We are setting up uke shop with the Station Arts Centre, located at 41 Bridge Street W in Tillsonburg. We are using the Red Station, which has it’s very own bathroom and ensuite kitchen. (Parking spaces are available right on Bridge St.)
Beginner meetings are taking place on Tuesdays, from 6:30 til 7:30, and we don’t charge for participating but we do shamelessly beg for donations. We spend the first 5 minutes getting everyone tuned up and ready to go.
Our 7 students have got their own ukulele’s and invested in some electronic tuners, purchased beginner books and are well on their way to mastering a new instrument. The Academy of Music store on Brock Street told us they will be able to offer our members some kind of discount, so we will arm any one who shows up with one of our group business cards. They have a decent variety of ukulele books, some ukuleles and I have been told by one of our students that they will special order in a ukulele for you if you pay some money down.
Currently we will be at the Station Arts Centre up until March 8th, at which point we will break until the first Tuesday in April, continuing until the end of May. After that, Station Manager Deb Beard says we might be able to play outside in the courtyard of the Station.
We’re looking forward to leading players in ukulele jams in the future, and to taking part in the Tri-County Country Jamboree being held at Avondale United Church on Harvey Street, 2 Saturdays a month. The one night last December when Cheryl and I played 2 Christmas songs there on our ukes, we really had a great time listening to all the players and visiting with new people, PLUS we attracted 5 more beginner players to our group!
Here is a printable flyer: Want to learn how to play the ukulele 3
To contact us for more information, visit our group page on Facebook under Tillsonburg Uke Society or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone is welcome to join us, no matter what level of player you are – novice to well worn….. just join us for some good company and fun!