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.
I am a children's songwriter and teacher, so the songs I have chosen are all child-friendly - we won't be learning Ring of Fire and golden oldies here!
Songs Included in this Course:
- How to hold, tune, strum and play chords - Animal Fair
- Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple riff)
- 3 little Birds (Bob Marley)
- 5 Tips from Al to make things even easier!
- I Love Cake (Al Start)
- Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star - and pick the tune
- What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor - and pick the tune
- Don't Worry, Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin)
- Octopus' Garden (Beatles)
- Easter Bunny is Coming! (Al Start)
- I am a Gummy Bear - and pick the tune
- Bear Necessities (from Jungle Book)
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!