We provide plenty of ways to get started on playing the ukulele, even in COVID-times.
Or if you're an old hand on this four stringed wonder then we offer plenty of ways to join a more advanced group and take part in performances. Check out all the options below...
Ukestras meet every week around Newcastle and the Lower Hunter Valley. We also perform at many gigs throughout the year including at Ukulele Festivals, around the country and even internationally!
What will you get from your involvement in a Ukestra?
You will undoubtedly learn some ukulele technique (and songs), you will probably sing, you may end up playing for the family at Christmas time! You will probably spend less time in front of the telly, less time scrolling on your device and, at worst, you may find yourself up on stage performing at festivals with a bunch of other people who have discovered the joys of making music together and who are having a huge amount of fun.
In order to participate in a Ukestra, you need to at least have some basic knowledge of the Ukulele. Don't have that??? Then come along to one of our regular (roughly monthly) beginner workshops.
But if you are uke-ready to join a Ukestra (and most guitarists should be fine without a beginner workshop), contact us and you can get started.
If you're looking to improve your musicality and take your playing to the next level you'll likely enjoy one of our intensive week by week courses. If you're not sure where to go next on your musical journey then consider signing up.
Some of our teachers run private uke lessons on the side. Whether you're a beginner or intermediate player, if you prefer a specifically catered learning experience then this is for you. But be warned, spaces a very limited.
Most people who play the uke secretly want to sing too! They often don't know it though. So we do lots of singing at ukestras, often very good singing!
Jane also runs two choirs - Ukestral Voices - on a Wednesday evening and Friday afternoon. These are currently in abeyance, awaiting a vaccine.
And about once a month we have a very special singing event - the One Song Sing where 150+ people come together to sing one song. Please join us after a vaccine becomes available.