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Hi, I’m Alice. I’m an online ukulele teacher from Hamilton, New Zealand.

Music making is sheer fun. It’s also exciting, empowering, connecting, celebratory and healing.

You know music is magic. You wish you could get some of this fun into your life.

But you think you can’t. You’ve tried learning instruments in the past but it was just too hard.

I’d love to help you become a musician.

Playing ukulele is the fastest, funnest way into music making that I’ve ever found. 

Choosing the music

Choosing the music

I have a birthday coming up, and I’ve been dreaming up a list of songs for my ukulele group to play at my party. Playing the music that I love, with people I love, is especially sweet for me. It’s sheer joy.

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My favourite chords

My favourite chords

There are hundreds of ukulele chords. But you don’t have to learn all of them. Find out my 14 essential ukulele chords in this post. And I also share some of my favourite chords, that aren’t on the beginner list.

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I remember Yesterday

I remember Yesterday

I saw a film today, oh boy… Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle’s film Yesterday gave me a sense of déjà vu. Because I can remember living in a world where The Beatles didn’t exist. It was the 1970s.

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Space music: moon songs for ukulele

Space music: moon songs for ukulele

My ukulele group, The Strumbles, is playing space-themed songs this week.
Fifty years ago, some guys went for a walk on the moon. A couple of my friends were born around that time, and they’re having a combined birthday celebration.

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Music and wellbeing

Music and wellbeing

This post is about how music is healing, in the widest sense of the word.
It’s a subject that’s close to my heart. It underpins the reasons why I teach ukulele and make music in the way I do.

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