Covid-19 Easing of Restrictions Stage 3

We are now allowing a total of 30 people in the studio space at one time, in line with the small venue limit of 1 person per 4 square metres. So over the past few weeks we have had almost full-houses in our Thursday morning 10 o’clock class.
We are continuing to allow Zoom logins for the convenience of people who are remote or in self-isolation.
You can join the Zoom meeting with the same credentials as for the last few meetings. These are provided via email when you purchase a ticket. We would ask everyone to please either phone in (3488 2230) or purchase a ticket online if they wish to attend the 10 o’clock Thursday class, so we can limit the numbers in line with government guidelines.

Stay safe and please observe social distancing when you are in our uke classes. Please email me or phone through any requests for songs to be performed at our sessions.



Easing of Covid-19 restrictions – Classes now Live!

As announced by the Queensland Premier this weekend, as from noon on 1st June we are at Stage 2 and are therefore able to have gatherings of up to 20 people in our studio.
This means that our Thursday 4th June classes will have the following timetable:

9am Beginner Ukulele Class – live in the studio (pay at the door).

10am Beyond Basics Uke Class (up to 17 in the studio plus 3 presenters, or join the Zoom Class online if you prefer).

In order to comply with restricted numbers, all tickets will have to be pre-purchased via the Trybooking website, with a limit of 17 Studio Tickets available for purchase. So you can buy a Zoom Ticket or a Studio Ticket.
The Trybooking link to book tickets is:

Mahalo and Aloha

Zoom Meeting 30th April

We are back again for our next Zoom uke session on Thursday 30th April at 10am, so I hope you can join us. Tickets are again available at the Trybooking website. ( ). We’ll be playing some of our old favourite songs and few new ones, with tips for uke and bass along the way. Our playlist for the day will be sent out with our Tuesday newsletter, so call us beforehand if you aren’t yet on the mailing list. Check out our latest video, ‘Budapest’, from last week’s session on our Facebook ( ) or Youtube channel ( .
I’ll be sending ticket holders the meeting ID, password and link via email when they purchase tickets, and ticket sales will stay open till 9:30am Thursday for latecomers.

Mahalo and Aloha

Zoom Meeting Thursday 16th April 10am

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Easter weekend. Our next Zoom uke session is on Thursday 16th April at 10am, so I hope you can join us. Tickets are again available at Trybooking. ( ). We’ll be playing some old favourites as well as a few new titles, and I’ll be explaining some of the finer points along the way.
I’ll be sending ticket holders the meeting ID, password and link via email when they purchase tickets, and ticket sales will stay open till 9:30am Thursday for latecomers.

Mahalo and Aloha


Zoom Meeting 9th April 10am

As we move into long-term social distancing, it is good we can still have our Thursday Zoom meetings online.
For tickets this week, just go to
I will send an email to ticket holders for the meeting link later tonight.
I look forward to seeing you all online for some more uke fun!

Dukes on Saturday 28th March

Hi Everyone,

This is just to let everyone know that our Dukes of Uke class is ON this Saturday.
You have the choice to attend in person at the studio, or join our Zoom Meeting at 10:30am on your screen from the comfort of your own home. We have now run two group sessions already on Zoom, and proved they work well. Although you won’t be able to hear everyone, you will hear and see me as I lead the session and display the uke charts on your screen in the usual way. You can enter requests in the chat window, and I will pause between songs for comments etc.

In the studio, we will be observing strict social distancing, and the studio is disinfected prior to the session.

Online, just purchase your ticket at Trybooking (go to and click on [Book Now]) then join the meeting using the meeting ID and link we will provide. Please register your interest in attending via Zoom so we can send you the links to get you connected.
To get your computer or mobile device set up with Zoom (a free app) you can download:

On Windows:          
On Mac:                     

For iOS (iPad) and Android (Galaxy Note etc) : download Zoom Cloud Meetings from the App store.

To find out more about Zoom, you can go to their website at

Keep Strumming and Aloha!

Covid-19 Update and Online Classes

As a result of the Corona Virus pandemic and subsequent restrictions on gatherings, we have decided to restrict our Thursday classes to a maximum of 20 people, socially distanced in the studio, however we will also be transmitting the classes online via the Zoom app. You will need to register for a free Zoom account and download the Zoom app for your device in order to get the best audio and video streaming. Just go to the website. We recommend running Zoom on a PC or Mac, but you can also use an iPad or Smartphone.
Anyone can join the online class by purchasing an e-ticket to the event on the website. Here is the link:

February Swing Time Video

Thanks to Barbro and Michael to help make up our Dukes of Uke ‘Quintet’ at Swing Time Club on Sunday 16th February.
Thanks also to Merv for providing this video of part of our set:

Dukes to Perform at Swing Time in February

We have confirmed a performance for the Dukes of Uke at the February Swing Time Club on Sunday 16th February. This is a fun musical afternoon each month for lovers of swing and jazz music. Held at the Binary Music Studio at 48 Bloomfield St in Cleveland, the Swing Time Club encourages people to perform either in groups or solo, or you can just listen to the great music. There is a cover charge of $7 and this includes afternoon tea – so bring a plate to share. Please wear your Dukes polo shirt if you are performing. I will distribute more info at the next few classes.

Welcome to 2020 Ukulele Classes

Dukes Xmas 2019 Wellington Pt 2Everyone is looking forward to starting back with our uke classes and clubs in 2020. I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and New Year.
Our Thursday classes commence on Thursday 16th January, with the Beginners Class at 9am and Advancing Class at 10am.
The Archdukes Advanced Class (1st and 3rd Saturdays) starts on Saturday 18th January, while our Dukes of Uke Club (2nd and 4th Saturdays) starts on Saturday 25th January.
I look forward to seeing everyone again for another great year of uke playing and singing!