About Perry Stauffer
“Lessons from Perry are cool. He’s patient and kind and skilled. Most important, the cat can really play.”
-Bob Jenkins, Lake of the Pines, California
Perry Stauffer is a multi-instrumentalist who enjoys recreating old time swing music with ukulele, upright bass, baritone uke and guitar. He often accompanies Dani Joy in concert, showcasing bluesy solos and laying down strong, foundational bass lines. Perry thrives on communal and collaborative effort’s with fellow musicians and has a real knack for vintage swing, easily transporting the listener back in time with his smooth walking bass lines and upbeat slap-bass rhythms. In his hands the instruments are more than simply foundational, it’s exceptional.
Perry has been teaching music along side Dani Joy for several years. His passions include improve, chord/melody, Blues, jazz, and everything in between. His specialty is whipping up bluesy riffs & phrases, which he easily translates into life-changing workshop material.
Perry’s workshop menu
Rhythm in a Pinch
Same ol’ strums makin’ you glum? It’s time for the Pinch! Celebrate the sweet, gentle soul of the ukulele with this right-handed rhythmic technique. Not quite a strum, not quite finger-picking, but always just right. This makes a good pre-cursor to the “Chord Fragments” class.
Adv: Chord Fragments
Chord Fragments; what are they? Why are they valuable and how do you use them? Learn how to utilize chord fragments as the building blocks for creating your own chord melodies.
ADV: Building a Duet – Dani Joy & Perry Stauffer
Dani Joy and Perry Stauffer will show you various ways to make two ukuleles greater than the sum or their parts. Learn a chord melody, a finger-style compliment, and, most important, how to blend the two gracefully.
BARITONE UKE Integrations
Learn tips, tricks, and licks for playing alone and also how to more easily integrate playing a bari with GCEA ukes.
Ukulele Bass 101
So you’ve got a bass ukulele, now what? In this introductory class learn about “ones and fives”, and how to link them together with chromatic approach notes (it’s easier than it sounds). Soon you’ll be jamming in your club with confidence!
Ukulele Bass 102
So now you understand “ones and fives”, and are ready to take your playing a step further. This class outlines how to link chords and lead your group using “walking bass lines”.