Ready to do the hard yards?

Want to play ukulele, but not sure where to start?

Played for a little while, but still challenged by changing chords fast enough to keep up in jams?

Taken our pre-jam beginner’s classes, but feel you need more confidence to join the jams?

We hear your frustration, and Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp is for you! Designed especially for new players and those who want direction on how to improve.

Join Keryn and Julie at:

Coorparoo Bowls Club,
32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo

6:45-8:30 pm
The last 3 Wednesdays in March 2017

FREE for BUMS Inc members. Non-members $30 (for all 3 sessions).

Members and non-members, BOOK your place NOW on Trybooking.

Note: You can currently pay half-yearly subscription of $25 to join BUMS. Membership fees will be due again on Saturday 1 July 2017. Check out all the perks of BUMS membership and to join HERE.

The three-session course is presented by Julie Sharpe and Keryn Henderson. Julie’s been a performing member for more than 5 years and is currently studying the James Hill approach to teaching ukulele. Keryn’s led the pre-jam beginners groups at Northside and Coorparoo Jams. Julie and Keryn put many beginners through their paces at the Ukulele Bootcamp during SPRUKE 2015.

Session 1 — 6:45-8:30 pm, Wednesday 15 March
Session 2 — 6:45-8:30 pm, Wednesday 22 March
Session 3 — 6:45-8:30 pm, Wednesday 29 March

Course Content

At Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp you will:

  • begin with C, F and G … and learn new chords each session
  • train your ear to recognise notes and chords
  • study the fretboard to learn notes and scales
  • gain practice tips on learning new chord placements, and mastering tricky chord changes and common chord progressions
  • practice a range of simple strum and picking patterns
  • learn a little bit of theory … so you can see where it all fits together
  • play the 12 bar blues and simple songs
  • be given homework!

A limited number of ukuleles will be available for loan during each session, but you will need a ukulele of your own for practice at home. Please email Keryn at if you need to borrow a ukulele.

Remember, now could be the perfect time to become a BUM. Find out how to become a member here.

Then BOOK your Ukulele Bootcamp place on Trybooking.

Check out all the places you can jam with BUMS Inc here.