Ukulele & Whistle

Alison’s ukulele and tin whistle lessons are aimed primarily at groups of beginners. Lessons are tailored to the needs and age of the students and include: the basics of playing, how to practise effectively, learning new repertoire, and how to find and use other resources in your future learning.

alisons-band-2Ukulele Lessons

The ukulele has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years, and it’s easy to understand why. Start ukulele lessons and it won’t be long before you have the ultimate live alternative to Rock Band or a karaoke machine! If there hasn’t yet been a scientific study on the link between playing ukulele, singing at the top of your lungs and increased levels of happiness, it’s only a matter of time. Check out this video of the Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain showing us how it’s done (please note, this link will take you to an external website which may contain ads).

Ukuleles are great for kids too – they’re small and light enough for little hands, relatively inexpensive (about £20 for a basic-but-playable model), available in all sorts of fun colours and give quick results. The musical and physical skills children learn on a ukulele can be transferred to other instruments later on too.

Tin Whistle Lessons

Another great starter instrument – these are small and inexpensive but can produce a beautiful sound very quickly! Playing tin whistle opens you up to a whole world of folk repertoire and relaxed ensemble playing. Learning to play the tin whistle is the folky alternative to the recorder. For inspiration, check out this video by Flook, one of my favourite bands (please note, this link will take you to an external website which may contain ads).

Current availability: Alison is still taking on new students in Bristol. Please contact her now to reserve a place!

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