Absolute Beginners 5 Week Ukulele Challenge - Soho, London
Monday Nights 7-9pm
5 week course
27 Jun - 25 Jul 2022
Location: Violet's Bar, 19 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0PX
Suitable for: Adults Only 18+
15 Places Available
Get inspired. Meet new people. Start your musical journey in just 5 weeks.
Our Beginners Ukulele Lessons will give you the perfect start to your musical journey. Meet new people and get inspired on one of our relaxed, fun and friendly evening courses.
With 15 places in each class, they are a perfect size for everyone to get to know each other and enjoy playing together as a group.
Venue: Violet's Bar, Soho
Embrace your ukulele challenge at the mediterranean inspired Violet's Bar in the heart of Soho. Enjoy a menu of cocktails, world wines and beers to accompany you on your adventure!
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.
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.
What You Get
Through a selection of classic songs arranged by School of Uke we’ll give you all the necessary technique and confidence to start your musical journey. You’ll learn about strumming, chords, melody, song writing, and most importantly how to play your favourite songs!
Rock, Pop, R&B, and Disco Classics at Your Fingertips
All techniques are taught through 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. You can play anything on a ukulele and it’s your journey, so we encourage all song requests.
Confident Playing Technique
We place a strong emphasis on developing your ability to play music with confidence. As well as improving your technical ability, with a focus on timing, texture, rhythm and song, we aim to build your musical awareness as part of a group ensemble. We take into consideration the specific aspirations and needs of everyone in the group, and we encourage individual style and singing where desired.
- 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.
An Awesome Experience
Overall it's about a group of like-minded people discovering music and having a great time together. Here's what some of our students had to say...
"Great teaching and so much fun! Everyone should learn to play an instrument!" - Edina
"Amazing fun, brilliant teaching, awesome people!" - Avital
"I couldn't play anything when I first started, now I'm playing Slash solos!" - Cat