It’s the only ticket you need to join our ongoing ukestras. 2 hours of fun instruction for only $27 to get you started on the ukulele.
Use the form (below) to book in, or see beneath the form for more information before booking.
- This is now fully booked. Saturday 7 December – 2:30pm – 4:30pm – Ka-fe Cafe 1/148 Hunter St, Hunter St Mall, Newcastle.
- Next available Beginners Ukulele Workshop is scheduled for Saturday afternoon 4 January. Venue to be advised.
And then keep improving your skills by getting along to one of our ukestras including in Newcastle and Port Stephens, or Newkestras (Ukestra@Wil&Sons on Thursday evenings, or at the Newkestra on Saturday and Sunday mornings at the Carrington Bowlo).
If you’d like to know why people do it, have a look at some of these (unsolicited) testimonials.
Your Teacher – Mark Jackson
Over the last decade Mark has taught thousands of people how to play the uke. We hold Beginner Ukulele Workshops about once a month in the Newcastle (and Lake Macquarie) area.
All ages are welcome; from 8 to 108 years old, although children should be accompanied by an adult. The cost for this two hour workshop is $27. (Don’t forget that regular ukestras are about half that price). Please. Babies cannot be successfully taught. The camera lies.
Mark makes the Beginners Ukulele Workshop detailed yet fun. During the class he teaches about 7-8 basic chords, the fundamentals of strumming, basic ukulele technique and 3 to 4 songs. You will be encouraged to sing during the class (pre-requisite – shower singing).
This workshop is for people that have not played before or who need a refresher on their ukulele. If you are uke-ready or can play the guitar well then you more than likely won’t need a beginner session and can join a Ukestra. We even have two weekly Newkestra for newbies, or those who like a slower, more systematic pace of learning.
Mark does half hour beginners lesson prior to Tomaree and Shoal Bay Ukestras. But you must give him a call to book in (043 043 4291). However a two hour beginners’ workshop is far more effective to introduce the ukulele to novices.
We can also go out to regional NSW areas for special one-off workshops so contact us if you have a group that would like to learn. We are building a reputation for giving informed, innovative and entertaining ukestration workshops in such diverse places as Reykjavik, Hanoi, Port Macquarie, Inverell, Melbourne, Singapore and Driftpile, Alberta (look it up, it’s real).
Please book in (using the form above), or ring (0478 624 883) or email Jane to book in. We need to know what you may have played before, whether you have a uke or not, and whether you need to come or not!
Ukes to you!