Welcome to Learn To Uke. We’ve been teaching adults to play the ukulele in our evening classes, in a recreational setting, in private rooms in pubs in
London since 2009.
So that our students keep on strumming, I am building this site.
It is very new and is being worked on solely by me, Lorraine. I’m currently spending most of my time working on this, so if you need to contact me, please use the contact form, here. I aim to bring the same fun, relaxed and informal approach to the online courses as I have to the adult groups.
We promise to have you playing (or improving on) the ukulele within an hour – even if you have no prior musical experience. It is a great way to unwind, and I aim to be as far removed from traditional musical teaching as possible. You’ll be whizzing through lots of well-known, popular songs, strumming and singing rather than slowly picking your way through ‘twinkle twinkle’.
This is the original ukulele course in London, and we’ve successfully taught hundreds of adults to play in person over the years. We are trying to bring the ability to communicate with others who are learning to our online classes, as most people make at least one or two friends on our courses, and many go on to play the ukulele at jam nights, or around the campfire. Some of our ex-students have used ukulele for stand up comedy, and others have formed bands. Ant and Dec used theirs on their TV show, Saturday Night Takeaway.
I founded Learn To Uke as I want to open up fretted instrument playing to everyone. Since 2009, I‘ve already successfully taught several thousand people to play the ukulele (including TV’s Ant & Dec). I’ll teach you, too, if you want to learn.
I was taught how to play the ukulele by Hester & George from the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain in 2007. Prior to that, I had played ‘London’s Burning‘ badly on the recorder at school. I remember how it feels to be unable to play a stringed instrument or any instrument for that matter! For this reason, I’m a patient ukulele teacher. I‘ll hold your hand through your first, second and third steps on the ukulele.
I started the ukulele jam night, Ukulele Wednesdays, and the band KaraUke, which luckily, have been pretty successful.
Professional memberships: Musician’s Union, National Association of Music Educators.