“Uke Can Do it!” on Jan. 20 Beginner Ukulele Class at the Museum

NEmiss.news Mark Maharrey to teach uke at Museum


If learning to play a ukulele is one of your New Year’s resolutions, a beginner class is set at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany on January 20, 2024, 10 – 12.

Mississippi Arts Commission teaching artist Mark Maharrey will bring his array of ukuleles for a class designed for ages 12 and above. The cost of the class is $10, and participants need to register in advance to participate. Participants can, but do not have to bring an instrument; one will be provided. Class size is limited to 20.

NEmiss.news Uke teacher Mike Maharrey

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The uke, an icon of Hawaiian music, also became an icon of the Jazz Age. In the 1920’s it was especially popular with amateur players because it was fairly easy to learn, highly portable and inexpensive.

Beatles George Harrison and Paul McCartney were uke players and fast forward to today! The ukulele is one of the best-loved instruments. It also plays the role of every man’s instrument. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has never been more famous.

Call or come by the museum to register or email at uchm@ucheritagemuseum.com. If you would like to pay with Venmo go to @uchmuseum to pay. The museum is located at 114 Cleveland Street, New Albany, 662-538-0014.

Jill Smith, Director
Union County Heritage Museum
114 Cleveland Street
New Albany,MS 38652

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