Ukulele Class for Noobs

Get your strum on Sydney and learn how to play the ukulele



1.5 hours Class size 12 to 60     label $40


Easy to pick up, and hard to put down, the humble ukulele is the perfect instrument for those wanting to up their musical game. With a few simple chords, you can play along to thousands of tunes and jam along with other musos. The world is your musical oyster.

This class has one thing in mind -  getting you playing as quickly as possible while covering all good practises to let you develop into a player for the rest of your days. The class starts right at the basics and quickly develops. Positions and holding, strums, melody and chord shapes are covered as they develop into simple songs, taking a detour into the chord theory and quite a few laughs.

We'll cover basic strum patterns, chord structure and swing (all easier than you think with some proper guidance) and we’ll have you playing a sweet song in no time.

Come for the music class, stay for the dad jokes. Tom The Pom is our resident musical expert, with a side of stand up comedian so get ready for a fun-filled night learning the mightiest little instrument - the ukulele!

Please note: This class requires at least eight students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class.



Aside from this class, Work-Shop also has the following coming up:



What you'll get
  • Tom is supported by Makala Ukuleles, some of the best ukes around. Use one of his or bring your own. Ukes will be for sale at the completion of the class.
  •  Chord charts for the songs and strum patterns.
  •  Dad jokes aplenty


Work-Shop Ukulele Package:

  •  Quality mahogany concert ukulele – tuned and stretched
  •  Padded bag
  •  Clip-on tuner


ALL FOR $100

Email [email protected] or grab one on the night

What to bring

Nothing but enthusiasm, or bring your uke!

Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

Location

Work-Shop HQ - 16 Cope Street, Redfern NSW

Your teacher
Tom the Pom

Tom the Pom

5.0 (13)
30k

Tom Harding keeps busy leading workshops in schools and the community, performing in Samba Ninja and Ukulele-Oke, some stuff on TV and whatever sounds good.

His record to date is teaching 1,140 people to drum in two cities in six days!

He believes that music is not a competition, but a game. A game everyone can play and everyone wins.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.8 (1869)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.


health_and_safety
Work-Shop is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant government restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).
Verified reviews

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Amanda Veasey Feb 2021


Great class that flew by! Learnt a few songs and laughed a lot! Would definitely go to another which was more advanced in the future.

Kent Hildred Feb 2021


Tom the Pom is a skilled ukulele player and teacher who made learning fun. I left with more skills and confidence than I arrived with.

Varun Naik Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Tom's a great teacher, had us strumming away comfortably in the space of an hour and a half. Still have a way to go, but have a good grasp of the fundamentals at the end of the lesson

Jeffrey Mesina Feb 2021


It was great to get an introduction to the ukulele with Tom. He is a talented teacher who skillfully weaves in the foundations of learning an instrument in a super fun and funny environment. The fact that I want to now buy a ukulele and keep learning is thanks to him.

Tony Saba Feb 2021


Great teacher. We really enjoyed how humorous he was.
Great class
He actually knows what he is doing.

Sarah Stevenson Nov 2020

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews


Tom the Pom was a very entertaining teacher and made learning the ukulele a lot of fun. We learnt the basics of playing the ukulele and by the end of the workshop I'd felt like I'd learnt a lot! Would highly recommend :)

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Pauline Perger Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Tom the Pom is a great teacher, and on top of learning the basics of Ukulele, you will laugh a lot at his jokes!

I had never held a music instrument in my life before, but my the end of the session, I was able to play some simple melodies on the ukulele that was provided during the session. Would definitely recommend attending this class!

Lauren Trucksess Oct 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


This was a great class with Tom the Pom. I learned a lot and it was also good fun.

Karine Pham Oct 2020


It was great! We learned our first song and four key notes. Tom has plenty of jokes to keep you entertained. Plus the venue has a really good atmosphere and it is well located, close to Redfern station.

Cassie Brown Oct 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended


I attended on my own- felt comfortable and it was fun. Good start to my ukulele love. I brought a ukulele on the evening.

Sue Fine Jul 2020


It was lots of fun, Tom was very entertaining and engaging.

Would definitely recommend to people who want to do something a bit different.

Vidhu Sudhindran Feb 2020


Tom was a lot of fun. Ukeleles provided were good and the location was good as well.

Nicole Grant Dec 2019


Tom was very patient with me and my less than perfect timing and T-Rex techniques. I had a lot of fun and will come back again.
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