Ukulele Lesson with Sylvia Entwistle
"Feel the fear, and do it anyway. If I can do it, Uke can too!" - Sylvia
Beginner – Intermediate
Sylvia teaches adults and children aged 14+. DBS checked.
What to expect?
Encouraging and fun, lessons with Sylvia will be adjusted to suit your level and preferred pace of learning as she challenges you to play and sing (optional) in a variety of styles and genres.
Styles & Genres
I love doing classic and unusual Pop & Rock covers, funky Disco tunes and classy Jazzy numbers – but I’m always up for discovering new music. I enjoy using a wide variety of strums (calypso, reggae, shuffle, creative ‘muting’) and love to play with dynamics and playful picking to enhance a song. I tend to focus on playing techniques and having fun with performance rather than getting too caught up in theory but I always provide a solid foundation of the basic essentials.
Favourite Songs to Teach
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
Coffee & TV - Blur
The Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Sylvia Entwistle is a fun-loving versatile singer, who has taught and performed with the ukulele for over 5 years, appearing at open-mics and on festival stages.
In London, Sylvia formed a wacky covers band with her fellow tutors, The Ukulameos, who performed at weddings and parties, but mostly had a laugh getting together to work out ridiculous covers.