Anyone who has played in a band or sung in a choir knows the feeling of connection and joy that comes with participating in music.
And you don’t have to have any musical talent to play the ukulele. You only need to learn a few chords and you can literally play hundreds of songs. It’s like having your own portable karaoke machine!
But if you like making music together – Uko Ono is bringing the music to the Coffs Coast. Whether you are an absolute beginner who wants to join a group, or you can play a little and want to jam with others, or you want to start your own private group – Uko Ono has options for you.
The Sawtell Ukulele Group has a Beginners Group that meet on Wednesdays, 4.30-5.30pm and straight after an Advanced Beginners Group that meet from 5.30-6.30pm at the Sawtell CWA Hall. If you are a little more advanced, there is the Intermediate Group that meet on Mondays, 4.30-6.30pm at the Uniting Church Hall in Sawtell during school terms. There’s something for everyone! Click on the button below to find out more.
Private group lessons can also be tailored to suit – whether for a bunch of friends, work colleagues or special-interest groups. This is a cost-effective way to learn the ukulele and provides a fun and creative way to connect.
The benefits of playing music are well documented. Come and find out for yourself what all the hype is about and get your joy on!
“Had sooo much fun doing a ukulele workshop with Stephanie and a group of friends yesterday! I’ve been playing my uke every chance I get and I can’t believe how much joy that little instrument can bring. Stephanie was full of energy and passion for her job, it was infectious! All that’s left now is to think of a sick band name…”
Kate Spring, Coffs Harbour
Stephanie has been working in the Arts for the past twenty years as an administrator, presenter, project officer and fundraiser. Returning to her childhood passion for music, Stephanie started Uko Ono as a way to share the magic of music through the ukulele, otherwise known as the Instrument of Joy.
Today she leads community ukulele choirs and presents a variety of ukulele workshops. Her hands-on style and vigour for joy make her workshops accessible, fun and suitable for any level of musical experience.