Ukulele For Beginners with Harry

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The gentle ukulele must be THE best instrument to play in an apartment, or a car, or on the beach or in the park: wherever friends gather. 

It’s such a gentle little thing that you can strum away under conversations and become a part of the soundtrack of life. 

What’s more: it’s straightforward to learn and there are HEAPS of resources out there to help you. 

Using a few classic tunes, this class will teach you the basic chords and knowledge that will give you access to thousands of songs and hours of happiness.

What will we cover?

  • How do you hold it? How do you strum it? How do you keep the beat?
  • Why a uke is much more than a little guitar. 
  • Tips on strings, ukes to buy and not to buy, and why an electronic clip-on tuner is essential for the modern uker.
  • A touch of uke history so you can win points at trivia nights.
  • Learn three of classic hits to gradually build our stock of fundamental chords and strums. 
  • You’ll go home with these tunes ‘under your belt’, a couple of others to study and a very useful list of resources you can access online, including the best places to go to get ukulele song sheets for your future learning and sing-a-longs.

What should I bring?

  • Your ukulele 
  • A tuner if you have it


  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
  • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees 
  • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request 

    Who will be teaching?

    Harry (he/him) runs ‘Great Big Ukes’ and presents the ‘Yarra Yukers’ on Tuesday nights in Abbottsford (visit or to find out more!). 

    He has performed with the fabulous Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, ‘Laid Back &; Blue’, ‘The Ukulele Experience’ and others.  

    He also teaches uke groups at workshops and festivals around Victoria.

    He is a passionate advocate of the uke as a fun, mobile and (usually) inexpensive instrument that builds community by appealing to musical beginners but ranging up to international performance level.

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