When and where do you meet?
We meet twice a month, the 2nd and 4th Monday, from 7 PM to 9 PM, at Mount Carmel Lutheran Church, 1701 Fredericks Street in San Luis Obispo, California.
Are guests welcome?
Yes! We welcome prospective members as well as strummers passing through the area.
Is there a fee to join?
There's no membership fee, but we do ask for a $5 donation each meeting to cover the cost of miscellaneous expenses we incur throughout the year.
Do I need to purchase music?
No. We have a great, friendly group and our members are happy to share music with you until you decide to join. Our music library is on-line; our members view, print or download the next meeting's music when the song list is sent out. Some prefer to use a tablet device, while others prefer to print the music and keep it in a three-ring binder. For more information, contact our UkuLibrarian, Bonnie McElwain, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What kind of music do you play?
We enjoy learning various genres of music, both songs and instrumental ensembles.
Are you a song circle?
Other ukulele groups in the area introduce different songs at each meeting. We enjoy learning music, practice half a dozen songs at each meeting, and perform from time to time at retirement residences, libraries, and noontime concerts.
I'm a beginner. Is this the right group for me?
While we have several members who started as beginners, you'll probably enjoy yourself more if you have a little experience under your belt. You’ll need to know basic chords and strumming patterns, and the C scale. There are several local groups that are great for beginners. One is the Baywood Ukulele Social Club. In addition to a group sing- and strum-along, they give lessons in the hour before the general group meets. Of course, you're always welcome to come to SLO Strummers and just observe.