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  • #26699

    citznmag
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    Hello everyone. I’m preparing for retirement by learning the uke (as well as piano). Wanted to learn music since I was a child but family couldn’t afford lessons. So here I am at 53 learning the uke and loving itβ€”I take it everywhere. It’s become very therapeutic for me and now that I participated in my first challenge I am so encouraged to keep going. This is a great course!

    #26700

    mymgb1
    Participant

    Great idea. I am 73 and just started the course,too. I have been starting with the Baritone as years ago I played a folk guitar a bit so transition was a little easier but now have fallen for the Tenor. This is a very good transitional program for me and I hope this path continues to have you enjoy your retirement more.

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    #26704

    lisadmh
    Participant

    Welcome! The uke is a great retirement plan. I’m only 8 years behind you and I dream of busking for my retirement income, lol.

    There’s so much to discover here. Have fun. See you around!

    #26705

    citznmag
    Participant

    Thanks, mymgb1 and lisadmh. Enjoying this group and my new callouses.

    #26706

    planetfink
    Participant

    I retired last May. I love this site and the way it pushes and challenges me. Welcome.

    #26708

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Welcome! Glad you found us πŸ™‚

    #26711

    citznmag
    Participant

    Thanks πŸ™‚

    #26781

    robins57
    Participant

    Welcome! I have a few parallels with you– only it was the harp I took up in preparation for retirement. You are doing a wonderful thing for yourself– it’s lovely to have a new interest (esp a musical one) to carry you through those last few years of retirement and then you can hit the ground running. I started the uke last year just after I retired. Slow going for me but it is fun! And I just acquired a piano so once it is settled and tuned I will be re-acquainting myself with that. I hope you end up loving this site as much as I do (I just joined last month as a way to augment the mostly chord-playing group I attend locally). It is so well laid out and you can just dip a toe in from time to time or fully immerse yourself as your time and interest allows!

    #26833

    citznmag
    Participant

    Thanks, for the welcome, robins57. The harp is on my bucket list to learn before I kick the bucket (ahhh, so many instruments, so little time). But my uke is my bestieβ€”it comes with me everywhere. Love this program, just wish my brain could translate all this new info faster to my newly calloused fingers.

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