Wanting to learn a new musical instrument? As a professional performer, Mike Jackson has played the ukulele at concerts and festival venues all over the world for many years. He shares his unique experience on why learning the ukulele is easy, enriching and fun for people of all ages.
Here’s Mike’s quick list:
Ukuleles sound fabulous and won’t annoy your neighbours.
It’s very hard not to smile when sharing a Uke song with friends.
# Tropical Beaches
Playing the ukulele evokes happy thoughts of sun, sand and sea, holidaying in Hawaii.
Ukuleles are easy to play and learn, especially when you use Mike’s Uke ‘n Play book and CD kits. You’ll be wowing your friends in no time. If you already play some guitar, you’ll play ukulele very well quickly.
When you’re travelling, ukuleles are easy to carry – they even fit in an overhead plane locker.
As you learn ukulele, you’ll feel encouraged to join in community singing, jams and other group musical activities.
Playing the ukulele helps maintain and improve manual dexterity. Importantly, learning ukulele stimulates and nourishes young and aging brains.
# Time Management
Ukuleles are small enough to sit on your desk, ready to play when you’re bored with work.
If you lose your canoe paddle, you can always use your ukulele!