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‘Ukulele Creations is a comprehensive music program based in Southern California, dedicated to "all things 'ukulele” – recordings, books, DVDs, accessories, events, workshops, private lessons – developed by six-time GRAMMY award winner, Daniel Ho, and Jason Arimoto, Ph.D.


Check out all the offerings here at 'Ukulele Creations.  And again...welcome!


E komo mai!

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Daniel Ho plays Yamaha guitars and KoAloha ukuleles.                

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Lead instructor

Jason Arimoto, Ph.D. and developer of PhD Strings


"Our best selling strings! They make the instrument sound sweeter."  - Ukulele Source in San Jose, CA


"They're fantastic! Bright without being too loud and really soft and silky on the fingers. I think you're on to a winner." - Kamuke Ukulele Magazine

Curriculum Designed by

Daniel Ho, six-time Grammy winner


Polani by Daniel Ho was the first solo ‘ukulele album in history to receive a Grammy nomination.


His original composition “Pineapple Mango” is now a modern standard around the world in the ‘ukulele community.

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U-Space at the JACCC


U-Space realizes the collective dream of 'Ukulele Creations, Anacapa Ukulele and the Japanese American Cultural Community Center.  Spearheaded by Grammy winner, Daniel Ho, U-Space at the JACCC is...

  1. a Cafe

  2. ‘ukulele-specific retail store

  3. and Music School

Uke101 & Uke201


Sundays, starting May 11

Uke201 -- 1:00-2:15pm

Uke101 -- 2:30-3:45pm


Uke101 for complete beginners.  We'll be studying proper technique, bits of usable music theory, strumming, chords and scales, finger-picking, and even a little bit of soloing - all within the application of fun and familiar songs!  Cost: $120 for a series of 6 classes. 

 

Uke201 for players who have learned some basics and want to take it to the next level.  Knowledge of and ability to play through chords in the C major family (C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am) are a must for this class.  In 201, we'll pick up where 101 leaves off.  In addition, we'll be studying some of what is taught in 101 only in more complex keys and at a slightly faster pace.  Cost: $120 for a series of 6 classes. 


Uke101 and 201 are six-week courses held on the following Sundays: May 11, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22.  An alternative start date for this series will be offered on Saturday, May 10, with classes held on Sundays thereafter. (Please note: There is no class scheduled on May 17 in lieu of a special guest workshop and concert held that day.)


To register for classes, contact:  UspaceLA@gmail.com

 

'Ukulele For Kids ages 6-13 years old. TIME TBA  Over the course of four 45-minute class sessions our instructors will take your 6-13yr old from first strum to playing and singing songs in various genres. This class will also introduce basic music theory concepts and is a great first step for any child interested in starting their own musical journey.   'Ukulele For Kids is a four-week course held on the following Wednesdays: May 14, 21, 28, June 4. Cost: $75 for 4 classes

The inaugural LA 'Ukulele Expo will happen on the Noguchi Plaza at the JACCC June 28th!  There will be great performances, workshops, and an 'ukulele manufacturer showcase.  Plus, we just got confirmation from Guinness of our official registration for our world record attempt at Largest 'Ukulele Ensemble.  Come help take the record from Japan and bring it to Los Angeles!  We have a great chance at it because South Bay music Educator, Glen Kamida is helping us get halfway to the record already, with his student count! :)
 
Join us for ‘Ukulele at the JACCC,
where Arts, Culture, and Community come alive!
244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CAhttp://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-3000/largest-ukulele-ensemble/http://jaccc.org/laukuleleexpo.phpshapeimage_6_link_0

...all under the same roof in the JACCC.  Little Tokyo in Los Angeles sets the perfect stage for Creativity, Community, and Culture, all with 'ukulele and coffee as the catalysts.

Saturday, May 10  alternative start date just added!

Uke101 -- 11:00am-12:00

Uke201 -- 12:15-1:15pm

Uke120 & Uke220

Saturday, May 24 -- NEW CLASSES!


Uke220 -- 11:00am-12:00

Uke120 -- 12:15-1:15pm


Uke120 (beginner) and 220 (intermediate) reinforces the techniques and concepts covered in our Uke101 and 201 curriculum. In these "lab section" courses, we will focus on playing and practicing songs as well as technique building exercises that will help to take your 'ukulele playing to the next level. In each class, we will learn a popular song in the keys of “C, F and G” in Uke120, and “A and D” in Uke220.


Uke120 and 220 are 2-week courses held on the following Saturdays: May 24 & 31; June 14 & 21. Cost: $40 for 2 classes.


To register for classes, contact:  UspaceLA@gmail.com

 

Classes are held at U-Space, located on the first floor of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, 90012. Visit:  UspaceLA.com

 

Parking is available at Joe’s Parking structure on 2nd Street between San Pedro and Central Ave,
350 E 2nd Street, L.A. 90012. $4-5 flat fee on Sat and Sun.

Drills Class

These are non-progressive weekly "one-off" classes.  Consider the Drills Class your morning Yoga session.  In each class we focus on a specific technique (be it scales, or chord switching, etc.) and motivate you through an efficient practice session. There are 2 levels, Beginner and Intermediate.  Cost: $8/class.

Beginners: Saturdays, 10:30-11:00am

Intermediate: Saturdays, 10:00-10:30am


Jam Class

These are non-progressive weekly "one-off" classes.  Jam Class is designed to prepare you to jam with the ‘uke group in your community.  The emphasis here is that you can attend these group jams at whatever your playing level may be!  Each week, we dissect a song and give you the tools to play and sing along with the best players in town!  Jam Class happens every Saturday, 11:30-12:15pm.  Cost: $10/class