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Ukulele Lessons

Group lessons

Oct. 7 - Dec. 9

Ukulele is a great way to have fun playing and learning music. Our class will focus on learning basic chords, rhythms for playing with most songs and delve into playing melody lines as well. Ukulele is a fun and engaging instrument—it's portable, fairly inexpensive, great for playing popular music and singing along with. It's also a great first step for learning other stringed instruments. Whether you're a beginner or already have a little experience, come join our friendly group class!

  • Beginners – 1st grade and up

  • Wabash – Thursdays 4 pm at Eagles Theatre

  • North Manchester – Thursdays 7 pm at Zion Lutheran Church

  • Fall 2021 session – $45 for 8 weeks – 45 minute classes

  • Students must have their own soprano ukulele. Please contact Carolyn Stoner, Director of Arts, at cstoner@honeywellarts.org or 260.274.1412 with any instrument questions.

  • Registration, tuition and payment policies

 

Faculty

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Brian Kruschwitz

 

Brian Kruschwitz, musician, educator and collector of world instruments, has been playing fretted and hand percussion instruments for the last two decades and has been giving lessons almost as long. He has given private lessons from his home over the years but most notably was an instructor at Goshen College’s Community School of the Arts when he lived in Goshen. Most recently, he collaborated with the Manchester Symphony Orchestra to give free ukulele lessons at the Public Library in North Manchester. 

 

Brian has a BA from McPherson College and most recently completed a Certificate of Traditional and World Music from Sheffield University, England.  

 

He loves the ukulele because it is fairly easy to learn for any age, and the skills learned can be transferred later to the guitar or other fretted instruments. He loves drums and percussion because they can be played by any skill level and are a good way to relieve stress or make connections with others.

 

Registration information

Registration

Registration requires the creation of a parent/guardian account through our website. You will be taken through the steps to set up an account when registering. Registration can be completed online, by calling 260.563.1102, or in person at the Honeywell Box Office Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Please note that cash and check payments can only be accepted on registrations done in person.

Tuition

Please see lesson detail pages for piano and ukulele tuition fees. Fall 2021 will be an 8-week session. Community Drum Circle is free of charge.

Music books are not included in the tuition cost and will cost $5-15. Information regarding class materials will be sent prior to class start so that supplies can be purchased in advance.

Most classes will require that the student have their own instrument. Please contact Carolyn Stoner, Director of Arts, at cstoner@honeywellarts.org or 260.274.1412 with any instrument questions.

Payment Policy

For classes and lessons under $100 per session, full payment for the session is due at registration.

For classes and lessons over $100 per session, payment can be made either in full at registration or by a monthly payment plan as outlined in the registration process. Account on file will be debited automatically per the schedule.

All tuition is paid through the registration process.  Tuition payments cannot be accepted by instructors at classes and lessons.

 

Refund Policy

Before a session starts, the parent/guardian should contact the Honeywell Center Box Office at 260.563.1102 or in person Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm to withdraw their student. Tuition will be refunded less an administrative fee of 15%.

After a session has started, the parent/guardian should contact the Honeywell Center Box Office at 260.563.1102 or in person Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm to withdraw their student. Prorated tuition fees will be refunded less an administrative fee of 15%. 

A limited amount of financial assistance is available for students with a demonstrated need. Please contact Carolyn Stoner, Director of Arts, at cstoner@honeywellarts.org or 260.274.1412 for more information.

 

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