Using Music to bring people together, combat loneliness and promote wellbeing
Our aim is to facilitate music making for all ages as a tool for building communities in order to combat loneliness and promote wellbeing. The ukulele has the fantastic ability to bring people together, to build friendships and to spread joy! We believe that the opportunity to make music should be accessible to EVERYONE, regardless of their age or ability.
Founded in December 2018 we raise funds to provide FREE ukulele sets to schools and community groups using the ukulele to promote wellbeing ie. Age UK Richmond. We do this through hosting events, projects, donations, grants and since 2020 our resource.
Our events have included a children’s ukulele festival, mass busks at Waterloo Station and free workshops in schools and for a community group. We have donated over 200 ukuleles to schools and community groups, for more information check out our ukulele family.
During the two lockdowns in the UK this year it was important to us that we, in a roundabout way, still fulfilled our mission of bringing people together. We also wanted to raise money for the Covid-19 frontline. In July we realised a single ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’ and an accompanying video. With over 100 ukulele players from up and down the UK, Germany, Ireland and the USA sending us their recordings from their homes during lockdown.
We are currently embarking on a Christmas collaboration ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ to raise money for The Trussell Trust which supports food banks up and down the UK. We have had 70 contributions again from various corners of the world including Argentina!
Thank you to everyone who gave us their time and supported these projects
Please help us in spreading the ukulele love! any likes, shares, comments, donations are very gratefully received
Our Teaching Resource
Our Resource is aimed at ukulele players, teachers and group leaders. With themed and annual songbooks, guest arrangements from varying corners of the globe, videos, downloadable pdfs, competitions and LOADS more. Tools to build communities and help tackle loneliness.
Our aim is to support teachers in schools and community group leaders and to build an enthusiastic, passionate teaching community and support network. Often teaching can be lonely too, and time poor! By joining our community you will not only have access to everything you need to teach ukulele but also access to our private Facebook group where you can exchange ideas and ask questions to other teachers who may be facing similar challenges.
Our Community Tier is an opportunity for ALL ukulele players, not just teachers, to become patrons, supporting the work that we do and help in combating loneliness.
We are very excited about this new project and can’t wait for you to join us in it.