Online Zoom classes for ukulele follow the format of classes for The CC Strummers, a group that has been meeting since 2010 in Culver City, California. Since moving to a Zoom platform, we are growing quickly and now offer these classes to players of all ages! Everyone is welcome, no matter where you live!

How do I join?

If you are new, please email Cali for the information you need to join our classes. Make sure you have a computer or tablet in order to access the internet.


How much does it cost?

 Suggested donation is $5.00 a class. Cali puts in hours of preparation for each of her classes and offers her own song arrangements for free. Thank you for supporting her ongoing work!

What level of classes are available?
Which class is right for me?

Cali is currently offering 3 zoom classes/levels:

  1. Mondays 3:30-4:30pm (PST) — Beginners
  2. Thursdays 10-11am (PST) — Intermediate and Beginners
  3. Saturdays 10:30am-noon (PST) — Cali’s Ongoing Ukulele Workshop & Jam. We learn intermediate and advanced techniques on the ukulele. Click here for more information.

All times listed are Pacific.


Current Class Materials

Instructions:  Click the song titles below, a PDF copy will appear and then you can make your own copy.

 

The CC Strummers — Monday, May 23, 2022
3:30 to 4:30pm (PST)

GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY  (Revised 1/2019)

FOLSOM PRISON BLUES  (Revised 4/2018)

BYE BYE LOVE (Revised 1/2021)

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE  (Revised 2/2020)

 

The CC Strummers — Thursday, May 26, 2022
10:00 to 11:00am (PST)

HAWAIIAN WAR CHANT  (Updated 11/2021)

CATCH A FALLING STAR  (Revised 5/2018)

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING  (Revised 11/2021)

SWAY (Revised 4/2017)


  These song arrangements, worksheets and audio files are provided for educational purposes only.  Any other use is prohibited.


Cali’s Tutorial: 4/4 Time Ukulele Strum Patterns

Cali Rose shows you some really cool 4/4 time strum patterns you can play on your ukulele. Download the worksheet.

Click here to watch more of Cali’s video tutorials.


Getting ready for a Zoom class:

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Make sure you have Zoom installed on your computer. CLICK HERE for the free Zoom app.

If you are completely new to Zoom, CLICK HERE to read detailed instructions for using Zoom in our classes (PDF). Thank you, Mike Kohan!


MASTER AUDIO LIST


CLICK HERE 
for The CC Strummers’ Master Audio List to play along.

DONATIONS

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CLICK HERE
Suggested donation is $5.00 a class and for the Jackson Cafe live jams that I lead. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for supporting my work.


Read some kind words about my Zoom classes:

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Cali, you are the best!! A woman after my own heart! Responsible, kind, patient, and conscientious! You are the reason I am able to stick to this challenge! Update: I have been tuning up everyday and now it’s a cinch to get to the green…

—T.

Thanks Cali for the joy you put in the universe.

—N.

“Singing is like taking your voice on a joy ride to lift the blood and tears of life. Without music, I couldn’t bear the stress.” —Winston Churchill. Cali, thanks for bringing music to our lives. (more…)

—B.

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How wonderful it is to celebrate you and all the pleasure you bring to us with your voice, our music, your smile and your great big heart.

—L & B

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Thank you!  I have just added the Thursday class to my life and fingerpicking.  What a transition you and the uke have brought to my life.  Life with the ukulele is so much richer.

—A.

Thank you! Your extra advice during the class helps enormously, as does your encouragement.

— RK

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 … I credit you with always encouraging us to try different things as there in no absolute right and wrong way to play a song. Only if it sounds good to us. Just wanted to share this with you, as you like fun “wacky “stuff.”  And mention the wonderful influence that you have on people as a teacher.

— M.

Thank you. It’s always a happy time when taking your class, and making music. 

— JS

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Even though I am just a beginner, I am hooked!  You are a fabulous teacher!  I love the way you give us options and challenge us to try new strum patterns. Also, the alternate fingering for chords is very helpful.  Love, love, love your class.

— P.

 I owe my music to you, your charm, loan of a uke and endless enthusiasm gave me a new lease on life. Thank you thank you thank you!

— T.

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Thank you for providing this special forum. Although I only see most of the folks in your classes virtually, I feel the sense of community and love that comes through – a large part because of you and the tone that you’ve set. Brava!

— L.

Dear Cali Class today was an epic event. Thank you for your inspiration always. There was so much love and heart in the zoom room. You look great and I am so grateful that you listened to your inner wisdom. You are a gift to all of us. Sending you love.

— E.

Cali, So glad you are back in the saddle! I’m looking forward to working out arrangements and becoming fluent with the ever increasing bag of tricks. You and the musical journey we are all on together makes a big difference in our lives and our world. Thank you.

— C.

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Wow, what an impressive list of songs that you have taught us starting last April when I joined you on Zoom.  You’re such a highlight of the week.  My husband has noticed a dramatic improvement in my playing and technique. 

—T.

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Thank you for your time and the love you put into your classes. You don’t know how much we appreciate it, especially during these trying times.

—K.

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You really have created an amazing community/ohana with your excellent personality and teaching abilities, my Dear. So many of us have remained connected during this dreadful pandemic because of YOU! Thank you. 

— E.

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During this terrible year you and the ukulele have been my sunshine! Keep shining spreading joy and laughter. 

—A.

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“Your classes are a joy and I’m so thankful for Zoom so I can “attend.”

—C.

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You have grown and nurtured the natural gifts that you were given, and in your sharing bring so much joy to so many others.

—A.

Your enthusiastic and supportive dedication to the CC Strummers and those of us here stands high in my mental list of things for which I continue to be grateful.

—C.

8 Responses

  1. Peg Hunter
    | Reply

    Cali,
    Even though I am just a beginner, I am hooked! You are a fabulous teacher! I love the way you give us options and challenge us to try new strum patterns. Also, the alternate fingering for chords is very helpful. Love, love, love your class

    • Cali Rose
      | Reply

      Thank you so much Peg and I’m so glad you are joining us in our classes. We get to learn together.

  2. Michael Kohan
    | Reply

    I’m very glad to provide whatever I can to make the classes a more pleasurable experience.

    • Cali Rose
      | Reply

      Thank you so much Michael. Your guidance and help are good as gold!

  3. Carol Ann Garrett
    | Reply

    Cali Rose,

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping me practice playing
    my very beautiful musical instrument, my ukulele.

    • Cali Rose
      | Reply

      Thank you Ann and I’m thrilled you are playing again. The ukulele is very soothing and welcome relief, especially in these pandemic times.

  4. sherry k
    | Reply

    still exploring – FABULOUS!!!
    Everything is so well thought through on the site.
    I couldn’t help but think your webmistress has been a very busy gal, as I’m sure both you and Michael have also been.
    Kudos kudos!!!
    I’m going to keep exploring.

    • Cali Rose
      | Reply

      Thank you so very much Sherry!

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