Ukulele Social

This session will take place online, via Zoom and is ideal for those who have previously taken the beginners course, or have some experience. This afternoon session is a fun way to welcome everyone to the Mary Ward Centre Ukulele Community for a lively session of songs and skills. Work on a selection of different songs over the afternoon that will include musical challenges for players at different levels of ability. Here you can just strum along to the basic melody or learn more advanced techniques (e.g. finger-picking), as well as trickier chords and melody playing. Will include an interval (you'll need to provide your own refreshments, but will still be able to drink them in the company of your classmates via Zoom) where you will have time to socialise and catch up.

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Thu

Who is this course for

This session will take place online, via Zoom and is ideal for anyone who has previously enrolled on the beginners course, and is looking to further their development as a ukulele player. The course is also open to anyone who has been playing ukulele for a little while, and can competently strum and play some essential chords. The ability to read chord charts and tablature is recommended, but not essential.

What does this course cover

The course is also open to anyone who has been playing ukulele for a little while, and would liek to have an afternoon of group playing with all abilities.

What will it be like

The teaching and learning methods we use on the course:

- Demonstrations and tutor feedback
- Multimedia resources - chord charts, video/audio etc
- Practical exercises
- Group discussions

What else do you need to buy or do

It is essential that you bring your own soprano, tenor or concert ukulele. There are plenty of usable and affordable ukuleles on the market, but anything priced around £40 should be a decent instrument. Have a look at brands such as Lanikai or Kala. The Duke of Uke stocks a wide range of ukuleles and can offer great advice. If you have any queries regarding types of ukulele, brands, where to buy etc, please contact Jackie Wamaitha, who will put you in touch with the course tutor for advice.
Also recommended but not essential: a chromatic tuner (e.g. Korg Pitchclip), typically around £10-£15 and a pen and paper for making notes.

What this course could lead to

Keep playing! Joining a ukulele group is a very good way to stay in practice.
We have weekly classes for beginners, improvers and a song group, please ask the tutor for advice.
Further Study with Mary Ward Centre.
There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre. Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: and from the following websites:;;;;

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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why choose Mary Ward?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’