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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 and became a CIC in 2021 when we published our first book and started supporting and montoring projects across the UK.

We started off with a Mass Christmas Busk where 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 arrange it annually. Thanks to a kickstart from the National Lottery in 2019 we initially donated over 200 ukuleles across London to schools and community groups.

This year in 2024 we are looking for other teachers and group leaders to help build more classes across London. Thanks to Oscar Gross we have been working with Waltham Forest Age UK for over a year and Christopher Davis Shannon has just finished a 6 week course for us in partnership with Westminster Music Library for 17-22 year olds 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.

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

Current Projects

We are running a series of FREE workshops thanks to Brent Cross Town. They will be held in the Visitors Pavillion Mondays April 22nd, 29th, May 13th & 20th and June 10th & 17th
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Upcoming Projects

We are delighted to be working with The Cockpit to run a 6 week course for over 60s
From Uke Zero to Uke Hero no previous musical experience is required. Ukuleles will be provided.
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Current Projects

In February we ran a 6 week beginner course for Elder's Voice in Kensal Rise and they loved it so much they have carried on learning in a 6 week improvers course. We also run classes in Walthamstow in partnership with Age UK Waltham Forest thanks to a fab teacher, Oscar. Currently running an Improvers group on Wednesday afternoons.
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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

Past Projects

In March 2024 we ran a 6 week course for 17-22 year olds in partnership with Westminster Music Library. We were incredibly lucky to have this course run by a fantastic teacher and artist Christopher Davis Shannon
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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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