Learn to play the uke! Basic chords, strumming patterns and tab. Bring a uke and a smile. Suitable for beginners or near beginners.
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This is a group lesson with a maximum of 12 students. Bring your own uke. Taught for adults, we also welcome students 14 years and over on this course.
Suggestions from the tutor:
When buying a ukulele, I would advise a Makala or a Kohala as the cheapest to consider. Anything cheaper and it's buyer beware - they can be difficult to tune and don't produce such a nice sound. Kala is also good but a little more expensive. As regards size, I'd recommend a concert or tenor size to produce a good sound.
Note about left-handed ukulele from tutor Sonia: "My suggestion would be to buy a normal (right-handed) ukulele. This just means your fretting hand (the left hand) will be more agile than the average right-handed player (whose fretting hand would be their weaker one, the left). I think the ukulele is a wonderful instrument for helping us all to develop ambidexterity".
September 2020: "May I take this opportunity to say how much I am enjoying the ukulele lessons with Sonia! Sonia is such a fantastic teacher... she’s really patient with everyone, is able to adapt the material to suit everyone at the level they are at, gives such great tips and techniques for ways to improve and not beat ourselves up if it’s difficult or frustrating, always brings such a great selection of music to the class for us to learn, with just the right amount of challenge in each new song and opportunity to progress in each class. I am totally addicted! I love the whole process - learning a new instrument, being part of a community of like-minded friendly people, singing (attempting to!), challenging myself and most importantly, having fun! The ukulele is my new, uplifting passion! Thank you once again for offering such a breadth of inspiring and awesome community education classes at Selwyn College. There really is something for everyone!" Keri
From Sonia's 2019 course
From April 2014