Do you want a fun ukestra that takes you beyond the beginner stage, but keeps you learning, rather than just strumming?
Saturday and Sunday mornings at the Carrington Bowling Club is for you!
Over the years, the Lower Hunter’s ukulele community has grown, in both size and skill. So much so that some people are scared to join (even though they are always welcome).
Every Saturday and Sunday we run Newkestras which are more for beginners, or for those want to go back and review stuff (chords, riffs, songs, vocal parts) that they might be struggling with in a regular ukestra. The songs are generally easier than other ukestras, but there is still learning and progress. And just like any other Ukestra, you can still go along to any other Ukestra at any time.
The Saturday morning Newkestra is a slow and steady Ukestra that is strumalong, but is still a learning and teaching environment that is naturally fun.
When? Saturdays – 10:00am – 11:50pm
Where? Carrington Bowling Club (first building on your left after you cross the Throsby Creek bridge). They open early (7:30am), with breakfast and good coffee. Zoom in on the below map if you need a location (and of all the other ukestras in the area).
How much? $18 casual or ask us about our uketens ($145 for ten sessions that must be used within 12 months)
Who are the teachers? Jane and Mark each run weekday or weeknight ukestras. They are joined for the Saturday Newkestra by longstanding Ukestrans John Wallace and Kathy Wilson. We mix it up a bit so you get a great diversity of session teacher/leaders.
The Sunday morning Newkestra started on 19 May 2019 and is essentially the ground floor of an exciting department store waiting for you to explore all the ukulele and social music-making goodness that our sessions have to offer. We had a COVID break from March 2020, but as of 27 September 2020, we are back. We all need patience on this corona-coaster.
When? Sundays – 10:00am – 11:50pm
Where? Carrington Bowling Club.
Who? John Wallace is an amazing and well loved musician who has been learning with us for 8 years or so. He knows music. He knows how to teach. He is rather the charming phenomenon. We keep an eye on numbers, and if we need more teachers, we’ll be there.
Come join us on Saturday or Sunday mornings, and/or at a weekday/night ukestra. You are always welcome.