Ukulele Classes


What could be more fun than learning how to play ukulele in the relaxing environment of a pub? How about a great date night or evening out with friends? What about a fun and interactive parent + tween/teen activity?

Adult Beginner Levels 1 and 2 are each four-week sessions that will take you through the basics of strumming chords and making music. You’ll have 5-7 songs under your belt by the end of each session. These classes run 2-3 times each year. Youth aged 10 – 13 are welcome to sign up for this class along with a registered adult, as well.

Location: Fionn MacCool’s Pub at Stone Road and Edinburgh (Guelph).  Pre-registration required. *Must bring your own ukulele. You may purchase beverages and snacks while we play but please drink responsibly.

Next Beginner Bootcamp Class
Dates: October 14, 21, 28 & November 4
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Next Beginner Level 2 Class 
Dates: November 11, 18, 25, December 2
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Register here, spaces limited.


Have you already taken the Beginner classes but want more? Or do you already have some basic ukulele understanding but want to learn some more songs?

Kick It Ups will help you build skills and repertoire over 4 weeks and you’ll walk away with 5-7 songs to have in your repertoire. Kick It Up classes may be offered a few times throughout the year and each time will be different so you can sign up for any of them and they’ll always offer you something new. 

It’s a great way to keep working on your playing, add to your personal songbook, plus get out to make some music in a relaxed atmosphere!

These fun adult sessions are run at Fionn MacCool’s Pub at Stone Road and Edinburgh (Guelph). Pre-registration is required. *Must bring your own ukulele. You may purchase beverages and snacks while we play but please drink responsibly.

Next Kick It Up Class
Dates: November 11, 18, 25, December 2
Time: 7:15pm – 8:15pm
Register here, spaces limited.


Christmas Songs Workshop – One hour and four songs that will have you leading the holiday party or carolling adventure!  

Date: December 1
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Register here, spaces limited.

For a full list of workshops that Cynthia teaches, head over here.


GOOD MORNING UKULELE CLASS – Full for May/June session

New this May, an 8-week weekday morning class that’s perfect for retirees, shift workers, stay-at-home parents, and anyone else who would like to learn in a small group setting on a weekday morning!

This 45-minute class runs Thursday mornings from 9:30am – 10:15am and participants will get to enjoy learning songs, building skills and having fun in a small group environment.


The Royal City Ukulele Ensemble program runs over approximately 10 months (September through June) during which you’ll learn a range of repertoire and develop musical skills as part of an adult ukulele group. Learn more about this fun and challenging ensemble program.  

“Thanks for getting me started on the uke!  Making music and learning the uke has been one of my goals for a few years now and gathering every week as a group was a great, fun and non-threatening way to learn. You are an awesome instructor!  The best part is that we sounded quite good in such a short period of time!” 

Cynthia makes the five-minute pitch for why ukulele is for everyone at her Ignite Talk from March 2014. Check it out and then grab yourself a uke!

Looking for where to buy a uke in our area?  Try these spots:

The Octave Music Centre – Guelph

Guelph Music

Long & McQuade

Broadway Music   – (Orangeville)





2 Responses to Ukulele Classes

  1. marnie

    wow. just what i needed!

  2. Anna

    just signed up…looking forward to it!