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Ukulele course

Build a Ukulele and Learn to Play Ukulele Course

Given concerns about the current coronavirus situation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this course. These are challenging times and we are disappointed to have to make these cancellations. However, the health, safety and welfare of our wonderful community is what is most important at this time. We hope you will understand the decisions that have been made; we believe they are in the best interests of everyone involved.

Sunday 5 and Monday 6 April 2020
10.00am to 4.00pm (Registration 9.30am)

Course fee: £85 for Build a Ukulele (or £60 if you bring your own ukulele)

Reading Music Centre, Stoneham Court, 100 Cockney Hill, Reading, RG30 4EZ

Course leader: Richard Hawkins (Lead Teacher for Contemporary Guitar)

The course is aimed at those aged 8 upwards and would suit those who are:

  • taking up ukulele for the first time and need guidance and inspiration
  • looking for a smaller, more manageable instrument as a first step towards playing guitar
  • already learning guitar and want to widen their musical palette and enhance their skills

There are two options available:

  • Build a Ukulele will enable students to build and decorate their own ukulele, with guidance from our qualified tutors. They will then learn how to play some popular tunes on their new instrument to impress family and friends. This option can accommodate a wide range of experience levels from beginner upwards – anyone who wants to have fun building their own unique ukulele! Price ONLY £85.00
  • Learn to Play Ukulele will focus on learning the basics of playing the ukulele and mastering some popular tunes without building an instrument. Students will need to bring their own instrument. Price ONLY £60.00

Whatever your motivation, you will benefit from our expert tuition, make friends with like-minded individuals, make great music and have lots of fun!

It is not necessary to be able to read music or play any instruments before signing up to this course – all experience levels are welcome.

Please bring your own packed lunch and any drinks or snacks that you need..

Click here for a map to the location of Reading Music Centre

For any further enquiries please e-mail

Richard Hawkins shows us in this short video on YouTube all the different components that go into building a ukulele







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