Absolute Beginners Ukulele Lessons 5 Week Challenge - Central London
5 Week Course
Lesson Times: 7 - 9pm
Suitable for: Adults Only 18+
Total 15-20 Places Available on Each Course
Available Course Dates
15 Jan - 12 Feb 2024
|Lesson 1: Mon 15 Jan|
|Lesson 2: Mon 22 Jan|
Lesson 3: Mon 29 Jan
|Lesson 4: Mon 5 Feb|
Lesson 5: Mon 12 Feb
Get inspired. Meet new people. Start your ukulele journey in just 5 weeks.
Embrace School of Uke's 5 Week Ukulele Challenge and unleash your music potential. There’s nothing quite like being able to play your favourite songs and jam along together as part of a group. Playing music is simply good for the soul. It brings joy, relieves stress, and connects you with a vibrant music community.
Whether you've always dreamt of playing an instrument or you're looking to add a unique skill to your repertoire, our 5-Week Ukulele Challenge is the perfect opportunity to dive into a world of music. And with 15 - 20 places in each group, they're a perfect size for everyone to get to know each other and make new friendships.
Venue: The Castle, 44 Commercial Rd, Aldgate, London E1 1LN
Embrace your ukulele challenge at The Castle pub in Aldgate. Enjoy a selection of world wines and craft beers to accompany you on your challenge, with an exclusive 20% OFF drinks for School of Uke students!
Nearest Tube: 5-10 mins walk from Aldgate East and Aldgate Stations.
All our venues are hand-picked for their special qualities, and just 5-10mins walk to TFL Stations. We work with a number of partner venues in Central, East and South London, including Shoreditch, Clerkenwell, Tower Bridge, Aldgate, Bethnal Green, Dalston and Bermondsey.
During the Summer months, weather permitting, we host our evenings at outdoor venues to make the most of the sunshine and warm summer nights.
If you have a venue and would like to discuss hosting School of Uke events, please contact us at email@example.com
We whole-heartedly welcome complete beginners! You don't need any prior musical knowledge whatsoever. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to get started.
A World of Music at Your Fingertips
You can play literally anything on a Ukulele. All of our techniques are taught through a variety of music genres, including popular Rock, Pop and R&B Classics. Think ABBA, Blondie, The Cure, Bowie, Stevie Wonder, ACDC, Diana Ross, 80s & 90s Anthems and 60s Classics from The Shirelles to the Shangri-Las. Above all, it’s your journey, so we encourage all song requests.
Why the Ukulele?
At School of Uke, we believe in the transformative power of music, and we are passionate about teaching music through the ukulele. It’s easy to learn and provides a perfect stepping stone to other instruments. The ukulele will become your faithful companion, no matter where you go, and a catalyst for connection and shared experiences.
What if I don't have a Ukulele?
If you don't own a ukulele already, you can browse our recommended ukuleles and get kitted out with all the essentials. You don’t need much, just a Ukulele, a Gigbag or Case and a Tuner and you’re good to go. Also, if you let us know beforehand, we'll supply you with a Ukulele for your first lesson and give you some help & advice on choosing the best instrument for you.
A Gateway to Personal Growth
Our 5 Week Challenge is a gateway to personal growth and self-expression. Embrace the challenge as you dive into our unique and exciting program designed to empower complete beginners just like you.
Connect, Collaborate, and Create Music Together
Feel the energy and camaraderie at the heart of School of Uke. Our unique ukulele classes provide a fun, relaxed and supportive environment where you can meet new people, forge lifelong friendships, collaborate on music projects, and perhaps meet that significant other!
What You'll Learn
Over the course of just 5 weeks, you'll learn the fundamentals of playing music, from mastering chords and strumming, to exploring melody, rhythm, and performance techniques. As you and your cohort progress, you'll witness your confidence soar and your skills flourish. The ukulele will become an extension of your creativity, an expressive tool and a pathway to new musical horizons.
Confident Playing Technique
We place a strong emphasis on developing your ability to play music with confidence. Our experienced tutors are dedicated to nurturing your musical talent and helping you discover your unique style. They will guide you every step of the way, providing personalised feedback, and a supportive environment to help you grow as a musician. With each lesson, you'll unlock a world of possibilities and open doors to explore other instruments in the future.
Playing Together as a Group
- Learn to play one or two part arrangements as part of a group.
- Learn about group performance in songs.
- Emphasis on musical awareness, group timing, texture, rhythm and song.
- Learn a variety of strumming patterns, with accent and basic syncopation.
- Understand and read music tablature to be able to play simple melodies.
- Intro to the C major and chromatic scales.
Chords and Practical Chord Theory
- Learn major, minor and seventh chords in root position.
- Learn to play a I/IV/V Blues chord progression.
Singing and Instrumental Playing
- We whole-heartedly encourage you to sing if you want to, and we'll show you all the tips and tricks to help you sing and play together at the same time.
- We take into consideration the specific aspirations of everyone in the group, and we encourage you to follow your own path, whether your an instrumentalist or a singer-songwriter at heart.
An Awesome Experience
Here's what our students have to say...
"Great teaching and so much fun! Everyone should learn to play an instrument!" - Edina
"Been loving my ukulele journey with School of Uke! It's a fun and social way to learn an instrument and the tutors are fantastic with endless enthusiasm." - Bex
"Amazing fun, brilliant teaching, awesome people!" - Avital
"Only have good things to say! The teachers are very knowledgeable and you can learn a lot while having great fun!" - Kostas
"I couldn't play anything when I first started, now I'm playing Slash solos!" - Cat