Course 1B: Ukulele Lessons for ADVANCED beginners!
Once you feel fairly comfortable with the basics, it's time to build on your ukulele skills and develop greater mastery over your ukulele technique and musicianship! Our 2 week Advanced Beginner Course is designed to keep the momentum going!
Once you feel fairly comfortable with the basics, it's time to jump into our 2 week intensive course for Advanced Beginners.
You must have completed a Foundation Skills Ukulele Course or have equivalent playing experience. It is also essential you have an ukulele for the duration of the course.
We develop a greater understanding of the musical alphabet and chord vocabulary
We learn new ways to make chord changes with ease and efficiency to maximise quality sound production
New chord progressions to challenge your chord vocabulary and technique
More challenging strumming & finger picking techniques
An introduction to TAB notation
A repertoire of popular songs from different musical genres
At the end of the course you will be well prepared to join the Silver Strings Ensemble OR one of the many ukulele ensembles on the Northern Beaches and beyond!
The Absolute Beginner Course will be held in the Manly Library Meeting Room, 1 Market Place, Manly. The library is connected to the Whistler Street Car Park which offers 2 hours free parking.
The Advanced Beginner Course is held over 2 consecutive Saturdays from 2pm-4pm. In 2020, it will run on the following dates:
March 21st & 28th
August 22nd & 29th
The Advanced Beginner Course fee is $140.
This cost includes the cost of all course materials including the course workbook and practice recordings.
There are no refunds or makeup classes for missed lessons.
If there are exceptional circumstances whereby a participant is unable to attend the course for any reason, this situation can be discussed with the teacher and arrangements agreed upon.
Once a course has started, you are not entitled to a refund simply because you changed your mind.
If you postpone your enrolment to a future course within 5 days of the start date, or after you have commenced a course, you will incur a $25 administration fee.
"I thoroughly enjoyed both Beginner Courses and would recommend them to anyone. The ukulele is a relatively easy instrument to learn and you can actually sound quite good after just a few weeks Playing along with music and the other students was lots of fun and sounded great!"
Lynne, Advanced Beginner Course Graduate
"I am so impressed with the course. Your material is delivered in a really easy to assimilate format and your enthusiasm for music is positively infectious."
Michael, Advanced Beginner Course Graduate
“Your classes are wonderful! Your teaching technique is inspiring and motivating. We all enjoy your classes so much."
Russell, Advanced Beginner Course Graduate
What People Say...
Pam, Uke Course Graduate
"I absolutely loved these classes, plenty of fun energy, upbeat, a great pace and kept me engaged along the whole way. I was amazed how quickly I managed to pick up the concepts quickly. I've virtually had no musical experience prior so was a bit apprehensive that I may not be able to keep up."
Brian, Uke Course Graduate
"I now feel more confident with chord changes and strumming. The course was very enjoyable, because you made it fun. There was no pressure, but it was still stimulating and challenging. You have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. I also enjoyed the social aspect, meeting new people. I think I am now ready to go on to Stage 2."
Trisha, Uke Course Graduate
"We had so much fun learning to play our ukes - it was such a shame it had to end after only 2 weeks! I had the BEST time and I am looking forward to coming back for a follow up course. You were a great teacher to be able to impart all that information in such a short time."