A 2-hour workshop for absolute beginners!

Ukulele in a Nutshell is designed specifically for absolute beginners. In classic ‘bootcamp’ style, you’ll cover a lot of territory in a relatively short amount of time.

You’ll learn the parts of the ukulele, tips for practice, finger dexterity, ear training, clues from sheet music, interpreting ukulele chord diagrams and songsheets, basic strumming and picking patterns, chord shapes for Am, Am7, C, C6, F, G, and G7, chord placement drills, common chord changes and progressions, 12 bar blues … and jam survival techniques.

The course is also designed to help you structure your own practice sessions.


DATE: Friday 30 July 2021

VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo, 4151
TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


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Bring your ukulele and tuner. No note taking required! You’ll be too busy anyway. Detailed notes with supporting resources are emailed to participants after the session.


Julie Sharpe, John & Keryn Henderson began running Ukulele Bootcamp sessions in 2015. This year’s condensed session, Ukulele in a Nutshell, offers absolute beginners all they need to know to get started.