Ukulele for Beginners CANCELLED NO ENROLMENTS (UC09F68C)

Come and learn how to make music on this fun and versatile 4 stringed instrument from the lute family.

When? Monday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm from 13th January 2020 until 23rd March 2020 for 10 weeks.

There are no classes on 28th October 2019 (Half term holiday).
Where? The course is held in Uckfield College, Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3DJ.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £121.00. The concessionary fee is £63.00. Please see our brochure or website for more information on the concessionary fee.

Please see additional cost information below
To avoid unnecessary cost please do not purchase any materials or text books until you are certain that your course will run. Course decisions are normally made a week prior to the course start date. Course fees over £115 can be paid in one single payment at enrolment or in instalments by Standing Order. Please contact the office for details.

How to enrol?

Contact the ACRES office on 01825 761820 and staff will be pleased to help you.

Course overview

You do not need any previous musical experience to take this course! Andy will get you playing within 20 minutes of picking up your first ukulele! This course focuses on the basic skills needed to understand and play music without needing to read music, something that puts many people off learning an instrument. We will learn rhythm, strumming patterns and a library of chords used in many well-known songs. The aim of the course will give you the confidence to join on of the many local ukulele jam groups and experience all the positive benefits that come from being part of something fun, social and full of feel-good factor.

During the course

What you already need to know

You do not need any previous musical experience to take this course!

What you will learn

You will learn:
- Basic techniques
- Chord shapes (returning students may progress to barre chords)
- Understanding chord structures
- Strum patterns (returning students may progress to more advanced strum patterns)
- Learn songs that suit common chord progressions and the interests of the class
- You will be encouraged to sing (as a group only) but please do not worry this will not be compulsory

How you will learn it

You will learn through:
- Tutor demonstrations
- Visual Aids
- Sessions will be very interactive - the tutor will get you playing immediately
- Personal practice

During the course, you will build a songbook and a library of up to 30 songs per term. The songbook will include chord shapes and suggested strum patterns as well as songs.


What do I need to bring to the first session?

You will need:

A ukulele
A music stand


To avoid unnecessary cost please do not purchase any materials until you are certain that your course will run. Course decisions are normally made a week prior to the course start date.

How much extra study or practice is involved?

It is strongly advised that you practise the material learnt in each session at home, in order for you to fully maximise your improvement throughout the course.

What do previous students say?

This course hasn't been offered by this tutor with ACRES before.

What can I learn next?

What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?

This course will continue in April 2020 subject to demand at Uckfield College with the same tutor, Andy Wyllie.

What are the future steps beyond ACRES?

To find out about other courses that might extend your skills and knowledge go to https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/courses/Pages/default.aspx

How can I get further information about these?

For further details, ask your tutor, consult the appropriate edition of the ACRES brochure, check the website at www.acreslearning.org.uk, or telephone the ACRES office on 01825 761820.