The ukulele is a great instrument to start on.

It can play chords, tunes and rhythm. It’s light, cheap and small. Any chord that works on a ukulele works on a guitar and you can easily learn to read music and to play along with songs really quickly.

George Formby was the most famous ukulele player in the world – except that he didn’t actually play the ukulele! He played its cousin, the banjolele. They’re similar, so look out for George Formby and you’ll get an idea of what the ukulele can do.

We teach ukelele in schools across the borough and at Newham Music Academy, our after-school and Saturday music centre. To enquire about lessons please email or call us on 020 3598 6260.

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