Ukulele Beginners

This class is limited to 10 students.

The Ukulele brings a smile to every face.

Quick and easy to learn in a fun setting, students in this class will be taught to play tunes straight away and leave the classes with the knowledge and fundamentals to continue their learning experience. John is a highly experienced teacher and musician, and has travelled far and wide to pursue an advanced knowledge of every musical possibility available with this tiny, understated, but addictive instrument. 

Did you know: The Ukulele comes in 3 different sizes? Soprano, Concert & Tenor? 

Or that the name roughly translates in Hawaiian to “Jumping Flea”?

The Ukulele is a member of the lute family of instruments, developed in the 1880s, and was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants in around 1879. 

It’s most often associated with Hawaiian music, where it was awarded with Royal favour, but this little, guitar-like instrument has packed a punch around the globe! Japan, for instance, is considered it's second home. The inexpensive, versatile little instrument transformed music education in Canada, took off in Great Britain, and became a jazz icon in the United States, before working its way across the country music scene, through film and tv, and most recently becoming a contemporary music YouTube celebrity!

After the class, there’s ample opportunity to follow up with other enthusiasts and access the Ukulele brains trust, via Ukulele group meetings that are continuously available in your area.

A selection of quality and pre-prepared Ukuleles are available for sale at the first meeting from as low as $40. Good advice and demonstration is supplied.

As you can see below: the Ukulele has travelled all over, so you can enjoy any music style of your choice. 

Give it a go. You’ll be hooked! 

Taimane Gardner playing Ukulele at the San Diego Ukulele Festival, 2014

Honoka & Azita: Wipeout

Jake Shimabukuro performing George Harrison’s 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps’

Willie K performing Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah' at the 2017 Ukulele Festival, Hawaii

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole performing ‘Over the Rainbow' & 'What a Wonderful World Medly', 1993

Jake Shimabukuro performing ‘Kilauea’, The Nashville Sessions

*During COVID: We ask students to assist their tutor in a post-course clean down of surfaces and equipment they have used during this time. Thank you for helping us ensure the safety of our entire community.You can find more about our COVID safety procedures at https://www.northsydneycentre.com.au/courses/34/CLS110029/community-events/covid-safety-protocol

Tutor: Lindy Sardelic

With over 30 years in the entertainment industry, Lindy is a seasoned performer, an experienced tutor and workshop facilitator. She is a high-profile member of the ukulele community in New South Wales and, as lead singer for rock-folk ukulele band, FOK ROK, she is a regular fixture at festivals all over the state. In 2020, for the Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival, the biggest of its kind in the southern hemisphere, FOK ROK were one of the headline acts and the band was featured on ABC Radio 702. Lindy is also co-owner of Circle Music in Botany where she teaches ukulele and runs the monthly Ukulele Circle, a popular group play-along.

http://www.circlemusic.com.au