Beginning Ukulele Lessons for Kids

Module 1

Module Structure

Beginning Ukulele Index

Brooke Palmer shows us the parts of the Uke, and how to play 3 songs with your first chord.

Tuning Help

Need more help tuning your ukulele? This video has a few tips that will help you prepare your instrument for use.

Hot Cross Buns

Learn to play Hot Cross Buns on the Ukulele

Sing a Song of Sixpence

Learn to play "Sing a Song of Six Pence" on the ukulele. Uses chords F and C.

Pop Goes the Weasel

Learn to play Pop Goes the Weasel on the ukulele and practice your G chord.

Ten Little Indians

Play and sing "Ten Little Indians" with Brooke on the Ukulele. Practice your C and G chords too.

The Muffin Man

Learn to play The Muffin Man.  It's time to review the chords we've learned and put them all together.  Uses chords C, F, and G.

This Old Man

Learn to play This Old Man.  This song will give you more practice using the C, F, and G chords as well as give you a chance to work on your thumb strumming.

Five Little Ducks

Learn to play Five Little Ducks.  This song will give you more practice using the C, F, and G chords used in new combinations.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Learn to play "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" on the ukulele. Uses the D and G chords.

A Tisket, A Tasket

Learn to play "A Tisket, A Tasket" on the ukulele. Uses the D, C, and G chords.

Mary had a Little Lamb

Learn to play "Mary had a Little Lamb" on the ukulele. Uses the A and D chords.

Strumming- Ten Little Indians and Row, Row, Row Your Boat

In this lesson we learn about strumming.  Practice "Ten Little Indians" and "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" with chords previously learned.

Strumming- Clementine

More practice strumming.  Practice "Clementine".  Uses D and A chords.

Reading Chord Charts

This lesson is a little different.  Learn how to read chord charts and play any song you want!


Learn to play Bingo, which has a minor chord.  Uses C, F, and G major and A minor chords.

She’ll be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain When She Comes

Learn to play She'll be Coming Round the Mountain.  This song is a little faster and will give you more practice strumming.  Uses chords D, A, and G.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Learn to play Twinkle Twinkle using the new chord E minor.

Rock-a-bye Baby

Learn to play Rock-a-Bye Baby using the new chord E.

New Strumming Techniques

Learn to play a few past songs with a new strumming technique.

The Pluck Strum

Learn to play using the pluck strum. We'll practice several past songs.

Standard Strums for Moving Forward

Finish up the series by learning a more advanced version of two very typical strumming techniques that will prepare you for further learning on the ukulele. Best of luck as you continue you ukulele adventures!

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