Absolute Beginner Ukulele Course

Learn the most enjoyable instrument on the planet and get hooked on uke 4 life!

4 x 2 hours Class size 1 to 20     label $220

Have you ever wanted to play the ukulele? Well, come and experience the happiness factor that comes with playing one of the most enjoyable instruments on the planet!

Learning to play the ukulele can be an incredibly fun skill to take on and can have such a positive effect on your health, well-being, and quality of life.

It can also bring you hours of endless fun, stimulate your mind and creativity, release feel good endorphins and open a whole new world of social connections with like-minded ukulele friends. You will simply feel UKE-TASTIC!

Our 4 week Absolute Beginner Ukulele Course is designed to give you a fun and energised experience of what it's like to play the instrument of joy! Absolutely NO musical background is necessary for you to join this course.

You will discover all the important parts of the ukulele and how to tune your uke as well as:
* How to play in the "sweet spot" with correct playing technique that maximises quality sound production
* An introduction to the musical alphabet and basic chord vocabulary
* A fundamental grounding in basic chords and common chord progressions
* How to read simple chord charts and song sheets and where to obtain song material of interest to you
* Different strumming techniques
* An introduction to melody playing and TAB notation
* A repertoire of popular songs from different musical genres

Once you start, we guarantee you’ll be hooked for life and there will be no stopping you in your quest to discover your innate musical self.

Please note: This course requires at least 10 students to run. In the unlikely event the course is cancelled, we'll issue you with a full refund.

Knowledge required
​No prior musical training or experience is required.
What you'll get
A HUGE course workbook and a HUGE dose of happiness that's simply UKE-tastic!
What to bring
BYO ukulele if you have one or please advise if you need to borrow one.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 4 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.


Berry Hall - Seaforth Anglican Church, Frenchs Forest Road, Seaforth NSW

Absolute Beginner Ukulele Course location
Your teacher
Making Music 4 Life
Making Music 4 Life

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If you are thinking of taking on a new hobby this year, learning to play the ukulele is a great option! It can be an incredibly fun skill to take on and being able to play the ukulele and sing the songs you love will have such a positive effect on your health, well-being and quality of life – you will simply feel UKE-TASTIC!

Often described as the instrument of joy, playing the ukulele has a genuine "happiness factor" as it can bring hours of endless fun, stimulate your mind and creativity, nurture your spirit and open up a whole new world of social connections with like-minded ukulele friends.

Janine* and the team of qualified music teachers at Making Music 4 Life have been teaching ukulele on the Northern Beaches since 2011. Over 1, 000 people have completed our courses from beginner to advanced level players. Our mission is to create a musical community that brings people together and we are extremely passionate about teaching music to adults who have never had the opportunity to learn a musical instrument before.

We would love you to join us in 2023 and learn how to make music for life! We offer programs to suit all levels, including a variety of short courses for beginner & intermediate level players PLUS a quarterly Sing & Strum social gathering PLUS a weekly ukulele ensemble (The Lightly Strung Orchestra) to continue your development once you have gained some playing experience.

Uke on people and MAKE MUSIC 4 LIFE!

*Janine Shearer is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, Registered Music Therapist and fully accredited Level 3 ukulele teacher with the James Hill Ukulele Initiative (JHUI) Teacher Certification Program. Janine’s enthusiastic teaching style is positively infectious and she’s almost certain she has more ukuleles than you.

Verified reviews

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Anonymised ClassBento student Oct 2023

Janine is an exceptional teacher who is extremely knowledgeable, all inclusive, patient and a lot of fun! Provided equipment, resource's and handy hints along the way.
Thank you for an enjoyable course,

Teacher's response

Thanks Liss! It was an absolute pleasure teaching you all. So happy to hear you had such a positive experience! Uke on! Janine

Rebecca Higgins Oct 2023

Teaching great encouraging fun and enthusiastic, good venue value for money the course is highly recommended

Teacher's response

Thanks so much Rebecca! You did SO well from ground zero to Somewhere Over the Rainbow at pace by the end of the course! Truly amazing! Uke on! Janine

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