Virtual uke jams, meet ups, lessons, and performances are a a great way to stay connected while you’re practicing safe social distancing.

If you’re hosting an online event and would like to be included on the calendar below, please fill out this form with the details. Please note that the calendar is updated each week on Wednesday.


ONE-TIME EVENTS

Del Rey & Jim D’Ville Fingerpicking Course

Sunday, November 1 (and weekly through the 22nd)

World-renowned ukulele and guitar player Del Rey and Ukulele contributing editor Jim D’Ville will be offering their popular
four-week fingerpicking course in November. All levels.

Link to participate: https://delreyplays.com/fingerpicking-classes/

11th Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway Festival

Friday, November 6 (and through the weekend)

TBUG 2020 is a virtual online event with everything you want in a ukulele festival including everyone being safe. Featuring 16 workshop sessions, 4 play-alongs, concerts, meet and greets, ukulele raffle, and more. It’s going to be so much fun! Complete schedule and information on the TBUG website.

Link to participate: https://www.tampabayukulele.com/


RECURRING EVENTS

Instrumental Ukulele Lessons Daily

Mondays at 12:00 pm PDT (and ongoing daily)

Join the Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra for a daily lesson. Topics and levels will vary – many are beginner friendly, some will be “hard as heck”.

Link to participate: https://jollyrogerukulele.com/

Monday Noontime Strum

Mondays at 12:00 pm PDT

The Woodstock Monday Noontime Strum has been an ongoing get together for more than three years (Online for more than three days).

Link to participate: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6229727495

For the songs in pdf form, email ferglow@comcast.net.

This event is free, but we encourage you to show your host some support via paypal at the email listed above.

Cali Rose & The CC Strummers – Monday Beginners Class

Mondays at 3:30 pm PDT

Cali Rose & The CC Strummers are now online and players of all ages, living near and far, are invited to join us. Our Beginners Class is every Monday. We play easier songs and Cali gives more instruction about the basic fundamentals. 3:30 to 4:30pm.

Link to participate: https://calirose.com/wackyworld/

Kanikapila Monday Brentwood

Mondays at 6:00 pm PDT

Just like we used to do in our yards, basements or garages, we improvise and teach each other along the way on Zoom. We take turns leading our favorite Hawaiian meles, while learning about the history and meaning of the songs we sing. 🌺 All our music is Hawaiian music.

Link to participate: https://www.facebook.com/groups/245420016868367/

Online Ukulele Classes with Lil’ Rev

Mondays at 6:15 pm

Grab your uke and join Lil’ Rev at 6:15 p.m. every Monday for live lessons! Open to all levels, you’ll learn new strokes, patterns, and tunes.

Link to participate: https://www.facebook.com/events/518747158787897/

This event is free, but tips are appreciated (paypal: lilrev@lilrev.com or venmo: www.venmo.com/lilrevmusic.com)

Tuesdays at Two Jam

Tuesdays at 11 am PDT

Join the Philadelphia Main Line Ukulele Club for Uke-O-Ween: Rocky Horror Ukulele Jam on the 13th! Part of their Tuesdays At Two jam.

Link to participate: https://www.meetup.com/mainlineukulelegroup/events/273006144/

Virtual Strum-along with Nottingham Ukulele Club

Tuesdays at 11 am PDT

Easy strum-along. On-screen music. Informal. All Welcome.

Link to participate: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8799768793?pwd=VXFVdEUydXlEZUNYNjhkc0o3S3F5UT09

This event is free, but we encourage you to show your host some support here: paypal.me/NeilUkeMan

Philadelphia Main Line Ukulele Meetup

Tuesdays at 11 am PDT

PMLUG has launched a series of free online uke jams. Beginners welcome! Check the calendar link to participate and to see all PMLUG ongoing events.

Pop Up Uke

Tuesdays at 2:00 pm PDT (and ongoing daily Tuesday through Friday)

Ukulele Contributing Editor Jim D’Ville offers free spontaneous ukulele
lessons at POP UP UKE via Zoom. Learn song structure, the number system,
solfege, and how to play by ear.

Link to participate: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1053223368381580/

Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele School: Summer Program 2020

Tuesdays at 6:00 pm PDT

Ukulele Courses Extraordinaire with Andrew Smith and Eduardo Garcia at the helm that takes places in the Ruby’s Ukes Zoom Room – learning a swing, jazz, blues, & folk repertoire. Easy to follow instructions will be sent a week before class and with Zoom everyone gets a front row seat!

Link to participate: https://www.rubysukes.ca/10-week-foundation-course/

Virtual Ukulele Jam with the Honeyville Rascals

Tuesdays at 6:30 pm PDT

Join us on Zoom for a fun jam and a chance to give. Each week we will jam to support a non-profit organization.

To participate, please contact for the Zoom meeting link: https://www.sunrosemusic.com/ukulele–voice-lessons.html

Victor Litz Music Center Weekly Wednesday Jam

Wednesdays at 1:00 pm PDT

We play songs from the two Daily Ukulele Books by Jim Beloff Yellow and Blue.

Link to participate: https://www.victorlitz.com/

Virus-Free Ukulele Open Mic

Wednesdays at 3:30 pm PDT

A weekly Open Mic allowing folks to perform a song of their choice to an accepting and appreciative audience as well as lead a song for the group. All levels welcome and participation to perform or lead is optional. We are having great fun!

Link to participate: http://ukulelecatskill.com/hygenic-jam-with-carmen-and-friends/

This event is free, but we encourage you to show your hosts some support here: Venmo: @Carmen-Borgia-1 or @John-Sturman

RUM (Richmond Ukulele Mayhem)

Wednesdays at 4:00 pm PDT

We play songs from 1900’s up to whatever we feel like. We’ve been doing zoom meetings ever since March 16th with the lockdown, and we keep having fun! The set list is sent out a day or two before, along with links to the charts. All songs are streamed online, so you’re covered. Send a PM for Zoom instructions and the set list.

Link to participate: facebook.com/events/620883348535163/

This event is free, but we encourage you to show your host some support here: Venmo @CASongbird or paypal.me/CASongbird

Ukulele Gent – Weekly OnLine Play-along

Wednesdays at 4:00 pm PDT

Weekly online ukulele play along, with scrolling chords and lyrics, a little bit of instruction. It’s a great time. Come and join us.

Link to participate: www.facebook.com/ukulelegent/live

Funky Frets TV

Wednesdays at 4:00 pm PDT

Weekly live show featuring ukulele news, artist interviews, product reviews, ukulele mini lessons and more.

Link to participate: https://bit.ly/FunkyFretsTube

Verse/Intros to the Standards with Fred Sokolow

Wednesdays, September 9 through September 24

The songs of the Great American Songbook (Gershwin, Cole Porter, Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Rodgers & Hart, Berlin, etc.) all had introductory verses that set up the song: different chords, different melody…they make the classic tunes twice as interesting & fun…but hardly anyone sings them and you’ve probably never heard them. It’s like buried treasure! In this class, we’ll play the entire songs as well as the intros, so you’ll learn to play iconic tunes like Georgia On My Mind, As Time Goes By, Over the Rainbow, and more…in their entirety.

Fee is $25 per session or $100 if you pay for all 5 in advance. Link to participate: http://www.sokolowmusic.com/instructional/general

Uke ‘an Play Wednesday

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm PDT

Projector-style lead sheet play-along, featuring Americana and popular mainland tunes.

Link to participate: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC27Tew8n7xD-EbXcR4F3UaA/live

Three Chord Thursdays at Three

Thursdays at 12:00 pm PDT

Join Ukulele Union of Boston for an hour playing songs with just three chords. Focus is on the right hand and exploring many genres and themes. Everyone anywhere in the world is welcome.

Link to participate: https://www.anneku.com/2020/04/01/three-chord-thursdays/

Cali Rose & The CC Strummers Thursday Intermediate/Beginners Ukulele Class

Thursdays at 10:00 am PDT

Every Thursday, Cali Rose offers an intermediate/beginners level ukulele class. We play more challenging tunes and explore techniques like fingerpicking, complex strum patterns and chord embellishments using Cali’s own song arrangements. We also have open mics and jam sessions.

Link to participate: https://calirose.com/wackyworld/zoom/

Online Adult Uke Class with the Boulder Ukulele Group

Thursdays at 6:00 pm PDT (September 17 through October 22)

In this six-week online class, titled “Intros and Endings and Everything In Between” you’ll learn the intro riff to a popular song (you can name that tune in 5 notes), a blues tune that we will really make swing and much more! Level is Advanced Beginner. Stay motivated going into fall, have fun and learn something new.

Link to participate: https://www.boulderukulelegroup.com/

The Ukulele Game Show Happy Hour (Stay-at-Home Edition)

Fridays at 4:00 pm PDT

What do we like almost as much as ukuleles? That’s right, GAME SHOWS! Grab your favorite beverage (alcoholic or otherwise), uke (tuned, untuned, whatever), and thinking cap (however busted it may be). If you think you know a thing or two about everyone’s favorite instrument, then step right up to compete against friends and foes. If you would like to be a contestant, please indicate so (and whether you have a game preference) when you RSVP.

Link to participate: https://www.meetup.com/BostonUke

Tiki Dave’s Ukuleleville Play-Along Party

Fridays at 4:00 pm PDT

A weekly virtual play-along hosted by Tiki Dave, participants can download song sheets in advance and join in a fun session of familiar songs aimed at players of all levels.

Link to participate: www.facebook.com/tikidavemusic

Strumfest with the Gold Coast Strummers

Fridays at 8:30 pm PDT

Join Gold Coast Strummers for synchronized chords and lyrics to sing/play along. A different theme each week.

Link to participate: www.facebook.com/groups/strumfest/

Hygienic Jam with Carmen and Friends

Saturdays at 10:00 am PDT

This group of ukers have been playing together for a few years in Catskill, NY. Now they’re taking the meeting online and you’re welcome to join!

Link to participate: http://ukulelecatskill.com/hygenic-jam-with-carmen-and-friends/

This event is free, but we encourage you to show your host some support here: @carmen-borgia-1 (venmo)

Boulder Ukulele Group Meet-up

Saturdays at 9:30 am PDT (second Saturday of each month)

The Boulder Ukulele Group is a community group of musicians who meet, now on Zoom, the 2nd Sat. of the month for a strum-along.

Email for the link to join: info@boulderukulelegroup.com

Gaithersburg UkeFest Performers Showcase & Jam

Saturdays at 11 am PDT

A weekly 2-hour showcase of ukulele artists from around the world over the Zoom platform. Each week 5-7 talented artists will perform a 17-22 minute set of music related to a particular theme selected for that showcase.

Email for the link to join: https://gaithersburgukefest.com/contact

Christian Ukulele Circle

Saturdays at 12:30 pm PDT

We stream Christian songs uploaded to the Christian Ukulele Circle Facebook Group.

Link to participate: https://www.facebook.com/groups/184981908921398/

Song by Song™ Quarantuners Weekly Jam

Saturdays at 1:00 pm PDT

Join us for our weekly Zoom jam – designed for our ukulele students, but open to all musicians! Sign up for the mailing list to get the Zoom meeting link and password, the updated jam book, and special tutorials for the Song of the Week!

Link to participate: www.learnsongbysong.com

Sunday Uke Lessons with Stu

Sundays at 11:00 am PDT

Join Grammy-nominated musician & teaching artist Stu Fuchs for in-depth instruction on ukulele techniques, fun songs, and how to create a relaxing and nourishing music practice for joy and wellbeing. Open to all levels of player.

Link to participate: www.youtube.com/ukulelezen/live

This event is free, but we encourage you to show your host some support here: https://paypal.me/stufuchs or Venmo @Stuart-Fuchs

UkejamUK on Youtube

Sundays at 12:00 pm PDT

At Ukejam we run jams for all levels to play together! The YouTube Ukejam has scrolling words and chords on screen, ukulele-chord-semaphore, lots of silliness, some fun interaction, and songs you know and love.

Link to participate: https://www.youtube.com/user/UkeJamUK

The PDX Virtual Ukulele Jam

Sundays at 2:00 pm PDT

Portland, OR area uke groups are uniting to host weekly virtual jams. We’ll be features different local teachers and group leaders as well as donating proceeds to a local community non-profit music venue.

Link to participate: https://www.tigardukes.com/introducing-weekly-virtual-jams-during-isolation-days-in-portland/

This event is free but we encourage you to show your hosts some support using the link above.

San Jose Ukulele Club Sunday Zoom meeting

Sundays at 2:00 pm PDT (second and fourth Sunday of each month)

We hold bi-weekly Zoom jams, every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Songs are scrolled, multiple song leaders, members suggest songs to play. New songs introduced on the first meeting of the month.

Please contact the club to be added to their email list and receive the Zoom invitation: https://www.sanjoseukeclub.org/contact_us.php

Fred & Lynn’s Free Play-along

Sundays at 3:00 pm PDT

Fred Sokolow plays guitar and uke, Lynn plays bass, and we put CHORD CHARTS on the screen so you can play along. We leave space for you to solo, if you want (though only you will hear your solos) and Fred also plays solos. ALL INSTRUMENTS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN! Every week it’s a different genre or theme.

Link to participate: https://www.facebook.com/fred.sokolow

This event is free, but there’s a paypal tip jar: https://www.paypal.me/SOKOLOWMUSIC


If you’re hosting an online event and would like to be included on the calendar, please fill out this form with the details. Please note that the calendar is updated each week on Wednesday.

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