Rockjam and Music Generation dlr have together released a new resource to teach children and young people to play ukulele through a series of free online video tutorials. The course offers young musicians of all levels of experience to earn their ‘Ukulele Licence’ from the safety of their own homes and while schools and music tuition services are temporarily closed.
The primary goal of the initiative is to give children and young people free access to quality music education.
The course, which is completely free to access and designed for all age groups, includes a series of easy-to-follow modules delivered by skilled professional musicians from the Rockjam team. Together there are a total of 8 modules and 40 tutorial videos on the Ukulele Licence YouTube Channel:
There are no exams as part of the programme. The focus is on progress and self-learning.
There are also a series of free pdf documents available to download for participants, including chord charts, information on strumming techniques and hints and tips for beginners.
For more information and to start working towards your Ukulele Licence visit:
Locally, Music Generation dlr is led by dlr County Council, with support from Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board, TUSLA, Southside Partnership dlr, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Blackrock Education Centre, IADT, UCD and Crosscare. www.musicgeneration.ie
Rockjam is a new music course that enables young people ages 7 to 17 and adults to become part of their own rock/pop band, learn to play new instruments and write their own music. The organisation hosts weekly jams, regular gigs, camps and workshops, creating a music community to connect real musicians with families across Dublin and Meath.