Marry a Beginners Workshop with a weekly Ukestra@TheEdwards on Thursdays and a nice latte (cupcake/beer/wine/gorgonzola) and you have a very pleasant bit of regular social music-making, singing and learning.
Use the form (below) to book in, or see beneath the form for more information before booking.
Upcoming Beginner Ukulele Workshops ($25)
- Saturday 3 June 2017 – 10am-midday
- Saturday 22 July 2017 – 10am-midday
If you would like to know how to hold the uke, and how to get a nice sound out of it, then this workshop is for you! 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 $25.
The Beginners Ukulele Workshop is detailed yet fun. During the class we teach 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 a weekly Newkestra for newbies, or those who like a slower more systematic pace of learning.
We can loan you a ukulele for the workshop (let us know if you are a left hander). We also have Aleho ukuleles for sale (soprano, concert & tenor sizes – $60-$85, with good quality bags), as well as tuners ($15), strings and uke books. The Kiwi Ukulele book and the James Hill Ukulele Initiative (JHUI) books are our preferred ukulele teaching books for adults and kids.
Mark does half hour beginners lesson prior to Paterson and Tomaree 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 Hanoi, Port Macquarie, Inverell, Melbourne, Singapore and Sacramento (California).
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!