Ukulele Making

Taught by David Whiteman

On this course, you’ll make a simple uke pretty much from scratch. By the end of the week, you’ll (fingers crossed!) have your instrument strung up and ready to play. A choice of materials is available for your instrument, including a sustainable option with UK grown timbers, such as oak, sycamore and yew. You’ll learn many instrument making skills with this project, such as side bending, fretting and top bracing. We’ll keep decoration to a minimum, leaving out time-consuming binding for example, but you can always do that when you decide to come back and make a second instrument on our advanced course! You don’t need to have prior experience of instrument building or woodwork for this course, but if you want a head start we do offer a basic woodworking course. All tools and materials are provided on the 6-Day Ukulele Building Course.

Uke strung up and ready to go
The finished article! A ukulele strung up and ready to go.


Ukulele Building Course Options:

Tutor: David Whiteman

6 Day course: £850 (9.30 – 5.30 with an hour for lunch) Maximum of 2 students to ensure you get the most from David Whiteman’s expertise and tuition.

If you can’t commit to a whole week, you can also build a uke during day or 2-hourly sessions.

1 day: £140 (9.30 – 5.30 with an hour for lunch) Maximum of 2 students.

2-hour session: £40 Maximum of 2 students.

Additional costs: if you choose to build a mandolin using the 1 day or 2-hour session options there will be an additional cost of approx £75 for materials.

Special Friends and Family Promotion: If you book for the same course on the same dates, receive 10% discount on the course fees.