If you've ever wanted to learn an instrument - this class is for you! The ukulele is a great instrument for complete beginners and those wanting to try out a new instrument. Small and portable, a ukulele is versatile.

After a successful performance by the U-can-do-its and community workshop at the recent Surrey Hills Music Festival, we have invited experienced music teacher, Des Mahoney to join as in Surrey Hills. Des will guide you in the basics of the ukulele - learn correct hold, playing positions and how to play along with others.

This class is now full - please contact us to go on a waiting list for a Tuesday 7.30pm or Wednesday 2.30pm class!

Surrey Hills NC also runs a monthly classical music appreciation group.

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Class Schedule

Wednesdays 1.30-2.30pm, starting 3 February 2016 for 8 weeks.

What you will learn
  • Correctly hold a ukulele and how to strum, fingering, fingerpicking.
  • Learn how to play along with others.
  • Be confident in your ability to play a musical instrument.
What you will get
  • Notes from classes and confidence in your musical abilities.

What to bring
  • Please bring your own ukulele (if you need advice on buying one, please give us a call)
Appropriate for

All ages & musical abilities!

Activities for everyone: health and wellbeing, leisure and learning, social activities and volunteer opportunities and children's programs.

The Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre Inc (the Centre) was founded in 1978 at the initiative of local residents and was registered as an Incorporated Association in 1996. The Centre is located at 157 Union Road and an adjoining property at 1 Bedford Avenue. All our facilities are leased from the City of Boroondara.

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre was founded in 1978 as a friendly, inclusive and welcoming meeting place where people could come together to share experiences and skills.The Centre offers a wide range of programs and activities run by friendly and knowledgeable teachers, at affordable prices.

The Centre is a overseen by a Committee of Management, and receives funding support from the City of Boroondara, the Department of Planning and Community Development with the remainder of the Centre’s income generated by fees from programs and venue hire.

We have many active volunteers supporting the activities of the Centre and social activities to help you connect with your local community. Call 9890 2467 or email: to find out more.

The Surrey Hills Heritage Collection at the Centre, is open for viewing on Mondays.

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13 February 2016 • Ukulele for beginners

Des taught us clearly and in an unrushed manner the basics of holding, tuning, strumming and simple chords. I really enjoyed his friendly manner and humor. Strangely, for me, the highlight was his introduction of singing to our music - two wonderfully enjoyable things. I am thrilled with the classes and will look forward eagerly to Wednesdays each week. Very, very highly recommended even for people who can't read music and have no musical experience. Anne.