Course Outline

Learn to play the ukulele in this short course which will have you strumming tunes within the first hour. The ukulele is one of the most versatile, least expensive and easiest to learn of the stringed instruments. And it is fun! In a group of fellow enthusiasts you will learn how to play simple tunes as you explore the history of the ukulele, musical genres common to the ukulele and various styles of playing.

There is no need to read music, by the end of the course you will be familiar with printed chord charts and have the ability to tackle songs on your own. You will also learn a variety of strums and styles of ukulele playing.

During the course short video clips will be shown on well-known exponents of the ukulele around the world. Information on how and where to access acceptable material off the internet will be given as well as listings of local and overseas ukulele clubs and identities.
The emphasis is on having fun and being given the knowledge of how to continue your learning experience by yourself.

Ideal for...

Anyone who wants to play ukulele and learn more about the instrument and modern ukulele movement. No previous musical experience needed.

Outcomes


  • Be able to play the ukulele in a variety of chords and keys;

  • Be able to play a few different strum styles relevant to the song style and tempo;

  • Be able to read song sheets written for the ukulele;

  • Gained and understanding of the modern ukulele movement: ie artists, events, instrument availability, recorded material, film, websites and club activity;

  • Gained an understanding of how the ukulele can provide fun and entertainment.

What to bring


  • Pen and pencil

  • $40 to purchase a pre-tuned Ukulele from John (optional). If you already have a ukulele bring it along. John sells them at his cost and pre tunes the instruments, saving everyone time at the first lesson.

Other information

All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.

Classes

$110 Limited inc GST / $99
Ukulele

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$110 Limited inc GST / $99
Ukulele

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  • Course testimonials
    John made the ukuleke accessible and fun, showing it's potential without overwheming complexity.
  • Course testimonials
    It was a fun class! John (tutor) was resourceful and great on helping us build confidence in playing the ukulele.
  • Course testimonials
    SO MUCH FUN! I’ve wanted to learn Ukulele for ages, and I’m so glad I did. The instructor made it easy to follow & loads of fun.