The OYOU hosts workshops on a variety of subjects throughout the year. People of all ages experience the joy of learning a musical instrument, writing a song, or learning arts and crafts. Classes are tailored from beginning to advanced. Some classes are all ages and some only focus on a specific age group. This means we've got workshops for kids and big kids! We offer scholarships for many of our programs.
The OYOU is committed to paying its teachers, artists, and performers. We are also committed to outreach within our community, celebrating diversity, and providing an artistic outlet to those with disabilities.
The entire industry of the performing and visual arts has been turned upside down due to advances in technology and a massive shift in how people consume music and view the arts. We provide a source of income to artists by giving them an audience in which to perform and or teach.
The OYOU creates an atmosphere where those that create and make their living in the arts can not only survive, but thrive, in both education and performance.
Our classes are small. We also provide scholarships for those who would otherwise be unable to attend, and we also work with those with disabilities — often one on one.
Please considering donating to the OYOU so that we can pay our teachers and performers a reasonable wage for their hard work and creative efforts.
Due to limited space at our workshops, and out of consideration for our teachers, we can not accept last minute additions to our workshop.
We do not allow walk ups.
All attendees of our workshops, must register in advance and receive confirmation from our staff . Out of respect for the OYOU and our teachers, we only offer refunds for workshops in the case of an emergency. We do not allow folks to trade in one paid workshop for another at a later date. Thanks for understanding!
We do not have a hang out space for friends or family during the workshop.
1:00 - 3:30
Pastries and refreshments provided
Wilory Farm in Martindale, Texas
Teacher: Kevin Carrol
Ages: 10 +
Class is limited to 8 people
Kevin Carroll is a certified State of Texas Elementary Educator, instructs at ukulele workshops internationally, is a performing and recording artist, and teaches both private and group music lessons to all ages and levels in Austin, TX. Equally passionate about music, education and ukulele, Kevin seeks to inspire and empower students to exercise their birthright of making music. Kevin has completed the third and final year of course study in the James Hill Ukulele Initiative Teacher Certification Program and has been hired back as a teacher instructor for the past 2 years. This training has served to make Ukulele in the Classroom a popular and successful learning approach in Austin. Kevin’s scope of teaching includes Texas-based music, blues,classical, jazz, soul, funk, Ukestra (ukulele orchestras), family music facilitation, ukulele ensembles, and beginners of all ages. He has been a resident of Austin, TX for over 20 years where he has played guitar and toured across the globe with Americana artists such as the Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore), Jimmy LaFave, Alejandro Escovedo, Robyn Ludwick, Charlie and Bruce Robison and many others. In addition to leading his own groups as a singer-songwriter, Kevin has produced albums and written songs for several Austin artists.