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Welcome to our Special Events Page! Here we list, chronologically, upcoming Workshops, Classes, Concerts, & all other Events that aren’t described on our ongoing Classes Page.

Everything listed on both the Classes Page & the Events Page, should also be found on our Calendar.

Please call (941) 966-5800 anytime to register or for more information. Registration is advanced payment, name, phone number, & email. It’s non-refundable unless we cancel the class or event, in which case you’ll be contacted by phone. Any registrations the day of an event or class, or surprise walk-ins, will be accommodated as best we can, if there is room, & may cost more.

It's FriYay!

January Feature Fridays & Request Line, with Jeff Hanna
Fridays: January 4~ 25; 1-2:30pm

January’s theme is The 4 B’s: Bob Dylan, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, the Beatles

Feature Fridays
Focusing on one genre or theme for a month of Fridays, which change monthly, or every other month…

For all levels. Challenges will be offered. If fearful & find it foolish to follow paths to folly,

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Mike Lehner & Jeff Hanna at The Ukulele Place

Learning to Play Single Note Melodies on the Ukulele, with Mike Lehner
5 Mondays: January 7 ~ February 4; 2-4pm

We begin with learning melodies via tablature, a simple numerical system that tells you where to fret & which string to pick. Then we’ll play melodies from the sheet music in The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs for Better Living, by Jim Beloff…

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Let's explore our voices & sound!

Exploring Our Voices & Harmony:
From the Life is a Whole Body Experience Sessions™

Tuesdays: January 8 ~ 29; 1-2pm

Do you want to explore your voice to find out how you want to sound? Or how to get the sounds you want? Are you having enough fun singing yet? Or find yourself hesitant to sing out? Wondering about harmonies?

These sessions are about doing, rather than talking. Using the method of ‘monkey see, monkey do’, we can discuss our experiences afterwards, as desired.

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The Suncoast Sand Fleas Meetup Group

Sing ’n’ Strum-Along, with the Suncoast Sand Fleas
Friday, January 18; 6:30-8:30pm

SING ‘n’ STRUM ALONG – A Ukulele Meetup each month at The Ukulele Place at The Rhythm Inlet. Everyone’s welcome, all levels of players, beginners to professional, & friends to listen & groove! Come strum, sing, toe tap, percuss, or simply relax & enjoy the music & merriment of some friendly folks.

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Barbara & Jeff playing at the Open Mic-a-lele

New Event! Open Mic-a-lele at The Ukulele Place!
Friday, January 25; 6:30-8:30pm

We’re excited to announce our latest monthly event, Open Mics at The Ukulele Place at The Rhythm Inlet. We call it an Open Mic-a-lele!

Since we added Open Mics to our monthly Sing ‘n’ Strum Alongs, they’ve become so popular that it was time to give them their own event. All instruments welcome. (Well, almost, sorry trap-set drummers, no room!) The only requirement is that at least one ukulele needs to be included in the act!

We have a P.A. with effects, condenser & dynamic mics, stands & cables, music stands, & chairs. Refreshments will be offered outside.

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It's FriYay!

February Feature Fridays & Request Line, with Jeff Hanna
Fridays: February 1~ 22; 1-2:30pm

January’s theme continues into February! 
The 4 B’s: Bob Dylan, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, the Beatles

Feature Fridays
Focusing on one genre or theme for a month of Fridays, which change monthly, or every other month…

For all levels. Challenges will be offered. If fearful & find it foolish to follow paths to folly,

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The Heather Pierson Trio

The Heather Pierson Trio, in Concert
Sunday, February 3rd, 7pm

The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio, on tour from New Hampshire, is a rare bunch. Three musicians from 3 very different backgrounds bring their skills, quiet charm, & a refreshingly down-to-earth honesty that bring to life the sounds of the streets of New Orleans & the valleys of Appalachia. Their recordings (2015’s ‘Still She Will Fly’ & 2017’s ‘Singin’’) & live performances, feature Heather’s multi-genre songwriting, their instrumental virtuosity, & stirring, 3-part vocal harmonies.

Heather & event host, Barbara Gail, go way back…. While living in Maine in 2000, Barbara joined

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The experiential education of embodying rhythm by stepping & clapping, is the best way to learn it. (IOHO)
The experiential education of embodying rhythm by stepping & clapping, is the best way to learn it. (IOHO)

Getting Rhythm In & Out: from the Life is a Whole Body Experience Sessions™
Tuesdays: February 5 ~ 26; 1-2pm

Following on the heels of his successful Exploring Our Voices & Harmony 4-week session, Jeff offers Getting Rhythm In & Outfor ukers, drummers, dancers, & players of ANY instrument! This is how we learn rhythm naturally, experientially, by embodying it.

From the Life is a Whole Body Experience Sessions™ with Jeff Hanna, author of Life is a Whole Body Experience(unpublished).

We’ll be chanting, stepping & clapping, then applying what we were creating rhythmically,

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The Suncoast Sand Fleas Meetup Group

Sing ’n’ Strum-Along, with the Suncoast Sand Fleas
Friday, February 15; 6:30-8:30pm

SING ‘n’ STRUM ALONG – A Ukulele Meetup each month at The Ukulele Place at The Rhythm Inlet. Everyone’s welcome, all levels of players, beginners to professional, & friends to listen & groove! Come strum, sing, toe tap, percuss, or simply relax & enjoy the music & merriment of some friendly folks.

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Jeff & Barbara with The Little Things in Edinburgh, Scotland!
Jeff & Barbara with The Little Things in Edinburgh, Scotland!

The Little Things: Ukulele & Vocal Duo, in Concert
Returning Saturday, February 16!

Concert 7pm

They were a huge hit when they performed at our place in April, 2018. If you were in attendance you’ll remember how many folks immediately asked them to please return, & also asked US to make sure they DO return!

We (Barbara & Jeff) first met these talented young ladies in Edinburgh, Scotland, in August, 2017, they were street performing on The Royal Mile during The Fringe Festival. We enjoyed their uplifting music, sincere talent, smart lyrics, gorgeous & effortless vocal harmonies, & ukulele strumming. Their youthfulness was refreshing, their grounded joy contagious.

So when we found out…

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Barbara & Jeff playing at the Open Mic-a-lele

Open Mic-a-lele at The Ukulele Place!
Friday, February 22; 6:30-8:30pm

Jeff Hanna & Barbara Gail, owners of The Ukulele Place at The Rhythm Inlet, invite you to our latest monthly event, an open mic. We call it The Open Mic-a-lele! Since adding the Open Mics to our monthly Ukulele Sing ‘n’ Strum Alongs, they’ve become so popular that it was time to give them their own event.

Our first Open Mic-a-lele was in January. We were impressed by how many ukulele friends

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Mike with Peter Moss & Jeff Hanna
Mike with Peter Moss & Jeff Hanna

Learn to Play Chord Melodies on the Ukulele, with Mike Lehner
5 Mondays: February 25 thru March 25; 2-4pm
Limited to 12 students, so register early!

An introduction to chord melody playing on the re-entrant tuned ukulele, covering 3 different methods of chord melody arranging. Emphasis will also be placed on right & left-hand techniques. By completion, you’ll have sufficient skill & knowledge to create your own chord melodies.

*Bring: paper & pencil, The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs for Better Living, by

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It's FriYay!

Ukulele Level 4: Feature Fridays & Request Line, with Jeff Hanna
Fridays: March 1~ 29; 1-2:30pm

Request Line only in March
When the request line is open we play any songs in my collection, as they’re called out – first voice heard gets it. For all levels. Challenges vary with the mood of the group.

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The Suncoast Sand Fleas Meetup Group

Sing ’n’ Strum-Along, with the Suncoast Sand Fleas
Friday, March 15; 6:30-8:30pm

SING ‘n’ STRUM ALONG – A Ukulele Meetup each month at The Ukulele Place at The Rhythm Inlet. Everyone’s welcome, all levels of players, beginners to professional, & friends to listen & groove! Come strum, sing, toe tap, percuss, or simply relax & enjoy the music & merriment of some friendly folks.

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Barbara & Jeff playing at the Open Mic-a-lele

Open Mic-a-lele at The Ukulele Place!
Friday, March 22; 6:30-8:30pm

Jeff Hanna & Barbara Gail, owners of The Ukulele Place at The Rhythm Inlet, invite you to our latest monthly event, an open mic. We call it The Open Mic-a-lele! Since adding the Open Mics to our monthly Ukulele Sing ‘n’ Strum Alongs, they’ve become so popular that it was time to give them their own event.

Our first Open Mic-a-lele was in January. We were impressed by how many ukulele friends

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Jared Mason, award winning recording artist, Broadway performer, multi-instrumentalist

Workshop & Concert with Jared Mason
Saturday, April 20

Workshop 3-4:30pm
Concert time 7pm

Jared Mason is an award winning recording artist, Broadway performer, multi-instrumental musician, producer, arranger, & actor. He works in his studio creating new works of music for his solo career, his family band, soundtracks, tv & film, commissioned work, & independent artists.

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