play uku-lele!

We have two monthly meetings.

On the first Wednesday we teach folks with no experience how to play popular four chord songs, loaner ukes provided.

On the third Wednesday folks who already know how to play ukulele play a range of popular songs.

We use a very fun play along video format that has been likened to karaoke; uke-oke?  kara-ukey?

We play many songs in each meeting, with an emphasis on playing songs, meeting friendly people, and having fun,!

Level one;
Learn to play

Wednesday 6-7:40 pm
*May 31st*, Jul 5th
-Hampton Branch Library, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, 78749
-No experience necessary, loaner ukes provided.
-For adults to ages ~10/ 11-ish*

We cover how to hold and strum a ukulele, and how to play chords C, Am, F, & G7 in around 35 minutes then go right into playing songs!
Most are able to play songs using these chords this quickly, some pick it up on the second visit. After attending a couple of times it is ok to arrive around 6:30 just to join in the playing and singing and to practice using these easy songs.

*Our content is for the learning style of adults to adolescents. Unfortunately we don't have the specialized skills or resources to also offer a program for younger children.un


3rd Wednesdays, 6-7:40 PM
Jun 21st, Jul 19th
-Hampton Branch Library, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, 78749

Level Three is for players who already know how to play.
We generally begin with easier songs, progressing to songs using more chords, more interesting rhythms, faster tempo, etc.

If someone joins us who isn't quite up for the pace, etc. we will help with ideas on how to join and have fun even when you can't play all of the chords in a song. This is a useful skill in itself, since most of us took up the ukulele to have fun!

At a minimum, players should know chords C, Am, F, G, G7, be comfortable learning new chords on the fly or omitting chords they can't play. They should also be able to keep rhythm while playing a Down/ Up strum.

We all make mistakes. This is a judgement-free zone. So come out, play and have fun with the ukulele in a friendly, welcoming environment!

find songs to play in our youtube channel

We have playlists of ukulele play along videos in our southaustinukes youtube channel. When you visit our channel, we recommend you select the PLAYLISTS option.

We'll continue adding playlists over the next few months. They are ordered by the title: A101, A102, and so on.
Playlists beginning with A are for people who are first learning to play (Level 1). Playlists beginning with B101 assume you can smoothly play chords C, Am, F, & G7, as well as to do a down up strum.