Learn to Play the Ukelele at BESC Thursday

Heron Lake State Park ukeleles for the upcoming BESC ukelele class. Courtesy photo

BESC News:

Local seniors are invited to take part in some musical fun 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 in the classroom at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

This is a wonderful opportunity to try something new with an easy, fun to use, inexpensive portable instrument, the “oo-koo-le-le.” You won’t need a ukelele, a great singing voice, ability to read music, or past experience with any instrument. You’ll leave with the ability to play some songs around the barbecue that very evening.

No registration is necessary and participants may bring their own ukelele if they prefer.

Our instructor is Kathleen Galbraith of Los Ojos, who teaches beginners every Saturday morning between Memorial Day and Labor Day at the Heron Lake State Park Visitor Center. She has been playing the ukelele since her Girl Scout Days, and hosts a weekly sing-and-strum for all skill levels Tuesday mornings at the Chama Senior Center.

Instruments and handouts provided by a Heron Lake State Park. Come try something new!