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Course 1A: Ukulele Lessons for ABSOLUTE beginners!

Our Absolute Beginner Ukulele Course is a great 2 week intensive program to kick start your ukulele journey if you have never played the ukulele before OR if you have very limited experience.

If you have never played a ukulele before, or have very limited experience, our 2 week intensive Introductory Course is a great way to kick-start your journey. 

Absolutely no musical background or experience is necessary. However, it is essential you have an ukulele for the duration of the course. 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 Absolute 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.

The Absolute Beginner Course is held over 2 consecutive Saturdays from 2pm-4pm. In 2020, it will run on the following dates:

  • March 7th & 14th

  • August 8th & 15th

"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." 

Trisha, Absolute Beginner 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."

Brian, Absolute Beginner 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."

Pam, Absolute Beginner Course Graduate

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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."