Kroc Center offering two ukulele classes this spring


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QUINCY — The Kroc Center is offering two ukulele classes this spring. The Ukulele Class will take place from noon-1 p.m. on Thursdays, March 9-30. The Ukulele Jam will take place from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, April 13. The facility’s own Jonathon Weller, arts and education specialist, will instruct both opportunities.

In a press release, Weller said, “I came to love the ukulele when I was teaching elementary music. Since then, it has become one of my favorite instruments to teach. This four-week class is a great way to learn the fundamentals of playing. Our Ukulele Jam will be a fun time of hanging out and playing our instruments in a relaxed environment where we can enjoy making music together.”

The class will meet once a week to explore the instrument. Instruments and music will be provided. However, participants are welcome to bring their own instrument if they own one.

Weller has been a member of The Kroc Center staff for three years. He has a double major in vocal performance and music education from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. Since joining the Quincy community in 2020, Weller has been a conductor for Quincy Community Theater, leads the Corps band and is The Salvation Army Staff Songsters assistant conductor.

For more details, class prices and to register, visit

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