Welcome to Al's brand new beginners' ukulele course for children, families and any new players! There are 12 lessons in this beginner's course and we'll add some exciting extras as we go along too - including Facebook Live sessions, Q&A with Al, invites to live events (in the actual real world) and more...so be brave and sign up and get your uke on!
You will be playing your first song from lesson number 1 with just one finger! The ukulele is perfect for little fingers, and with only 4 strings and a light-weight body to hold, it makes a great starter instrument as you can get great results fast.
Learn at your own pace, access the lessons wherever and whenever you like on any device. You can skip through them or follow the order. The sections (lessons) on this course will take you from complete non-player through to being able to strum and sing along to many well known songs and some of my original children's songs. You'll learn different chord shapes, how to change from one to the next, strumming rhythms and even how to pick a few easy tunes. You'll be singing round the campfire in no time!
This is a perfect way to learn an instrument with your child - makes a fun rainy day activity you can all enjoy.
As I am a children's songwriter and teacher, the songs I have chosen are all child-friendly - we won't be learning Ring of Fire and golden oldies here, you can search on the web for many more songs once you have the basics. I will also let you know a selection of songs you can play with the chords you learn as we go along so you can take some other ideas away and try them out.
So - go get your uke, what are you waiting for??!
Sign up below...and see you inside for lesson 1.
I've been teaching ukulele to children and adults for over 10 years - in schools, community groups, at events and festivals. I train teachers who want to play ukulele at school and run workshops for music services, local authorities and businesses. I have now taken my lessons and filmed them so you can learn at your own pace, when and wherever you want to!
Come on - get your uke on!