Ukulele for Beginners

Ref: C2342959

Join Alison for this fun introduction to basic ukulele playing for complete beginners or rusty novices. We will learn a how to hold the ukulele, how to strum and some basic first chords and we'll use these to play a few simple songs & sing along. Ukulele playing & singing together is a great boost to wellbeing. Alison has been playing and teaching ukulele for 8 years and enjoys bringing people together with this happy instrument.

Course aim

A fun introduction to basic ukulele playing for complete beginners or rusty novices. We will learn a how to hold the ukulele, how to strum and some basic first chords and we'll use these to play a few simple songs & sing along.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Correctly hold a ukulele and name the different parts of the instrument.
  • Strum effectively.
  • Play 3 - 5 new chords
  • Play and sing some simple songs.

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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • I have a some ukuleles for you to use but if you have one at home gathering dust, then bring it along!

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 information sheet

Ukulele for Beginners

Is this course right for me? Request more information

You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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