Ukulele: beginners

Course Dates: 13/01/22 - 31/03/22
Time: 19:45 - 21:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Come and learn the chords, strumming techniques and tuning that will enable you to play the ukulele. Learn whole songs by the end of the course. Enjoy playing (and singing) together in class.
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Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00

Course Code: ME809

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Thu, eve, 13 Jan - 31 Mar '22

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Learn the essentials of playing the ukulele in a group lesson. Learn about the use and history of the instrument.

What will we cover?

Learn playing technique including how to strum through chord sequencess. Soon you will be able to sing songs and accompany other uke students, or friends.

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

- Play simple chords
- Learn basic strumming patterns
- Learn about tuning
- learn to play popular songs.

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

This course is ideal for beginners to the ukulele.
You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.

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

Students will learn songs and techniques together in a group.
The tutor will give feedback and practical demonstrations of the technique taught in each session.

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

You will need to have a ukulele !

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

You can progress to Ukulele: improvers next term.

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.