Learning a new instrument may be
challenging at any age, but Parkland Truro residents are up to the task and
ready to rock and roll!
The Parkland Truro ukulele group, or “uke group”, was formed eight years ago after a number of ukulele players performed for residents. The performance was so inspiring that they decided to give it a try themselves!
Whispers of interest turned into outright
excitement leading up to the first scheduled class.
The uke group started with eight residents
and instructor Angela Dwyer-James. As classes got underway, the soothing sound
of ukulele music filled the halls.
As the program progresses, the group continued
to share their love of music by recruiting more talent and inspiring others to
try something new.
It’s the stuff of music legend: someone
wants to start a band, so they canvas the halls with sign-up sheets looking for
like-minded souls who are ready to put in the work and find harmony.
The group comes together to laugh, sing and
learn a new skill every Wednesday morning in the theatre at Parkland Truro. And
the sound of ukulele music continues to drift through the halls.