Intro to Ukulele Joy – Karen Broder






Karen Broder

About the Workshop

How can such a diminutive instrument with only four nylon strings create miles of smiles, rollicking rhythms, tasteful tunes, and fast friendships? Come find out or perhaps you already know. This will be a multi-level workshop for beginner through intermediate players. Karen will share songs in genres from Swing, Folk and beyond. We will play songs requiring mostly one or two finger chords that add pizzazz.

This is not a basic class. We will dive right into playing. Yet it will be accessible for all levels, even the novice. You’ll be strumming along in no time. For intermediate players, Karen will suggest a route that will take you to your next level. All that in 50 minutes? Yes, and be prepared to experience joy. Note: a prior good mood is not a requirement.

Don’t have a uke? Some inexpensive “Starter Ukuleles” will be available for loan and/or purchase.


About Karen

Singing and ukuleles is a great match. Since taking up ukulele, that fire has fueled Karen’s passion for singing and playing swing songs from the 30’s and 40’s, blues, folk, pop and more. Karen can regale you with stories, songs, and her inimitable comic timing. However, she’s most happy fulfilling her 3rd grade teacher’s observation noted on a very old report card  — “Karen likes to sing, and lead the class in song.” After all these years, this still rings true.