A ukestra is an ukulele orchestra. Our ukestras are fun, low stress and entertaining places to learn music together. Teachers from The Sum of the Parts (music) are experienced musicians who encourage you to find your own level of achievement.
Making music together is the perfect antidote to the feeling that you will never be able to play music. You can. What’s more, you’ll enjoy the company of others.
Talk to us about the various options that exist for performing. It will push you that little bit further (if that’s what you want).
In COVID times, we offer the following face-to-face ukestras, two of which we broadcast to our Zoom online audience (Monday and Thursday). Current at June 2021.
Monday Morning – Tomaree Ukestra 10am – 12 midday
A face-to-face (mask-to-mask) ukestra at Port Stephens (Fingal Bay Sports Club) with Mark. This is a mid level ukestra with mixed level repertoire (easy and hard), for all levels of players. There is no zoom broadcasting.
Monday Evening – Carrington 5.30-7.30pm
A face to face (mask to mask) ukestra at Carrington Bowling Club and broadcasted on Zoom – perfect for detailed learning with Jane and John. This is for the more experienced players (over 2 years of playing).
Tuesday Afternoon – Lakemac Ukestra 2-4pm
A face to face (mask to mask) ukestra with John leading at Teralba BC. This is a mid level ukestra with mixed level repertoire (easy and hard), for all levels of players. The Teralba Bowling Club is on York St, Teralba, right on the romantic Cockle Creek water front. There is no zoom broadcasting.
Thursday Night – Ukestra 7-9pm
A face-to-face (mask-to-mask) ukestra at the Carrington Bowlo with Mark and Jane. Slightly more rambunctious (that’d be the beer/wine factor vs. the daytime coffees). A younger demographic doing the sorts of songs that younger folk like. This is a mid level ukestra with mixed level repertoire (easy and hard), for all levels of players. We broadcast this session on Zoom so you can zoom in.
Saturday Morning – Newkestra 10-12pm
A face-to-face Newkestra at the Carrington Bowlo with Jane and Mark, assisted by Issy. Perpetually focussed on being a little easier for newbies, whilst still providing challenges for the more experienced.
Sunday Morning – Newkestra 10-12pm
A face-to-face (mask-to-mask) Newkestra at the Carrington Bowlo with John and Issy. This is the best option for those who are new to the ukulele. Back to basics, with some balance for the more experienced players.