Press release 25/3/20 Irish Examiner
Rockjam and Music Generation Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown have today 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 a chance 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 is also a series of free pdf documents available to download for participants, which includes chord charts, information on strumming techniques and hints and tips for beginners, available at the Ukulele Licence website.