You Can Ukulele, Too!

With Martha TynerTuition $315Materials fee: none

Workshops will accommodate both beginning and intermediate players. Beginners will get a full repertoire of basic chords while more experienced players will work on more complex versions. Everyone will learn a variety of strum patterns (along with a couple of “tricks”), some music basics like reading charts and transposing keys, and a range of songs from different eras. At all times, attention will be paid to the intrinsically FUN aspect of playing the ukulele. A few loaner ukes will be available.

Click for WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Your registration includes:• Five catered meals featuring organic and locally sourced ingredients. Four meals are provided by Red Barn Catering, and Saturday’s evening meal is a Farm-to-Table dinner presented by Circle M Farm.• Staff concert Friday night• Saturday Barn Dance with Chuck Hornemman’s String Band

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BIO: Martha Tyner hails from central Illinois where she has been playing traditional music of various sorts since her high school days, starting with guitar and autoharp performances as a duo with her sister, later as bass player in the Stringtown Road bluegrass band and the Allen Street String Band and guitarist in the Tater Patch String Band. Currently she is concertmaster and mandola player in the Orpheus Mandolin Orchestra, leads a church chime choir and directs the recently formed Happy Ukesters ukulele ensemble. For 30 years, Martha has also been a contra and square dance caller, leading dances and conducting workshops throughout the Midwest and at the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, WV. For the past couple of years, Martha has become increasingly enthusiastic about the ukulele (as has much of the rest of the world!) and especially enjoys sharing that enthusiasm with others.BACK to Sustainability Weekend