The Uke N Sing group which I started for beginners in Mt Eden early in 2011 has evolved into an ongoing
Intermediate level group with around 20 players. I relinquished leadership of the group last year and
happily it is now lead by Dave Parker of the Nukes. I play bass!
Over Summer I decided that I will no longer teach ukulele. I am moving my focus from leading choirs and uke groups
towards playing and singing for my own enjoyment. I will run ONE MORE short course (see below) to satisfy an
obligation I made last year.
Here are some other teachers or groups that may be of interest to you:
Lyn Walters is running courses at Selwyn College for those who have the basics: Details here
The Facebook group, NZ Ukulele Network
has a directory of groups around Auckland and New Zealand. If you are looking for a group to play with,
or beginner lessons it is worth joining the group and having a look.
Lance Richardson runs a uke group suitable for basic level to intermediate players in Devonport.
It is on a Monday evening, 7 - 9. Contact Lance on 021 796660, email@example.com
I sell a range of ukes and accessories (stands, strings, capos, amps etc) at competitive prices.
Brands include Kala, Ohana, Vox amps and pedals, Wharfedale mixers and speakers, Ubass
I have owned or tested every product that I sell so I'm happy to stand behind the products.
See my online shop HandPickedUkes for full details
Listen to Uke N Sing!
Dance Me to the End of Love
Struck Down by The Blues
Walkin' After Midnight
Tower of Song
La La Blues
Let Her Go
See the bottom of this page for links to songs, chord charts, strumming guides etc.
Uke FastTrack refresher course (intermediate)
This course is designed to take basic level players to a whole new level, or refresh players you have done it previously.
This time it will have a slant towards repertoire from Uke N Sing so it can also act as a bridge
to that group if you are interested. The course gives you a toolkit of fancy strums and fingerpicking patterns
and shows you how to add spice and variety to playing songs.
Requirements: You have a basic repertoire of chords (C, Am, F, G7, G, D7, D, A7, E7) and can strum.
5 Mondays, 7pm - 8:30pm. Starting 18 Feb, 2019
Waterview or Point Chev, address supplied on registration
Cost: $15.00 per session or $70 prepay/pay at first session
Click here to register
Uke N Sing (Pt Chev)
This group has been playing for 8 years and is suitable for players
who have a reasonable degree of playing experience and are looking for a
challenge and to develop their skills. You can join any time
THe group is now under the leadership of Dave Parker (Nukes). Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in joining. I am enjoying a stint as the Bass player.
Wednesday evenings, 6:00 - 7:00.
ONE TWO SIX, 126 Point Chevalier Road
Uke Info and Resources Sheet
Basic Chord chart with fingering
Full Chord Chart
Easy songs in the Key of C
Easy songs in the Key of G
Knocking on Heavens Door
Da Doo Ron Ron / Never Ending Love
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Key: F)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Key: C)
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Sway with strumming notation
Reading Tabs and Songs with notated riffs
How to read Tabs (plucking notation)
Octopus's Garden with riffs
When I'm 64
El Condor Pasa / Rock My Soul Tab
El Condor Pasa MP3
Rock My Soul MP3
Sway with intro and strumming notation
Sway strumming MP3
Sway intro riff MP3
Links to a whole bunch of great songs and tutorial sites