2022 Ukulele Workshops

Come Join the Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra
All genders and ages welcome!  This is going to be fun!

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Beginners Ukulele Workshop with Bernice Lewis

Monday & Tuesday, June 6 - 7, 2022 

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Threadgill Theater

Lunch & Lifetime membership to the LAUO included

Tuition w/o Festival Admission$220     after 4/15/22: $265

Tuition + Festival Tickets: $276            after 4/15/22: $321

(must have festival admission for workshop days in order to register for workshop)

Intermediate Ukulele Workshop with Bernice Lewis

Wednesday & Thursday, June 8 - 9, 2022 

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Threadgill Theater

Lunch & Lifetime membership to the LAUO included

Tuition w/o Festival Admission$220     after 4/15/22: $265

Tuition + Festival Tickets: $276            after 4/15/22: $321

(must have festival admission for workshop days in order to register for workshop)

 

Beginners Ukulele Workshop

with Bernice Lewis

Monday & Tuesday, June 6 - 7, 2022 

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Threadgill Theater

 

Lunch & Lifetime membership to the Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra included. Must have festival admission to register for the workshop; tuition options include registration with and without festival tickets.

Tuition + Festival Tickets: $276            after 4/15/22: $321

Tuition w/o Festival Admission$220     after 4/15/22: $265

​​Beginners:  Bring your uke to the festival and learn how to play in a supportive environment!  We’ll cover the basics:
- tuning
- easy chords
- simple strumming techniques
- super simple vocal technique

We’ll learn a few simple songs to play and sing together.  Bring your Ukulele and accessories, a notebook and a portable recording device if possible.

 

Intermediate Ukulele Workshop

with Bernice Lewis

Wednesday & Thursday, June 8 - 9, 2022 

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Threadgill Theater

 

Lunch & Lifetime membership to the Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra included. Must have festival admission to register for the workshop; tuition options include registration with and without festival tickets.

Tuition + Festival Tickets: $276            after 4/15/22: $321

Tuition w/o Festival Admission$220     after 4/15/22: $265

​Intermediate:  You know your basic chords on the top three frets and enjoy playing a few of your favorite songs, but now it’s time move forward. We’ll look at:
- playing up the neck
- strumming and finger picking patterns
- expanding your repertoire
- songwriting for the ukulele
- super simple vocal technique

Bring your Ukulele and accessories, a notebook and a portable recording device if possible.  

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About Bernice Lewis

With almost four decades of performing festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, colleges, and house concerts, along with a half dozen acclaimed CDs, Bernice Lewis has built a solid national fan base. She is also a published poet, a producer, and an educator extraordinaire. Lewis — who studied vocal improvisation with Bobby McFerrin, guitar technique with Alex DeGrassi and Guy van Duser, and songwriting with Rosanne Cash and Cris Williamson — has been a featured performer on NPR’s Mountain Stage program, as well as at the Kennedy Center. In 2008, she was awarded an Artist in Residence position by the National Park Service. In 1987, she was a finalist in the prestigious New Folk Songwriting Contest at the Kerrville (Texas) Folk Festival, where she continues to be a main stage favorite. Her ballad, “Bridges That Hold,” was included in Peter, Paul and Mary’s Lifelines video (PBS). She was featured in Yoga Journal for her work with sound and yoga, and has shared the stage with many renowned artists, including Dar Williams, Dixie Chicks, Patty Griffin, Pete Seeger, Ellis Paul, Rory Block, Livingston Taylor, Odetta, Christine Lavin, Marty Sexton, Patty Larkin, Catie Curtis, Mary Gauthier… it’s a long list. She has a forty-year old daily yoga practice, loves good coffee, and her religion is the Grand Canyon.

​​Bernice is The Artist Associate in Songwriting at Williams College in Williamstown, MA.  She is a faculty member at Schreiner University’s Songkeepers Program  in Kerrville, TX, and has taught at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO, Rock On Camp at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA, The Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, Kripalu Center for Yoga in Lenox, MA, and Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA.

“Bernice is a voice full of light and hope. She is one of the keepers of the flame of Real Songwriting.” – Rosanne Cash

“Bernice’s life is filled with beautiful, deep things, and she writes beautifully and deeply about them. ‘Good Kind of Love to Be In’ is wonderful; spoke right to my heart! Great, jazzy cover of ‘A Case of You.’ Musically and vocally, she has new wings with the genres she’s been exploring.” -Dar Williams

“An enlightening presence…” -Steve Morse, Boston Globe

“It is impossible not to have a good time listening to Lewis sing.” – Scott Alarik, Boston Globe

“Bernice Lewis may well be the frosting on the cake!” – Rod Kennedy, Director, Kerrville Folk Festival