Fun with four strings

Ukulele classes throughout Delta start in January.

Gary Cyr

Ukulele instructor and entertainer Gary Cyr is hosting three ukulele courses in Delta in January.

With a uke, it’s easy to learn musical elements such as melody, harmony and rhythm, as well as techniques for singing, picking and strumming.

One-hour classes will be held at:

• The Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre, 11670 88 Ave. Fridays from 1-2 p.m., from Jan. 6 to Feb. 24. These beginner lessons are for seniors 55+. The cost for eight lessons is $80 ($70 for members);

• The Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489 84 Ave. Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m., from Jan. 11 to March 14. Everyone welcome. The cost for 10 lessons is $128;

• The Tsawwassen Arts Centre, 1172 56 St. Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, from Jan. 14 to March 17. Everyone welcome. The cost for 10 lessons is $128.

The classes use the James Hill Ukulele in the Classroom method. Good quality student ukuleles are available for purchase for $70. A book is $10.

For more information or to register, visit the Delta Parks, Recreation and Culture website at www.corp.delta.bc.ca/deltareg

If you would like to see a group class started in your area or want more information about the classes, call Gary Cyr at 604-594-1485 or email garycyr@telus.net