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Rainy Day Uke Bash

Check out Joe and Neal in these videos.
Presented by Pacific Winds Music

Who? Uke players who seriously want to expand their skill and can play at least six chords and have some experience with basic finger picking,
When? Saturday, April 18, 9:30am – 5pm

What? Full Day of ukulele playing and learning, culminating in an informal performance/ open mic
Teachers: Joe Aloia and Neal Chin
9:30 - 10:30am Session One—Improvising on the Blues, Neal
10:45 - 11:45am Session Two—Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me”, Neal
11:45 - 12:30pm L U N C H
12:30 - 1:30pm Session Three—Improvising with Rhythm and Melody, Joe
1:45 - 2:45pm Session Four—Ensemble Playing, Joe
2:45 - 3:30pm Supervised Practice Session, Joe and Neal
4:00pm 5:00pm Performance/ Open Mic at Eugene Wine Cellars with Joe on bass and Neal on ukulele as House Band

Where? Classes at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive Street in Eugene
Performance at Eugene Wine Cellars 255 Madison in Eugene

Why? Learn new stuff about playing ukulele with fun people!

Fee: $55 if paid before March 31, and $65 if paid after March 31.

Rainy Day Uke Bash Teacher Neal Chin

Neal Chin has been playing the ʻukulele for fifteen years and teaching for fourteen years. Neal moved to Honolulu at the age of eighteen to continue his career as a performing musician and to continue to teach. In his six year span 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. Neal also has writing and playing credits on the self­-titled album Broke Aesthetic, and also on the albums Things to Break and Seasons Greetings From Soul Sound 2. Neal is presently part of 'Olekona, a contemporary Hawaiian band.
(808) 280­6355

Rainy Day Uke Bash Teacher Joe Aloia

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. Joe will be teaching with his ukulele, but also adding bass to our music during the bash.