Events @ Funky Frets

Funky Frets Music Store puts on several workshops, classes, clinics and events throughout the year. Check the Calendar of Events for all the latest events.
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September 2022

  • Saturday, September 24th, 2PM – 8PMKeystone Riverfront Festival, 155 Railroad Plaza, Royersford, PA

August 2022

  • Saturday, September 24th, 6:30pm–7:30PMLil' Rev Concert & Workshop @ Funky Frets Music Store

June 2022

Uke Jam Picnic at the PARK! • June 18th

At Boyertown Community Park in the Cambell Pavilion by the bathrooms.

Sign up for Food/Drinks HERE Uke-Jam-Picnic

Bring your ukulele, music stand and Daily Ukulele Yellow Book. We suggest bringing a folding chair to be more comfortable or sit at the picnic tables.

We will also have some yard games if you would like to bring any non-ukulele players along. Please RSVP so we have to right amount of supplies.

Hope you join us, all levels are welcome.

April 2022

April 17Andrew Molina

Please pre-register at Eventbrite: Tickets & Registration

Andrew Molina

Sunday April 17, Concert & Workshop

Sunday, April 17

Yes, we know this is Easter and what a great way to spend the afternoon! $30 for both the Workshop and Concert. Andrew will be teaching a ukulele workshop at 2:00pm

Introduction to Moveable Chord Shapes & Fretboard Navigation

This workshop will show how moveable chord shapes work in conjunction with learning and navigating your fretboard.


Hawaii based ukulele virtuoso Andrew Molina proves that the ukulele has no limits. Andrew’s electrifying performances have captivated audiences around the world including China, Europe, Tahiti, and of course the U.S. His 3 albums have all been nominated for “Ukulele Album of the Year” at the prestigious “Na Hoku Hanohano “ music awards, (Hawaii’s version of the Grammys) and he has also been featured on the cover of England’s Uke Magazine. From sweet Hawaiian sounds to Aerosmith’s “Dream On” and Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” to even the “Game of Thrones” theme, Andrew proves that anything is possible on the ukulele!


www.AndrewMolina.com AndrewMolinaUkuleleAcademy.teachable.com

May 2022

June 18thAnnual Funky Frets Spring Picnic. • Details to come.

Every Month

Third Saturday of Every Month Starting at @1PM

  • Getting Started with Ukulele - FREE ukulele workshop with Curt Sheller and Kelly Thompson.
  • Followed by the Funky Frets MeetUp Jam @ 2:30 - Show up at 2PM and Curt will go over a song or two ahead of time and go over how to embellish it with chord substitutions, strumming variations. intros and endings, etc... We'll be using the Daily Uke Book - "The Blue Book" • Starting May 2021 we will be hosting this event live again.

Past Workshops & Events

Bill Wynne

Saturday January 20, 2022 4-70pm

Bill presented an introduction to chord melody ukulele playing which he calls “Chord Melody for Dummies” – basic approaches and tips for developing your own chord melody arrangements – as well as teach you one of his unique chord melody arrangements for the ever-popular Beatles chestnut “Yesterday.” Followed by a concert.

Amy Kucharik

Sunday August 29, 2021 5-8:30pm

Award-winning songwriter Amy Kucharik [/kuh-CHAR-ick/] performs as a one-woman band with ukulele, tenor guitar, foot percussion, mouth trumpet and harmonica, or with her Boston-based bands, energizing swing dance, folk festival and listening room audiences alike. Drawing from blues, folk and Vaudeville traditions and with a street-smart stagecraft honed in the subways of Boston, Amy transports her audience to a place both timeless and familiar, but nevertheless innovative.

Jim D'Ville!!! Ear Training Rail Tour 2021

Thursday July 22, 2021

Join Jim for a stop on his Ear Training Rail Tour 2021 at Funky Frets Music Store, Boyertown, PA USA. Jim will present his Hearing Chord Changes workshop followed by a jam session.

Jim's workshop and jam was a blast. You can catch Jim when he comes back in October for Funky Frets Uke Fest.

WORKSHOP • CONCERT

Past Workshops Over the Years

4-Part "Jazz" Chords

Exploring contemporary 4-part, a.k.a. "Jazz" chord on ukulele all start with the Big Six, Core Chords. You most likely know the open position chords they're based on. From the Six core chords that are the Big Six and the principles of chord construction along with learning the notes of the ukulele fingerboard, you WILL be able to create ANY chord you come across just from the name.

Alternating Thumb Style Fingerpicking

The Seven Modes

Ukulele Strums

Improv Using Blues and Pentatonic Scales

Misc

Technique Left Hand Technique

Music Basics

Contemporary Triads

Past Events

Virtual Campfire with Funky Frets

8PM - June 13, 2020Funky Frets Virual Campfire Sing-along. The Funky Frets crew will hosting a virtual camp fire sing-along live from our back yard, with some tried and true camp classics from our and I'm sure your childhood. So join us next to your back yard camp fire or your living room couch to sing and strum a long with us. Sing in tune is optional as you'll see ;-). Should be a hoot.

Download the June 2020 Campfire Jam Song Book and Smore's Recipe and get ready. This has a few new songs added for the June Campfire Jam.

Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books!Peter Rhee

Aloha, Curt, All I can say is WOW! What you have accomplished is simply incredible! All the bestGlen Hirabayashi, The Aloha Boys

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Funky Frets Music Store

124 N. Chestnut St., Boyertown, PA 19512 USA
484-415-9677

funkyfrets.com/festival
October 6-7-8, 2023

Store Hours -> Monday thru Friday: 2PM to 8PM •Saturday: 10AM to 3PM • Sunday: by Appointment