ukulele ensemble

Uke ‘n Play Ensemble

The last few years has seen this fun instrument make a huge come back, and no wonder – the ukulele is easy to learn, affordable, portable, fun and entertaining! Now you can get on board and learn to play the Ukulele with other like-minded friends.

No previous experience is necessary – children can join an ensemble once they turn 4 and are singing well in tune. We meet each week for an engaging session of singing, playing games, dancing and learning a wonderful varied repertoire. Parents are involved and learn along with their child(ren), practising together at home each day for a short sing and play.

Children aged 4-10 years old can join our Uke ‘n Play Ensemble. We often run a number of groups to provide for varying stages of development. Use the form below, or call our Director, Dr Anna Mlynek-Kalman on  0425 854 020 to register your interest for our next new ensemble. 


We learn and play for 30 minutes each week. During rehearsals we learn the songs as we play musical games, learn dances and the chord formations while singing along.

New Ensembles begin each term with minimum interest.

We ask for a full year commitment so that the ensemble has the time to develop as a group.


Uke ‘n Play Ensembles perform at our End of Term Concerts wearing their Music Works Magic badge and a white shirt or t-shirt.

What you will need

There is quite a lot of variance in the quality of ukuleles and the sound they produce. At Music Works Magic we use non-expensive instruments and prefer all group members to have the same brand and model so as to create a more uniform sound. 

Members of the Uke ‘n Play Ensemble are required to have:

Makala Soprano Ukulele with carry bag which hold their tuning very well and have dots to help young hands form the patterns required.

Felt Plectrum for strumming

Snark Digital Tuner

Ukulele Capo

Ukulele Strap and Pin (attached for no additional charge)

Uke’n Sing & Strum book

Plain white t-shirt for all performances

The Benefits of Group Music Experiences

Develop active listening skills and a keen ‘ear’ with the ability to hear tunes inside their heads by being immersed in the foundational experiences for 'thinking sound'.

Improve concentration, acquisition of language, numeracy and memory.

Ability to follow instruction, focus and problem solve.

Gain self esteem through mastery of their very own musical instrument—their singing voice.

Foster both gross and fine motor skill co-ordination within a music and dance environment.

Enhance social skills through positive interact opportunities with other children and adults in a warm, nurturing and cheerful environment.

Experience growth in identity and self-confidence as they experience the joys of expressing themselves creatively and performing in a supportive setting.

Build an appreciation for the beauty of sound, creating concert audiences of the future.

Create strong foundations for the enjoyment of Music For Life

Grow your child's ability to follow instruction, focus and problem solve.

Uke Can Play Expression of Interest