Ring in 2022 with KFPL’s Beginner Ukulele Workshop

Published on: 2021/12/28 - in Releases

RELEASE — Start the new year with a new hobby! Kingston Frontenac Public Library’s popular Uke Can Do It beginner ukulele workshop returns for a new round of registrations in January 2022.

The 30-minute, six-week series teaches the basic anatomy of the ukulele along with chords, strumming, and songs. This is an online program on Zoom from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings from Jan. 13 through Feb. 17.

“Exercising creativity while doing something with your hands can help improve focus and mental clarity, not to mention helping with hand-eye coordination,” explained Meredith Westcott, who will instruct learners. “The ukulele community is known for being a positive, supportive, and all-round fun group. The ukulele is often referred to as the ‘happy’ instrument — we could all use a little extra joy!”

KFPL has a limited number of right- and left-handed ukuleles available for participants to borrow from the Isabel Turner Branch starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 6.

Register online or by phone at (613) 549-8888 starting Dec. 30. If you need an instrument, indicate which type you require during registration. This program is open to anyone age 12 or older, and is limited to 20 people so we can provide more one-on-one support to participants.

Registrants will be emailed the link immediately upon registration and will need to download Zoom in advance.

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