Ukulele Lessons - How to Play the Uke!

Then my incredibly popular ukulele home-study course is perfect for you. Why?

  • Because Having Fun Makes
    Learning Easier

  • Because You'll Learn Your 1st
    Song in 1 Week

  • Because My Video Lessons Are
    Quick & Simple

This is the only 100% video-based method that enables you to play your favorite songs by strumming along with three 7-minute videos per week. Sound too good to be true?
I tried the Uke for Dummies book but got bored. Your bite-size videos seemed perfect for my schedule. Plus I could get into the idea of playing simple songs right away. There is a lot of content!
Ed Chang
Saratoga, USA
5-Star Rating Received

Why do so few sound good? And why do so many people give up when trying to learn the uke? A study in 1993 by Anders Ericsson lifts the lid …

The study revealed that if you want to get good at learning something then:

So what is the secret to getting great as quickly as possible? Simple: Deliberate Practice. My video lessons do this by focusing on the things that will help you the most (in a way that turns weaknesses into strengths … simply and systematically).

All you've got to do is play along with three 7-minute videos per week, and your progress will skyrocket.

Only three 7-minute videos per week? Yes.

You will get better faster, because my videos use the PROVEN principles of Deliberate Practice.

Deliberate Practice is celebrated in Geoff Colvin's first book, Talent Is Overrated, which earned global acclaim as a NY TIMES & WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER.

The Journal of Research in Music Education concurs, "It's not how much you practice; it's how!"

Thank you Ukulele Buddy! I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to learn the ukulele from a video, but I have totally enjoyed my results! The lessons were the perfect pace to easily play along with and learn songs! I am so thrilled!
Alita Gonzales
Sacramento, California
5-Star Rating Received

I am an old girl and I am amazed at how quickly I have picked up the Ukulele if I had realized how much fun it was I would have started to play as a teenager. I can now jam with the kids! I have my 11 year old grand son asking how come you can play and teach me something's, ha ha ha! The ukulele class I attend here are amazed at how fast I have picked it up so on Thursday night I took my laptop computer along to our class because our teacher was not there and I showed them I took them through the first 12 lessons, they were amazed at how easy it is.
Pauline Miller
Central Otago, New Zealand
5-Star Rating Received

Major kudos on your I - IV - V chord progression lesson. I read theory for YEARS and it didn't make sense until your five minute video! Amazing! That one lesson alone was worth the cost of the course to be honest. I enjoy your method of teaching very much!
Robert Hartley
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
5-Star Rating Received

Hello Uke Lover!

My name is JP Allen and I've been teaching and performing music professionally for over two decades:

I've taught at University of Texas, Austin Community College and even toured all over the world with Grammy nominated Abra Moore.

I particularly love teaching ukulele (and the harmonica) because they're so dang easy to learn - when you learn the right way...

Boredom (from mind-numbing practice), combined with bad habits, are a recipe for disaster.

My video lessons will work for you ...

… because I don’t ask you to pause the video and practice alone, like the other ukulele video lessons do.

Let’s face it. Practicing alone can be boring. And when you practice alone it’s too easy to develop bad habits, because there’s no one there to guide you.

With my 100% play-along videos, you’ll have fun and you’ll develop good habits, because we’ll play together and practice together every step of the way.

If you're willing to kick back and strum along with my quick and simple videos, you'll be "hand-delivered" to a level your friends go "Wow! in a matter weeks.

The second common problem with learning the uke is that people just don't have enough hours in the day.

Are you up for playing along with three 7-minute videos per week?

If you can, my Ukulele Buddy video lessons will be perfect for you. If not, you might as well just save your money. It took me over 25 years to distill this 100% video-based method down to its maximum potency. Three 7-minute videos per week is the sweet spot.

And YES … The more you play along with my videos, the faster you’ll improve!

How do you make one of the best learning methods on the planet better? Simple. Get a world-class uke player to join in the fun. Meet Mitch!

Mitch will show you how you can go onto the Internet and play any song you want for free (by understanding ultra-simplified ukulele tabs).

A graduate of the University of Hawaii, Mitch will entertain you and blow your mind with his crazy uke skills.

Your lessons are great!! Step by step and great to follow along. You make it easy to learn and playing straight away. I am a visual person I like to see people doing the lessons then replicating them. Great energy & vibe from both of you and fun too!
Alicia Ryan
New South Wales, Australia
5-Star Rating Received

My lessons are suitable for all the different sizes of ukuleles.

When you buy my complete beginner's uke course, you get over 10 HOURS of video instruction.

Effortless Chords

You'll master all the easy must-know chords for playing your favorite songs. You'll also discover the tricks for moving from one chord to another, effortlessly and smoothly (this will give you that "pro" sound).

Strumming Secrets

After you're done with the strumming lessons, you'll really be able to make your little ol' uke sing with a sweet tone. No more botched notes or buzzy chords!

Here is just a fraction of what you'll learn:

Rippin' the Roof Off the House - With Just One Chord! • How to Play Your Favorite Songs by Ear & with Ultra-Simplified Uke Tabs • How to Wow Your Friends in a Casual Setting • The Must-Know Chords • Locking It Down With a Solid Sense of Rhythm • The Most Popular and Easiest Strumming Patterns • Strumming Along with Other Musicians • Funky Reggae Grooves • Awesome Brudda Iz Strumming Pattern • Twelve Bar Blues • How to Write Songs with Your Uke • How To Tune • Right-Hand Muting • Ukulele Picking • Groovin' Surf Song • Playing for Your Own Enjoyment … and a whole bunch more!

I bought my first musical instrument, lanakai , as per your recommendation ... LOVE IT. Am down to lesson 41 so far, I know you said the brain needs to be rewired, mines a bit on the stubborn side... but getting there! Love your enthusiasm & encouragement!
Les Matthews
Haberfield, Australia
5-Star Rating Received

I'm a former guitar player who is trying to learn the uke. I needed something to get me started. Your very clear lessons plus the play along feature build skills pretty fast!
Mark Wright
California, USA
5-Star Rating Received

I ripped through your uke lessons quickly, as they were easy, but technical enough that I was improving immediately. My kids were shocked at my progress, as was I. The fact that I can practice with you every day really makes a huge difference. I can't thank you enough. Your teaching style is so refreshing and unique. I have tried other lessons with no success. I appreciate the time and energy that you have put into this course. You are an awesome teacher with a great product. You change people's lives! Playing music that I love really gives me something to look forward to on a daily basis. Thanks again, and I will spread the word!
Dan Shantler
Buffalo, NY
5-Star Rating Received

All the Styles! Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, Soul, Gospel, Folk and Reggae!

With the Lessons You'll Learn You'll Be Able to Play ALL these Styles and More...






The Blues



You'll Also Get These Fantastic Bonuses, Too...

Four Awesome Digital Booklets:

The Instant Chord Method.

How to learn hundreds of songs ― by ear ― and play them right away on your uke.

How to play your favorite songs using ultra-simplified Uke Tabs.

How to unlock the secret to decoding any strumming pattern by ear … in seconds!

Also, Song Ebooks and Some Handy Uke Tools For You...

The cherry on the cake! We've got a handy uke toolkit to assist your learning: a complete chord chart, a metronome and an easy learning check-list to help your learning process. And if that wasn't enough we also have FIVE digital song books with some classic uke songs for you to play...

JP and Mitch's lessons are very encouraging to experiment and jam along with. Delivery of the lessons are excellent for a beginner, even with years of classical training on piano and other instruments, it was still good to revise the theory too... they REALLY know their stuff, they clearly love it and want to share it...and they are honest and open, and very sweet guys :) i read the bonus song books and as i did so i became more inspired by the fact that i have been playing my own thing (from what i have learned from the lessons)...and how in line i was to the new learning from the books, very uplifting - how magical is that!? love it. Here's a photo of me in action in a restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand - (so cannot believe i went public, lol) playing happy birthday!!
Tanya Avetoomyan
Caldicot, UK
5-Star Rating Received

Your program has been unbelievable! I've had good music/guitar teachers in the past but your system of 7 minute lessons is simply outstanding.
Andrew Layfield
5-Star Rating Received

I started out on your Ukulele Buddy lessons a couple of weeks ago & am thoroughly enjoying the experience. I’m so hooked on this wonderful fun instrument. I particularly like the way you teach strumming techniques as I really haven’t a beat in my body ,other than a heart beat!!! What with your expert teaching & fun practicing with the local Uke club I really am convinced that after 65 years I finally have found a musical instrument I can have fun learning to play (tried piano,violin & guitar over the years but never got past scales / initial fumbling)
Frank Noone
Sydney, Australia
5-Star Rating Received

Getting your video lessons is secure, quick, and easy.

As soon as you complete your order, you’ll get immediate online access to over 10 hours of videos and digital songbooks, as well as more than $158 worth of bonuses that are yours to keep … even if you later request a refund. Imagine, you will be having a whole lot of fun while getting really good at uke, in just a few minutes.

Plus, We're Now Offering These Additional Bonuses...

  • BONUS 1: Five digital songbooks of the world's most popular uke songs.
  • EXTRA BONUS 2: My super-fun play-along video that shows you the tricks to playing your favorite songs by ear.

All the incredible bonuses in this package are worth $158, and they're yours to keep, even if for some reason you change your mind and request a refund.

If you were to take private lessons with Mitch or me, it would cost you over $2,000 to receive all the ukulele lessons you'll get in this complete bundle. (If you're interested in one-on-one lessons from me, please contact me here - lessons given are over the phone or Skype, and cost is $125 an hour.)

I understand that many people can't afford to have Mitch or me instruct them privately, so our videos are the most cost-effective way for you to receive our complete system directly. With our videos you will get over 10 hours of play along instruction and that's not counting the bonuses! What's more...'ll be able to go over the lessons as many times as you wish, all from the comfort of your sofa. But that's not all...You'll also get a FULL one year, money-back guarantee...

If you're not totally blown away with my Ukulele Lessons and you're not able to play the songs you love just ask for a refund any time within a year of ordering and I'll pay you every penny back, right away!

All you have to do is contact me at or call 808-971-1416 within 365 days of your purchase'll get a full refund immediately (no questions asked). The $158 in bonuses are you're to keep no matter what you decide.

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    After ordering, you will get instant access to over 10 hours of videos so you can start learning the uke now)


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Thousands of customers in over 90 countries worldwide

I signed up for uke lessons because I couldn't find anyone in our vicinity you could teach me properly. I can say that I love your website lessons and it has given my hours of help on learning my favourite instrument.
Lisa McGill
British Columbia, Canada
5-Star Rating Received

My progress is improving rapidly! I can now play several chords, JP and Mitch Chang show you step by step the correct way. Hopefully I will be good enough to play in a band.
Harold Helen
Queensland, Australia
5-Star Rating Received

Hi JP the reason for buying your lessons, which are fantastic, is a friend talked me into coming along to the Ukelele appreciation society which meets in my home town of Adelaide South Australia every tuesday. I love the fun way you put them together. Since i didn't know any music theory I love the way you weave it in. Cheers, Terry!
Terry Dolman
Adelaide, Australia
5-Star Rating Received

I am magician I thought it might give me more scope to give a few songs in my act. Your lessons are very cleverly put together and I would recommend them to any one just beginning from the start... very good! Once again thank you very much
David "Magicsam" Pykett
Nottingham, UK
5-Star Rating Received

My Uke Video Lessons Have Been Specifically Designed for Beginners and Non-Musicians

If you’re an Advanced Musician, this course is probably not right for you. But if you’re someone who has noodled around with ukulele or other instruments with little success, you’re going to be playing at a level that makes your friends go “Wow!” in no time.

Happy strummin'!

JP Allen
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Frequently Asked Questions

Buying / Refund Questions
Lifetime access is included?

Yes, lifetime access to your videos and bonuses is included.
Yes, you can watch each lesson as many times as you want!

Additional fees?

No, there are no additional monthly fees.

Refund policy?

Although we are confident that you are going to love this lesson series, we do offer a 100% money-back guarantee if you are not fully satisfied within the time frame shown during your purchase and on your receipt.

If a refund is needed, please contact us here:

Buying lessons as a gift?

Yes, great idea :-)

One idea would be to order the lessons with your own email address.
Then just forward the recipient the link (which you will receive via email) to access the videos.
Optional: You can enter your recipient's email address on the order, and they will get the access link (and receipt) via email immediately.

Tech Issues
I can't find the login page?

Here is the link you should have received right away after ordering:

Please bookmark this link above for future reference.

If you are still having trouble logging in, please contact us here for help:

View lessons on another computer or device?

Yes, you can view the lessons on any computer, phone, or tablet device that you own.

Just visit this page and log in:

Video playback support?

If you have an average-speed internet connection, watching the videos shouldn't be a problem. Feel free to try them out, and if playback is too slow we'll give you all your money back.

If you need help or a refund, please contact us here:

Downloading videos?

Yes, you can download any of the lessons and save them to your computer, iPhone, iPad, tablet, or other device, to view when you are not connected to the Internet.

After you order, please go to this page:

The full download size is approximately 3.5 GB, but again, you can download only the specific lessons you'd like.

You can of course still log in to watch all of the videos online anytime, or download them again, if needed.


Once you download the videos, you'll need to sync the video files you want to watch onto your device using the iTunes software.

Depending upon your operating system, you should be able to save the videos to a folder of your choice and play them in Gallery or with the built-in video player. If the built-in player can't play them, you'll need an app that can. Google Play has a lot of those. My personal favorite is MX Player. Other good ones are VPlayer and Mobo Player. And there are numerous others. These will play just about any video format. The formats it can't play are rare.

Uke Questions
Type of uke?

Our course is compatible with the following ukulele types:
concert (aka alto)

You can definitely use a Baritone uke with our lesson program; you'll just need to put a capo on the 5th fret.
This converts the tuning to GCEA, which allows you to follow along with the lessons.
This capo at the link below seems like the best option, weighing quality and price. It's for banjo but will work for uke:
Jim Dunlop 85 Bb Dunlop Banjo Capo Blk

ANOTHER SPECIALTY OPTION - the "banjo uke" or "banjolele":
Yes, the course is suitable for the banjo uke.
You may need to use a plectrum or “pic,” as the banjo uke strings are a bit different than the ones on other ukes.

Left-handed playing?

Here's my thinking: As a left-handed player, you will need to learn to adapt to a right-handed world ... I think our series will be an excellent way for you to learn to quickly translate the right-handed techniques into left-handed ones, because my teaching style is so compassionate to beginners.

Also, our series will be like looking in a mirror, which should be very helpful. This mirror effect will be much simpler than trying to learn from a CD or book, which can be confusing.

So I say go for it. I think you will be delighted with the results. (I'm saying that because I really want you to have a great time learning the uke!)

Lessons Questions
Songbooks and other bonuses?

The songbooks and other bonuses are all available via instant online access.
We do not actually physically mail the songbooks to you.

Just click the link below, log in, and then scroll down the page to access all of your bonuses instantly :-)

Can a child do lessons?

With an adult's support, a young child is able to do the lessons.
Just let the child pace themselves, of course.
We've seen success many times, but please let us know your experience.
We do offer a 100% money-back guarantee, if needed.

Is this for me? Can I really do it?

You've come to the right place!

No musical foundation and no basic string foundation are required :-)
My Ukulele Buddy lesson series was designed for nonmusicians and beginners.
I'm confident that we can help you become the uke player you want to be.
I think you are going to love the pace and style of the videos. If fact, we guarantee you'll love it or your money back! So you really have nothing to lose.
All you need to do is play along with the videos :-)

And if you do order the lessons, please do keep me updated on your progress.
I have a feeling you'll be amazing your friends in no time at all.

I'd be over the moon if you'd be willing to submit a testimonial for our website someday about the lessons and your proud progress.

Once again, I'm confident we can get you there, and have lots of fun along the way!