Classes around town

Beginner Ukulele 19+ – Coquitlam

Learn chords and strumming with Gordon Smithers at the Dogwood Pavilion and Glen Pines Pavilion Coquitlam. Each course contains 5-6 sessions in which you’ll work towards a set of songs. Please bring your own ukulele. No experience required. Contact Gordon at [email protected]. Last update/confirmed 2024feb21.

Beginner Ukulele Group Classes – East Vancouver

Various locations, days & times. Please email Jane for more information [email protected]. Last update/confirmed 2023nov 25.

Group Ukulele Lessons with Joe Young – Vancouver

Learn to play this exciting instrument in a fun and non-judgmental environment. We teach strumming and singing as well as an introduction to note-reading and solo ukulele at three different levels. Contact Joe at [email protected] or visit the community centre websites (links below) for pricing and more information.
• Kerrisdale: Every Saturday at the Kerrisdale Seniors Centre ( Classes are for seniors, although adults over 18 are welcome to join as well!
• Kitsilano: Every Sunday at the Kitsilano Community Centre ( Classes are for adults over 18.
• Killarney: Every Tuesday at the Killarney Community Centre ( Classes are for adults over 18.
Last update/confirmed 2023nov25.

Harmonious Joan – Vancouver, Fairview

Joan offers both group classes and private lessons. We have tons of fun and cover many genres of music: rock, pop, folk, traditional, jazz, with an emphasis on rock and roll from the 60s and 70s. I’m a big Beatles fan! Group classes (adults or teens 16+) are online with two levels: Beginner and Advanced Beginner. Classes are small, comfortably paced, interactive, and the atmosphere is supportive and casual. Private lessons (adults or children 8+) are in-person near VGH, or online if you prefer. These lessons are customized to your own level and learning interests. For more information email [email protected]. You can also visit Joan’s Facebook page Last update/confirmed 2023dec15.

Last update/confirmed 2023nov25.

Ruby’s Ukes – Vancouver, Downtown

Established in 2009, Ruby’s Ukes is Vancouver’s Ukulele school with adult classes, workshops & annual Ukulele festival. From absolute novice to advanced player, Ruby’s Ukes has the perfect ukulele course for you. Our 9 week courses run every September, January and April, taking place via Zoom, and with physical classes Downtown. We have taught thousands of people to play the Ukulele. Everyone’s learning style is catered for with visual, auditory, and kinesthetic materials ensuring a fun, successful ukulele learning experience. With a swing, jazz, blues, pop, classical & folk repertoire. There is something for everyone! Ruby’s Ukes educators Daphne Roubini, Andrew Smith, & Eduardo Garcia, are professional performers as well as teachers who love to share their enthusiasm, and musical delight. Courses come with class materials pages including: youtube links, professionally recorded audio samples, bespoke course materials, & many more features to support your learning. Website: Contact: [email protected]. Last update/confirmed 2023nov25.

Ukulele Workshops and Lessons with Heather – Vancouver

Explore ukulele strumming and picking. Emphasis is on participation and fun! These lessons and workshops are designed for groups of 6 or more (age 12+) including grounds of friends, families, social & community groups, classrooms, and Pro D workshops. Lessons come in sets of six one-hour sessions and are available at Beginner, Novice, or Intermediate levels. Instruction includes pop, blues, folk and rock; basic music theory; scales and note reading. Workshops can involve one to three sessions; choose from Blues Basics, Can-Con, Strumming Fun, Learn to Transpose, Pick a Decade, Millennium Melodies, Reading Notation, Playing Orchestrations, or Singing Harmonies; other topics are also possible. Very important: group singing is highly encouraged! Heather is available daytimes Monday to Wednesday and occasional weeknights in the Kitsilano/Vancouver area. Contact her at [email protected]. PS. Check out the Coal Harbour Program Guide for additional Beginner lessons. Last update/confirmed 2023nov25.