The Beginner Ukulele Course
Our Beginner Ukulele Course is an intensive 4 week program designed to kick start the ukulele journey for those that have never played the ukulele before or have limited experience.
What can I expect to learn?
We discover the different types and sizes of uke available, find the "best fit" for you, and become familiar with all the important parts of the ukulele and how to tune your uke
How to play in the "sweet spot" with correct playing technique that maximises quality sound production
An introduction to the musical alphabet and basic chord vocabulary
A fundamental grounding in basic chords and common chord progressions
How to read simple chord charts and song sheets and where to obtain song material of interest to you
Different strumming & finger picking techniques
An introduction to TAB notation and playing melody
A repertoire of popular songs from different musical genres
At the end of the course you will have the skills to play hundreds of songs and be well placed to continue your progress by yourself or with others.
The Beginner Ukulele Course fee is $250. This cost includes the cost of all course materials including the course workbook and practice recordings.
Please note 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.
Course Dates & Venue?
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions surrounding social gatherings and forced closures of most of our teaching venues, all courses since March 2020 have been run through the Zoom online videoconferencing platform. Although online learning is fraught with many challenges for music teachers, especially as the unavoidable latency means we cannot all play together due to aural and visual glitches, we continue to monitor the situation daily and hope to return to face-to-face teaching soon!
Our next scheduled Beginner Ukulele Course is due to run from Saturday 8th - 29th August 2020. If social distancing measures are relaxed by then, sessions will be held from 2pm-4pm 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. Stay tuned for updates...
"We had so much fun learning to play our ukes - it was such a shame it had to end after only 4 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."
- Trisha, Beginner Uke Student
"I thoroughly enjoyed the Beginner Ukulele Course and would recommend it 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!"
- Lyn, Beginner Uke Student