The Ukulele Society of California's Central Coast

Frequently asked questions

 

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 slostrummers@gmail.com.

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.

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