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welcome to the London Ukulele Project

We are delighted to be currently working with:

Nursery, Reception and Year 3 in Meadlands Primary School.
Beginner courses and a weekly club for Age UK Richmond, Elders Voice and Age UK Waltham Forest; charities that support people in older life.
We continue to run weekly online classes for OKMT
for children and young people with additional needs.
You can now loan a ukulele from a number of London Libraries and join beginner classes at Westminster and Pimlico library

about us

The London Ukulele Project was founded in December 2018. Starting off with a Mass Christmas Busk we had over 60 ukulele players from all over London come together to play songs to commuters in Waterloo Station, all whilst raising money for charities. In 2019 we doubled our number to 122! This has fast become a favourite date in our calendar and we were delighted to be able to host it annually. Thanks to a kickstart from the National Lottery in 2019 we initially donated over 200 ukuleles across London to schools, community groups. Fast forward to 2024 we are looking for other teachers and group leaders to help build more classes across London and are super excited to have 2 teachers, Oscar in Waltham Forest and Christopher Davis Shannon in Westminster.  

We have big dreams to one day host a Ukulele Proms at the Albert Hall AND to have ukuleles in every London Library.

In addition Tara supports the other Ukulele Projects across the UK in setting up, sharing resources, bouncing ideas, feeling less isolatedas we work like a team.

Tara Maysey
Founder/Director/teacher
Mother, People Enthusiast, Singer, Passionate Music Lover and Founder of The Ukulele Project.

Past Event

We were excited to have not just ONE but 3 AMAZINGLY talented ukulele players stop off in London before we all headed to The Grand Northern Ukulele Festival in Huddersfield. They played at The Half Moon in Putney to a full house and were fab. It was great to meet their fans and Cynthia kindly donated one of her signature Ohana ukuleles that we raffled off on the night

Past Event

In December 2022 Tara was awarded a Jack Petchey Award for Outstanding service to Young People for her work with Otakar Kraus Music Trust. It meant that OKMT were able to receive funding to put on an event that celebrated the ukulele and it was really great. We ran beginner workshops over 3 days for an exceptional group of children and young adults with additional needs including blindness and non verbal autism and then came together at The Patchwork in Twickenham to perform to their families. We also had performances from our online OKMT and Tara's other group Age UK Richmond

Past Event

We had the best day at Brent Cross Town at a community event in Claremont Park. We wandered around the event giving speedy ukulele lessons to people of all ages. For a lucky 12 they got to take a ukulele home with them!

Past Project

The whole Ukulele Project team were delighted to help co-curate GNUF 2023. We not only had a whole gallery space for our merch and to talk to people about the Ukulele Project but we also ran a Hat Band competition, Breakfast jams both mornings and a 2 hour jam Friday evening at The Head of Steam. Tara also ran 3 workshops with he help of the rest of the team

Current Projects

We now run classes in Walthamstow thanks to a fab teacher, Oscar. 10 beginners joined him from Age UK Waltham Forest for a 6 week ukulele course. We can't wait to hear how they get on!
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Past Projects

Tara was on the radio, not only once but 2 times in a week! The first was with Age UK Richmond's Patch Ukulele Band opening the Richmond May Fair Saturday 13th which led to an interview with Vix B who was super lovely and asked all about the Ukulele Project and how their listeners in Richmond, Merton, Wandsworth and Lambeth could get involved.
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We are an Arts Award Centre

What is an Arts Award?

A range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 years old to grow as artists and arts leaders. In England, Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London and Arts Council England.

What do you currently offer?

We can support children and young people to work towards their Discover and/or Explore Awards. Children and young people collect evidence in an individual arts log of their experiences of participating in arts activites, researching artists and/or arts organisations and their work, sharing their arts discoveries, creating a piece of art work and identifying what they have enjoyed and/or acheived and their communication of this to others.  If we can support your school, your student or organisation in working towards an Arts Award please get in touch for more information

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Work with us in london

Are you a charity, community group or school based in London, wanting to work with us? We would love to hear from you!

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