Learn to play ukulele and
get lost in the music.

For less than the price of a 30-minute private lesson, go at your own pace and experience
the joy of learning ukulele with hundreds of easy-to-follow, step-by-step videos from Brett McQueen.

Fresh Ukulele Lessons Leading You Each Step Of The Way

Easy-to-Follow Lessons

Know exactly where to start and what to practice to play the music you love on ukulele. All lessons and courses are set up in small, clear steps for you to go at your own pace.

Easy-to-Follow Lessons

Supportive Community

You're not alone in your journey. Join in the lesson discussion with your teacher and other students asking your questions and encouraging others.

Supportive Community

Measurable Progress

It's impossible to not become a better player. Overcome fear of failure by seeing progress you've made with an intuitive tracking system. See what you've done and where to go next.

Measurable Progress

Step-By-Step Courses Made For You To Go At Your Own Pace

From beginner to intermediate, whether you're brand new or need to brush up on your skills, you have the exact steps to play the songs that bring you joy on the ukulele with a growing library of online video lesson courses. There's a lot to dig into all for you to go at your own pace.


Complete Beginner. For those who’ve never picked up a ukulele, begin here. Learn what size ukulele is for you, how to string the ukulele, how to tune, how to hold the ukulele, how to strum your first chord, and play your first song. Get started.

Strum Your First Four Songs

Complete Beginner. Make smooth chord changes and find the right strumming pattern for every song and experience the joy and satisfaction of learning your first songs on ukulele. From classic folk to Hawaiian, you learn these fun, easy songs with just three basic ukulele chords. Get started.

Intro to Ukulele Notation

Complete Beginner. Your guide to understanding anything ukulele notation including: chord diagrams, ukulele tab, rhythm charts, chord charts, fretting hand numbers, sheet music, and more. Get started.

12-Bar Blues Strumming

Beginner. Learn to strum the 12-bar blues on the ukulele with no singing required. Discover variations on the 12-bar blues and how to create your own intros and turnarounds. Get started.

Fast Uptempo Strumming Techniques

Beginner. Does your strumming fall apart when you try to play fast? Learn how to strum faster without getting sloppier, while learning a variety of fun uptempo songs. Get started.

12-Bar Blues Soloing

Beginner. Learn to play solos with the blues scale over the 12-bar blues progression in multiple positions across the ukulele fretboard. Play riffs and introduce yourself to blues articulation techniques. Get started.

Percussive Muting Techniques

Intermediate. Become a more expressive strummer with percussive strumming techniques including the "chnk" strum and fretting hand muting. Take those techniques to play actual songs. Get started.

Blues Songs

Intermediate. Strum and sing eight different famous blues songs, including: Frankie and Johnny, Joe Turner Blues, Hesitation Blues, St. James Infirmary Blues, Crazy Blues, St. Louis Blues, Down Hearted Blues, and Beale Street Blues. Get started.

Country & Bluegrass Strummin'

Intermediate. Combine muting, swing rhythm and fast strumming technique to create toe-tappin' country and bluegrass strums in the style of Johnny Cash. Get started.

Ukulele Chord Theory

Intermediate. An introduction to fingerpicking where you learn picking hand technique and how to pick melody, patterns, and chords. You take your skills to learn two compositions. Get started.

Fingerpicking Essentials

Beginner. An introduction to fingerpicking where you learn picking hand technique and how to pick melody, patterns, and chords. You take your skills to learn two compositions–one original and one by Beethoven. Get started.

Picking Patterns

Intermediate. Fingerpick the chords of a song you'd normally strum with picking patterns. Learn how to find the right picking pattern for any song and take the picking patterns you learn to play beautiful-sounding songs. Get started.

Country & Bluegrass Pickin'

Advanced. Learn how to make your fingerpicking patterns sound more complex with swung and syncopated fingerpicking pattern rhythms. Discover how to pick songs in the style of country and bluegrass. Get started.

Minor Arpeggio Studies

Intermediate. Become a better solo fingerpicking player on the ukulele by learning six arpeggio pieces written in minor keys. Learn new techniques along the way that challenge your fretting hand and picking hand. Get started.

5 Chord Melody Songs

Advanced. Be a solo ukulele player and tackle five well-loved songs arranged in the style of chord melody. Pick and strum the melody of these songs entirely on the ukulele. Get started.

Major Scale Theory

Beginner. Discover the theory behind the major scale specific to the ukulele. Learn the notes of the fretboard and train your ear to hear notes and intervals. Get started.

More Courses Coming Soon

See also what we have planned ahead for you in the coming months.

Hawaiian Chord Melody (September)

Learn to play six famous Hawaiian songs arranged in the chord melody style where you pick and strum the melody of the song at the same time.

Biggest Beginner Challenges (October)

Figure out how to tackle the biggest challenges every new ukulele player faces when learning like how to change chords without hesitating or how to find the right strumming pattern for a song.

Jazzy Strummin' (November)

Discover how to jazz up your strumming with muted down strums and fast triplet strum fills and learn how to play jazz songs on ukulele.

About Your Teacher

My name is Brett McQueen and I’m the founder of Ukulele Tricks and author of Ukulele Exercises For Dummies. Nearly 10,000 people have experienced the joy of learning the ukulele in the Ukulele Tricks online video lesson courses I teach known as Strumming Tricks and Fingerpicking Tricks. Now, I invite you to join me in this exciting new monthly membership Club Ukulele to give you easy-to-follow, fun video lessons on a regular basis to help you continue to always grow as a ukulele player.

Start your lessons now for
just $19/month.

Easy to cancel anytime. No long-term commitments required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions about Club Ukulele.

1. I'm brand new to ukulele. Will Club Ukulele work for me?

Absolutely. In fact, Club Ukulele is the best place to start if you're new to ukulele because you have the exact steps to follow saving you time to learn.

2. I've been playing ukulele for awhile now but I'm stuck. Is Club Ukulele right for me?

Yes. There are courses for beginners to intermediate in multiple styles including strumming, fingerpicking, blues, country, bluegrass, and more.

3. Do courses and lessons expire?

As long as you're a Club Ukulele member, courses and lessons never expire.

4. What if I'm still working on a course when a new course comes out?

You're free to continue working on your current course or switch to the new course or work on both at the same time. You set the pace.

5. Can I cancel anytime for any reason?

Absolutely. It's easy to pause or cancel anytime within your Club Ukulele account. All your lesson progress will be saved incase you decide to resume your lessons at a later time.

6. How long can I access the lessons after I cancel?

Upon cancelling, your access to Club Ukulele continues until the end of your current billing period. After that, you no longer have access to Club Ukulele, however, your lesson progress is saved in case you decide to resume your lessons later.

7. How much do I need to practice?

It's up to you and there's no rush. To see the most improvement in your playing focus on a lesson per week.

8. How many songs can I learn to play in Club Ukulele?

Currently, there are over 65 songs to learn to play in Club Ukulele with new songs being added each month.

9. Am I too old to learn ukulele?

Absolutely not. It's always the right time to learn to play ukulele. There are students who are in their 70s, 80s and 90s enrolled.