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 11 – 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 – April 2018 Sign up now! 
Sundays at 6:00pm – 7:00pm    $65 includes 4 classes and materials
April 8, 15, 22, 29
Next Beginner Level 2 Class – Stay tuned for next session
Sundays at 5:00pm – 6:00pm   $65 includes 4 classes and materials
February 4, 11, 18, 25 Currently running (sold out)


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 – Stay tuned for the next session!
Sundays at 6:15pm – 7:15pm   $65 includes 4 classes and materials
Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 Currently running (sold out)


Rhythm is Going to Get You – Sign up here! (spaces limited)
February 25, 2018  3:00 – 4:00pm Fionn MacCool’s Pub (Stone Rd and Edinburgh)
$25 includes class and materials

That trusty old “down up” strum has been your go-to but you’re ready to step it up and add some spice to your songs. Let’s take a look at how we create rhythm on our ukuleles through a variety of strum techniques, including chunking, muting, common strum patterns and more. This workshop is geared towards Confident Beginners and higher. 

Like, Totally 80s! (Confident Beginner+)Sign up here! (spaces limited)
Saturday, April 7, 2018   10:30am – 11:30am  10C 3rd Floor Activity Room, 42 Carden St Downtown Guelph (building is accessible)
$25 includes class and materials

There are four chords that can open up a world of righteous 80s repertoire. We’ll explore how these totally tubular chords work with so many songs from this decade and how some choice strum pattern changes can switch it up even more. Ukulele to the max, dude. 

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

UKULELE THEME NIGHTSsummerukewithwine

You won’t want to miss these one-night-only ukulele classes where the focus is on a specific decade, genre or artist. It’s an hour of fun strumming in the relaxed setting of a pub and you’ll walk away with four new songs to add to your repertoire.

*You are welcome to order beverages and snacks at the pub but please drink responsibly.


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.  This program fills up quickly each year so stay tuned!

“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!