This is for you if you’re picking up the instrument for the first time. Learn basic chords and build up to playing a simple tune. Each class we’ll be going over simple arrangements of popular songs and giving you handy tips and helpful playing techniques.

Alternatively, if you’ve grasped the basics of ukulele playing but want to improve your confidence, you can join half-way through the course.

The sessions are a great way to meet new people and have a laugh on a Wednesday night, as well as playing some great tunes on this brilliant little instrument!

You can buy a ukulele from Forsyths on Deansgate Manchester at a discount. Just take along your Ukulele Club booking.

If you want to only book onto the second half of the course (intermediate) that begins on 27th February, you can book online from 11th February.

Phil Ratcliffe


TIME: 6.30pm – 7.45pm

PRICE: £90 (12 week course)

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1. Do I have to sign up to the whole course?

In the case of the beginners, you can sign up to the first 7 weeks then decide whether to sign up to the intermediate course which immediately follows on. For those that have a grasp on basic chords and strumming already it is also possible to sign up for the latter half only. Unfortunately we cannot offer drop in fees.

2. I have never played before – can I come along?

Yes, absolutely. No prior experience is needed.

3. I have quite a bit of experience – is this still the class for me?

If you have quite a bit of experience I would advise joining straight onto the intermediate course, or challenging yourself in the advanced class.

4. Where should I come on the day?

When in the Edge theatre building turn right, then follow the sweet sound of ukulele music to the end of the corridor on the ground floor!

5. What do I need to bring with me?

Just a ukulele! Everything else is provided, though a tuner is always useful!

6. Do you have changing facilities?

Yes, there are changing facilities in the disabled toilet on the ground floor, straight ahead as soon as you enter the building.

7. What other facilities do you have?

We have a café at The Edge called “The Dressing Room” which serves up delicious hot food, fresh salads and homemade cakes – as well as delicious hot and cold drinks. The café is also a training centre for adults with learning disabilities. And because The Edge is a charity, you know that every penny you spend in the café is going back into the work that we do with children and vulnerable adults.

8. Can I just turn up on the night and pay for the course then?

Yes, not a problem. You can also sign up online.

9. Does it matter if I miss a class?

No, I will keep you a copy of the week’s work and do my best to bring you up to speed. You will, however, make better progress if you attend every class.