Funny thing, everyone seemed to get new ukuleles this Christmas! Except me, and now I want one too!
We were all very excited about the taster lesson up at our local pub and a crowd of us went. Some friends came over to ours and we had a practice session of our own before going up. First to arrive were James & Liz with their daughter Keira. Liz has recently taken up the ukulele.
|Little Keira (9) learning a few chords, with her Dad James photobombing in the background..|
|Keira getting a little help from Mum (Liz).|
|Keira showing Mum what she's learned so far.|
|Alyssa (my daughter) (AKA Todd) helping Keira with a few chords.|
|Peter's son Tim, Tim's fiancée Sarah, and Peter.|
|Juno, Stephen's puppy.|
|Sarah Kelly's ukulele collection for her lessons.|
|Checking out the ukes while waiting for lessons to start.|
|Sarah Kelly from Uke-Can Ukulele Lessons.|
|Liz and Keira on the left. I'm not sure who was helping who here, but it was nice in either case.|
|James, Liz, Keira and Martin my neighbour.|
|My husband Peter and my daughter Alyssa (AKA Todd).|
|Martin singing a song with the group playing their ukuleles.|
|Young singer with Alyssa practicing singing and playing 'Frère Jacques'|
Then the group was split into two groups to sing a round of 'Frère Jacques'. See video below. (It's best to click through and watch on YouTube)
|Others got up to preform too.|
See video below. (It's best to click through and watch on YouTube)
What a fantastic experience! We all had the best time! I can't recommend Sarah Kelly and her Uke-Can Ukulele Lessons enough. She made it all such fun and so easy to learn.
Thank you Sarah Kelly and thank you Lotte & Miles of The Prince Albert in Rodborough, Stroud!
Here are some links for you:
Uke-Can Ukulele Lessons Website
Uke-Can Ukulele on Facebook
The Prince Albert Pub Website (Be sure to check out their 'What's On' section for other future workshops for the whole family, and also for upcoming gigs and events!)
The Prince Albert on Facebook
The Prince Albert on Twitter
Did you know that the largest ukulele festival outside of Hawaii is the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain which is held in Cheltenham and is now in it's 6th year? Well now you do! See you there! :-D