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.
This post is about Tūtira Mai Ngā Iwi, one of New Zealand’s beloved waiata (or song). It’s such a great song. It has beautiful, inspiring lyrics. And it’s easy to play on ukulele.
I’m a ukulele teacher, not a singing teacher. But singing is central to the way I teach and play ukulele.
For me, the whole purpose of playing the ukulele is to sing songs.
Singing is one of the great routes to joy.
This blog post is about how to practice a song. Because playing songs is where the fun really kicks in.
When you learn a new song, don’t just start at the beginning and bash it out without thinking.
Cotton Fields is a great song for beginner ukulele players. It only has three chords and an easy strum.
Some boys at my primary school had a ukulele band, and Cotton Fields was one of their greatest hits.
This post is about how to practice the ukulele. It’s aimed at beginners.
Right at the start, if you get a few basic skills locked in, you’ll make much faster progress.
You Are My Sunshine is one of the most useful songs you can play on ukulele.
It’s a children’s song, and it’s also popular with the older generation. It’s easy for beginners to play. And everyone knows the chorus.