Does your teen have an ear for music? Coronado Summer Art Intensives are excited to offer a first-ever intensive for the ukulele! All levels and experiences are welcome. Just register and bring your own ukulele!
Our two-week intensives will be July 5-16. Intensives are open to teens and hosted in the Coronado School of the Arts facilities on the Coronado High School Campus.
Thinking about that ukulele intensive now? Instructor Wil Lopez describes his music journey … “My music story started with an impromptu beginners violin class at Zamorano Elementary that lasted one day. It restarted when I began attending the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. I started in the entry-level band on clarinet and quickly realized that it excited and inspired me to practice as much as I could. It led to a love of swing, big band, and be-bop jazz. Soon after, I picked up the Baritone Sax and performed with the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and played in pit orchestras for productions like “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” I picked up an electric guitar at 14 and dove headfirst into the history of blues, rock, classic rock, funk, jazz, punk, and contemporary music. I began digesting and learning everything I could on the guitar. After attending Mesa College on a music scholarship, I started my own bands, played in local bands around the Southern California music scene, recorded several singles, EP’s, and albums, and did small tours around the country. Now I play guitar and write for my original rock band, Fairplay, as well as The Naked I, a band fronted by Coronado School of Arts alumni, Dakota Ringer. I am also now a private music teacher for the Youth Arts Academy. No two students learn the same way, and being a private teacher gives me the freedom to teach and create lessons for each individual student.”