Next Beginners and Improvers Session

Beginners Improvers at Velmore Community Centre
Monday 26th June 2017

Welcome back for more Ukulele wonderfulness.

If you can’t make Monday evenings, check out for other beginners and singalong sessions

New beginners very welcome. Sessions for new beginners are in the Cornwall room (smaller room nearest to Kent Road). There will be a sign with directions when you enter centre.


Doors open at 7 pm (no entry to hall before 7pm)

We start playing at 7.15 pm. See info for beginners


Velmore Community Centre, Falkland Road, Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire, SO53 3GY

Here is a link to a map of the location There is some parking at the back of the community centre/church and some more at the front of the shops which are just next door to it, so you should be able to park quite close to it.

They don’t have a bar, although they allow you to bring your own drinks (within reason) and they have a little kitchen, where it’s possible to make tea and coffee. You can bring your own milk and teabags or pay to use the centre’s


There will be a charge of £2 each*.  There is usually a spare uke to use during the evening (on a first-come-first-served basis, right- or left-handed ukes available), if you would like to have a try before you buy your own. Advice is also available on buying ukes and setup issues.

Bringing children

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page if you would like to bring children along with you.

Songs – Please print off and bring the songsheets for the session(s) you want to do:

First Half – 7.15 to 8.10pm

Smaller Room New Beginners with Mark and Sarah

Introductory session for new beginners and those who have only been coming for a few weeks and are still learning the basics. No previous experience necessary. We will be using the new beginner’s song book. We will have copies available for a small donation. There will also be some spare ukes available.

Main Hall: Singalong with Jane

A Hard Day’s Night
A Kind of Hush
All my Loving
At the Hop
Back in the USSR
Blue Suede Shoes
Build me up Buttercup
Hey Jude
I saw her standing there
It must be love
Lady Madonna
Mrs Robinson
Mr Tambourine Man
Nowhere Man


All of these can be found in Book 3 – there will be a small number of books available for purchase at £2.75 or they can be downloaded from the this link
Please note that some of the songs may be in different keys and they are likely to be different arrangements to the one on the main jam song list.


Second Half 8.20 – 9:15pm

Main Hall: Easy singalong with Simon


This session is designed to be fun and less technically demanding than the improver’s session but a bit trickier than the new beginner’s class.


We’ll be playing tunes from the Granny Franny World Tour and Ukes for Groups books. We’re working on Speed Bonny Boat and Kalinka.

Noodling for beginners with Jane

Noodling caters for new players, people who love to sing and experts. Come along to learn the part you feel suits you – you can just sing, just strum, just pick or mix and match, using new songs and old favourites in the UBG book: Riffs, Rhythms and Harmonies.

You can buy a copy for £6.75 – It contains 72 songs, all of which have an interesting pick, noodle or harmony. That’s cost price or you can print it yourself if you prefer.

Getting Started

If you are a complete beginner, there are some tips, suggestions and links to videos for beginners on our Beginners and Improvers homepage.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

*) The charge of £2 covers room hire, equipment and running costs of the group. Should there be any surplus after deduction of costs, this will be donated to charity. Details of donations will be published on the Fundraising page of the website.