Infographic: How to Play Ukulele in 10 Steps

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It seems like everyone wants to learn the ukulele these days. Which is great for you, because there are a lot of good resources out there for the beginner uke player! Having a system to help you get started can be very useful, however.

Here are 10 steps to learn to play the ukulele for beginners:

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Foundations of Ukulele
In this class, you will first develop a series of simple warm-ups to improve hand dexterity and strength and will also familiarize you with the layout of the fingerboard and proper technique. Then we'll jump right into learning primal chords which are fairly easy to learn. You'll learn various strum patterns with those chords which will make up a new song we will learn at the heart of each class! I’m a very experienced Instructor who knows how to get results and knows how to keep it fun. Please do whatever you can to have your Ukulele tuned prior to each class as spending time on individual tuning can take up class time. I recommend this free online Uke Tuner if you don't have a tuner: https://ukutabs.com/ukulele-tuner/ I look forward to seeing you in class!
Ukulele Unhinged
In this course you will dive deep into a more sophisticated level of making music with the ukulele. Each class will focus in on the formation of new chords which will correlate with a more elaborate songs which may involve slightly more syncopated strum patterns. My goal is to lead at a steady yet resourceful pace in order to cover everything within the time period. I will always make sure that clear solid instructions and class materials maintain an integral part of the class so that the class videos can be utilized weekly as part of my student’s practice routine. I will however state that I have a inherent passion in making sure that each student understands new things that are being taught and I truly care for and will always try and spend time with individuals if they happen to be struggling with something - I cannot change that part of my personality in lieu of maintaining a strict regimented time schedule thus will aim for a healthy balance. Please be advised that this course assumes you currently have a fairly strong grasp of the content covered within Fundamentals of Ukulele and have your instrument tuned and now each class we will be learning songs which feature at least four or more chords and strum patterns which are just a bit more complex. Song examples include Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Israel K.) and Hallelujah ( Leonard Cohen/ Jeff Buckley) I look forward to rocking- out with you and unhinging your ukulele musicianship!
Foundations of Ukulele
In this class, you will first develop a series of simple warm-ups to improve hand dexterity and strength and will also familiarize you with the layout of the fingerboard and proper technique. Then we'll jump right into learning primal chords which are fairly easy to learn. You'll learn various strum patterns with those chords which will make up a new song we will learn at the heart of each class! I’m a very experienced Instructor who knows how to get results and knows how to keep it fun. Please do whatever you can to have your Ukulele tuned prior to each class as spending time on individual tuning can take up class time. I recommend this free online Uke Tuner if you don't have a tuner: https://ukutabs.com/ukulele-tuner/ I look forward to seeing you in class!
Ukulele Is Fun and Easy!
In this class, you will learn the fundamental techniques of Ukulele, as well as picking, chords, strumming, notation-reading, and songs!
Easy Breezy Ukulele Class
This class is for ages 8 and up who already own a ukulele but never knew where to begin. First, students will receive a comprehensive tutorial on tuning their instrument, reading ukulele tabs, and simple strumming patterns. Then, we will learn some simple chords that will lead to playing an exciting popular song. Students will be able to chat and comment during the class as well as ask questions as we go. No stress, no sweat, just smiles and music fun for all.