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ESYO Ukuele Camp 2015

Ukulele Camp 2015
Dates: July 27-31, 2015
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
Final performance: Friday, SEHS
Camp location: South Eugene High School
Tuition: $125 - $5 discount if registered by May 28.
Open to all skill levels, entering 6th grade to 9th grade

This summer, ESYO is excited to bring you a new camp in collaboration with Pacific Winds Music of Eugene! Join ukulele teachers Joe Aloia and Neal Chin for a week of ukulele! We will cover various techniques and essential tips to learning ukulele and playing both solo as well as in a group. For each day of the camp we will cover at least one new song and at the end of the week play a group performance for family and friends. Open to all skill levels, entering 6th grade to 9th grade. Join us!

Neal Chin has been teaching the ukulele for fourteen years. While living in in Honolulu, Neal co-founded two bands and played with over fifty musicians, including Benny Chong, Dean Taba, David Kamakahi, Noel Okimoto, and Steven Inglis. Neal has credits on many recordings, including the Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning album, The Akira Project. He also has writing and playing credits on the self- -titled album Broke Aesthetic, and others. Neal is presently part of 'Olekona, a contemporary Hawaiian band.
Joe Aloia is an active music enthusiast with a passion for teaching. He is currently working on his masters degree in jazz studies at the University of Oregon while performing regularly throughout the northwest with groups of many different styles. His specialties are musicality and group performance. Joe has been playing music for 12 years. He plays bass, guitar, and ukulele.

Ukulele Summer Camp is a collaboration with Pacific Winds Music of Eugene. Pacific Winds has generously offered loaner ukulele instruments to those who will need them for the camp! Musicians can make arrangements to pick up their loaned ukulele from
Pacific Winds at 791 W. 8th Ave. Pacific Winds has been a relentless supporter of music in the community for more than 25 years. Pat Knaus, owner and head of the Ukulele department, is a former ESYO teacher who was instrumental in forming our summer musical theater camps. For more info, go to

Attendance Policy: Daily attendance is required. The camp experience is cumulative and campers work together towards their performance.

Refund Policy: Full refunds will be granted when the participant is denied participation because of class cancellation or closed enrollment. Since enrollment is limited and expenses continue regardless of individual attendance, we are unable to allow deductions, credits, refunds or, make-up days. ESYO reserves the right to cancel classes for any reason.
Financial Aid: There are a limited number of partial, need-based scholarships available (none greater than 50%). Please request an application when mailing in your registration form.

Registration forms available at ESYO or Pacific Winds Music. Call 541-343-5660 to request a form.