Learning Online

So … you’re looking for some lessons with the convenience of learning from home? Check our Ukulele Teachers page as some also will do Skype lessons.

The Internet is awash with online uke lessons. There are excellent tutorials on YouTube.

Online lessons

Cynthia Lin (https://www.youtube.com/user/cynthialinmusic) Cynthia Lin is a modern day jazz ukulele diva based in San Francisco, California. The creator of the #100DaysofUkuleleSongs project, Cynthia is known for her engaging tutorials on YouTube. You can become a patreon for additional content. Cynthia headlined SPRUKE 2019.

Pineapple Pete’s Uke School (http://www.ukeschool.com/index.html) provides advice on all things uke ‘n think of, and simple uke lessons as well.

Stukulele – Uke Mellum (https://www.youtube.com/ukemullum). Lots of video tutorials for all levels and play a longs, as well as you can become a patreon for additional content.

Ukulele Underground  (www.ukuleleunderground.com) has been going for a while so there are a lot of lessons up there, but they’re all quite easy to follow.  Be warned though if you’re on a low bandwidth, they’re mostly videos so you might chew through it spending a lot of time there! Could even be worth increasing your Internet plan. Aldrine Guerrero headlined SPRUKE 2015.

Live Ukulele (https://liveukulele.com/) Brad Bordessa has been teaching the uke and performing since 2007. His website has free ukulele learning resources and lessons. He also live streams lessons.

Ukulele Hunt (http://ukulelehunt.com/2008/04/02/posts-for-first-timers/) While not really lessons, he has some posts about how to read chord charts and tabs, buying your first ukulele, and a category of Ukulele 101 posts.

Michael Lynch (http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com/YouTubeChannels.htm) Look at his Ukulele Lesson Videos playlist for some great lessons that start at the basics (tuning to C) and progress from there.

Michael Madden (http://www.youtube.com/user/reyalpeleluku) has written a book, Make Your Own Ukulele Chord Solos, and supports it with a series of accompanying videos on YouTube.

Play Ukulele By Ear,  (http://www.playukulelebyear.com/) Jim D’Ville’s blog, is dedicated  to all things geared to learning to play the ukulele by ear.


3 Easy Songs You Can Fingerpick On the Ukulele Today  (http://www.ukuleletricks.com/ukulele-fingerpicking-nursery-rhymes/This compilation of four video lessons shows how to fingerpick three easy, popular songs on the ukulele. An excellent starting point for beginners.

Ukulele Blues Fingerpicking Lesson: Pattern #1 (http://www.ukuleletricks.com/ukulele-blues-fingerpicking-lesson-pattern-1/The 12 bar blues is one of the most influential and popular musical structures of the last 100 years. This lesson looks at a very versatile fingerpicking pattern that sounds great for the blues.

Ukulele Blues Fingerpicking Lesson: Pattern #2 (http://www.ukuleletricks.com/ukulele-blues-fingerpicking-lesson-pattern-2/In a continuation of the last lesson, this fingerpicking pattern fits perfectly with the blues and is versatile enough to work with a variety of other songs.

How to Fingerpick Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” (http://www.ukuleletricks.com/ukulele-fingerpicking-lesson-how-to-play-hallelujah/
Songsheets (sub-menu item, ordinary web page)