After children attend one of our Holiday Camps, they want to continue practising learning ukulele at home - that's why we've put together this handy blog to help you and your child continue to learn!
Before diving into the world of ukulele playing, it's essential to invest in a good-quality instrument. Look for a ukulele that is the right size for your child's age and hand span. Ensure the ukulele is properly tuned and in good condition, as this will greatly enhance your child's learning experience. Read our blog about how to buy an instrument here:
The internet is a treasure trove of ukulele tutorials and lessons for children. Platforms like YouTube, Udemy, and Yousician offer a wide array of video tutorials specifically tailored for young learners. Encourage your child to follow along with online instructors, who often provide step-by-step guidance on chords, strumming patterns, and popular songs. Additionally, some websites offer interactive lessons and structured courses, allowing children to progress at their own pace. Check out our YouTube videos here.
To make practicing more enjoyable, introduce your child to play-along resources. Websites like Ukulele Underground and Riff Spot provide backing tracks and play-along videos that accompany popular songs. These resources help children develop a sense of rhythm, timing, and strumming patterns while making their practice sessions more engaging and fun.
Establishing a consistent practice routine is crucial for progress. Help your child set aside dedicated time each day to practice the ukulele. Create a comfortable and inspiring practice space with good lighting and minimal distractions. Break down practice sessions into manageable chunks, focusing on chord transitions, strumming techniques, and learning new songs. Encourage your child to track their progress, celebrate milestones, and reward themselves for their achievements.
Learning the ukulele at home offers children an exciting opportunity to develop musical skills and explore their creativity. By following these tips, you can create an enriching environment that nurtures your child's love for the ukulele. From online tutorials and play-alongs to virtual communities and dedicated practice routines, the resources and support available make learning the ukulele at home a rewarding and enjoyable experience. So, strum along with your child and witness the magic unfold as they embark on their ukulele journey from the comfort of home!