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The ukulele is a small guitar-like instrument introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants. Now it is famous as the sound of hula-girls and palm trees! In recent years many bands and singer-songwriters have started to make use of its distinctive sound.

Learning to play the ukulele

Ukulele lessons can be either in groups or individual. We often use it as part of our whole class in2music programme in primary schools. You will learn how to play a variety of chords and how to accompany yourself and others singing.

  • Benefits of learning the ukulele

    Learning the ukulele improves memory and refines coordination. This instrument introduces you to other cultures, and is versatile as it can be used in many different styles. Ukuleles are also very portable so can be practised anywhere

  • Is it the right instrument for me?

    This instrument would particularly suit those who want a simple instrument to accompany themselves while singing. For very young children, it can be a good prelude to learning the guitar. It is a simple instrument to learn so songs can be played relatively quickly


You can start to learn the ukulele in our low cost group lessons.

Find a ukulele lesson

Lessons are available in schools or at music centres after school and at weekends.

Hire a ukulele

There’s no need to invest in an instrument as a beginner – you can hire one from us to play at home.


I play piano and ukulele, and I taught myself those things just because I wanted to play them.

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Billie Eilish

Registering for lessons

Lessons can take place in most schools during the school day or in our music centres across Berkshire. You can choose from group or individual lessons for any instrument. Once you have registered, our team will be in touch with options for lesson times to suit you.

Register here

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