Summer Nights Group Ukulele Lessons - Central London
Summer Nights Group Ukulele Lessons - Central London
Summer Nights Group Ukulele Lessons - Central London
Summer Nights Group Ukulele Lessons - Central London
Summer Nights Group Ukulele Lessons - Central London
Summer Nights Group Ukulele Lessons - Central London
Summer Nights Group Ukulele Lessons - Central London
Summer Nights Group Ukulele Lessons - Central London
Summer Nights Group Ukulele Lessons - Central London

Summer Nights Group Ukulele Lessons - Central London

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Summer Nights Group Ukulele Lessons 

Central London - Zones 1 & 2

Monday & Tuesday Nights 7-9pm

Experience magical summer nights with our group ukulele lessons at summery venues and outdoor locations in Central London. Sip on summer cocktails, meet new people, soak up the vibes and create memorable music experiences. Book one at a time or save up to 30% with our Lesson Packs (see below).

Group Lessons For All Players Beyond The Basics

Our Summer Nights Ukulele Lessons are standalone lessons for anyone who has been playing ukulele for at least 5 weeks and are beyond the basics. Ideally you will already have completed one or more of our Ukulele courses and are looking for a summer challenge.

What to Expect 

Each evening we'll challenge you to learn and play together a 'Summer Anthem'! We'll explore melodies and chord variations for a multi-part song arrangement to challenge all levels of ability, streamed into two main playing levels. 

Connect with other music fans, learn new songs, and make lasting friendships. With 15 - 20 places in each group, they are a perfect size for everyone to get to know each other. 

Suitable For: Adults Only 18+

Teaching Level

There’s nothing quite like being able to play your favourite songs and jam along together as part of a group. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate or more advanced player, our lessons are designed for all skill levels. 

To help us generate unique content for each lesson it's good for us to know in advance which playing level you are. Here's the lowdown on our levels and what you can expect to learn.  

Level 1-2 Players

Players who have completed our 5wk Ukulele Challenge, Level 1 or Level 2 Absolute Beginners and Don't Stop Me Now courses or equivalent, we'll learn beginner and slightly more challenging strumming patterns, melodies and riffs. 

Level 3-4 Players

Anyone who has completed our Level 3-4 courses, Rip It Up and Ukulele Boss, or for any intermediate players or more advanced players. Each evening we'll challenge you with more complex strumming and accompanying picking patterns, lead riffs and solo melody parts.

Location - Central London Zones 1 & 2*

To make the most of the warm summer evenings, we host our Summer Nights lessons at Summery venues with outdoor facilities, weather permitting of course. Given our wonderfully unpredictable maritime climate, we'll announce each venue location in the week before, so that we can get as close a picture of the weather as possible. So please embrace the surprise element of our venue selection this Summer!

Once we've announced a venue, if you decide you cannot travel to it, we will offer you an exchange or lessons credit. Rest assured all of our venues are hand-picked for their special qualities, and located 5-10mins walk to TFL Stations in Zones 1 & 2.

*Please note, locations and venues are subject to 3rd party agreements and the weather of course, and therefore subject to change beyond our reasonable control. As per our Terms of Service, we can not guarantee that your lesson will be hosted at the advertised location, however we will do our very best to ensure that all locations meet our standards and are within 5-10mins walk of a London underground or overground train station within Zones 1 & 2. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that venues will be wheelchair accessible.

Lesson Packs - Buy 4 Get 1 Free - Buy 7 Get 3 Free

Our Summer Nights lessons can be purchased individually or with Lesson Packs where you can save up to 30% by purchasing lesson packs of 3, 5 or 10 lessons. They work like a voucher, so once you've purchased a pack of lessons you can book your Summer Nights lessons whenever you want. 

Head on over to Summer Nights Lesson Packs for more details and to purchase your lesson packs. 

Flexible bookings

Bookings are flexible and can be swapped for other dates, so if you can't make a particular session you can let us know and attend a different session instead. 

Summer Nights Venues

We work with a number of amazing venues ideally with outdoor facilities, in Central, East and South London, including Shoreditch, Clerkenwell, Tower Bridge, Aldgate, Bethnal Green, Dalston, Stratford and Bermondsey. If you run a venue and would like to be involved with our program of lessons and events please email us at info@dukeofuke.co.uk.

Summer Vibes, Cocktails and Ukulele

Enjoy your favourite tipple and learn to play your favourite songs on a warm summer evening surrounded by awesome people. 

Connect, Collaborate, Create

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!

Rock, Pop, R&B, and Disco Classics 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, 70s/80s/90s/00s Anthems and 60s Classics from The Shirelles to the Shangri-Las.

It’s your Summer, so we encourage all song requests!

What You'll Learn

You'll learn the fundamentals of playing music, from mastering chords and strumming, to exploring melody, rhythm, and performance techniques. With each lesson, you'll unlock a world of possibilities.

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. The ukulele will become an extension of your creativity, an expressive tool and a pathway to new musical horizons.

Group Ensemble & Performance Technique

  • Learn to play multi-part arrangements on the Ukulele
  • Learn about developing arrangement and performance in songs with multiple parts
  • Emphasis on musical awareness, group timing, texture, rhythm and song
  • Develop playing technique and encourage individual style within a group
  • Introduction to playing effectively and confidently in a live gigging environment

Strumming and Picking

  • Strong focus on strumming techniques and syncopation, the place of emphasis and accent.
  • Explore use of barre chords to achieve dampening effects useful for achieving a more percussive and syncopated sound.
  • Introduction to fingerstyle picking techniques

Melody and Theory

  • Develop awareness of the fretboard up to the 12th fret
  • Introduction to scales including Minor and Major Pentatonic
  • Playing both melody and harmony to a song over the chord structure

Chords and Chord Theory

  • Focus on I/IV/V progression through 12 Bar Blues and cross-fertilization with other genres
  • Establish relational patterns between barre chords outside the key of C
  • Expanding chord repertoire and using extended chords
  • Explore ways to decorate simple chord progressions using inversions
  • Introduction to the circle of 5ths
  • Introduction to understanding of chord construction in relative Major and Minor keys

    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
    "Amazing fun, brilliant teaching, awesome people!" - Avital
    "I couldn't play anything when I first started, now I'm playing Slash solos!" - Cat

     


      What if I've never played a musical instrument before?

      We absolutely welcome complete beginners, and people who have never touched a musical instrument in their lives. Come along with an open mind and we'll do the rest!

      When do your group lessons take place?

      All our group lessons take place on weekday evenings from 7pm. And occasionally we will host workshops and jam sessions on weekend afternoons.

      Where do the group lessons take place?

      We love to run our lessons in pubs, which we feel adds to the social and relaxed vibe.

      All our pubs are hand-picked for their special qualities, and just 5-10mins walk to central London TFL Stations. We work with a number of partner venues in London Central and City Central, including Soho, Covent Garden, Shoreditch, Clerkenwell, Tower Bridge, Aldgate, Bethnal Green and Bermondsey.

      And during the Summer months, weather permitting, we host our evenings at pubs with outdoor facilities to make the most of the sunshine and summer nights.

      Is the ukulele a children's instrument?

      The ukulele is a very versatile instrument that comes in many different sizes. While it is taught as an elementary instrument in some schools, it most definitely is not a kids instrument. It's the native instrument of Hawaii and is hugely popular with adults due its portable size and playability.

      Are these sessions for adults or for kids?

      All our evening classes are for adults 18+.

      What if I don't have a ukulele?

      All instruments are provided at our Discover sessions so all you need to bring is your best self!

      For our beginner sessions, you can borrow a ukulele for the first lesson, but we recommend that you purchase an instrument as soon as possible to make the most out of your learning experience.

      How many people are in each class?

      There are 20 places available in each of our group classes and Discover sessions. Sometimes they sell out completely, but we usually run with about 15-20 people.

      Are the sessions wheelchair accessible?

      Unless otherwise stated in the venue description, sadly our sessions are not wheelchair accessible. They usually take place in pub function rooms, which are often only accessible by staircases. 

      Is it ok to drink alcohol in the session?

      Absolutely. We encourage people to grab a drink at the bar before the session and during the mid-lesson break.

      It's a fun and lighthearted vibe, and a bit of dutch courage never goes amiss. Our partner pubs & venues all offer a good range of beers, wine, spirits and simple cocktails like Negroni, Aperol  Spritz etc. 

      What time should I arrive?

      It's great if you can arrive 10-15mins early to grab a drink, meet your tutor/s and get settled in. 

      Is it ok to hang out after the session?

      Absolutely, we want to create a community of friends so we encourage people to hang out for drinks after our weekday evening classes. Our lessons are about social connection, music appreciation and learning to play as part of a group so they are as much social events as anything else. 

      What kind of music can you play on the ukulele?

      Absolutely anything! Anything you can play on a piano or guitar, you can also play on a ukulele. It's just half the size and easier to play.

      The ukulele is a great instrument to get started on and also a stepping stone to all other stringed instruments. And it's nice and compact so you can take it anywhere. Rock, Pop and R&B bangers at your fingertips!

      What are the health benefits of learning to play the ukulele?

      Learning to play music, especially socially, has many health and well-being benefits. As well as brain development, when you make music, your brain releases endorphins that induce feelings of joy and pleasure and block the nerve cells that cause us to feel stress and pain. There is evidence to suggest that it even boosts your immunity!

      What other events and services does School of Uke offer?

      We offer a range of ukulele lessons & events for complete beginners to advanced players, both online and in-person. As well as group based lessons, we offer one-to-one ukulele lessons, our 5wk Ukulele Challenge For Beginners,10wk Evening Courses, plus package events for private & corporate clients. 

      How long has the School of Uke been established? 

      School of Uke is a sister brand of Duke of Uke, London's World Famous Ukulele Store. The School of Uke name and company was formed in 2012, but we've been teaching ukulele for 18 years, since we first opened our doors back in 2006, as the UK's first ever dedicated Ukulele store.

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      For all enquiries about ukulele lessons or courses at School of Uke please email or use our Online Live Chat service.

      Email: info@schoolofuke.co.uk 

      Google & Facebook Reviews

      ★★★★★

      Onto my second course with School of Uke now! 🎉 Amazing fun, brilliant teaching, awesome people!! I will be back for more! 😁

      Avital Kaye
      ★★★★★

      I’ve done 3 classes over the last few years, and it’s always a blast. Playing as a group is very different to playing on your own, and whether you’re a beginner or more advanced, you’ll be shown new ways to play and new styles of music. You’ll learn loads, and most importantly you’ll meet great people!

      Dan Stewart
      ★★★★★

      Great teaching and so much fun! Enjoyed every minute while also felt challenged-everyone should learn to play an instrument.

      Edina Imrik
      ★★★★★

      Classes at the Duke of Uke are great fun and each term is different so that your ukulele technique improves while you learn about different musical genres. The teaching is superb, and there’s a real sense of community as you get to know your class and play at end of term concerts. Highly recommended!

      Ben Campkin
      ★★★★★

      I am now in my second year of classes at the school of Uke. I absolutely love it. I arrived as a complete beginner, not being able to play a note and now a year later I am a complete addict.

      Karen Neill
      ★★★★★

      The atmosphere was incredible, fun, inclusive and comfortable, all allowing us to learn in a relaxed but structured way. Instructors are great, patient, kind, knowledgeable, guiding us through each step with enthusiasm, patience and good humour.

      Catherine Young
      ★★★★★

      It’s been utterly magnificent getting to spend Tuesday evenings for the past 10 weeks, learning a new skill playing alongside this superb set of humans.

      Expect smiles, laughs, fun songs you want to learn and your new found favourite hobby all rolled into one!

      Ruby isla Cera Marle
      ★★★★★

      I have to say they're brilliant. The tutors are talented and professional musicians so if you want to learn/improve your ukulele and musicianship in a group setting look no further - you're guaranteed a good vibe and you'll meet some really lovely new people too!

      Mary Almond
      ★★★★★

      This is such a supportive way to learn to play a musical instrument - supported by both the tutors and my fellow students; the perfect balance of challenge, learning and friendship.

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