The start date for this class has changed to Monday, April 23, 2018.
ASHEBORO (March 26, 2018)
Randolph Community College will offer a “Beginning Ukulele” course for the first time this spring, taught by Walter Matthew Hoover, a professional musician and teacher for the past 30 years.
The ukulele is a very enjoyable and approachable instrument that is charming and easy on the fingers, according to Hoover. Its popularity is on the rise due to such acts as Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Twenty One Pilots, and Grace VanderWaal using it in their mainstream pop music (among others). In this class, students will learn the basic techniques, note reading, and chord structures.
The class (#65959) will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays, April 9 through June 18 in Room 223 of the Continuing Education and Industrial Center on the Asheboro Campus. The cost is $150. The textbook, “Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book 1,” is required. For more information or to register, contact RCC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division at 336-633-0268.
Hoover holds a BFA in classical guitar performance from Marshall University and a MM degree in classical guitar performance from Appalachian State University. A gifted composer and arranger, Hoover’s original works have been performed around the Eastern U.S. by a variety of soloists and ensembles, and he has recorded and released four CDs of his own music as well. He is also well versed in contemporary styles of music, excelling at the electric guitar and ukulele.
Hoover currently resides in Asheboro with his wife and two children.