Ukulele Workshops

Ruby’s Ukes classes and Workshops will take place in-person and also on-line.and interactive in  The Ruby’s Uke Ukulele Zoom Room, in 2023.

Ruby’s Ukes Specialist Ukulele Workshops are:
one  90 minute session | cost $35
or  a  4-part workshop series | cost $125

Designed to provide you with the perfect way to start playing, hone your particular area of interest, or give you the Ukulele boost you have been searching for!  Based on years of tried and true methods of teaching since 2009 we have refined our individual workshops and 4-part workshop series  to a place where you will learn, enjoy, and delight in getting to your next personal level!

Online Workshops

4-part Ukulele Workshop
Daphne 6.00 pm May 3, 10, 17, 24

In-person Workshops

“Free your voice”
Ukulele Workshop


Winter 2022/ 2023



“Songwriting”  4-part Ukulele Workshop Series

Date: Wednesdays 6.00pm – 7.30pm May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th 2023
Cost: $125
Place: On-line in the Ruby’s Ukes Zoom room
with Daphne ‘Ruby’ Roubini

“Sense the Strum”  Ukulele Workshop

This is a NEW module where Daphne will be sharing her song writing approach and techniques. So whether you are already writing songs on your Ukulele, or would like to start writing songs, this 5 week module is perfect for you. Each week there will be a teaching section of the class and a section of the class where you will be welcome to bring a song that you are working on and Daphne will give feedback and tips on how you may bring the song to life even more! Daphne Roubini is also a jazz vocalist and singer songwriter with her bands Black Gardenia and Ruby & Smith. She’s an English major, poet and published author. Here are some reviews of her songwriting, she believes that the songs pick you and you just need to be ready to hear them. This class will give you those tools!

Register HERE 
Registration now open!

Workshop cost includes:  extensive on-line class materials page and audio samples.




“Free your voice” Ukulele Workshop

Date: TBA (in-person)
Time: TBA
Cost: $35  ($25 if you are attending the 4-part “Uke Vox” series)
Place: Vancouver, TBA
90mins workshop with Daphne ‘Ruby’ Roubini


In this workshop Daphne ‘Ruby’ Roubini will share her tools and techniques to free your voice with the Ukulele. After finding that singing with her Ukulele gave her a new dimension to her singing, Daphne will share how the mighty uke can help release the true voice. Sharing her knowledge of the voice, the Ukulele and healing, to free your natural voice easily.

In this fun, liberating workshop you will learn basic singing techniques, as well as exercises and songs on the Ukulele that will bring your playing and singing to the next level. This workshop is  perfect for those who would love to free their voices and sing with joy and ease!

Feedback from a previous “Uke Can Free your Voice” workshop participant.

Before Ruby’s singing workshop I had wanted to explore my voice, as another musical instrument. The exercises, the tips, the gentle teaching led me to try it all the next day.  Suddenly I felt my voice had changed, that I enjoyed singing and listening to my own voice, like exploring new territory.  I highly recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to “find their voice” in a supportive, gentle way.”

Register HERE
Registration now open!
Workshop cost includes  class materials page and audio samples.

Level: ‘Beginner – get playing’, ‘Intermediate – really get playing’ and ‘advanced: time to shine’ Sorry not suitable for absolute beginners 🙂 you’ll get here one day!
Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?

Daphne Roubini is the founder, owner and director of Ruby’s Ukes, some do call her Ruby! Daphne is responsible for the programming throughout Ruby’s Ukes school and its evolution forward. She is a professional singer (Black Gardenia, and Ruby & Smith), and has a foundation in Jazz studies from City Lit in London and Kodaly musicianship training from the British Kodaly Academy. She plays the piano and Ukulele. She loves simply playing the Ukulele and has used her knowledge of Kodaly concepts to easily, enjoyably and successfully teach thousands of students! She understands the value of a different approach to teaching music to adults and it is partly this understanding that underpins the Ruby’s Ukes unique approach that makes it fun and easy! Daphne is always working on her own vocal technique and is currently writing an album of original tunes to be recorded in 2023 on the Cellar Live Jazz label.




“Finger-style Ukulele”
4-part Ukulele Workshop Series

Date: Thursdays March 2nd,9th,16th, 23rd  2023   NEW!
Time: 11am-12.30pm
Cost: $125
Place: On-line in the Ruby’s Ukes Zoom room

“Finger-style Ukulele”  4-part Ukulele Workshop Series
with Andrew ‘duke of uke’ Smith

In this 4-part workshop series you will explore and learn the Right hand ukulele technique of Finger-style playing. Yes there is life beyond strumming!  Explore this exciting variation to your Ukulele playing that will give a whole new life and sound to pieces you already know, as well as the new pieces taught in this exciting NEW workshop series.  Andrew will share his extensive knowledge of Finger-style playing drawing from a repertoire of Folk, blues, Jazz, and classical music.

Register HERE
Registration opens November 27th at 10am!

Workshop cost includes  class materials page and audio samples.

Level: ‘Intermediate – really get playing’ and ‘Advanced: time to shine’,  ‘Advanced +: Ukestar’
Sorry not suitable for absolute beginners 🙂 you’ll get here one day!
Click here | What level am I? | What I will learn?

Andrew Smith is a professional musician, and live sound engineer, as well as one of our beloved Ruby’s Ukes teachers. He has been playing his guitar and performing since he was a young teen performing in a folk duo with his sister as teenagers in England.  He now regularly performs professionally (Ruby & Smith and Black Gardenia). His extensive knowledge of
Finger-style guitar has translated beautifully onto his Ukulele playing and he loves sharing his tips, techniques and tricks to get his students sounding like real pros!  His knowledge and supportive teaching style has students loving his workshops!

Andrew has graced the stages of the Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Mission Folk Festivals in Canada with his darlin’ Ukulele in hand.  As well as many other prestigious stages.




We look forward to helping you get your uke playing to your personal next level!

  • Ruby’s Ukes past Ukulele workshops:
  • “Strum-a-way”
  • “Bluegrass Ukulele”
  • “Chord Melody”
  • “Jazz Ukulele”
  • “Fingerstyle Ukulele”
  • “Uke Can Free Your Voice”
  • “Uke Can Play Melodies”
  • “Uke Can Play The Blues”
  • “Uke Can Play ClawHammer”
  • “Uke Can Play Chord Melodies
  • “Uke Can Heal your Life”
  • “Uke Can Play ~ Beginners”
  • “Uke Can Solo ~ Advanced”
  • “Uke Can love Music theory”

We acknowledge that we work, teach, and play on the traditional, ancestral and unceded Coast Salish Territory of the šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬtəməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. And that the Ukulele first originated from Hawaii, we are grateful to continue it’s journey here in Canada.