January 23 - March 13, 2023

Mondays | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Senior Strummers Beginner Winter Session builds beginners’ confidence as they expand their song library!

In this 8-week session, students will extend their technique to better enjoy their music-making. Come and learn common chord progressions through your favorite songs, strumming patterns to spice up your playing, and enjoy playing with other beginning uke enthusiasts! This class is for new beginners up through those with little experience.

Classes meet Mondays from January 23th through March 13th at 9:30am in the Community Room at Arizona Musicfest.

No experience, but lots of enthusiasm, required. Students must provide their own instruments. (Concert or Tenor-size Ukuleles recommended, Baritones welcome!).

Please email musicalive@azmusicfest.org with questions!

Led By

Kehau Leitz

Kehau Leitz

Kehau Kuhi Leitz started her musical career at an early age, born in Honolulu, HI, with her family as she performed in Luaus led by her grandparents. Her love for music and ukulele motivated her to pursue her Bachelor’s in Music Education with an emphasis in Percussion from the University of Central Florida. She was fortunate to join the Disney World entertaining guests playing percussion and Universal Studios musician group playing xylophone in a cartoon theme band.

Over the years, she’s enjoyed teaching private music lessons and organizing recitals for both kids and adults. Using a method of learning through play where the focus is the process of learning vs. the performance perfection, she identifies the individual’s love for music and meets the students where they are to encourage further improvement. From teaching Frozen, to an Eminem piano medley, to La vie en Rose on the ukulele, her students are consistently thankful with their relationship with music.

As a wife and a mom of 4 kids, it’s her love of music and her students’ experiences that keep her going: “I learned more about music than any other instructor I’ve had”, “music learning is more in-depth than I’m used to”, “I’m learning more than just the chords on the page”, and “it’s so much fun!”