Ukulele 201 with Jori Costello

  • March 9 - May 11, 2024
  • Central Standard Time

Ticket Price $30.00 Register Now

Ukulele 201
**all ages based on skill level

Ukulele 201 is for soprano ukulele players who have a general knowledge of tuning, string and chord names, and can play songs in the key of C. Advanced baritone and u-bass welcome too. 

After reviewing the key of C with the different chord arrangements of the Major chord scale, we'll learn alternative voicings and moveable chords. We'll talk about how the different number names of the chords can be Major or minor, how to transpose songs to play in different keys, learning new chords and new songs along the way. We'll also cover some complex strum techniques and patterns and how to notate your own. 

Single Day Workshop: Saturday, March 9th,  2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuition: $30
Enrollment:  12 maximum 
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

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