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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. 

Beginner ukulele toolkit

Beginner ukulele toolkit

Are you a beginner ukulele player? Here’s a ukulele startup toolkit. You’ll find most of what you need to get strumming here. Buying a ukulele If you don't yet have a ukulele, here's a link to my post about how to buy a beginner ukulele. How to tune a ukulele Here's a...

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Gifts of music

Gifts of music

Are you wanting to give meaningful gifts this year? Give the gift of music! Here’s my list of great musical presents, that go beyond the obvious concert tickets, CDs and itunes vouchers. If you have someone in your life who loves making music, these gifts will be...

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What else can you do with a ukulele?

What else can you do with a ukulele?

When we start playing ukulele a world of unforseen possibilities opens up. I’m not exaggerating! This happened for me, and I’ve seen it working like this for many others. Beyond performing There’s a common attitude that making music is about performing, whether it’s...

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Music researchers in the Tron

Music researchers in the Tron

This week music researchers are heading to my hometown of Hamilton for an international popular music conference. IASPM-ANZ 2018 is hosted by Wintec‘s School of Media Arts, which has a large and lively popular music department. (The full name of the organisation is...

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How to have a musical Christmas party

How to have a musical Christmas party

This is a post about how to get live music and singing happening with your family and friends at Christmas. With ukuleles. (Of course!) I think ukuleles and Christmas go together wonderfully well. Even if you’re a beginner ukulele player, you can play Christmas...

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Sum of the Parts – ukestra, community and business

Sum of the Parts – ukestra, community and business

This post is about ukestra, community music, Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart. And The Sum of the Parts. If any of these terms are strange to you, read on! Jane and Mark are community musicians, based in Newcastle, Australia. They’re also musical entrepreneurs and social...

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