We are very excited to welcome Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel back! If you missed America’s Ukulele Sweethearts last time, they are bringing their unique combination of Hawaiian-inspired jazz, folk & pop music to the UK. They’ve wowed audiences around the world with their playful, skilful and engaging workshops. Come and pick up some new tricks with them on the evening of:
Tuesday 10 July at the Horse and Stables, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1.
7-8pm – Sarah: Life After the Third Fret – Beginner to Intermediate
We all play in ukulele groups, and we all learn to play and strum the same thing. In this class, we will focus on different ways to change chords, so you can enhance the sound of the group. This is a great class for all skill levels. Let’s work together using substitution chords and possibly even chords up the neck to make your group sound even better!
8-9:15pm – Craig: Intro to Soloing – Confident Beginner – Intermediate
Ever wonder how the pros do it? Craig will show you the tricks to starting your solos. Whether it’s playing solo, or jamming with others, he will get you feeling confident about your skills. Utilizing drills and exercises that are fun and easy to practice, you’ll have a blast in this class. Get out of your strumming rut and start soloing!
Please watch their adorable video, here:
And Sarah’s looking forward to seeing you, see here:
About the Performing Duo:
Craig and Sarah discovered a similar passion and work ethic and as of September, 2015 are now married! They have made an incredible splash in the ‘ukulele scene with their complementing styles and vocal harmonies. Craig and Sarah have been featured at ‘Ukulele Festivals and events all over the world including Cairns and the Sunshine Coast (Australia), Cheltenham and Huddersfield (United Kingdom), Vancouver (Canada), Tokyo (Japan), Reno (NV), Bend (OR), Morristown (NJ), Ft Lauderdale (FL), Tampa Bay (FL), Seattle (WA), Eugene (OR), Honolulu (HI) and more. Both feel very fortunate to have been featured on the cover of ‘Ukulele Magazine. Their love of teaching has blossomed into a successful Online ‘Ukulele School with Artistworks; the joy for music and teaching always follows them wherever they travel.
About Sarah Maisel:
Sarah Maisel is renowned for bringing the jazz stylings of golden age Hawai’i songs and arrangements to her performances. She has been inspired by ‘ukulele legends like Lyle Ritz, Benny Chong and Byron Yasui. Born and raised in Alabama and now based in San Diego, she has studied under some true ‘ukulele legends including Frank Leong. Sarah found a passion of teaching and performing with the ‘ukulele and was quickly featured at many ‘ukulele festivals around the world.
About Craig Chee:
Born and raised on Oahu, Craig Chee worked under Jake Shimabukuro and Troy Fernandez, and has become a world-renowned ‘ukulele performer & teacher in his own right. Craig’s playing is described as, “energetic and just plain fun” and spans many genres of music.