What we're about

The Philadelphia Main Line Ukulele Group is one of the largest and most active ukulele groups in the country. Established in 2011 we have grown to over 800 members strong and have provided our members with, on average 20 opportunities per month to play ukulele in a group setting.

We have weekly jam sessions at multiple locations in the tri-state area and monthly jam sessions at our flagship locations, Steel City Coffee House, Green Fork Restaurant and Main Stage Center for the Arts. We also offer other opportunities each and every week to get together and jam with fellow ukulele players. The Philadelphia Main Line Ukulele Group also holds four "Premier Events" each year. Our Premier Events give members the opportunity to play in a festival like setting with, on average over 50 players all sharing the love that only the ukulele can bring!

Our group caters to beginners so if you're new to the uke please come to one of our events and let us help you start your journey. We play a wide variety of music from old standards from the 20's and 30's, Hawaiian Music, Classic Rock, Folk, Modern Pop, Country, Punk, Reggae and anything and everything else!

Hope to see you soon!

Upcoming events (4+)

Easy Like Sunday Morning with Ukulele Portal (Ireland)

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Starts at 12 Noon Dublin time
VERY IMPORTANT:

BEFORE THE EVENT....
You must:
Contact Róisín directly
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Please do NOT post the information publicly.

Visit our friends across the pond for a weekly wake up round robin jam.
Nice eclectic mix of international pop, folk, bluegrass, comedy, and even Irish music.
Each participant may submit ONE song.
Or feel free to just play along!
Songs are shown on the screen.

4th Sundays are themed....loosely.

Miss the jam? No worries! The jams are live-streamed and can be viewed at UP's Facebook page.

Join the Ukulele Portal Facebook Group:
(4) Ukulele Portal | Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/700469720584490

WE DO NOT POST THEIR LOG IN PUBLICLY.
This protects all participants

SONG REQUESTS: If you would like to lead or request a song, let Róisín Erskine know in advance. OR....You may place a link to your song in the chat during the jam.

These events are free, but UP also offers paid classes and events.

Read up about Róisín Erskine and the Irish Ukulele Festival they held a in 2019...
http://www.thedownrecorder.co.uk/pages/?title=Roisin_hits_the_right_note_with_online_ukulele_festival

Great resources:

Belfast Uke book:
http://www.belfastukejam.com/songbook/

Ukulele Wednesdays Book:
https://ukulelewednesdays.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/ukulele-wednesdays-songbook-v4.2.pdf

Or you can send your own files to Róisín.

Finger Pickin’ Good 2nd Sundays at 1 PM

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Short Session Today.
We will continue our series of fingerpicking exercises using the PIMA technique and the Alternating Thumb technique.
We are using Daniel Ward's "Arpeggio Mediations for Uke" available from his website.

Here is an intro to his methods:
Unlock Big Changes in Your Ukulele Playing with Daniel Ward’s Meditative Arpeggio | Ukulele Magazine

This session explores fingerpicking exercises using Musescore, starting slow and building up.

The purpose is to gain more accurate internal timing and manual dexterity in the fingerpicking hand. Simple chords are used so we can focus on fingerpicking hand techniques.

Suitable for all levels. You can jump in any time.

FILES:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZiOagWaBtEOtPZs6YpdwbdYxCpoEJrxe?usp=sharing
Support materials will be available.
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For security, and due to a rash of silly zoom-bombers, all participants will be required to have a Zoom account and be logged into Zoom when you enter the meeting. Sorry for the inconvenience!
It's free! Link: One platform to connect | Zoom
I will be requiring that new folks identify and introduce themselves. We prefer to see your pretty face!

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IN-PERSON BEGINNER UKULELE BOOTCAMP- SPRINGFIELD TWP LIBRARY

Free Library of Springfield Township

This is a FREE beginner workshop for ukulele. Loaner instruments are available if you message me or e-mail Bonnie ([masked]) in advance. If you have them, bring your ukulele, music stand, tuner, and a water bottle.
Ukulele is an easy instrument to master the basics. "Ukulele jams" are group "play and sing along" sessions, and bring people of all ages together for a fun, social time. It's time to start a new hobby! No prior music experience is needed. The goal of this workshop is to teach you the basics (how to hold the ukulele, tune it, and play basic chords, and strum). We want you to then practice those basics at home to get yourself ready to join our monthly Sunday ukulele jam.
Library rules require anyone under 18 to be accompanied by an adult.
Please e-mail or message me to let me know if you are coming, and if you need a loaner instrument.

Holiday and End of Year Round Robin

Online event

Let's play some holiday songs and favorite songs that you learned this year that you just can't stop playing!

I'll open up the room at 1:45 for chatting.

Send song sheets to:
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Only registered Zoom members can join us. It's free!
https://zoom.us

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Past events (1,721)

West Chester Ukulele Jam (In Person!)

West Chester Public Library

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