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Beginner Ukulele Class - 2019 (1)
This is an 8-lesson course on Tuesdays starting 15th Jan 2019, a 2-week break on 19th and 26th Feb , then the three two classes on 5th, 12th & 19th March 2019. Each class is 2-hours duration, 7pm-9pm - note this is 16 hours of face to face classes. Most Uke classes out these are only 12 hours OR LESS!! Pre-requisite – bring your own ukulele, if possible. Preference for beginners is a Low-G or linear-tuned ukulele, but it is not essential. All material works for soprano, concert and tenor ukulele. This course does not suit a learner of baritone ukulele. We recommend you try Gladesville Guitar Factory, Big Music (Crows Nest), Turramurra Music, or Mall Music (Macquarie) to buy your ukulele – spend as much as you can afford and try to ensure they sell you one that will stay in tune! Some ukes are available for loan and purchase from the organiser, please advise when booking. Not essential, but if you have attended a beginner workshop or know a couple of things about this instrument already this course is great revision and will sort out some bad habits and we will spend considerably more time in teaching the fundamentals. It is structured and aims to provide you with the ideal platform to go on to a local ukulele club with confidence or take a more advanced course later on. We do expect you to put in a little practice between lessons on this one J Reading music is not essential, but is an advantage; we will cover all you need on the theory front, (and yes there is some, but we make it meaningful and ukulele focused - its all about patterns). Singing is not essential, but highly encouraged – even shower-singing. We cover a lot! Be prepared. Starting at the very beginning, learn a bit of history, ukuleles sizes, how to hold, how to sit/stand, names of strings, proper strumming technique using both thumb and fingers. Basic finger picking, and basic strumming patterns (more than 30). Enough chord shapes to be able to play literally 1000s of songs. Over a dozen songs in detail in the repertoire, including lullabies, pop songs, standards and a couple of songs of your choosing (if technically possible). Practice tips, care and maintenance. You get stacks of hand-outs covering technique, chords and repertoire. Each week a short video recap is posted to a private video list so you can follow along with the material in the comfort of your our home Total course fee $180, payable in advance here online via Pay Pal, or in cash on the night. If paying on the night please send the organiser a note to RSVP, as meet up won't allow you to RSVP without paying.

Dougherty Centre

7 Victor Street · Chatswood


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Beginner & Intermediate Ukulele Classes held in the Dougherty Centre in the heart of Chatswood.

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Cheap, portable, and requires no musical training. Only Four strings!! Have fun while you strum.

Sing and play at the same time in class environment

All classes taught by internationally certified James Hill Ukulele teacher, Ian Porter

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