Ant and Dec Play Ukulele With Robbie Williams and UOGB

Did you see Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway on Saturday?

They joined The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and Robbie Williams with a medley of songs.

Check it out!

Wondering who taught them?

The Ukes Testimonial Ant and Dec testimonial

That would be me! Want to learn to play yourself? Book yourself onto one of our courses!

Ant and Dec Playing with the Ukulele Orchestra

That’s Right! Look Out For Learn To Uke’s Most Recent Graduates, Ant & Dec with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain on Saturday Night Takeaway – 5 April 2014

After lessons with Lorraine, Ant and Dec join the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (for one night only) to back up Robbie Williams in a medley of songs!

Ukulele Workshop in London, UK with James Hill

Ukulele Workshop with Ukulele Virtuoso, James Hill. 11 March.

James Hill and Anne Janelle

It is with the greatest pleasure that I announce a workshop with James Hill and Anne Janelle for our alumni students. As most of you will know, James is one of three true ukulele virtuosos that I am aware of in the world. The words ‘ukulele virtuoso’ are used liberally by some to describe guitarists who are able to hack and play lead lines on a ukulele, but I know of only three actual ukulele virtuosos. In March 2014, you’ll get to have a workshop with one of them. Very exciting!

Even better than that, you’ll get double the fun. The amazing Anne Janelle (James’s wife, and incredibly talented partner in crime – she’s a phenomenal cellist, performer and recording artist.) will be with him. The reason he’s in town is because of Anne’s tour. He’ll accompany her on stage at the Green Note in Camden, with the beautiful folk group Troubadour Rose on March 23. If you want to go and see the (highly recommended) show, then you can grab yourself a ticket here.

Here’s James’s actual biography: Since the release of his first solo ukulele album in 2002, James has become recognized as “one of the world’s top composers for the ukulele” (Rafe Mair, 600AM Vancouver), renowned for his “world-class command of the instrument” (John Berger, Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

James, who holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia, is also a distinguished teacher. He has presented ukulele workshops throughout Canada and the United States, as well as in Japan, Germany, Italy, Sweden and New Zealand. He has twice been invited to teach and perform at the renowned `Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar Institute in Waimea, HI, and has lectured at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, and at the University of Oregon. James is co-author of the acclaimed Ukulele in the Classroom method book series.

“Possibly the best ukulele player in the world… Hill wowed and charmed the audience.” – Waikato Times Testimonials

Wow! James Hill brings the uke to life. It is one thing to be so amazing on the ukulele… but to also connect and bring the magic to the hearts of his students, that’s wonderful. – Chris, Music Teacher

James’ lessons are delivered so clearly, amusingly and thoughtfully. – Faith, Adult Learner

I’m super-impressed by James’ teaching, organization and caring. As an ex-public school music teacher I realize how much he has invested in developing his teaching skills. – Ellie, Retired Music Teacher

So. If all this excites  you, then you can


Book a ticket to James’s workshop here. [this event was in the past]

Frank Skinner & The Ukulele Orchestra on The One Show!

Tune in Tonight to Catch Frank Skinner playing with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, on the One Show!


The Ukes

Getting ready for their close up!

Frank Skinner joined The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (have you seen their lovely new website?) for a rousing rendition of ‘When You’re Smiling, the Whole World Smiles with You’. You can catch it for 6 more days. Go here before 27 January and skip to 27:52 to catch it.