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Strum In Joy!
Spring Series
March-May 2023

A ukulele course to build confidence + community, and encourage overall good health + happiness!

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A brand new session of Strum in Joy begins March 2024!

  • Do you yearn to learn how to play the ukulele?    

  • Do you wish to sing with an open heart and share that compassion with others?  

  • Do you wish to experience the magic of creating music with a group and sending that music out into the world?


  • Feeling relaxed and at ease with a ukulele.

  • Strumming and fingerpicking with freedom.

  • Singing with a group, without hesitation.

  • Experiencing unfettered exuberance!

​Introducing: Strum In Joy!

If ever there was a time that we needed to gather love, kindness and creativity around ourselves and one another, it is NOW.


In this series, Rural Soul Music Studio founder Chelsie Henderson will guide you through 10 weeks of group ukulele playing - and singing! - spanning many styles of music.  

You will begin with the basics and by the end will be playing as part of an ensemble (musical group), and will be invited to play for community events.  

This is for you if you desire to... 

  • Learn a new skill that you will have for life and can share with others.  

  • Stretch your physical and mental wellbeing.

  • Move beyond a rhythmic or playing  “plateau”.

  • Be a part of a close knit and caring community.

  • Share your skills with friends and family (perhaps even teach them yourself!)

  • Meet other fun, unique and compassionate people.

  • Let go of blocks in your life and get out of your comfort zone.


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Here’s how it works:

9 weeks of invigorating IN PERSON GROUP CLASSES on Wednesdays from 11:00 am-12:15 pm at EarthBeat Music (90 Broad Street, Schuylerville). The classes will run from March 26 through May 22. 

GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. You will have the opportunity to play as a group at our final celebration and other community gatherings.  This is totally optional but so fun and often people’s favorite part of being in the group!

The final celebration will be held immediately after class on Tuesday, May 22 (location TBA)!

ONE-ON-ONE TIME. You will be invited to schedule a complimentary 30-minute private lesson!  This is your time to shine: improve your technique and work toward your goals. Even though this is overall a group experience you will get valuable individual insights and guidance to play with more confidence and ease over time. 


  • Inspirational emails with tips and resources to keep you motivated and to dive more deeply into ukulele music, techniques, and history. 

  • An invitation to the Strum in Joy Facebook page where all members can connect and share.

Investment: 3 monthly payments of $130, or 1 payment of $375*

*SENIORS' fee is $360 (see below for link)

Ready to Strum in Joy? Here’s what to do next…

STEP 1: Make your payment and secure your spot! You will be directed to a secure PayPal page to make your payment.
Click here to pay in full
Click here to pay in installments
Click here if you are a senior! 

STEP 2: After making your payment you will receive a special welcome from me with some musical inspiration and your next steps! 

STEP 3: We Strum in Joy in September!

If you have any questions at all, please email Chelsie at


Do I need my own ukulele?

Several of our local libraries have ukes available for students to borrow.  All you need is a library card!  In order to really be able to dive into the music and practice at home, we recommend eventually getting your own uke.


What if I can’t commit to every class and/or practice?  

No problem.  We take into account the reality that you are all happenin’ people and do not expect you to attend every single class and practice.  However, YOU will get the most benefit from  participating in most of them, and WE as a TEAM will also get the most benefit the more often you are present.

Can I record the classes?  

You are encouraged to record on your device during the in-person classes for practice purposes!

Do I need to have experience?  

No experience necessary.  Beginners are very welcomed.  Just think: everyone starts as a beginner at their craft at one point!

Can I still participate if I have mobility challenges?  

YES!  We understand that every body is different and strive for our programs to be truly inclusive and accessible for all.

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