UKULELE TUITION

UKULELE TUITION


Want to know how to find a ukulele teacher for this musical instrument? Here's one of the largest listings of ukulele tutors worldwide!

If you are a tutor, and willing, I will be listing here a selection of friendly folks that offer tuition.  Just get in touch with your contact details (CONTACT ME PAGE AT THE TOP OF THIS BLOG)  and I will put on the blog!

Listings are completely free, though do feel free to Buy Me A Beer if you want to say thanks!

NOTE!!! I cannot possibly check with every tutor every week that they are still offering a service. I list what they ask me to - you need to check with them if the details are still accurate! DEAD LINKS WILL BE REMOVED - so if you update your contact you need to let me know!


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UK


Balham

Balham Ukulele Society - www.myspace.com/balhamukulelesociety


Barnsley (and surrounding areas) 

Chris McShane - Chris is a freelance musician and music teacher. He also organises workshops, festivals and runs the Rafters Ukulele Club - info@chrismcshanemusic.co.uk or call - 07854 459220


Blackpool

Andy Eastwood - One of the busiest uke acts on the scene and has gigged relentlessly around Britain and internationally for the past 20 years. His workshops are popular at festivals and can also be given online for uke groups. In 2020 Andy began offering one-to-one uke and banjolele lessons via Zoom, and his system includes personalised video reports at the end of each lesson. Check out his video for more info - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s79ZjN4Vuhg&feature=youtu.be. Website - http://www.andyeastwood.com


Bournemouth (and surrounding areas)

Paul Tucker - Paul plays in the extremely popular Mother Ukers and managed the Southern Ukulele Store for many years. He now offers ukulele tuition for beginners through to intermediate. Offering a friendly and relaxed approach to learning and covering various styles of music to suit the students interests. Be it Jazz, Blues or Pop, Paul can help you on your way to becoming a confident ukulele player. Contact Paul on 07973 911279 or email ukuleleinstructor@mail.com


Brampton (Cumbria)

Andy Webster - One half of Feckless and Fuddle (Andy is Feckless) and Uke specialist at Omega Music, Andy also teaches one to one, groups and runs the Ukes Akimbo group in Brampton. Contact either 016977 46978 or through the Word Of Ukes website - http://worldofukes.co.uk


Bristol

Jacob Morrison - Guitar and Ukulele Teacher. http://jacobmorrison.com

Ben Searle - Ukulele Ben, an experienced musician who offers home visit tuition.
Ben helps potential musicians become confident players teaching children, teenagers, adults and groups of all abilities. Contact mrbenblogs@googlemail.com or http://www.ukulelewithben.com Telephone 07910 668258

Andy Newman - Been playing guitar for over 40 years and also offer friendly uke lessons for people of all ages. Tel 01275 545958 or email andynewman@blueyonder.co.uk


Carshalton (Surrey)

Pete Farrugia BA(Hons) DipLCM DipMus - Pete is extremely well known in ukulele circles. Based in Surrey, but can also offer online lessons via Skype and FaceTime. http://www.pfmusic.co.uk



Chichester (W. Sussex) and Farnborough (Hants)


Matthew Quilliam - Happy to travel further afield. Unlike many ukulele tutors, the ukulele has always been my principal instrument right from when I started learning music at age 10. Ever since I have developed a broad and unique bond with the instrument and am available to share my expertise with players of any ability, age or style. https://matthewquilliam.co.uk/education/ukulele-lessons Email: matthew@quilliam.com 

 
Derbyshire

Phil Doleman - Phil, who performs all over the UK, previously as half of ukulele duo The Re-entrants, offers ukulele tuition from beginners to advanced, including right hand strum techniques, fingerstyle and chord melody playing in all styles of music. Music theory can also be covered if the students wishes. Lessons in your own home (Phil is based in Derbyshire and has an enhanced CRB check) or via Skype.
For more info contact phil_doleman@hotmail.com , Read his blog at -  or visit his facebook page www.facebook.com/Learntoplayuke


Dumfries and Galloway

Stuart Butterworth -  Stuart Butterworth BA (Hons) PGCE is an enthusiastic, friendly and qualified music teacher with thirty years’ experience teaching students of all ages and abilities in a variety of contexts. He has an enhanced DBS check, teaches around 100 students each week and is the Creative Director of the Ukulele Festival of Scotland. Stuart offers Ukulele and Theory of Music lessons online, or face to face lessons in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.  https://www.theukuleletutor.com

  


Gloucestershire

Steven Sproat - Author of bestelling ukulele beginners books, has appeared on TV and Radio and toured with Jools Holland - Steven specialises in Uke Workshops but can also offer private tuition in Gloucestershire and Hereforshire. Workshops can be worldwide - contact through his site at http://stevensproat.co.uk


Hastings and Hooe

Claire Nicolson - Claire also runs the Sussex Ukulele Club - contact at http://hlsmfarm.uk/index.php/sussex-ukulele-club/

Hull

Micky Thomas - Sessions for beginner to intermediate players in two locations in Hull - mickythomas43@gmail.com


Lancashire

Paul Davies  - Affordable ukulele lessons for schools, private, corporate team building and all occasions with an established, friendly (and extremely patient!) ukulele tutor - http://www.youcanukulele.co.uk


Leeds

Jez Quayle - Jez has over 30 years experience of playing the ukulele and over 25 years experience of teaching ukulele and guitar. For beginners: no prior knowledge of music or the ukulele is assumed. For more advanced players: Jez can help you develop your strumming technique, finger picking, lead solo playing, knowledge of chords and song structures, and can pass on many handy tips. Jen is based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Lessons can be given in your home or at Jez's. Contact via emails: jeremy.quayle@hotmail.co.uk Or via his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/JezSongbook Where you can also see him perform.

Jessica Bowie - http://www.yourukuleletutor.com/spartcart/one-to-one-lessons


Leicestershire

Mark Ferraby -  teaches individuals, small groups and classes in schools and a wide variety of settings. CRB and liability insurance is held through his company Little Red Truck. He is also a third of La Bella ensemble www.labellaband.co.uk. Check out other projects and contacts through www.littleredtruck.co.uk



Liverpool

Mikey Fell - Mikey from Liverpool plays Banjolele style Uke with with a background in guitars. Recently graduated from studying music he has been teaching ukulele around the area for almost a year, organising and hosting various ukulele themed evenings. He is happy to teach groups or individuals.
mikey_f_100@hotmail.com 07855 314649


Craig Gamble - Registered Guitar Tutor and teacher of ukulele (plus a host of other instruments!  http://www.gamblestringsandthings.co.uk


Elaine Kinsella - Elaine has taught ukulele lessons from beginner to intermediate level for over 8 years and can cater for face to face lessons, (covid permitting), in Liverpool 17 and online lessons via Facetime or Zoom with buddy options. For more info and to book please visit:  - https://www.ukuleleclub.org.uk/uclprivatelessons.html


London

Learn To Uke - Lorraine Bow - runs a series of incredibly popular ukulele classes across London as well as online tuition - http://www.learntouke.co.uk/

Paul Redfern - Kensington - Teaching for 30 years and provides classes to mental health charity MIND. Enhanced DBS clearance - https://www.musicteachers.co.uk/teacher/cf75cb11cc1fe615f887?1578519167

School of Uke - well known ukulele course and lessons curated by the world famous Duke Of Uke store https://www.schoolofuke.co.uk/

Terry Smith - Terry is based in Richmond and runs a monthly combined lesson / session called 'The Uke-Academy' at Ritz Music Tuiton Centre, Richmond, London. Contact Terry at terry@playtheuke.co.uk


Manchester

Marc Gallagher - multi instrumentalist who has played all around the north west, and even played ukulele in Austria! Covers a variety of genres and playing styles, particularly pop and fingerpicking - Call 07522 388867 or email marc.gallagher@live.co.uk






Nantwich / Crewe

Pat Cullen - a qualified teacher, DBS/CRB checked, who has played various instruments in amateur bands over the years. One to one lessons available in the Nantwich and Crewe area for beginners and intermediate players. Pat also teaches the ukulele at evening classes at a Nantwich school and students are more than welcome to sign up for those lessons. No musical knowledge is required or assumed but Pat can provide some musical theory for beginners and intermediate learners if required. The only requirement is enthusiasm and a sense of fun!  patcullenukulele@gmail.com


North Devon

Paul Clews - Paul is a qualified guitar and ukulele teacher, offering one to one lessons in towns such as Ilfracombe, Bideford and Barnstaple, as well as offering Skype lessons around the world.
http://paulclews888.weebly.com/guitar--ukulele-lessons.html


Norfolk

Clara Wiseman - At weekends Clara can be found on stages throughout the UK and Europe with top ukulele punk band The pUKEs. During the week she runs uke clubs in six Norfolk primary schools. Clara is also available for workshops and one-to-one tuition with children and adults. See http://www.iloveuke.co.uk or email her at clara@iloveukue.co.uk




Northampton

Paul Mansell - professional ukulele teacher, author and performer. Paul has an honours diploma on the ukulele from the VCM and am the author of 'Classical Uke' published by Kevin Mayhew Ltd. He has also released the album 'Me, My Ukulele and I'. He teaches from his studio in Northampton. https://www.paulmansell.co.uk

Oxford 

Lindsay Higgs lindsayphiggs@yahoo.co.uk


Pembrokeshire (Wales)

Percy Copley - Seasoned performer, singer, musician and teacher. Percy has worked in theatre and TV and send 24 years performing at Disneyland in France. He also plays and teaches 5 string banjo and mandolin, but his first instrument was the ukulele. Percy teaches workshops for groups, clubs and one to one via Skype. Subjects include theory, strum styles, fingerpicking styles, performance workshops and help in choosing and learning songs. Contact him on 07852 927729 or email percycopley@gmail.com


Rame (Cornwall)

Allen Rushton - Allen is a musician covering the Rame / SE Cornwall area at his home or yours. For ages 6 and up, he welcomes individuals or group lessons and is happy to work with absolute beginners. Fully CRB Checked. See - https://www.facebook.com/Rameukulele/

Reading

Dave Stewart - Dave is a peripatetic ukulele teacher in the Reading area (including West Berkshire, North Hampshire and South Oxfordshire). He teaches primary school classes, adults beginner courses and leads a community band in Aldershot. He offers private tuition to adults and children, is DBS-checked and specializes in beginners. He also runs one-off 101 sessions for organisations. When not teaching, Dave can be seen playing with his band, Rocket Kings, and he is also a member of The Small Strings, a community ukulele band in Reading. Contact Dave at daveuke@outlook.com

Ross on Wye

Matt Stead - Experienced teacher of several years from beginner to advanced. RGT Registered and DBT Checked - http://www.theukulelemanofross.com or email theukulelemanofross@outlook.com

Shrewsbury

Dave Cowton - aka Chili Monster. Dave teaches ukulele beginners in Shrewsbury Shropshire - info@shroprock.co.uk or more details at http://www.shroprock.co.uk/ChiliMonsterMainPage.html


Tyne and Wear

Steve Kyle - Ukeschool - Steve is a freelance ukulele teacher based in the North East. Lessons can be delivered in your home or via Skype - check out his website at http://ukeschool.co.uk

Warminster

Thomas Hiscocks - Thomas runs ukulele clubs in Warminster and Trowbridge and is the brains behind the Go West Uke Fest. Also offers private ukulele and music theory tuition, with the option to be accompanied by his widely paised singing voice - http://www.thomashiscocks.com





Wigan

Les Hilton - what's this - ukulele (and cigar box guitar / harmonica) tuition from one half of Chonkinfeckle? Yes! Seriously people - Les is a fine fine player - you could do a lot worse than to head his way for lessons! http://youcanukeandmore.weebly.com




USA


Austin, Texas

Kevin Carroll - Kevin is a certified level 3 Ukulele Instructor in the James Hill Ukulele Initiative and instructs at ukulele workshops internationally. He is also a performer and recording artist and teaches both private and group music lessons to all ages and levels.
http://www.kevincarroll.net

Bridgeport CT

Abe Deshotel - Ukulele teacher with 5 years experience and a Masters in Music Education. Currently serving Fairfield County CT - abe.deshotel@gmail.com

Charlotte (North Carolina)

Jeff Jones - Also offering lessons Matthews, Mint Hill, Ballantyne, Pineville, Weddington, Waxhaw, Indian Trail, Monroe, Indian Land, Fort Mill and Rock Hill

http://ukuleleclass-com.blogspot.com/

Southwest Charlotte - (North Carolina)

Jim Hickey - Instructing individuals and groups since 2008 and also offers team building courses
http://jimhickeymusic.com


Chicago

Gigi Wong-Monaco - Chicago IL and Spokane WA - from ages 8 up, individual and group lessons available

http://www.sitaremporium.com/WWUkuleleLessons


Narciso Lobo  seesoteaches@gmail.com



Georgetown, KY


New York, NY

Cherie B. Tay -  Teaches beginner ukulele to all ages. Want to learn your favourite song, impress someone or just jam and chill? I can help. cheriebtay@gmail.com

Pensacola, FL

Neil Passmore - Neil has been teaching privately for some years and is about 25 minutes from Pensacola. Contact ukeloverneil@gmail.com



Seattle


Uncle Rod Higuchi - rohiguchi@seattleschools.org
beginner lessons, adults preferred
Popular, Old Time, and Hawaiian Songs
Moderator at SUPA (www.seattleukulele.org)

Wisconsin

Kellen Roggenbuck - Kellen teaches out of Brookfield Wisconsin. Offers half hour and full hour single or group lessons. Will teach anybody how to play and love the ukulele!
kellen@cumceg.org




AUSTRALIA

Vanessa Gould Nugent -  trained ukulele teacher with internationally recognised qualifications. She has studied for three years under the tutelage of ukulele maestro James Hill, completing a teachers Certification Program (JHUI). She is currently a committee member of AUTLA – (Australia Ukulele Teachers and Leaders Association) and has attended a number of AUTLA Professional Development Days. She has performed at the Hawaiian Ukulele Festival as part of the group Ukestralia for the past two years and is a member of The Outlaws Big Ukulele Band that performs at Ukulele Festivals throughout Australia. Vanessa is the founder and leader of The Hungry Head Ukulele Group which has been running for four years. Private tutoring is also available. She can be contacted through her website https://vjnugent.wixsite.com/hungryforukes


CANADA

Fred Brown - Greetings from Canada. I am a teacher of several instruments but I am starting to focus on the ukulele again. I would consider both private and class instruction. I am in Brampton, ON Canada and can be reached thru my web page at www.dtfbmusic.com

Freddy@dtfbmusic.com

Cynthia Kinnunen - Level 3 Jams Hill and holder of honors degree in music. Cynthia teaches private lessons and workshops in Guelph Ontario. She also runs the Royal City Ukulele Ensemble and organises the Royal City Uke Fest - http://www.cynthiakmusic.com

Doug Giroux - Ukulele teacher in Montreal, Quebec who has been a teacher for over a decade and works at the McGill Conservatory Of Music - can teach in English or French - contact douglas.giroux@mail.mcgill.ca

Gary Glewinski - Edmonton, Alberta. Teacher originally from Glasgow, Scotland. Reach him at gglewinski@hotmail.com or at his website - https://garygmusic.com




FINLAND

Juha Väänänen

Helsinki - Groups as well as private lessons and workshops - beginners to intermediate. Also works with professionals clowns, artists and music educators.


 juha@ukulelenurkka.net




GERMANY


 K Michael Köhn

 Berlin - http://www.musikschule-lichterfelde.de/

 Michael Fromm 

 Landau - http://www.musik-fromm.de

IRELAND

Ronan McCauley

Arklow, Co Wicklow- Highly qualified with 15 plus years experience as a teacher, workshop facilitator, performer and songwriter. Lessons through Zoom, Sype and similar. Available to help with examps or just have fun - https://ronan.ie/lessons

SPAIN

Choan Gálvez

Barcelona - offering online ukulele lessons - https://www.choan.es/en/ukulele-lessons-in-barcelona/




WORLDWIDE UKE TUITION

No, I am not talking about tutors who will get on an airplane for you... these who offer services via online tuition via the likes of Skype and FaceTime regardless of where you are.


Peter McMeel - offers worldwide ukulele lessons over Skype.   You can find him on Facebook looking for - Uketopia\Toowong Music Teaching, or email him at peter.mcmeel45@gmail.com

Colin Tribe is a Ukulele/Music teacher operating world wide through skype and also has about 170 postings of arrangements on youtube. He also offers tuition over Skype, and can be contacted on colinrtribe@btinternet.com 

Phil Doleman - Phil performs all over the UK , offers ukulele tuition from beginners to advanced, including right hand strum techniques, fingerstyle and chord melody playing in all styles of music. Music theory can also be covered if the students wishes. Lessons in your own home (Phil is based in Derbyshire and has an enhanced CRB check) or via Skype.
For more info contact phil_doleman@hotmail.com, or visit his facebook page www.facebook.com/Learntoplayuke


Clare Innes - Clare has been offering online and in-person lessons and playalong sessions for beginner and intermediate students in Vermont.. and beyond! Her lighthearted classes have been the starting point for hundreds of students in group and private classes. She offers an array of classes and workshops - https://www.ukuleleclare.com/loca-ukulele-groups-and-events


Richard Durrant - Richard teaches two annual ukulele courses in Sussex to fit around his busy touring schedule: Ground Zero for beginners and Ukulele Circuit Training (a mainstay course for players of all levels which sells out instantly each year). Richard also appears at festivals and events where his teaching is in high demand.
http:/www.richarddurrant.com

Mark Luongo - 18 years of private and group lessons and long time collaborator with James Hill. 
https://www.facebook.com/Mark-Luongo-Ukulele-110724263896274/ 


Howard Matthews - Howard has played guitar for 50 years and mandolin for nearly 40, and has now retired to Spain. He gives ukulele tuition where he lives on the Costa Blanca, but can also do one to one lessons on Skype (Skype address howardandkay), and also offers Youtube tuition on his channle 'ipswichtospain'. Contact him at howardandkay76@gmail.com

Andy Webster - Performer in the League of Ukulele Gentlemen,  Andy also teaches one to one, groups and runs the Ukes Akimbo group in Brampton. He can offer tuition anywhere via Skype. Contact either 016977 46978 or through the Word Of Ukes website - http://worldofukes.co.uk

Vincenzo Gioia - Currently based in Mannheim, Vincenzo offers worldwide uke tuition and runs his Ukulele Lovers channel on YT - https://www.youtube.com/c/UkuleleLovershttps://www.instagram.com/ukulelelovers1/

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