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Maton Ukuleles at Spruke

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A Maton Ukulele is the result of combining the best of traditional ukulele design with 21st century production techniques. Handmade in Melbourne this instrument draws on Maton’s extensive background in the use and fine tuning of Australian tonewoods to produce a tone which is rich, full and intriguing, and which evokes the timeless sounds of the classic Hawaiian ukuleles of time gone by. After the initial success of the Blackwood ukulele was established and the building methods sorted[…]

WIN with ANZCA

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To celebrate the launch of ANZCA’s Ukulele syllabus here in Queensland  you could WIN this Prize Pack from our sponsors Australia & New Zealand Cultural Arts Ltd. Details below. The launch of “I Play Ukulele” – ANZCA’s Ukulele Syllabus – will be part of a program of workshops at the Spruke Festival on Saturday morning September 21 , recommended for teachers, leaders of group, orchestras, school music educators and parents of children learning the Ukulele. “I Play Ukulele” has been[…]

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Mark & Janes Ukestration Workshop

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UKESTRATION is a way of teaching skills to a group, combined with the wonderful flexibility of the ukulele, using appropriate and popular songs. Facilitated by internationally acclaimed professional musicians Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart who promote the James Hill philosophy of engaging players of all levels in an orchestrated manner. The technique has been adapted by Mark and Jane into a teaching method that has something for everyone from individual players to teachers and leaders[…]