What we're about

This group is for ukulele beginners who want to strum and sing along with their ukuleles. All skill levels are welcomed and at every session we play about 5 easy songs that are suitable for beginners. Each week, we try to learn 2 or 3 new songs and over time, we will learn dozens of songs that we can play and sing to. We meet once a week (weekdays) after work hours in Kensington (3 km from Melbourne CBD). Our meetups are free (donations are welcomed to help pay for our running costs).

I started this group because I believe playing music and singing are good for mental and emotional health, when done on a regular basis. Also, it's a lot of fun :) Looking forward to playing music and singing with you!

best regards, Fi

'Like' our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/melbourneukuleleco... (https://www.facebook.com/melbourneukulelecommunity/)

Further reading:

Benefits of playing a musical instrument: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-in... (http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01/140103-music-lessons-brain-aging-cognitive-neuroscience/

Benefits of singing: http://ideas.time.com/2013/08/16/singing-changes-your-brain/

Benefits of music: http://greatist.com/happiness/unexpected-health-benefits-music/

Upcoming events (1)

Beatles Night! (ukulele session)

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Let's play the biggest hits from biggest-selling band ever. Songs like: Hey Jude Love Me Do Yesterday Here Comes The Sun Help All You Need Is Love I Want To Hold Your Hand Twist And Shout and many more If you are a complete beginner, don't worry. We always play a few simple songs at every session. I guarantee you will be able to play at least two songs by the end of the session :) Feel free to invite a friend or two. What do I need? - A ukulele (please tune it before starting - search Youtube for help) - A computer/laptop/tablet - anything with a large screen to see the songsheet. - Earphones/headphones - to get the clearest sound - a reasonably good Internet connection If you have a tablet, install the Zoom Cloud Meetings app iPad tablet: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307 Android tablet: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.zoom.videomeetings&hl=en_AU If you are on a laptop/computer, click on the link (you will see it when you RSVP) and you will get a pop-up that asks you download a program. Download it and install. You don't need to be a registered user of Zoom to use it. The session is free but if you like our sessions and want to contribute to our operating expenses please make a small donation to: PayID:[masked] (This is for Australian banks only) A how-to guide is here: https://www.commbank.com.au/digital-banking/pay-id/send-and-receive-money.html OR Paypal: https://paypal.me/fihanafiah Fi Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/melbourneukulelecommunity/

Past Events

Kylie Minogue Night! (ukulele session)

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