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NORTH HILLS
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Fall Classes are open for registration!

New this year: Kids Classes in the North Hills

We’ve moved! The North Hills branch is now located BEHIND the Wexford Community Presbyterian Church, across from Whole Foods.

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Pittsburgh Ukulele Orchestra Youth Series
Mondays, Sept. 9-23
WCPC in Wexford

Join us for a 3-week introduction to the ukulele! Students will build their foundation for musical success using melody, strumming, and vocal techniques. A few loaner ukuleles will be available, but it’s best to bring your own.


Beginner Blast! Adult Series
Mondays, Sept. 9-23
WCPC in Wexford

Join us for the ultimate Adult Beginner Course! We’ll have you singing, playing, and strumming in no time! Plan to leave the first night with a minimum of three songs under your belt!

We’ll work on basic strumming and thumb-picking styles to accompany our voices on traditional and popular songs.


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Beginner Plus: Strum Studio
Thursdays, Sept. 12-26
WSCC in Regent Square

Want to get a handle on those more difficult strum patterns? This strumming and chord vocab class will get that right hand in shape!

We’ll review the basics and delve into some of the more difficult patterns. We’ll also teach you how to access your own musicality and go your own way!


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Intermediate 101:
Dazzling Diagonals
Thursdays, Sept. 12-26
WSCC in Regent Square

This class for intermediate students features one of the most versatile shapes known to ukulele! It can move horizontally AND vertically on the fretboard, creating harmonies that are unbelievably fun to play and easy to accomplish.

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Blues Party!
Adult Series
Mondays, Sept. 9-23
WCPC in Wexford

This 3-week class will introduce you to 3 keys using the 12-bar blues format. We’ll cover how to rock a chord and how to strum in the style. We’ll also touch on a moveable chord form that will give you greater control over the fretboard and fancy up your playing. We’ll even get you started writing your own lyrics for a song!

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Fingerstyle 102:
Green Book Review!
Thursdays, Sept. 12-26
WSCC in Regent Square

Did you fall off the wagon this year? Get caught up in this review class for book 1. We’ll zoom through as many lessons as we can, touching on the super-relevant content for each lesson to get you prepared for the fingerpicking class in October. This class is for folk who have already registered for Fingerpicking 101 and 102 in the past semesters and want to review up to lesson 18.

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Uketoberfest! at Interlochen
Adult Series
Saturday, October 5th
Interlochen, MI

Join Ben Hassinger, Michigan’s Ukulele Ambassador, with guest artists Amber Rozel, Gerald Ross, Steve Szilagyi, and Patrick Malloy. You can register for this event here:

 
 
 

Choose Your Adventure

At NHSS we offer both small group and individual lessons. Whether you learn best by collaborating in a group setting, or prefer the immediacy and personal attention of a private lesson we have an option for you. We also offer a variety of performance opportunities throughout the year.

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