Funky Frets News

All the latest and greatest new regarding Funky Frets and the Funky Frets family and friends.

With the largest selection of ukuleles in one location in the Philadelphia / Tri-state area, Funky Frets has become a premier ukulele destination worth the visit. And did we mention we actually know a lot about the ukulele as it is not a passing fade with us.

Funky Frets is a true Mom and Pop music store - actually three generations.

Funky Frets is Moving

Moving September 2017 - the news floating around town, online, and the Funky Frets meetup group that we are moving is true. We are moving to 124 N. Chestnut St., Boyertown PA. We've been wanting to move closer to the center of town and now have our own building that we are getting ready for an end of Summer 2017 move.

For the latest photos of the new location as we work on it check this page or photos.

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Stuck in ukulele and musical rut? Take Your Ukulele Playing to the Next Level

@ Funky Frets, Boyertown, PA - Taught by Curt Sheller

Four (4) consecutive classes: Fall 2017 TBA

  • Getting beyond the third (3) fret.
  • Strums = *Rhythm* and styles, strumming, and fingerpicking techniques.
  • Triads and contemporary chords.
  • Introduction to solos and fills
  • Introductions and Endings for Songs.
  • Seventh Chords
  • Practical Music Theory

Limited to a small group so each person gets the most out of these sessions. *More playing than talking!*

Explore the Technique and Areas that will get you to that next level:

Only $89

For ALL four classes

Pre-registration required:


or Register in-store

Call store ( 484-415-9677 ) for class schedule:

Summertime Ukulele Class

Every Wednesday in July @ Funky Frets, Boyertown, PA

Four (4) consecutive classes: 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, and 7/26

This beginner class will help get you on the right track for a successful future playing this fun, four-stringed instrument that everyone love!

Learn basic chords, common strumming patterns, proper technique, and fun songs.

*Bring your own ukulele or take advantage of special Ukulele discounts for Summer Students.

Call store ( 484-415-9677 ) for four August classes:

Only $75

For ALL four classes

Pre-registration required:


or Register in-store

Call store ( 484-415-9677 ) for four August classes:

The Funky Frets Annual Ukulele Picnic

Get sneak peak at the new Funky Frets location opening September 2017

Sorry for the delay in getting this out. We have been searching for months for an available pavilion area but they seemed to have all booked up this year. So we will be having our picnic at our FUTURE LOCATION. 124 N. Chestnut St, Boyertown, PA 19512 in the parking lot. A great chance to preview the new space and our renovation projects! There are bathrooms right off the back door of the parking lot.

We will have it picnic style out in the parking lot. ***So for this day please use the street parking. We will have quick shades and tables set up. Please bring a *Chair *Music Stand *Ukulele *Potluck (See Below)

Funky Frets will provide Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Buns, Plates, Cutlery and bottles of water. If you would like anything other than water feel free to bring your own drinks.

***Please bring a main dish, dessert or snacks. Please comment below what you would like to bring and we will keep a running list so people know what is needed.

We have a Summer Fun book started, but since it is only a short time away please bring your Daily Uke just incase we have more time to Jam.

3rd Annual Funky Frets Ukulele Festival!!!! • October 6-8, 2017

2017 features James HillLil' RevCurt ShellerThe Aloha BoysDebi VelascoJack KohlerFrets Halligan and a few more to be announced.

The festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Includes concerts, workshops, vendors, catered dinner, Hawai'ian Shirt contest, jams, the much loved Strum-along Train Ride on the Historic Colebrookdale Railroad and anything else we can throw into the mix.

Funky Frets 2017 Events


In addition to attending the World Famous Barto Jam every Wednesday night, we participate in several ukulele jams and meetup groups every month.

Third Sunday Every Month Funky Frets Meetup

Third Sunday every month at the store from 2:30 to 4:30 preceded with a Getting Starting with Ukulele beginner class at 1.

Friday – November 18, 2016 - Lil' Rev Workshop and Concert

Lil' Rev will visiting Funky Frets November 18, 2016 for a workshop and concert

  • Workshop 6:30-7:30 • $20
  • Concert 8:00 - 9:00 • $10

Both workshop and concert for $25.

Lil' Rev returns to Funky Frets and he always delivers a highly educational workshop and entertaining evening of music for any music lover. His concert will be featuring tunes from his newest CD "Claw and Hammer".

You can ( pay via Eventbrite ) or prior to the event by cash or check at Funky Frets. Tickets will be available at the door based on available room. This event has the potential to sell out!

  • Workshop & Concert: $25
  • Workshop Only: $20.00
  • Concert Only: $10

Workshop details (ALL LEVELS):

The Blues and Boogie of Leadbelly: Part repertoire, part lore, part blues ukulele studies, this class takes an in depth look at the life and music of Huddie Leadbetter aka: Leadbelly.

Using 12 of his tunes, we'll learn to play boogie on the ukulele, strum boogie patterns, learn a couple of cool, simple blues licks and some incredible music history a la the man who gave us: Midnight Special, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, Easy Rider, Good Morning Blues and so much more.

Curt Sheller

Checkout Curt's various web sites for the latest and greatest regarding Curt.

  • - Curt's main site for all things Curt, The Curt Sheller Jazz Trio and Curt Sheller Publications
  • - The Curt Sheller Jazz Trio's 2015 CD site.
  • - Over 600 lessons for ukulele, All major Ukulele Clubs and Festivals listing, instrument manufactures, builders and luthiers, and anything and everything regarding the ukulele.

600 E. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512 USA • 484-415-9677 •
October 6-8, 2017