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 (5)

Ukulele Underground Aloha Friday Jams

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Every Friday Ukulele Underground offers a FREE jam on their YouTube channel. Great for beginners, building your song list and chord vocabulary. (1 PM Hawaiian time) https://www.youtube.com/user/ukuleleunderground I am not a member of UUPlus, but I’ve been enjoying their jam for over 3 years now! Aldrine’s strong suit is reggae, as well as some killer finger picking. So, working on back beat and string muting techniques is great for me. Or you can just say “hey” in the chat room and sit back and enjoy! All the chords are shown on the screen, and links or lyrics are available. It’s wonderful playing with ukesters all over the world, including Japan, Brazil, Hawaii, England, Ireland, Germany, and more!

Easy Like Sunday Morning with Ukulele Portal (Ireland)

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Visit our friends across the pond for a weekly wake up jam. Nice eclectic mix of pop, folk, bluegrass, and even Irish traditional music. https://www.facebook.com/Ukuleleportal IMPORTANT: The log on information for this jam is kept private. You must either: Contact Roisin directly through Ukulele Portal on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ukuleleportal or email Betsy at [masked] WE DO NOT POST THEIR LOG IN PUBLICLY. This protects all participants NOTE: Betsy sends the log on through Meetup's messaging system, but if you have that option shut off you won't receive it. If you would like to lead or request a song, let Róisín Erskine know in advance. These events are free, but UP also offers paid classes and events. They are also starting a Podcast, and have other interesting things coming up! Read up about Róisín Erskine and the Irish Ukulele Festival they held a couple months back. http://www.thedownrecorder.co.uk/pages/?title=Roisin_hits_the_right_note_with_online_ukulele_festival Belfast Uke book: http://www.belfastukejam.com/songbook/ Is one of the books they use.

ONLINE Jam Session! Treddyfrin Public Library

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IMPORTANT: You must RSVP to see the link to our jams. Summer Time Songs What are your favorite Songs of Summer? We can also play some 2 chord classics and requests. IMPORTANT: YOU MUST RSVP TO SEE THE LINK TO THE JAM. ----------- OLD INFO: Our newest Flagship location in the heart of the Main Line! This event will occur on the 3rd Monday of each month at Tredyffrin Public Library from 7:00-8:45 PM. We have a huge room, a projection / sound system. Please join us for a great night of jamming and learning! Previous jam song sheets for home play here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-u2LXW8tUCUeFBWaDdjMXNHV2c Tredyffrin Library has a wonderful projection system. You will not need printed sheets for the jam, but the sheets are available for home practice. We'll also be using video tutorials including lessons from Stu Fuchs, Cynthia Lin, Cathy Fink, and many more. Song suggestions are always welcome! ------------------ You will not need these for the jam but here they are if you want them: 40 Easy Songs For Uke (Revised[masked]. Please report errors to Betsy): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5K4r02SpqGGSkdIWnJNSzg0MjQ Old Tredyffrin Public Library Songbook here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5K4r02SpqGGdlpCUlE5R1h5eVE Projection sheets for Jam: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5K4r02SpqGGdlpCUlE5R1h5eVE (4Gb file) BEGINNERS: Beginners' Ukulele Guide https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-u2LXW8tUCUMnlwZkp4UWItRGM Beginner's Song Set with One Sheet Primer: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-u2LXW8tUCUNzM0dmc4VFl0VVE Optional and for your information: Basic Information About Singing http://files.meetup.com/1821363/Singing.pdf

Tuesday Delve Deeper - "Remedial Work"

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One of the frustrations for players, of all levels, is getting one's fingers to co-operate. The just want to stay behind. But, there are exercises that will condition your muscle memory, and help your playing! When I was growing up "remedial work" was a form of punishment, but I'm using this term tongue-in-cheek. (And as a nod to a great group member). Instead of staying after school, this will free up your playing and aid you on your uke learning journey. We'll learn Aldrine's "Spider" exercise, as well as Sarah Maisel's wonderful "Inch Worm" and some others.

Past events (1,169)

[Online!] West Chester Ukulele Jam

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