Peter Luongo and the Langley Ukulele Ensemble hold adult uke classes. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)

Adults invited to come try out the ukulele at lesson on Saturday, Feb. 15

Langley Ukulele Ensemble is hosting the second adult workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Langley Ukulele Association (LUE) is giving adults a chance to try their hands at the instrument at a special class on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Peter Luongo, president of LUE, called the first adult class in January “outstanding”.

“Nearly 40 people came with varying ability levels and I sensed people had a good time,” Luongo said. “I learned a lot and it’s great to see enthusiasms of all the folks involved.”

He added that the class made him feel reminiscent of when he began instructing kids to play the ukulele.

He was happy to see people of all different ages trying something new and making music together, which is what Luongo said the lessons are all about in the first place.

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The second session runs as a full day workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Langley Fundamental Elementary school, 21789 50th Ave.

Luongo, his son Mark, and Elizabeth Zielke will be instructing brand new beginners, attendees from the previous session, and folks hoping to brush up on their skills.

Ukuleles are available for rent or purchase at every session, with the next one being a family ukulele session on Friday, Feb. 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Yorkston Creek Middle School.

“At the end of the day we’ll pull ‘em all together and make music,” Luongo added. “The ensemble is moving beyond just kids, keeping Langley as Uke capital of Canada.”

Anyone interested in attending a lesson can purchase a spot at www.langleyukes.com/programs .

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