Using Music to bring people together, combat loneliness and promote wellbeing
First Ukulele Pieces
We have an AMAZING new book that has been put together by Paul Mansell. We asked a number of ukulele artists from all around the world whether they would write a piece for a book and we had 31 yeses! Some incredible artists such as Sam Muir, Tony Mizen, Phil Doleman, Elisabeth Pfeiffer, Daniel Ward, Heidi Swedberg, James Hill and of course Paul himself!
To view videos of the piece click here
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.
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.
There are many ways to support the work that we do. You can become a patron in exchange for resources and early bird/special offers. You can purchase an item in our shop You can shout us a coffee or two! or make a one off donation via Paypal You can also really help by subscribing to our YouTube channel following our social media channels and liking and sharing content. We are so grateful for however you can support us so thank you!
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 have just released our second, 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 Environmental Pledge
Louden Wainwright said ‘if every person was issued a ukulele at birth then there would be world peace….and a lot of lousy tunes!’
If possible we would do just that and issue everyone with a ukulele! In doing this though we realise that we are having an impact on the environment so with the help of Ecologi we are growing a company forest and financing carbon reduction projects from around the world.
For every 30 ukuleles we donate we pledge to plant 25 trees and promote a climate positive workforce.