Ukulele Adventure CANCELLED


1:10 PM – 2:50 PM

9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10

Learning to play the ukulele is great fun in a group setting. We cover chord basics and strumming techniques while playing in unison.  Students leave each session uplifted by creating community music. Participants are taught to play 10 songs!

Materials: a tuned soprano or concert ukulele, a folder for handouts and a pen. Optional: a smart phone app for tuning an electric tuner (e.g., Snark brand). 

5 sessions starting Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 1:10 PM 


Syllabus: Ukulele Adventure
Nina Lesiga,  

Parts of a Ukulele, playing position, tuning, finger position, achieving good sound quality. Strumming – hand position, reading chord diagram and song sheet handouts. Warm-up exercise, chords, fingering, transitioning between chords, rhythm, strum patterns.

  • Leaving on a Jet Plane; Twinkle, Twinkle Littler Star
  • Under the Boardwalk, Puff the Magic Dragon
  • You Are My Sunshine, Over the Rainbow
  • Happy Together, What a Wonderful World
  • Let It Be, I Can’t Help Falling in Love




Facilitator: Nina Lesiga

Nina Lesiga is a ukulele coach for the Continuing Education Program in Stratford, CT.  She owned a music school in Brooklyn, NY and plays the ukulele and guitar. Following a 30-year global corporate career as a chemist, Nina reinvented herself as an Artisan of Uncommon Adventure.  Find her website and blog at