Learn Ukulele with James Hill

Online courses for teachers and players of all levels.

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Learn Ukulele with James Hill

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What is Uketropolis?

Uketropolis is where learning lives: online ukulele courses for all levels, world-class teacher training and a supportive community. Welcome!

 

Uketropolis Courses

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Starting Out?

60+ minutes of video instruction with James. Learn to strum a song, pick a melody, read music and more. All yours for a dollar.
Level: Absolute Beginner

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"Fantastic! Perfect for any beginner."
- Aaron V., Student

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60+ minutes of video instruction. Learn to strum a song, pick a melody, read music and more. All yours for a dollar.
Level: Absolute Beginner

START NOW FOR $1

"Awesome! This is exactly what I needed."
- Jake, Ready, Steady, UKULELE! Student

Ready for a Boost?

Go beyond beginner in 10 Lessons with the magic of Chord Twins. Learn blues, jazz and Hawaiian music fast!  A fun, easy way to move beyond the "beginner's plateau."
Level: Beginner / Intermediate

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"This gives me hope. I was going through so many contortions trying to learn basic stuff!  This is a great way to get started. Thank you."
- Magda D., Booster Uke Student

Go beyond beginner in 10 Lessons with the magic of Chord Twins. Learn blues, jazz and Hawaiian music fast! A fun, easy way to move beyond the "beginner's plateau."
Level: Beginner / Intermediate

TAKE A FREE LESSON

"This gives me hope. I was going through so many contortions trying to learn basic stuff!  This is a great way to get started. Thank you."
- Magda D., Booster Uke Student

Master the Art of Solo Ukulele

Playing melody, harmony and rhythm at the same time is the ukulele's greatest magic trick. Learn the secrets of chord-melody from James Hill and connect with students from around the world.
Level: Intermediate / Advanced

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"Finally, a course that teaches ukulele like it's a real instrument!"
- Louise C., The Ukulele Way Student

Master the art of chord-melody: play melodies and chords at the same time! Learn the secrets of "solo" ukulele from James Hill and connect with students from around the world.
Level: Intermediate / Advanced

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"Finally, a course that teaches ukulele like it's a real instrument!"
- Louise C., The Ukulele Way Student

Explore Ukulele Jazz

Fall in love with jazz as you learn 12 famous jazz songs with over 40 video lessons with James. Variable-speed backing tracks included with notation, TAB and chord diagrams. A-one, a-two, a-one, two, three, four!
Level: Intermediate / Advanced

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"I so appreciate your creativity and simple explanations."
- Caroline, Ukulele Jazz Student

Fall in love with jazz as you learn 12 famous jazz songs with over 40 video lessons with James. Variable-speed backing tracks included with notation, TAB and chord diagrams.
Level: Intermediate / Advanced

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"Finally, a course that teaches ukulele like it's a real instrument!"
- Louise C., The Ukulele Way Student

Learn Extreme Ukulele

Go where no uke has gone before. With UkuleleX, James takes you on a trip to the outer limits. Transform your uke into a drum machine and learn how a pair of chopsticks can turn the world of ukulele upside down.
Level: Extreme

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"Amazing... out-of-the-box. You should really check it out!"
- Aldrine Guerrero, UkuleleUnderground.com

Go where no uke has gone before. With UkuleleX, James takes you on a trip to the outer limits of extreme ukulele. Transform your uke into a drum machine and learn how a pair of chopsticks can turn the world of ukulele upside down.
Level: Extreme

TAKE A FREE LESSON

"Finally, a course that teaches ukulele like it's a real instrument!"
- Louise C., The Ukulele Way Student

Peace Like An 'Ukulele

Peace Like An 'Ukulele

A free course to help you relax and play beautiful music. 7 video lessons, TAB, sheet music and more.

FREE
Ukulele Funbook

Ukulele Funbook

A kids' activity book full of puzzles, games and crafts. Learn while you play and play while you learn! 

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C Salutation

C Salutation

A simple piece to help you relax and practise at the same time. Download the score and audio tracks for free.

FREE

Teacher Resources

Uketropolis supports ukulele teachers worldwide with free and premium resources including Ukulele in the Classroom, Teacher Toolkit and the JHUI Teacher Certification Program.

 

Ukulele Today,
Music Forever.

Empower the next generation with Ukulele in the Classroom. Three hands-on, sequential levels. Popular, classical and traditional repertoire from around the world plus skill-building lessons. A fun approach to music literacy!
Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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"Ukulele in the Classroom is a roadmap to comprehensive musicianship."
- Warren Dobson, M.Ed, Author of "U for Ukulele"

Teacher Resources

Uketropolis supports ukulele teachers worldwide with free and premium resources including Ukulele in the Classroom, the Teacher Toolkit and the JHUI Teacher Certification Program.

Empower the next generation with Ukulele in the Classroom. Three hands-on, sequential levels. Popular, classical and traditional repertoire from around the world plus skill-building lessons. A fun approach to music literacy!
Level: Beginner to Advanced

FREE E-BOOKS

"Ukulele in the Classroom is a roadmap to comprehensive musicianship."
- Warren Dobson, M.Ed, Author of "U for Ukulele"

Give awesome lessons.

Engage your students with backing tracks, video tips, interactive scores and more. Teacher Toolkit adds new dimensions to both online and in-person teaching.
Level: Beginner to Advanced

GET A FREE BACKING TRACK

"Incredible... light years beyond traditional resources."
- Charley D., Teacher

Give awesome lessons. Engage your students with video tips, backing tracks, interactive scores and more. The Teacher Toolkit adds new dimensions to both online and in-person teaching.
Level: Beginner to Advanced

FREE BACKING TRACK

"Ukulele in the Classroom is a roadmap to comprehensive musicianship."
- Warren Dobson, M.Ed, Author of "U for Ukulele"

Be A Great Ukulele Teacher

The James Hill Ukulele Initiative (JHUI) Teacher Certification Program is the most comprehensive ukulele teacher training program in the world. Start your own ukulele revolution and join a worldwide community of certified teachers. 100% online.
Pre-requisite Level: Intermediate

WATCH A FREE LECTURE

"A huge body of work, experience and expertise... all there to support me and my ukulele teaching."
- Jon M., Level 3 Certified Teacher

Be a great ukulele teacher. The James Hill Ukulele Initiative (JHUI) Teacher Certification Program is the most comprehensive ukulele teacher training in the world. Start your own ukulele revolution and join a community of over 500 certified teachers worldwide. 100% online.
Pre-requisite Level: Intermediate

FREE LECTURE

"A huge body of work, experience and expertise... all there to support me and my ukulele teaching."
- Jon M., Level 3 Certified Teacher

Meet Your Teacher

One of the foremost ukulele players and teachers of his generation, James Hill has helped thousands of ukulele players reach their goals.

MEET YOUR TEACHER