Ukulele Lesson with Paul - Beginner to Advanced All Music Genres. Adults & Children 4yrs+
Ukulele Lesson with Paul - Beginner to Advanced All Music Genres. Adults & Children 4yrs+
Ukulele Lesson with Paul - Beginner to Advanced All Music Genres. Adults & Children 4yrs+

Ukulele Lesson with Paul - Beginner to Advanced All Music Genres. Adults & Children 4yrs+

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Ukulele Lesson with Paul Rains  

“I think learning the ukulele opens the door to playing all kinds of music, even using songs that don’t feature the instrument. I really like giving you the tools to really get to know the fretboard and develop your own personal style. Learning the instrument is really fun when you get the opportunity to play music you are already a fan of, but it’s also a great way to discover new music in the process too.”

 - Paul

Duration

1 hour (please allow 5 mins for your tutor to prepare for their next lesson)

Areas Covered for In-Person Home & Office Visits

North, East & South London

N1

EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4 E1, E2, E3, E5, E8, E14

SE1, SE3, SE4, SE5, SE6, SE7, SE8, SE9, SE10, SE11, SE12, SE13, SE14, SE15, SE16, SE17, SE19, SE20, SE21, SE22, SE23, SE24, SE26, SW9, SW11

WC1, WC2, W1, W2


(Please note the postcodes above are guidelines only and any in-person bookings will be at the discretion of the individual tutor, please email us at  info@schoolofuke.co.uk for full confirmation)

Teaching Level

Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced

Adults/Children

Paul teaches adults who have just started playing the ukulele as well as adults with musical experience who wish to add the ukulele to their repertoire. He also teaches children aged 4+ when accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

What to expect?

"Hone your ukulele skills with an experienced, patient and engaging tutor with an eclectic taste in music!"

Styles & Genres

I teach ukulele friendly versions of famous hits and less well known tunes, and encourage experimentation, using the ukulele to explore different sounds and textures. I can demystify theory in a way that is accessible and digestible for beginners and more experienced players alike, and dive into the nuts and bolts of modes, songwriting and chord structure using popular songs. 

I cover a wide range of contemporary music from the 1950s to the present day, including pop, rock and indie, soul, r&b, electronic, post-punk, bossa nova, cuban, spanish and african styles. I strongly encourage my students to play their part in a whole arrangement using backing tracks or music videos to enhance their involvement and really be in the sound world of a song.

Favourite Songs to Teach

Sh-boom - The Chords


Hit the road Jack - Ray Charles


Just the two of us - Bill Withers


Three Little Birds - Bob Marley


Singing In The Rain - Gene Kelly 

Bio

Hi, I'm Paul and I've been teaching the ukulele at Duke of Uke and School of Uke since 2009, teaching over 800 lessons to date. 

I have 20 years experience playing electric guitar and piano professionally as a session musician with recording and touring artists in London and worldwide. I enjoy bringing my experience as a performer and producer to my teaching role so I can inspire people to create and really appreciate song-craft in both new and classic recordings.


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If for any reason you need to cancel your one-to-one online or in-person lesson, we offer a full refund or exchange policy up to 24 hours before your lesson is due to start. To qualify for a refund or exchange you must give at least 24 hours notice by sending a cancellation notice email to info@schoolofuke.co.uk. 

Any cancellations made within the 24 hours before your lesson time will be charged at full price and you will not be entitled to a refund or an exchange.

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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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