Ukulele: advanced

Course Dates: 14/01/21 - 18/03/21
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online

For experienced ukulele players, this course will hone your skills, extend your understanding of chord theory, picking and tablature. Apply these techniques to standard tunes.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.


What is the course about?

Develop your ukulele technique, explore chord theory, and learn how to apply advanced techniques to standard tunes..

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Finger picking, advanced strumming, tablature, playing and singing as you play.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- play new songs
- improve your picking technique
- get to grips with tablature
- apply new knowledge to tunes of your choice
- address the skill of transposing tunes into different keys.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for students who have substantial experience of playing ukulele.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The tutor will give practical demonstrations of the technique taught in each online session. You will learn and play as a group and the tutor will give advice and feedback to the group and individual students.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please use your own ukulele(s).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

An ensemble class or ukulele orchestra, schedule to be arranged.


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A great sociable course with the best ukulele teacher! The tutor picks great songs which he arranges himself, brilliantly. Monday morning lessons are such a fantastic and joyful start to my week.
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Review by Catherine / (Posted on 19/03/2020)
Tutor Biographies
Martin Wheatley

Martin Wheatley has enjoyed a varied career playing and teaching all sorts of fretted instruments: guitar, banjos of all sorts, mandolin and ukulele. His interest in the ukulele started long before the current wave of popularity through a love of vintage Hawaiian music. You can watch him performing on the ukulele on Youtube but he is as interested in the value and joy of the instrument for complete novices as he is in pushing technical boundaries. His performing career has been spent playing old-style jazz (pre-WW2) with occasional forays into the worlds of rock (Bryan Ferry) and classical music (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic). He has a B.A. from Colchester, an M.A. from University College London and a houseful of ukuleles.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: ME152

Thu, eve, 14 Jan - 18 Mar '21

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £159.00
Concession: £97.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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