ukulele program


We had our first Ukulele Camp in 2016, the same year Sarah Perry came to Clapping Hands as an intern, and the resulting chemistry has created some big Ukulele love at Clapping Hands Farm! We’ve had Ukulele Camp every year since and Sarah Perry keeps ukulele going all year long!  You can sign up here for Ukulele Classes or if you already know how to play you can join our Clapping Hands Farm Ukulele Band practices and perform with the band at events year round!

Ukulele Classes, Fall 2019

Sarah has a fun, relaxed, song based teaching style that focuses  on enjoying music together as well as building basic skills. We’ll either be upstairs with cozy wood stove heat or outside in the sunshine when the weather allows. Both classes are 8 weeks sessions that meet on Mondays.

Ukulele Class for brand new beginners with Sarah Perry.
8 week session September 23rd-Nov. 11th (Weather make up day on November 18th)
Mondays 4:00-5:30pm at Clapping Hands Farm
All ages welcome, including adults. 8 students maximum
Cost: $60-$80 sliding scale for the entire 8 week session. Sliding scale of $90-$120 for a parent and child coming together.

This class is for those who have never played ukulele before and want to start from the very beginning! It’s an introduction to the instrument and the joy of playing and learning together as a group. Learn the basic chords and strumming patterns that will help you play your favorite songs.

Ukulele Class for beginners with Sarah Perry
8 week session September 23rd-Nov. 11th (Weather make up day on November 18th)
Mondays 6:00-7:30pm at Clapping Hands Farm
All ages welcome, including adults. 8 students maximum
Cost: $60-$80 sliding scale for the entire 8 week session. Sliding scale of $90-$120 for a parent and child coming together.

The beginners class is for those who know just a few basics or have recently begun learning to play! If playing a G chord feels a bit challenging, this is the perfect class for you. Get comfortable with all the basic chords and strumming patterns and learn to more comfortably play the songs you love!

REGISTER HERE FOR UKULELE CLASS BY SEPTEMBER 16th: UKULELE CLASS REGISTRATION 2019


Ukulele band

Ukulele band is an all ages band for anyone who has learned to play ukulele at Clapping Hands Farm! We practice on Sundays either in Pittsboro or Chapel Hill/Durham and represent Clapping Hands Farm by performing songs of many different genres at local events and fundraising parties throughout the year. Together we play, sing, and spread our love for ukulele, camp, & our community!
Ukuleles are the main focus BUT other instruments are welcome and encouraged if they can easily compliment the ukuleles and be incorporated into the songs we are practicing together. Please talk to Sarah if you would like to play another instrument in the band.
Cost: $5-$15 per practice per person suggested donation.
If you are excited to play & perform we want you to join the Ukulele Band family regardless of funds. Please pay what is doable for you and your family. We have extra ukuleles if you don’t have one.

Email, Call, text or email Sarah Perry if you would like to get involved
Phone: 919-830-7294
email: sarahp.chfarm@gmail.com

All practices are held on SUNDAYS from 2-4pm.
BAND PRACTICE SCHEDULE 2019-2020:

Band Practice at Clapping Hands Farm

September 1st, 22nd
October 6th, 20th
November 3rd, 17th
December 1st, 22nd
January 19th
February 2nd, 16th
March 1st, 15th, 29th
April 12th, 26th

Band Practice in Chapel Hill/Durham

September 15th, 29th
October 13th. 27th
November 10th, 24th
December 15th
January 12th, 26th
February 9th, 23rd
March 8th, 22nd
April 5th, 19th

ukulele band performances

Here are some of the places the band has performed:

  • Shakori Hills Festival as part of the Big Wonderful Variety Show put on by Clapping Hands Farm, Silk Hope NC
  • Chatham Mills Farmers Market, Pittsboro NC
  • Clyde Fest, Bynum NC
  • Bridge Fest, Bynum NC
  • Chatham Arts Council’s Pig Pickin’ fundraiser with Tommy Edwards and the Blue Grass Experience, Pittsboro NC
  • Fiesta,  Siler City NC
  • Day of the Books,  Siler City NC

Please see our calendar or current newsletter for dates and times of upcoming events!


Ukulele band bookings

Please contact Sarah Perry at sarahp.chfarm@gmail.com if you are interested in the Ukulele Band coming to perform at your festival, event or organization.


Ukulele camp

Ukulele Camp 2020: August 17th-21st
Look for registration in January of 2020.


Song writing workshop series

We had a wonderful workshop with Emma’s Revolution in October of 2019 and are looking forward to having more songwriting workshops. Shana Tucker, Vessna Scheff, Reggie Harris and Kathleen Hannon have all expressed interest in leading a workshop, and these are all fantastic artists and workshop leaders both!