Uke, Flow, and Rock 'n' Roll

Uke students pose in comical ways with the ukeleles
Students face the teacher in a uke class
Uke players sit at a table and strum
Uke class in progress

Date: June 26-28, 2020 (Summer)
Medium: Music
Instructor: Jill Reese (email)
Skill Level: All

Use ukulele to explore and develop musicianship while supporting skills and dispositions necessary for lifelong music learning and enjoyment. This course is a participatory opportunity to make music with others and explore basic ukulele chords and technique as well as expand chords and strumming skills for those already familiar with ukulele. (Re)discover the joy of making music in a safe environment through ukulele. Explore strategies for promoting flow and communitas in your classrooms and community. Something for all levels of ability.

Special pricing for non-credit workshop: $220

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Miami University has officially cancelled all face-to-face classes for the first summer term. This unfortunately means that CraftSummer must cancel our program scheduled for April and June.

Currently we are in the process of rescheduling some workshops to run towards the end of July. We will update our website as soon as we have dates and classes lined up.

We are also exploring the concept of creating workshop style classes to be offered online with the hopes of having a few classes available this year. It will include personal instruction, demos, live critiques and live feedback from the instructors. More info will follow soon.

We wish you well. Stay safe.


Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.


Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $TBD*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.


About the Instructor

Jill Reese is Associate Professor of Music Education at The State University of New York at Fredonia. She presents and publishes research on topics including ukulele and early childhood music development. She founded Fredonia Ukulele in 2015 and a YouTube channel with play-along videos for ukulele. She presents ukulele workshops nationally and earned an award in 2017 for facilitating community ukulele through community-university partnerships. She has degrees in Music Education from Temple University (Ph.D.), University of Michigan (M.M), and Michigan State University (B.M.).