STARTING YOUR UKULELE JOURNEY

Learn the Ukulele and learn a life long skill.

But be warned: It can lead to intense feelings of happiness and joy!

You want to learn the ukulele? Then you've come to the right place.  You don't need to have any musical experience because the ukulele truly is the easiest instrument to learn.

I have taught the ukulele to hundreds of people, through private lessons, adult groups, kids classes, corporate and community workshops.

To share the joy even further, I have turned my expertise at teaching Absolute Beginners into a series of self-paced, fully online courses for adults and kids to learn the instrument of joy!  

STARTING YOUR UKULELE JOURNEY

Learn the Ukulele and learn a life long skill.

But be warned: It can lead to intense feelings of happiness and joy!

You want to learn the ukulele? Then you've come to the right place.  You don't need to have any musical experience because the ukulele truly is the easiest instrument to learn.

I have taught the ukulele to hundreds of people, through private lessons, adult groups, kids classes, corporate and community workshops.

To share the joy even further, I have turned my expertise at teaching Absolute Beginners into a series of self-paced, fully online courses for adults and kids to learn the instrument of joy!  

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ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS ADULTS

Specifically designed to teach Absolute Beginner Adults

Self-paced fully online allowing you to work through each module in your own way

Video lessons guiding you step by step to build your skills slowly and logically

Further support provided through live checkins via private Uko Ono Community Facebook Group

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ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS ADULTS

Specifically designed to teach Absolute Beginner Adults

Self-paced fully online allowing you to work through each module in your own way

Video lessons guiding you step by step to build your skills slowly and logically

Further support provided through live checkins via private Uko Ono Community Facebook Group

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CREATIVE KIDS ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

My online courses for Kids are based on my years of experience teaching kids in a fun and engaging way.  My current students LOVE the strategies and song choices I use and have a ton of fun whilst learning a musical instrument.

Specifically designed to teach Absolute Beginner Kids

Your child can work through each lesson at his/her own pace

Easy to follow video lessons guiding your child step by step to build skills slowly and methodically

Your NSW GOVERNMENT CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHER fully covers the cost of this course

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CREATIVE KIDS ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

My online courses for Kids are based on my years of experience teaching kids in a fun and engaging way.  My current students LOVE the strategies and song choices I use and have a ton of fun whilst learning a musical instrument.

Specifically designed to teach Absolute Beginner Kids

Your child can work through each lesson at his/her own pace

Easy to follow video lessons guiding your child step by step to build skills slowly and methodically

Your NSW GOVERNMENT CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHER fully covers the cost of this course

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CORPORATE PLANS

Are you looking for ways to keep your people happy, connected and creative? Then why not give them the gift of music with this super simple, online ukulele course for Absolute Beginners. No musical experience is required - the ukulele truly is the easiest (and most fun) instrument to learn. 

  • Learn Together Online

    Virtual bonding by learning through guided online courses

  • Team Building

    Bring fun into the equation on ZOOM jam Sessions

  • Stress Busting

    Music is a great healer, switching on both sides of the brain

  • Skill Building

    Reward your staff with the gift of music

  • Individual or Bundle

    Corporate plans can be tailored to suit your employee needs

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CORPORATE PLANS

Are you looking for ways to keep your people happy, connected and creative? Then why not give them the gift of music with this super simple, online ukulele course for Absolute Beginners. No musical experience is required - the ukulele truly is the easiest (and most fun) instrument to learn. 

  • Learn Together Online

    Virtual bonding by learning through guided online courses

  • Team Building

    Bring fun into the equation on ZOOM jam Sessions

  • Stress Busting

    Music is a great healer, switching on both sides of the brain

  • Skill Building

    Reward your staff with the gift of music

  • Individual or Bundle

    Corporate plans can be tailored to suit your employee needs

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A UKULELE JOURNEY

Learning the Ukulele rarely stops at mastering a few chords and learning a couple of songs.  For so many students it quickly becomes much more. It opens up the experience of being able to play an instrument, being able to sing along, and even being able to join with others and enjoy the connection and friendships that music brings. Two recent Absolute Beginners graduates, Bev (73) and Julie (69), went on to form their own group and invited friends to learn and play with them.

The participants sharing their Ukulele Journey above had either NO prior experience with learning a musical instrument EVER, or had a bit 'years ago in school'.  These videos were taken after just 4 WEEKS of following my Ukulele for Absolute Beginners Online Course.

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"I must admit, that as I am 70 years old, and this course is ONLINE, I was not very confident that I would be able to follow the course as I would have if it had been face to face, but thought I would give it a try as there was no alternative.

But the 'step by step' format that Stephanie has devised covered all the areas I thought I would struggle with, so that by the end of this first course, we were already having 'fun' and went looking for more tunes that only had the chords in them we had learnt.

I soon realised that I had been given enough tuition in a short time to have the confidence to try to keep going by myself.

Then Stephanie took us further in that direction with her new course called Moving On Up, which we are absolutely loving.

This course is now helping me to structure the strumming patterns we have learnt and put them into more consistent rhythms in different tunes.

With her years of experience in teaching methods, Stephanie understands we all want to play songs straight away.  Her enthusiasm is infectious, and you cannot help but be pulled along on her journey to impart a sense of Joy into all our lives.

Thank you Stephanie for the help and encouragement you given us and I look forward to learning more about our instrument of Joy in 2021"

Julie and Bev

(Double Trouble)

"My name is Jeanette. A friend who plays the ukulele said I should give it a try. I told her I tried the guitar once but couldn't even get one note out. She said Stephanie would have me playing in no time. I was sceptical as I'm the most un-co person in the world. I have arthritis in my hand and didn't think I could do it. But I enrolled in the course and low and behold she had me playing my first song in just a few short days. Amazing!

If you are un-co like me don't let it stop you. The ukulele is definitely an instrument of joy and easy to pick up."

Jeanette

New South Wales

"The Ukulele for Absolute Beginners is a fabulous course. Having never played the ukulele before I found the length of lessons perfect to learn each new skill. Stephanie is a wonderful teacher who manages to make online lessons seem face to face. The songs are fun and the music easy to follow, no musical knowledge is needed."

Cait

Auckland, New Zealand

"Stephanie from Uko Ono has been teaching my eleven year old daughter Ukulele through the Creative Kids Program for the last four years.

Stephanie engages people in the community through music. She has had an amazing impact on my daughter's life through her music education. Her vibrant and caring personality is infectious and my daughter and her friends look up to her as a positive influence in their life.

She has given my daughter the ability to express herself and how she feels inside through her weekly music lesson. I have seen my daughter's confidence grow and Stephanie has taught her to believe in herself."

Carolyn

Happy Mother

"My name is Claire from Dublin, Ireland, and I have been doing Stephanie's Ukulele Course for the past 6 weeks.  I am enjoying the course very much. The course is very well laid out and easy to follow and Stephanie has a very gentle encouraging way about her. I feel I am learning a lot and I would recommend this course to anyone, anywhere, all over the World."

Claire

Dublin, Ireland

"My friend Louise decided to enrol in Stephanie's online course and encouraged me to do the same. I have no musical background, work full-time and generally have a very busy life but the ukulele was easy to learn and didn't require a lot of time.  5 or 10 minutes a day and you are starting to play really quickly (to my surprise). I have laughed a lot and smiled heaps. I have not got frustrated with playing, it's hard to take yourself too seriously when playing such a fun instrument. Stephanie's videos are easy to follow and you can just go back and watch again when you are having a brain fart LOL.

I would thoroughly recommend this online course. Questions are always answered quickly. Stephanie has a way of teaching that makes you feel good about yourself and I have not felt pressured to keep up or meet targets.

So if you are thinking about it all I can say is do it. It will make you smile and laugh plus you get to play an instrument!"

Susan

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

"I think it's fair to say I couldn't spell Ukulele let alone play it but with encouragement from my sister and a fantastic and easy online ukulele learning program created by Steph, not only can I spell it, I can play it and it's fun.  Steady pace, easy access to content, support, songs that I know, and notes to download to back it up make this a complete package for the beginner.  Give it a crack, you only get out of it what you put into it. "

Charlie

Sydney

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About

UKO ONO IS MY VISION TO SHARE THE MAGIC OF MUSIC THROUGH THE HUMBLE UKULELE
- THE INSTRUMENT OF JOY - 

ABOUT

UKO ONO IS MY VISION TO SHARE THE MAGIC OF MUSIC THROUGH THE HUMBLE UKULELE
- THE INSTRUMENT OF JOY - 

Since I started Uko Ono in 2016 I have taught hundreds of people to play the Ukulele - and it all started with The Sawtell Ukulele Group! We have been a regular feature in many community events throughout the Coffs Coast. One of our highlights was being asked to play at the Elton John Farewell Tour in Coffs in Feb 2020, on both nights!. We also had a surprise appearance on Channel 7's Sunrise.

I have taken most of these students from Absolute Beginners to being able to perform in public! It's been so much fun and some lifelong friendships have been formed. My hope is that you, too, will fall in love with the ukulele and find (or start) your own ukulele community.

See some clips below from our favourite gigs.

Stephanie Sims

I have been teaching the ukulele to hundreds of students of all ages and want to share the delight of the ukulele with you. You are never too old (or young) to learn the ukulele - it truly is the easiest instrument to learn.

I am a passionate believer in the power of music. Music has been used as a healing force for centuries and can bring people together by reaching across barriers of language, age, nationality, status and culture.

I run a range of community ukulele programs - from ukulele groups, courses, private lessons, workshops, events and outreach programs. I teach out of community halls, libraries, health centres, home, Zoom and now - online!

My specialty is Absolute Beginners and my aim is to make learning the ukulele a fun and joyful experience. There is nothing more satisfying than mastering a song and then belting it out - preferably with others.

Let me help you on your ukulele journey.

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