Why the ukulele could be the secret to a happy retirement | Mature Times

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Extract:
“A new study from the Institute of Education, University of London, suggests that making music with others can do most to improve an older person’s quality of life. It can also help the over-50s to feel as fit as a fiddle.

Researchers have reached these conclusions after questioning 500 older people involved in a range of activities organised by The Sage Gateshead, Westminster Adult Education Service and the Connect programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.”

Ukulele Classes at The Sage – info found on Ukulele Cosmos Forum

Ukulele Classes at The Sage – info found on Ukulele Cosmos Forum:

What: Beginners Ukulele
When: Wednesdays during term time 6.30-7.30pm
Where: The Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead, NE8 1RT
Price: £5 per week (paid termly i.e. £60 for 12 week term). Half price concession for people over 60, under 19’s, students and those in receipt of benefits.
To book: Contact The Sage Gateshead’s ticket office on 0191 443 4661
For more info: Contact us at adultprogramme@thesagegateshead.org or phone 0191 443 4627
Website: www.thesagegateshead.org
(or link to adult learning page http://www.thesagegateshead.org/l_and_p/joinin/adultprogramme.aspx )

Info: Everyone has to start somewhere and for those wanting to play ukulele, this is it! In just half a term, everyone will learn the basic chords and techniques enabling the group to play the ukulele with pride. Sessions are relaxed, fun and supportive, preparing those who wish to join our more advanced Uke Troupe.

What: Uke Troupe
When: Wednesdays during term time 7.30-9pm
Where: The Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead, NE8 1RT
Price: £5 per week (paid termly i.e. £60 for 12 week term). Half price concession for people over 60, under 19’s, students and those in receipt of benefits.
To book: Contact The Sage Gateshead’s ticket office on 0191 443 4661
For more info: Contact us at adultprogramme@thesagegateshead.org or phone 0191 443 4627
Website: www.thesagegateshead.org
(or link to adult learning page http://www.thesagegateshead.org/l_and_p/joinin/adultprogramme.aspx )

Info: A fun, informal and supportive group, which explores a wide and exciting variety of repertoire. In addition, the group has the opportunity to develop skills, technique and musicianship. There will be many opportunities to perform ‘ both at The Sage Gateshead and across the wider community.

Regards

Sally Kat
Head of L&P Business Development
The Sage Gateshead

Direct: 0191 443 4623
Switchboard: 0191 443 4666
Box Office: 0191 443 4661
www.thesagegateshead.org
The Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
“The Sage Gateshead has quickly become the most exciting music venue in Britain” – The Times, 1st September 2006
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The Sage Ukulele Classes – now on Wednesdays!

Great news – The Sage has moved the adult ukulele classes from Thursday to Wednesday, in order that people can attend both The Sage classes and Ukes4Fun!

Dates and times for the Sage classes starting in September are in the clips below, with links to further details. (The “Absolute Beginners Uke” classes on 25 and 26 Sept are sold out already, I am afraid.)

I could not find a page with details of the “Silver Ukuleles” dates and times but it says on The Sage website:
“Silver Ukuleles – there are different groups and workshops available for the varying standards of Ukulele players. Any enquiries or questions please phone (0191) 443 5034 or contact silver@thesagegateshead.org

The “Silver Programme” classes and events are for the “over-50’s” and the adult classes are for all ages.

Sally Kat, Head of Learning and Participation Business Development at The Sage Gateshead, has just taken over managing our Adult learning programme. She has been in touch to say that she’d, “love to find a way of us working together, so that people can play the uke in as many different ways and places as possible. With regard to the focus of our classes, they are very much geared towards “teaching” the uke i.e learning chords (with the proper names) and technique as well as building confidence and repertoire. I think this might be quite different in feel to the sessions you offer and hopefully would complement your sessions rather than competing – which is what I am trying to achieve!”

Sally and Ian McKone, Ukulele Tutor, hope to be able to come along to one of our sessions soon, to meet us and have some uketastic-fun!

Some of you might also know Ian in his capacity as wizard-fiddler and ace-acoustic-guitarist and all-round good chap. Though he has nicked my Uke-Chords Crib-Card, so I think he might find that he owes me a pint of Rapper.

Amplify’d from www.thesagegateshead.org
Beginner Ukulele

Beginner Ukulele

Wednesday 22 September 6:30 pm
Venue: Music Education Centre

Uke Troupe

Uke Troupe

Wednesday 22 September 7:30 pm
Venue: Music Education Centre

Read more at www.thesagegateshead.org

Silver Ukuleles – there are different groups and workshops available for the varying standards of Ukulele players
Any enquiries or questions please phone (0191) 443 5034 or contact silver@thesagegateshead.orgRead more at www.thesagegateshead.org