Interested in learning the Ukulele?
The Shine School of Music offers Online Ukulele Classes with a qualified and experienced Ukulele teacher. The school provides Ukulele training for students of all ages and all levels in English and Spanish Catalan.
Contact us for more information about our Online Ukulele classes.
– Classical Ukulele Lessons
– Folk (Acoustic) Ukulele Lessons
– Pop & Rock Ukulele Lessons
At the Shine School of Music the syllabus is hand-crafted based on each student’s needs, depending on the student’s level, age and the chosen style. Each student is an individual with distinct musical needs and preferences and and we recognise student’s individuality in all aspects of teaching.
All Ukulele Classes are private (one-on-one) and personalised within the syllabus of the chosen style to suit each individual student.
“It’s a good instrument. It’s little, it’s portable and loaded with more melody than any other instrument I know of.” – Eddie Vedder
The ukulele originated as a Hawaiian interpretation of the cavaquinho, a small guitar-like instrument from Portugal. It was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants in the late 19th century. It gained great popularity elsewhere in the United States during the early 20th century, and from there spread internationally.
The tone and volume of the instrument varies with size and construction. Ukuleles commonly come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. Ukuleles are commonly associated with music from Hawaii where the name roughly translates as “jumping flea”.
Here is a beautiful presentation of the versatility of the ukulele (skip to 1:00 for the beginning of the song):