Ukulele for Beginners

Ref: C2338749

Playing the ukulele is great fun and easy to pick up so you'll soon be playing and singing popular tunes. We'll cover basic chords and play and sing together. Bring your own ukulele if you have one. Ukuleles are available to use in class. No experience necessary as we will start at the very beginning.

Course aim

To get a basic grasp of playing the ukulele. How to hold and strum, how to play up to 10 chords, how to read and play from a song sheet.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Hold and strum a ukulele correctly.
  • Tune a ukulele.
  • Play 7 - 10 chords
  • Play songs from songsheets.
  • Feel more confident playing and singing as a group.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • Ukuleles will be provided but do bring your own if you have one.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Ukulele for Beginners Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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