How to Play Ukulele for Beginners


Learn how to play the ukulele for beginners in the comfort of your home

1 hour Class size 1 to 50

label $25 - $45 ($45 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $40 for 2 guests, $35 for 3 guests, $30 for 4 guests, $25 for 5+ guests)

*Note: Please message me to arrange a private class for the same price, anytime that is best for you :)

Want to learn how to play the ukulele in less than an hour? Come and join me virtually for a fun and musically-inspired class, where you'll learn just how easy it is to play the ukulele!

During this class, which is designed for beginners, you will master everything you need to know about playing the ukulele. You will learn how to play the ukulele chords for beginners, strum patterns (and even some flamenco!) to play a song, including fingerpicking, melodies, soloing and improvising as well. Plus, you can even sing-along!

You will also learn how to read chord charts, TAB music and play the C Major scale. Once we've got the basics covered, my ‘forte’ is discovering and bringing out your personal ukulele style.

Any ukulele is fine for the class, and I will also show you a variety of ukulele shapes and sizes and suggest the right size for you.

At the end of the class, you'll be able to confidently play all the basic ukulele chords for beginners and can continue learning ukulele songs at home!

I'll also send you a booklet of everything we cover in class for you to study and practice at home - so you don't need to take notes while during the session - just relax and enjoy learning and having fun!

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners!
What to bring
  • Any Ukulele (I can also help suggest the right size one for you).
  • A 'clip-on' tuner or tuning app set for ukuleles. Guitar Tuna is a great free one, and you can change the settings to ukulele tuning - G C E A
  • If you have long fingernails, it may be best to trim them a bit before class for ease of playing.
Your teacher
Dan Allen
Dan Allen

4.9 (33)

I’m a bestselling author, who has published a few books on topics ranging from salsa dancing to Brasilian music & percussion to life enrichment & autism. I’ve also taught college classes on writing and publishing. In addition, I play music and teach ukulele, and body percussion as well...

I love helping people follow their dreams to write (and publish) their own books, and am looking forward to working with you to achieve your literary goals.

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Frances Lewis May 2022

Thank you Dan for a great hour lesson. So looking forward to honing my Uke skills over the next few weeks and then I will be back for more!

Hopper Rebecca Oct 2021

Excellent really enjoyable and I learnt a lot in 1 hour. Dan is a very good teacher

Gwynne Brennan Oct 2021

Dan is very personable and encourages your creativity. He brings some flair to the ukulele and demonstrates it’s versatile. I learnt a lot in a very short time and would highly recommend Dan’s workshop. The materials provided are excellent.

Anonymized Customer Jun 2021

Great session. Lots of tips on continuing, with ways to make chord practice interesting and how to improvise to make ukulele playing fun. Dan was inspiring and lesson moved at a good pace. I'm already playing more

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Lauren Manzo Jan 2021

Dan made the class very fun, even over video conferencing. He was well prepared with 2 laptops, one to show his notes and one to show himself. We could hear his voice and his ukulele clearly. He put the emphasis on having fun and teaching us that playing the ukulele is all about developing your own personal style, and doing what you want to do. Very inspiring. Thanks Dan.

Roberto Martinez-Maldonado Nov 2020

Dan is an awesome and patient teacher. The class is very clear and it really helps you to get the basics of ukulele playing and to motivate you to enjoy while learning how to play. The resources he uses are great and clear. I would gladly recommend this class and Dan. Cannot wait for mi next class!

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Theresa Perry Oct 2020

This was such a fun class! I am not particularly musical, though I thought it would be pretty cool to be able to learn how to play a song on the ukulele. Dan was patient and explained step by step how to play the different notes, he gave useful tips and showed some fun styling on how you can add your own flavour to any song. The class was playful and I learned to play a song. I look forward to playing some more at home and adding my own flavour :) Thanks Dan!

Belinda Thomas Oct 2020

I had a great time in my Ukulele class with Dan! As an absolute beginner, I was a bit nervous beforehand but Dan was really positive and encouraging and I had a great time! I just wish it was longer as the hour went very quickly!

Janine Poon Oct 2020

When it comes to playing an instrument, I’m an absolute beginner. So I was a little nervous to try this out. But Dan was a fantastic teacher who made me feel at ease, and by the end of the lesson I could actually strum a song! What I liked about this class is that Dan teaches the basics, but also expanded my idea of what ukulele playing can be. I didn’t know there were so many styles of playing, and now I’m excited to experiment and find my own style. This class is a lot of fun, and I highly recommend it if you’ve been thinking of learning to play a ukulele, or just simply learning a new instrument as it’s much easier than you think!

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