Call for Expressions of Interest

Do you teach ukulele or lead a ukulele group? Looking to expand your music teaching repertoire? Perhaps the James Hill Ukulele Initiative (JHUI) is for you!

The JHUI Teacher Certification Program is the only program of its kind in the world:  a comprehensive training course for ukulele teachers.

3 questions for music and classroom teachers

  1. Want to develop your ukulele skills and earn 14+ hours towards your annual professional development requirements?
  2. Keen to learn about teaching the national music curriculum using ukulele as the main instrument (without excluding other instruments)?
  3. Like to use a systematic, all-encompassing music curriculum (that supports the Australian Music Curriculum) — taught to you by the curriculum writer?

The James Hill Ukulele Initiative is just the course for you.

3 questions for community ukulele leaders

  1. Want to develop your own ukulele skills?
  2. Want some effective teaching strategies for developing technique and musical skills?
  3. Want to be part of a community of highly skilled ukulele group leaders?

The James Hill Ukulele Initiative is just the course for you.

Current cost is approximately $667 AUD per year (Earlybird price).

You can explore the program overview and testimonials at

Submit an Expression of Interest

While the course is yet to be confirmed, the number of EOIs we receive will help to secure the Brisbane JHUI in 2019.

There is a class limit of 25!  Send your response asap.

Please email your expression of interest
to Cathy Welsford, (
by 21 December 2018 at the latest.


Please include:

  • Name
  • Location
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Your role (uke group leader, classroom music teacher, or private music teacher)
  • Your degree of interest (1. I am absolutely there!  2. Definitely interested. 3, Love to be there but still thinking on it.)

Download the expression of interest flyer.

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