Virtual Baritone Uke Day

Saturday, December 5, 2020


Full-Day Pass: $75

Virtual Baritone Uke Day

Sat, Dec 5, 2020

Registration for this program (full day and individual classes) has closed. We look forward to strumming with everyone! We also encourage you to join us for the faculty concert livestream at 7:30pm, free and open to all on Strathmore's Facebook page.

More ukes are ahead! Virtual Winter UkeFest is a weekend full of workshops, jams, performances, and camaraderie in January 2021. Learn more and register for Virtual Winter UkeFest.

Sharpen your skills with a full day of virtual workshops just for baritone ukes and DGBE tuned tenor guitars!

Three main workshops are intended for players at an intermediate level and above on the baritone uke. Beginners and students earlier in their baritone study are welcome to join those three workshops, but the pace of classes is for intermediate players. An Intro to Baritone Uke class is offered in the morning.

All workshops will be recorded and archived so students can watch them again or catch up on workshops that don’t fit their schedule.

Full-Day Pass Includes

  • One 90-minute introduction to baritone uke workshop  
  • Three 90-minute intermediate baritone uke workshops 
  • Evening faculty concert on Facebook Live
  • Access to workshop recordings for 1 month 

A full-day pass is $75. For those who don’t wish to attend all lessons, a la carte registration is available for $35 per class. Visit the link below each class for a la carte registration.


Marcy Marxer
Marxer believes the baritone ukulele is a combination of a ukulele and a guitar with its own enchanting personality and warm, sweet tones. She is a multiple Grammy winner with another 50 awards from the Washington Area Music Association, including Musician of the Year.  She has written articles for Ukulele Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Marxer’s recorded music can be heard on PBS, National Geographic, MSNBC and on a wide variety of her recordings with partner Cathy Fink.

Cathy Fink
Fink is co-director with Marxer of Strathmore’s UkeFest and a social music conductor with considerable chops on uke, guitar and banjo. Together, Fink and Marxer have released 48 albums and over 50 instructional courses on audio and video. But most importantly, their dedication to helping others make music comes through in each workshop

Jim Beloff
Beloff is the arranger, and publisher of the Jumpin’ Jim’s series of ukulele songbooks with over 1,000,000 copies in print. This series includes The Daily Ukulele, one of the best-selling ukulele songbooks ever published. On his latest album, The Wind and Sun, Beloff plays a 1950s Martin baritone uke on most of the tracks

Ginger Johnson
Hailing from the island of Maui, Ginger Johnson is a lifelong musician and singer. The tall half of the Hoku award winning duo, The Hula Honeys, Ginger plays baritone ukulele and tenor guitar in a jazzy style all her own. Johnson finds baritone to be the perfect distillation of guitar and ukulele—melding the deep mellow tones of guitar with the ease, comfort, and versatility of the uke.


All times are in EST

10am: Intro to Baritone Ukulele with Cathy Fink
Start the day with a gentle warmup session and chord reminder with Cathy Fink. All are welcome to join this beginner’s class to play along, dust off those chord cobwebs, and enjoy the music and community of baritone uke and DGBE tuned tenor guitar. 

12pm: Very Bari Jam with Jim Beloff
We’ll sing and play through a selection of easy to more challenging arrangements in DGBE tuning with stops along the way to discuss the special challenges and opportunities that the bari uke player encounters. Bring your bari and be prepared to get down!

2pm: Jazzin’ with Ginger Johnson
Learn how to take difficult-looking charts and make them work for you. No matter how intimidating the chord name looks it can only be four notes because that’s what we have! We’ll learn a couple of standards using shortcuts and chord inversions that will allow you to open your musical repertoire to the next level.

4pm: Folk It Up! with Marcy Marxer 
We’ll explore the warm tones and satisfying sounds of the baritone ukulele as we play songs from the folk repertoire. We’ll play in a variety of keys and styles ranging from traditional folk to calypso and will also incorporate patterns for strumming and for fingerpicking.

7:30pm: Faculty Concert on Facebook Live
Strathmore’s Facebook Page

More Information

Is this program appropriate for kids?

The program is geared for adults, but we welcome teens and kids learning the baritone uke. We just ask that parents and guardians talk with staff before registering. Please email before purchasing a registration for a student under the age of 18.


Strathmore aims to make music education experiences like Baritone Uke Day as financially accessible as possible, and we are able to offer a limited number of partial tuition scholarships. Please note that because our goal is to provide partial assistance to as many people as possible, we are not likely to offer full scholarships. To apply, please send an email explaining your need, your interest in the program, and your requested support amount to

Exchange Policy

Our long-held ticket exchange policy preserves your flexibility so you can always purchase with confidence. In addition, patrons will be entitled to a full refund if Strathmore is unable to hold an event as scheduled. 

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