Ukulele – Beginners

Course Overview

There’s emerging evidence that learning to play a musical instrument is good for your physical health: it improves posture, hand-eye coordination, etc. It’s also good for your mental health: practising a little each day and thinking through how to play sequences of notes is great mind work. It can also give a sense of accomplishment, as you learn to play your first tunes.

When you learn a few simple major and minor chords, they become the keys that open doors for you into a wonderful world of music. The Ukulele has a delightful tone and is very small, easily transportable size making it an attractive option for all ages.

Whether you want to grace the stage one day or simply like to strum along at home, these ukulele lessons break down the basics of playing into simple, step-by-step instructions so that anyone can follow.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

In this course you will learn:

  • Tuning
  • Holding and playing position
  • Basic chords
  • Basic strums
  • Reading standard music notation and Tab
  • Old school the swinging Ukulele
  • Rocking out the Uke
  • Taking it home island style
  • Ukulele blues
  • Introducing fingerstyles
  • Guitar picks to play the Ukulele
  • Rhythm and Tempo training
  • Personal Performance technique
  • Practice organization and technique
  • Creativity and self-expression

Course outcome

By the end of the course you will:

  • Build a repertoire of songs from classical, Folk, Rock, Pop, Blues, Irish, Jazz + punk
  • Read musical notation and tab sheets.
  • Confidence to play and sing to friends’ family on stage or in musical groups

What you need to know

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge is required for entry into this course.

What you need to provide

  • A Ukulele and guitar picks
  • An electronic tuner (contact us and the tutor can suggest a free online tuner as well)
  • A music stand to save your head bending
  • Pen and paper for notes
  • A Ukulele strap for future use
  • Handouts will be provided

Other information

  • Students are welcome to repeat this level if they wish to spend more time on the concepts presented. If this occurs alternate examples and exercises will be provided. Course content is adjusted to suit each class.

Class details

Start Date10 May 2024
End Date28 June 2024
Time10:00am - 12:00pm
TutorEugene Mitchell
Location Epping Campus


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.