Improvers 1 Ukulele: 4-Week, Online Course (Updated for 2021)


Supplement the strums and complement the chords you know. Level up from the first courses with camaraderie, encouragement, and help along the way. Foray into fingerpicking and start some strenuous strumming and play a variety of well-known songs.

What’s included?

  • Video tutorials with practice guidance
  • Play-along videos
  • Song sheets with timing and strumming suggestions indicated
  • Weekly meet up or submit videos for feedback (your choice)
  • Completion certificate

After you’ve mastered all of the basic chords (including the lovely E chord and Bb chord) and a range of strumming patterns in your 4-week beginner’s course (or equivalent learning elsewhere), you’ll be ready for more! This course is designed to accelerate you with a leap up towards the intermediate course material.  If you want to explore your position 1 chords, add lots more strums, basic picking, and add a bit of sophistication to some really popular songs before moving on to even more extra rhythms and barre chords in the Intermediate Course, this is the course for you!

You’ll need to complete the current week’s tutorials, songs, and set some time aside each day to practice them on your own. Then, you can choose to either submit videos to get feedback on specific sections on any of that week’s songs (up to 1-minute per song), or you can join a group class (if your timezone permits) to ask questions, get help if you need it and play through the songs you’ve learned. Ideally, you’ll have started at least 4 days prior to the group class. The group class times are here. You can ‘repeat’ each class as many times as you want to for up to 6 months after you’ve booked the course – the videos remain open to you. Your classes will be recorded and you’ll have lifetime access to these.

With a maximum of 6 people in a class, this course will enable you to play more songs, more chords, new strumming patterns, how to read tab notation and play basic finger-picking patterns, along with some handy tricks to make you sound like you’re playing more complicated things than you actually are.  A bit like the absolute beginner’s course, you’ll learn 3 new songs, with new strumming or finger-picking patterns each week, and we provide online resources to help you with your practice at home. If you put some time, in between the classes, you’ll get a lot out of the 4 weeks. This course is a great way to improve your skills, meet new people, and have fun. Does that sound good? Then we look forward to getting you strumming!