TRIPP HUTCHINSON earned degrees in both music theory and social science from Keene State College. He has studied various styles of music including folk, world, blues, and classical guitar and performed for several years in the Keene State College Guitar Orchestra. Tripp has been playing the ukulele for the past seven years and is currently completing the third level of teacher certification through the James Hill Ukulele Initiative in Toronto, Canada. He taught group ukulele lessons for several years through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Rhode Island.
The Glocester Manton Library will feature its popular Ukulele workshops for both beginners and intermediate players for seven sessions, beginning Wednesday, May 2 and ending Wednesday, June 13.
Musician and Teacher, Tripp Hutchinson, will lead both seven week sessions teaching beginners at 6 p.m. through strumming simple songs to learning tuning, technique, and some basic music theory.
Intermediate Level Ukulele Workshop sessions begin at
7 p.m. with Hutchinson leading those who want to advance from strumming simple songs to reading music and developing technique in a structured setting.
Ukuleles will not be provided for the workshops; however, there will be five ukuleles available to borrow from the library on a first-come, first-serve basis for beginners. Borrowers will need a library card that can be obtained at the Circulation Desk. Intermediate Level players will need to supply their own ukuleles.
There is a $5 fee for each class for both beginners and intermediate players, which can be paid before each session. Online registration will begin soon. For further information on these workshops, phone the library at 568-6077.
Purchasing an Entry Level Ukulele