Lorraine - Learn To Uke is creating Ukulele Tutorials, Tips and Play Along Songs
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Well hello, dear reader,  

Support here to find out the classic mistakes everyone makes and how to fix them with some video classes from someone who has played at Glastonbury, taught Ant & Dec and learnt from George & Hester from the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

I've been teaching ukulele in pubs in London since 2009.  Lots of and ex-students ask me to arrange or format song choices and/or make tutorials on YouTube. I've done it patchily in the past but I'm going to do more (and of better quality like this) from here on. With your support, I'll be able to devote more time to it and take requests. With you on my team, we can share the love of playing the ukulele and I can make more, higher quality online resources, especially for you!

Become a Patreon so that I can keep providing ukulele chord charts and uke-friendly song sheets, plus tips to make you a rock god, soul legend or folk hero of your own sitting room. When you are, you can suggest what tutorials/songs I do next and support the making of new videos and the increase in their quality as I get better at facing a camera and get more help with editing.

Why is it in dollars? Patreon encourages you to become a Patron of the Arts (or me in this case), is an American company. So, despite me being a Brit, it'll be charged in dollars. At the time I just looked, a dollar is 71p and a cup of coffee is around £3, so please be generous. :) 

Grab a cuppa, your ukulele and a tuning device and let's get playing! :)

Thank you very much in advance for supporting me.

I look forward to strumming with you soon!

Lorraine x

Who am I? History lesson... 
I started playing the ukulele - my first instrument* in 2007, in a workshop with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain**. I had a lot of fun and wanted to keep the momentum going, so shortly afterwards, I set up
1. Ukulele Wednesdays (free London Ukulele Jam) started in one place and now spans two venues at the same time in London, plus one in Singapore (and a number of others around the planet that I've been told about but am not linked to), then
2. KaraUke (the worlds only ukulele karaoke band) and a year later (due to popular demand) I retrained as a ukulele teacher and set up
3. Learn To Uke. I teach weekly ukulele classes in London, UK. With teaching, Ukulele Wednesdays, KaraUke, and my friends and family, my spare time to format songs and make tutorials has been very limited. Let's put this thing right, shall we?

The ukulele is my life companion. It's brought many of my best friends and most fun experiences. I have such a great time playing with others. I adore seeing people learn new stuff and getting as big of a kick out of it as I do. My favourite students are those who enjoy it, practice and come back hungry for more. That means YOU. :) 

*unless you count tooting a painful rendition of 'London's Burning' on the recorder at school.
**they are very talented, and you should check them out if you haven't already.
Tiers
First Time Fretter
$1 or more per month
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  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
Felt Pick Fan
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  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial 24 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
Stringy Supporter
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  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial 48 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
Terrific Tuner Toady
$15 or more per month
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  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial (with songsheet and chords) 48 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
  • See the special under-the-counter videos that won't be publicly available - these will be additional tutorials giving extra support based upon your questions and feedback. 
Absolute Beginners / Starting Strummers
$25 or more per month
  • Chat to other patrons.
  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial (with songsheet and chords) 48 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
  • See the special under-the-counter videos that won't be publicly available - these will be additional tutorials giving extra support based upon your questions and feedback. 
  • Get the 'Newbie Novice Novel' (To get you going in your first 6 months of playing) booklet. 
Beginners 2 / Advanced Beginners
$25 or more per month
  • Chat to other patrons.
  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial (with songsheet and chords) 48 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
  • See the special under-the-counter videos that won't be publicly available - these will be additional tutorials giving extra support based upon your questions and feedback. 
  • Get the 'Beginners 2 Booklet' (This is for if you've been playing for a while). This will automatically go out to newbies after 6 months of being my Patron.
Intermediate Edition
$25 or more per month
  • Chat to other patrons.
  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial (with songsheet and chords) 48 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
  • See the special under-the-counter videos that won't be publicly available - these will be additional tutorials giving extra support based upon your questions and feedback. 
  • Get the 'Intermediate Edition' (After you've been playing for a while) booklet. This will automatically go out to beginners after 6 months of being my Patron.
Fretboard Follower
$30 or more per month
  • Chat to other patrons.
  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial (with songsheet and chords) 48 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
  • See the special under-the-counter videos that won't be publicly available - these will be additional tutorials giving extra support based upon your questions and feedback. 
  • Get the right booklet for your playing ability. You will automatically get the next one after 6 months of being my Patron.
  • Vote for the next challenge. (There's currently a 7-Day Strumming Challenge which you and a few hand-picked people will preview a fortnight before it goes out publicly.)
Position Dots Patron
$50 or more per month
  • Chat to other patrons.
  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial (with songsheet and chords) 48 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
  • See the special under-the-counter videos that won't be publicly available - these will be additional tutorials giving extra support based upon your questions and feedback. 
  • Get the right booklet for your playing ability. You will automatically get the next one after 6 months of being my Patron.
  • Vote for the next challenge. (There's currently a 7-Day Strumming Challenge which you and a few hand-picked people will preview a fortnight before it goes out publicly.)
  • Get my special favourite ukulele songs to play pdf, tailored to your ability.
  • After 12 months on this list, your tutorial video request will be obliged if you haven't won in the vote already.
Bridge Benefactor
$100 or more per month
  • Chat to other patrons.
  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial (with songsheet and chords) 48 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
  • See the special under-the-counter videos that won't be publicly available - these will be additional tutorials giving extra support based upon your questions and feedback. 
  • Get the right booklet for your playing ability. You will automatically get the next one after 6 months of being my Patron.
  • Vote for the next challenge. (There's currently a 7-Day Strumming Challenge which you and a few hand-picked people will preview a fortnight before it goes out publicly.)
  • Get my special favourite ukulele songs to play pdf.
  • After 6 months on this list, your tutorial video request will be obliged if you haven't won already. And (if you want to) we'll get you featured in a cover of that song when you've learned it. 
All-Star Advocate
$200 or more per month
  • Chat to other patrons.
  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial (with songsheet and chords) 48 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
  • See the special under-the-counter videos that won't be publicly available - these will be additional tutorials giving extra support based upon your questions and feedback. 
  • Get the right booklet for your playing ability. You will automatically get the next one after 6 months of being my Patron.
  • Vote for the next challenge. (There's currently a 7-Day Strumming Challenge which you and a few hand-picked people will preview a fortnight before it goes out publicly.)
  • Get my special favourite ukulele songs to play pdf, tailored to your ability.
  • After 3 months on this list, your tutorial video request will be obliged if you haven't won already. And (if you want to) we'll get you featured in a cover of that song when you've learned it. 
  • Get a monthly 1-hour private one-to-one ukulele video lesson. I'll teach you the song you want to learn and you can upload your homework so I can let you know if/how to improve. This is the only way to get a private lesson with me from afar. :) Your first lesson will be scheduled for the month after you become a patron.
Goals
4 of 100 patrons
I'll put up at least 1 Patreon voted video per month, with the accompanying song sheets.
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Well hello, dear reader,  

Support here to find out the classic mistakes everyone makes and how to fix them with some video classes from someone who has played at Glastonbury, taught Ant & Dec and learnt from George & Hester from the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

I've been teaching ukulele in pubs in London since 2009.  Lots of and ex-students ask me to arrange or format song choices and/or make tutorials on YouTube. I've done it patchily in the past but I'm going to do more (and of better quality like this) from here on. With your support, I'll be able to devote more time to it and take requests. With you on my team, we can share the love of playing the ukulele and I can make more, higher quality online resources, especially for you!

Become a Patreon so that I can keep providing ukulele chord charts and uke-friendly song sheets, plus tips to make you a rock god, soul legend or folk hero of your own sitting room. When you are, you can suggest what tutorials/songs I do next and support the making of new videos and the increase in their quality as I get better at facing a camera and get more help with editing.

Why is it in dollars? Patreon encourages you to become a Patron of the Arts (or me in this case), is an American company. So, despite me being a Brit, it'll be charged in dollars. At the time I just looked, a dollar is 71p and a cup of coffee is around £3, so please be generous. :) 

Grab a cuppa, your ukulele and a tuning device and let's get playing! :)

Thank you very much in advance for supporting me.

I look forward to strumming with you soon!

Lorraine x

Who am I? History lesson... 
I started playing the ukulele - my first instrument* in 2007, in a workshop with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain**. I had a lot of fun and wanted to keep the momentum going, so shortly afterwards, I set up
1. Ukulele Wednesdays (free London Ukulele Jam) started in one place and now spans two venues at the same time in London, plus one in Singapore (and a number of others around the planet that I've been told about but am not linked to), then
2. KaraUke (the worlds only ukulele karaoke band) and a year later (due to popular demand) I retrained as a ukulele teacher and set up
3. Learn To Uke. I teach weekly ukulele classes in London, UK. With teaching, Ukulele Wednesdays, KaraUke, and my friends and family, my spare time to format songs and make tutorials has been very limited. Let's put this thing right, shall we?

The ukulele is my life companion. It's brought many of my best friends and most fun experiences. I have such a great time playing with others. I adore seeing people learn new stuff and getting as big of a kick out of it as I do. My favourite students are those who enjoy it, practice and come back hungry for more. That means YOU. :) 

*unless you count tooting a painful rendition of 'London's Burning' on the recorder at school.
**they are very talented, and you should check them out if you haven't already.

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Tiers
First Time Fretter
$1 or more per month
  • Chat to other patrons.
  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
Felt Pick Fan
$5 or more per month
  • Chat to other patrons.
  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial 24 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
Stringy Supporter
$10 or more per month
  • Chat to other patrons.
  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial 48 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
Terrific Tuner Toady
$15 or more per month
  • Chat to other patrons.
  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial (with songsheet and chords) 48 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
  • See the special under-the-counter videos that won't be publicly available - these will be additional tutorials giving extra support based upon your questions and feedback. 
Absolute Beginners / Starting Strummers
$25 or more per month
  • Chat to other patrons.
  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial (with songsheet and chords) 48 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
  • See the special under-the-counter videos that won't be publicly available - these will be additional tutorials giving extra support based upon your questions and feedback. 
  • Get the 'Newbie Novice Novel' (To get you going in your first 6 months of playing) booklet. 
Beginners 2 / Advanced Beginners
$25 or more per month
  • Chat to other patrons.
  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial (with songsheet and chords) 48 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
  • See the special under-the-counter videos that won't be publicly available - these will be additional tutorials giving extra support based upon your questions and feedback. 
  • Get the 'Beginners 2 Booklet' (This is for if you've been playing for a while). This will automatically go out to newbies after 6 months of being my Patron.
Intermediate Edition
$25 or more per month
  • Chat to other patrons.
  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial (with songsheet and chords) 48 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
  • See the special under-the-counter videos that won't be publicly available - these will be additional tutorials giving extra support based upon your questions and feedback. 
  • Get the 'Intermediate Edition' (After you've been playing for a while) booklet. This will automatically go out to beginners after 6 months of being my Patron.
Fretboard Follower
$30 or more per month
  • Chat to other patrons.
  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial (with songsheet and chords) 48 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
  • See the special under-the-counter videos that won't be publicly available - these will be additional tutorials giving extra support based upon your questions and feedback. 
  • Get the right booklet for your playing ability. You will automatically get the next one after 6 months of being my Patron.
  • Vote for the next challenge. (There's currently a 7-Day Strumming Challenge which you and a few hand-picked people will preview a fortnight before it goes out publicly.)
Position Dots Patron
$50 or more per month
  • Chat to other patrons.
  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial (with songsheet and chords) 48 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
  • See the special under-the-counter videos that won't be publicly available - these will be additional tutorials giving extra support based upon your questions and feedback. 
  • Get the right booklet for your playing ability. You will automatically get the next one after 6 months of being my Patron.
  • Vote for the next challenge. (There's currently a 7-Day Strumming Challenge which you and a few hand-picked people will preview a fortnight before it goes out publicly.)
  • Get my special favourite ukulele songs to play pdf, tailored to your ability.
  • After 12 months on this list, your tutorial video request will be obliged if you haven't won in the vote already.
Bridge Benefactor
$100 or more per month
  • Chat to other patrons.
  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial (with songsheet and chords) 48 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
  • See the special under-the-counter videos that won't be publicly available - these will be additional tutorials giving extra support based upon your questions and feedback. 
  • Get the right booklet for your playing ability. You will automatically get the next one after 6 months of being my Patron.
  • Vote for the next challenge. (There's currently a 7-Day Strumming Challenge which you and a few hand-picked people will preview a fortnight before it goes out publicly.)
  • Get my special favourite ukulele songs to play pdf.
  • After 6 months on this list, your tutorial video request will be obliged if you haven't won already. And (if you want to) we'll get you featured in a cover of that song when you've learned it. 
All-Star Advocate
$200 or more per month
  • Chat to other patrons.
  • Vote for the next tutorial. (I'll do 1 Patreon tutorial per month. Your name will appear if your vote gets pulled out of the hat). 
  • Get the next tutorial (with songsheet and chords) 48 hours before it goes out on YouTube.
  • See the special under-the-counter videos that won't be publicly available - these will be additional tutorials giving extra support based upon your questions and feedback. 
  • Get the right booklet for your playing ability. You will automatically get the next one after 6 months of being my Patron.
  • Vote for the next challenge. (There's currently a 7-Day Strumming Challenge which you and a few hand-picked people will preview a fortnight before it goes out publicly.)
  • Get my special favourite ukulele songs to play pdf, tailored to your ability.
  • After 3 months on this list, your tutorial video request will be obliged if you haven't won already. And (if you want to) we'll get you featured in a cover of that song when you've learned it. 
  • Get a monthly 1-hour private one-to-one ukulele video lesson. I'll teach you the song you want to learn and you can upload your homework so I can let you know if/how to improve. This is the only way to get a private lesson with me from afar. :) Your first lesson will be scheduled for the month after you become a patron.