Welcome to the ukulele!

This page includes some important skills and songs to start your learning with. They are intended to support the learning of my private lesson and group class students, but anyone can view them.


1. How to Tune Your Ukulele


2. Polly Wolly Doodle (Traditional)

Download the song chart here: Polly Wolly Doodle.pdf

Alternate (for adult classes:) 

3. For What It's Worth

(written by Stephen Stills / performed by Buffalo Springfield)


4. Clementine (Percy Montrose)

Download the song chart here: Clementine.pdf


5. Down in the Valley (Traditional)

Download the song chart here: Down_in_the_Valley.pdf


6. This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

Download the song chart here: This_Land_is_Your_Land.pdf



7. Oh Susannah (Stephen Foster)

Download the song chart here: Oh_Susannah.pdf



8. Shenandoah (Traditional)

Download the song chart here: Shenandoah.pdf



Once you feel good about the chords you've learned in your left hand, try giving your right hand a new challenge with this introductory strum pattern:

And here's a revisit to the song Shenandoah with that new strum pattern: