Ukulele 1 (BEGINNER)

  • March 9 - May 11, 2024
  • Folk School of Fayetteville

    207 West Center Street
    Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Ticket Price $30.00 Register Now

Ukulele 1
**all ages based on skill level

Learn the basics of playing soprano ukulele: tuning tips and hand position techniques, the C Major scale, chords in the key of C and how they are arranged into songs; then putting it all together with rhythm and strum patterns! 

Talk to the Folk School if you are in need of a ukulele

Single Day Workshop:  Saturday, March 9th,  1pm - 2:00pm
Tuition:  $30 advance, $35 day-of/at the door
Enrollment:   12 maximum 

*This is a monthly session.  Sign-up individually per session.
Singer-songwriter, Jori Costello, has been involved in the Fayetteville music scene for over 25 years; back when fliers were handmade and tacked up in Dickson St. local businesses! From a long time participant of OMNI Center's Open Mic for Peace, to touring nationally with Fayetteville-based band, Big Bad Gina; Jori's musical endeavors are ever expanding. As a teacher, Jori offers private lessons in multiple instruments, leads ukulele and small ensemble performance groups at national festivals, coaches bands for Girls Rock Camp Madison, has created a summer camp music program, and was previously a music mentor for the Ann Brown Memorial School. 

With Roots in Fayetteville, Jori AKA Sistah JoJo, has a women's radio show on Fayetteville's community radio station, is a regular songleader at UUFF, creates soundscape and music direction for live, local theatre events, and is excited to now be part of Folk School of Fayetteville as a private and group music instructor and camp leader. Likely to dream up other events for Folk School, keep checking the website and get on the mailing list for all the great events and creative happenings! 

On the local radio dial, tune in Fridays at 3pm for Go Sistah Go, women's vocals with empowering messages, on Fayetteville's Community Radio, KPSQ 97.3FM and livestreaming at - meta biz page

Date & Time

Mar 9 - May 11, 2024

Venue Details

Folk School of Fayetteville

207 West Center Street
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 Folk School of Fayetteville
Folk School of Fayetteville

FOLK SCHOOL OF FAYETTEVILLE is a 501(c)3 non-profit music organization popularly known as Fayetteville Roots. 
For over a 13 years we have carried out our mission to connnect community through music and food. Over that time we have fostered concerts & community/educational events in Northwest Arkansas. We believe in our music community and strive to create opportunies for connections and learning. 

In 2022 one of our signature events, the Fayetteville Roots Festival, was paused. 2023 brings a new chapter and a new location for our organization. The Folk School of Fayetteville, located in the historic Walker Stone House near the Fayetteville Square, will open in late Spring 2023 with space for lessons, classes, workshops, jams, and more.

What is a Folk School and why do you need to know about it?
Folk Schools originated as a way for communities to learn from each other, especially vital to communities that didn’t have access to “formal education”.     Folk Schools create an environment that encourages People teaching People, rather than a classical education approach of Professor and Student.

Folk School of Fayetteville is continuing this model by providing space for musicians to learn from each other, for new players to learn, and for long time musicians to develop new technique and skills — and this is available to ALL the FOLKS (people).  Folk School is open to all genres, identities, and cultures, and is excited to host music that is as dynamic and varied as our community.

Folk School of Fayetteville is buit on the body of work (13 years) of Fayetteville Roots Festival, and is fostered on many of its guiding principles:
Create opportunities for our music community
Support and present multivaried music genres, identities, & cultures
Commitment to free & low-cost community learning
Creative re-use of existing urban spaces
Collaboration with the community & music/arts organizations
Low waste & low impact sustainable events

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