAM SESSION with Jill Reese.  
Uke-newbie Jam is intended for beginner ukulele players and for those who would like to work on the basics.  Participants will focus on some basic chords (C, F, G, G7, Am) and strumming.

9:30 -11:30am in the Lyceum – PLAY THE UKULELE LIKE A PRO THE EASY WAY with John Radice.
This workshop is for ALL SKILL LEVELS. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or have been playing for a while.  Learn more than just playing chords. Simple and easy techniques will help you sound like a pro quickly.
You will learn how to play melodies within chords as well as creative strumming that will definitely enhance your playing.


1:00 – 3:00pm – in the Garden Room  –  PICKIN’ AND GRINNIN’ with Jill Reese.  
Pickin’ and Grinnin’ is intended for beginner ukulele players who would like to start picking and continue working on the basics. We will focus on introducing picking patterns, picking solos, and improvisation.
Participants should be familiar with basic chords (C, F, G, G7, Am) and strumming, but there will be something for everyone.  We’ll do a bit of strumming but will primarily focus on picking.

1:00 – 3:00pm in the Lyceum – SHORT CUTS TO GREAT UKULELE PLAYING with John Radice.  
This workshop is for ALL SKILL LEVELS. Many novice ukulele players are limited because they never went beyond strumming a few basic chords or playing without the music in front of them. Learn to play by ear. You will learn how to create chords without having to look them up in a chord book. You will learn the notes on the fretboard automatically without any memorization which will open a whole new musical world.


3:30 – 4:10pm – Breakout/Short Concert (outdoor areas TBA)
4:15 – 4:55pm – Breakout/Short Concert (outdoor areas TBA)
5.00 – 5:40pm – Breakout/Short Concert (outdoor areas TBA)


The Buffalo Ukulele Club has played at the Buffalo Kleinhan’s Music Hall, The Erie County Fair, the Carnegie Arts Center in N. Tonawanda, as well as various senior living centers.  The club meets every Thursday night at the Gloria Park’s Community Center in Buffalo.  For more information visit BuffaloUkukeleClub.com

8:00 – 9:30pm – in the Auditorium BIG UKULELE JAMBOREE FOR EVERYONE!
Ukulele JAMBOREE – EVERYONE JOINS IN!  Bring your ukulele and be prepared to jam together!
Songs and chords will be prominently displayed on the big screen!  Everybody plays!  Everybody sings!
Fun for everyone!

Dr. Jill Reese is Assistant Professor of Music Education at The State University of New York at Fredonia. She is the founder of Fredonia Ukulele–a multi-generational group in which over 300 people have participated since its inception in March 2015.  In addition, she enjoys presenting ukulele workshops locally and nationally, as well as on topics related to creativity and early childhood music development. She shares ukulele play-along videos on her YouTube Channel (DrJillReese) and supporting materials for music teachers and uke players at her website: https://sites.google.com/a/fredonia.edu/fredonia-ukulele/
John Radice is the organizer of the Buffalo Ukulele Club. With years of experience playing the guitar, performing, writing and recording music, John Radice teaches the ukulele to both adults and children.  He has used his musical talents to teach educators, students, parents, and community leaders effective communication skills within their schools, their homes, and where they work.  Ukulele enthusiasts are invited to go to JohnRadice.com for free video tutorials.


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