There are 3 types of classes as follows:
Ukulele - for Absolute Beginners for 2018 - WAITING LIST
This class is run by BUG members Clare Lacy and Peta Melbin
Yes! There is a waiting list! Everyone wants to play ukulele - of course! We advise that you look at all the classes available in U3A, becomes a member, and get on the waiting list! You can attend other U3A events and classes "during the meanwhile" *.
On 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays - 02:15pm-03:15pm
If you have a ukulele brand new out of the box, then this is the class for you.
-Parts of the ukulele, type and size
-Teaching Tuning, C, Am, F, G7, C7, A, D, G, Dm (or less!)
-The strummimg patterns
-Instil a good practice routine for people at home
-Progress to a Beginners class, or the Players depending on skills. U3A Members email or ring the U3A office 0431 859 315 and ask them to email.
Ukulele for Beginners
This class is run by BUG member Jill Clarke
On 1st, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays - 03:30pm-04:30pm
You have had your ukulele for a while, and you can play the basic chords C, Am, F, G7 - as a minimum.
You may have played guitar, or other instruments before. You can read chord charts, and follow song sheets.
- In this class you will practice:
o Changing chords smoothly
o Whole songs
o Learning new repertoire
o Playing and reading Tabs
o More chords
When you are confident, and accomplished, move up to the playing group.
Ukulele Players and Singalong
This class is run by BUG member Richard Johnson.
On 1st, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays - 04:00pm-05:30pm
U3A members who are from beginner to experienced ukulele players, are invited to come along to this enjoyable playing group, with an emphasis on improving playing as part of a group, learning from each other, and be inspired by guest Tutors. Guest tutors to bring in new knowledge.
Also add more chords, more repertoire, note play, movable bar chords, learn a new song with some new skill included, learn how to transpose a song you like to a suitable key for ukulele, tackle more difficult songs, performance practice and performance for those who wish to.
Please email enquiries, to Jill - or ring the U3A office 0431 859 315 and ask them to email
From here you can decide whether to join in with other Ukulele players in the area, for instance, BUG (Ballarat Ukulele Group) meets on Thursday evenings in Ballarat, and the Trentham group meets on Friday mornings. Or we could begin our own playing group.
This site has music and a list of resources.
Experienced people are welcome too, to help with teaching skills and techniques to ukulele beginners.
It costs $50 to join U3A and then you have over 80 different classes/activities to choose from, including Ukulele.
Our Ukulele U3A Resources
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* - a Monty Python reference.