Instrumental ukulele lessons live

Learn to play and teach "the hard ways"

The songs don't matter ... the skills do


Schedule of Events

  • If you can't make the live broadcast, they're always available on YouTube HERE.
  • Previous lessons in calendar order are saved on our archive page HERE.


Week of June 1 to June 7

Week of June 1! Summer Institute Begins!

  • Here's the FLYER ... send it to people you know!
  • Details are evolving! Check the calendar often.
  • Clear out Monday nights at 7 pm MDT for the Global Ukulele Summer Institute.
  • Clear out weekdays at 1 pm MDT for daily rawk.
  • See our World Time Table widget to approximate what time in your area.


Tuesday June 2 at 1 pm MDT: Link to join https://youtu.be/hRFhXbu63-Q

  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Medley PDF
  • Soft Kitty PDF

Wednesday June 3 at 1 pm MDT: Link to join will appear here shortly before class. Hit reload!

  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Medley PDF
  • Strumming in the Key of A Major PDF

Thursday June 4 at 1 pm MDT: Link to join will appear here shortly before class. Hit reload!

  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Medley PDF
  • Ukulele C Major Scale PDF

Friday June 5 at 1 pm MDT: Link to join will appear here shortly before class. Hit reload!

International Kick Yer Fanny Friday
Mozart-ish Edition

  • Frère Jacques PDF
  • Soft Kitty PDF
  • Strumming in the Key of A Major PDF
  • Ukulele C Major Scale PDF
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Medley PDF

Saturday June 6: Saturdays are composing days.

Sunday June 7: Sundays are recording a video on your phone days.

How this works: Come rawk online. Grab your instrument, download the assignment, and be ready five minutes before our class to log on and join us live. If you live in Denver and need to borrow a ukulele, let me know. Refresh this page and the link will magically appear right before class. You can also log into live sessions directly or go listen to a recording of the broadcast via my YouTube page. Questions? Email me. Each day we start with "new member" music from the Introduction to Ukulele class, and then we proceed to "next level" material. Sometimes it's not too hard, sometimes it's brutal.

Approximate daily schedule:

  • Room opens five minutes before the hour
  • First five minutes will be a chat time
  • Newer member instruction lasts about 20 minutes
  • Daily announcements at 25 past the hour
  • Next level member song begins at 30 past the hour

Daily reminders:

  • It's free. Stay home. Rawk.
  • Don't sit and listen ... get your uke out and do what you can.
  • Tell people about this program. It's good.
  • Copies of the videos are left on Gary Jugert's YouTube channel. Subscribe to it!
  • Resources are always on JollyRogerUkulele.com. Download 'em.
  • The "Ukulele" menu item above sorts things into proper order for newer players. Follow it.
  • Private lessons via Zoom are available if you email me. I'm cheap.
  • The ultimate goal is to get you composing original ukulele music. Use this!
  • I want to give you the option to NOT sing by playing instrumentally. Shhh.
  • Play at whatever level makes the most sense for you, and then reach for the next level.
  • Members have access to more modern music. Consider subscribing.

Future Themes in No Particular Order

  • James Taylor Week
  • Disney Week
  • TV Themes Week
  • Cat Stevens Week
  • Simon and Garfunkle Week
  • Sound of Music Week
  • Broadway Week
  • Movies Week
  • Love Week
  • Elvis Week
  • Patriotic Week
  • Pirate Week
  • John Denver Week
  • Italian Favorites (Gelato?) Week
  • Neil Diamond Week
  • Stephen Foster Week
  • Looney Tunes for Ukulele

Want to learn to play guitar too? Check my schedule for the Denver Guitar Orchestra


Previous Lessons with Archived Video are HERE