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Make a ukulele this summer!

Experience the unique opportunity of building your own ukulele this July. Using fine woods, Instrument Craftsman Enrique Guevara and Youth Educator Joella Arsenault will teach youth ages 12 - 17 how to use hand tools and old school techniques to craft a personalized ukulele.

The course will take place during five Mondays this summer from 1-5pm in Tatamagouche.

During the five four-hour sessions, Enrique and Joella will guide the participants through the process of making a functional and beautiful musical instrument. 

Participants will: 

  • Learn about the different parts of the ukulele

  • Get hands on experience cutting, bending, gluing, planing, sanding and finishing wood with hand tools to put their instrument together

  • Have some fun playing their new instrument! 

What's included:

  • A complete kit of fine woods - maple, cedar, mahogany, walnut - put together by Enrique to make a unique ukulele

  • Tools and other supplies needed to finish the ukulele will be available for use

  • 20 hours of instruction with an instrument craftsman with more than 25 years of experience

  • A sense of accomplishment and satisfaction of learning and practicing new skills, meeting some new friends and having fun in an encouraging environment


Choose from two sessions - 

First session: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 1-5pm. Registration deadline Friday, June 30.

Second session: July 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28 from 1-5pm. Registration deadline Friday, July 28

Spaces are limited!


$500. If cost is a barrier, please let us know!

The course is open to youth ages 12 - 17. 

Interested in reserving a space or have questions?
Contact Enrique by emaill: or text/phone: 902-324-0354

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