Be A Great Ukulele Teacher.

The world's most comprehensive
ukulele teacher training program... now online!

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FREE LECTURE

Be A Great Ukulele Teacher.

The world's most comprehensive
ukulele teacher training program... now online!

REGISTER NOW
FREE LECTURE
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The Gold Standard

Since 2010, the James Hill Ukulele Initiative (JHUI) Teacher Certification Program has helped hundreds of teachers worldwide become more confident and successful. Now, for the first time, this unique course is online. Accessible anywhere, 24/7.

JHUI Gold Seal

The Gold Standard

Since 2010, the James Hill Ukulele Initiative (JHUI) Teacher Certification Program has helped hundreds of teachers worldwide become more confident and successful. Now, for the first time, this unique course is online. Accessible anywhere, 24/7.

One Program, Three Levels.

JHUI Level 2
JHUI Level 3

OPEN TO EVERYONE

OPEN TO LEVEL 1 GRADUATES *

OPEN TO LEVEL 2 GRADUATES *

FREE LECTURE

* Level 2 and 3 registration links were sent by email. If you're a Level 1 or 2 graduate and did not receive a link, please contact us.

Level 1 is open to everyone. Levels 2 and 3 are open to graduates of Levels 1 and 2, respectively. If you're a Level 1 or 2 graduate and did not receive a registration link by email, please contact us.

Two Sessions

Choose between two sessions every year.
All three levels are offered in each session.

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Your JHUI session gives you a timeline for completion and, most importantly, allows you to connect with other teachers in your class. Being part of a cohort of peers is one of the most rewarding aspects of the JHUI program.

Two Sessions

Choose between two sessions every year.
All three levels are offered in each session.

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Your JHUI session gives you a timeline for completion and, most importantly, allows you to connect with other teachers in your class. Being part of a cohort of peers is one of the most rewarding aspects of the JHUI program.

Unit Timeline

Here's what one unit of JHUI Online looks like. Each unit lasts one month.

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Unit Timeline

Here's what one unit of JHUI Online looks like. Each unit lasts one month.

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Online Seminars and Workshops

James Hill personally guides you through the essential teaching strategies and repertoire he uses in classroom, one-on-one and community learning environments.

Demonstration Class Footage

Seeing is believing!  Get the most out of James' teaching techniques by seeing them applied in real-life scenarios with demonstration classes.  Observe James as he teaches JHUI material to kids, teens and adults.

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Demonstration Class Footage

Seeing is believing!  Get the most out of James' teaching techniques by seeing them applied in real-life scenarios with demonstration classes.  Observe James as he teaches JHUI material to kids, teens and adults.

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Student Support

You're not alone!  There are many ways to connect with James, JHUI staff and fellow students during your program including in-lesson comments, email and the Uketropolis community page.

Assessment

Each level of the program concludes with a two-week assessment window.  During this time you must submit your teaching and practise logs, two audio recordings and a short teaching video.

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Assessment

Each level of the program concludes with a two-week assessment window.  During this time you must submit your teaching and practise logs, two audio recordings and a short teaching video.

Teacher Directory

All JHUI-certified teachers are invited to join our online teacher directory. Click here to view directory.

Teacher Directory

All JHUI-certified teachers are invited to join our online teacher directory. Click here to view directory.

Outlines & Prerequisites

See the skills and repertoire you'll be covering at each level of the program (and which skills are considered prerequisites).

JHUI Level 1
JHUI Level 2
JHUI Level 3

JHUI Staff

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James Hill

Founder / Instructor  |  One of the foremost ukulele players and teachers of his generation, James has introduced thousands to the joy of ukulele through his concert performances and popular online lessons. He has published several influential ukulele methods including Ukulele in the Classroom (with J. Chalmers Doane), The Ukulele Way, BOOSTER UKE and Duets For One.

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Angela Dwyer

Director | Angela is a graduate of the JHUI Teacher Certification program and will complete her Masters of Education in 2020. She is currently Director of the Marigold Ukulele Players in Truro, NS, maintains a busy private teaching studio and is Coordinator of the Marigold Ukulele Festival. Angela oversees logistics, communication and grading for the JHUI Teacher Certification Program.

Jamie
Lauren

Refresh

"I’ve been teaching school music for over 20 years and I’d like to try something a little different in my program."

Marianne
Level 1 Certified Teacher

Rethink

"I teach mostly piano in class but I’d like to spice it up a little bit. Piano is very individual whereas ukulele is very much a group activity... it’s very social."

Jamie
Level 1 Certified Teacher

Refine

"You get a little bit of James through the books but seeing that come to life the way he actually teaches and the little tips he gives it's really inspirational."

Lauren
Level 3 Certified Teacher

Frequently Asked Questions

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