You can play music in 2024! And meet some rather lovely peeps in the process. Learn to make music with others, and meet others in a low stress and friendly social and learning environment.
Our Beginners Ukulele Workshops are a one-off workshop where you learn the basics. Mark makes it detailed yet fun. During the workshop you learn 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.
The Next One is …
- When: Saturday 20 January 2024
- Where: Cricketers Arms Hotel, cnr Bruce n Bull Streets, Cooks Hill (Newcastle, NSW, Australia)
- Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm
Use the form (below) to book in, or see beneath the form for more information before booking.
If you need more structured uke learning opportunities (and are still too scared to join a ukestra) we will probably run an Ukulele Entree course in February. Then you can jump in!!!
If you’d like to know why people do it, have a look at some of these (unsolicited) testimonials.
Booking form for Beginners Ukulele Workshop
Your Teacher – Mark Jackson
Over the 15-ish years Mark has taught thousands of people how to play the uke. We hold Beginner Ukulele Workshops about once a month in the Newcastle 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 $35. (Don’t forget that regular ukestras are about half that price).
Mark does half hour beginners lesson prior to Tomaree Ukestra. But you must give him a call to book in (043 043 4291). However a two hour beginners’ workshop is far more effective (and cost 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 (043 043 4291) or email Mark 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!