The Lightly Strung Orchestra

Join our motley crew of joyful ukesters from Sydney's Northern Beaches if you want to upskill your ukulele skills to a performance level. The LSO loves playing the happiest instrument on the planet and making music that lightens the heart and lifts the spirit!

Fees are charged on a term by term basis and we offer a range of passes to suit your schedule:

  • 10 Class Pass: $300 (attend up to 10 day OR evening sessions during the term)

  • Unlimited Pass: $350 (attend as many daytime and evening sessions as you like during the term)

  • Trial class: $35

  • Casual rate (pro-rated x # weeks): $35

  • Please note that NO payments are processed during class time. If you know you will be away during the term, your casual term fee is still required IN ADVANCE for the pro-rated number of weeks you will attend.

There may also be a fee for the LSO Songbook if you are joining partway through the year.

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions surrounding social gatherings and forced closures of most of our teaching venues, effective 18 March 2020, ALL LSO sessions have moved online! Please email me for more details on how to join in our live video conferencing sessions via the Zoom platform. In the meantime, stay safe.

Mondays (10:30am-12pm)

Monday rehearsals will be held online until further notice, but we hope they will return to the Montgomery Theatre, 10 Endeavour Drive, RSL Anzac Village, Narrabeen soon!

  • Term 1: 3 February - 6 April

  • Term 2: 4 May - 29 June

  • Term 3: 27 July - 21 September

  • Term 4: 12 October - 7 December

Wednesdays (7pm-8:30pm)

Wednesday rehearsals will be held online until further notice, but we hope they will return to the Function Room at The Beach Club, 1058 Pittwater Rd, Collaroy soon!

  • Term 1: (6 Feb) then 12 February - 8 April

  • Term 2: 6 May - 1 July

  • Term 3: 29 July - 23 September

  • Term 4: 14 October - 9 December

There are no refunds or makeup classes for missed sessions.

If there are exceptional circumstances whereby a participant is unable to attend rehearsals for an extended period of time, this situation can be discussed with the musical director and arrangements agreed upon.

If you postpone your enrolment to a future term within 5 days of the term start date, or after you have commenced a term, you will incur a $20 administration fee.

Ready to proceed? To receive EFT payment details or find out more details about the LSO, please email your enquiry to janine@makingmusic4life.com or phone us on 0410 466 546.

Throughout the year, the LSO performs at a variety of ukulele festivals and other events.

Your regular fees will apply if additional rehearsals are required for a performance:

The LSO performance shirt ($35) is required for most performances and must be purchased prior to a performance.

For details about upcoming events click here.

What People Say...

Merle, member of the LSO

"I just want to thank you SO much for today and for being such a wonderful teacher and inspiration. I just loved it!!! It gave me such a buzz.  I am enjoying playing so much and my fellow LSO players are very nice and friendly. "

Denise, member of the LSO

"Janine Shearer, you have a wonderful gift as a teacher. You encourage and motivate us to reach our goals.  I feel as a group we enjoy the experience of the ukulele as we each become more skillful with your guidance.

Thank you."

Shirley, member of the LSO