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”.

“I’m enjoying Perry’s class and learning a lot.  As I mentioned tonight, I am a visual person as well and I thought that last week’s pdf’s were wonderful and served as an excellent reference for my practice.  I liked your suggestions tonight about taking Perry’s concepts and writing them out for other tunes. Thank you and Perry for all of your encouragement, support and knowledge that you share with us. You and Perry do such a wonderful service for the uke community. “

Rodrigo Sanchez

New Mexico, USA

“Lessons from Perry are cool.  He’s patient and kind and skilled.  Most important, the cat can really play.”

Bob Jenkins

Auburn, Ca USA

Perry Stauffer’s  is an accomplished jazz ukulele musician who can teach you the “secrets” of jazz improvisation.  If you are ready to take your ukulele playing to a new level, Perry’s “Advanced Jazz Improv” lessons are a must.

I just finished Perry’s online “Advanced Jazz Improv” lessons and I was quite impressed with Perry’s teaching style and the quality of his teaching.  He packs a lot of content in each lesson and provides follow-up PDFs of what he teaches.  The PDFs are wonderful references and I don’t have to worry about trying to take notes while he’s teaching.  I can just concentrate on learning.

Perry makes his lessons fun and teaches the advanced jazz concepts in a clear and easy to understand manner.  Not only does he teach various jazz licks and riffs, but also the understanding on how and why to construct your own advanced jazz lines.

For anyone interested in jazz and wants to get a thorough understanding of jazz improv, I highly recommend Perry’s online “Advance Jazz Improv” lessons.

Bill Zombeck

New Mexico, USA

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