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Ruby’s Ukes…perhaps the largest Ukulele School in the world outside of Hawaii ”  – Ukulele Magazine

We have distilled the magic that has made Ruby’s Ukes, since 2009, the largest physical ukulele school in the world outside of Hawaii into our live. on-line. interactive ukulele lessons. Since 2009 we have supported the musical journeys of thousands of students who now have the absolute pleasure and connection of music in their lives!

We are so delighted to be able to continue to offer classes during the current situation, and are really excited and happy with how they went last term! We have also added a class materials page that you will have access to with all your song charts, theory charts and audio samples that you can play along with. Easy to follow instructions will be sent a week before class and with Zoom everyone gets a front row seat!

With instructors Andrew Smith,  Eduardo Garcia, and on occasion Daphne ‘Ruby’ Roubini. For the latest Uke News and Priority Registration Join our email list

The classes are live, on-line and interactive so unlike other static video courses you are able to ask your questions in real time and get them answered, meet other ukulele players each week, and have a fun, educational, appointment to play that will inspire and motivate you to take your Ukulele playing to your next personal level. Simple.

“Our zoom classes work because we distilled the Ruby’s Ukes’ magic that has made us one of the largest in person Ukulele educators outside of Hawaii, and present these tried and true methods in a live zoom, on-line interactive format. With attention to sound quality, visual aids, and a very fun and in-person feel. Unlike other static video courses we provide an appointment to play each week, with practice recommendations to make your week a more inspired, relaxed, fun, comfortable one.” explains Daphne. “People learn from each others questions and we are so excited with the feedback we are getting from students who feel enlivened by class  whilst they are learning too. It doesn’t matter what level you are at people are sharing the moment, you’re playing with new friends. No-one feels exposed or under pressure. Our mission now is to bring the joy of music into your own home!”

We have been teaching on-line since March 2020 and now have an additional class materials page that students attending class have access to. These materials include song charts with words and chords, Arrangements with melody playing (using tablature), with audio samples of chord progressions, and melodies to be played (at varying speeds), technique handouts, and NEW this term we have added short videos of taught techniques as an additional visual tool.  For the safety and comfort of all students in their homes we do not record the zoom lessons so that you can kick back and relax and enjoy class knowing that the key elements you will need to practice, in a fun and efficient way, will be available to you 24/7 on the class materials page! Classes will leave you smiling and a whole lot calmer, and smarter!

Ruby’s Ukes is the Vancouver based Ukulele school with classes, workshops & Vancouver’s Ukulele festival. A Ukulele haven for all those interested in learning, playing and enjoying all things Ukulele. From absolute novice to advanced player, Ruby’s Ukes  has the course for you! Classes will take place live, interactive and on-line via Zoom, plus back in physical class as soon as the COVID-19 chapter has passed, hopefully soon!

Ruby’s Ukes 10 week Ukuleles Courses run every September, January and April, with workshops, A Ukulele Orchestra, the Annual Vancouver Ukulele Festival, and additional classes and workshops throughout the year. And now a Summer School too!

We have taught thousands of people to play the ukulele with tried and true educational methods and philosophy of learning. Using accelerated learning techniques: visual; auditory; and kinesthetic, we present fun filled 10 week Ukulele Courses that take place weekly via zoom. Live, interactive and  on-line. Learning a swing, jazz, blues, pop, classical & folk repertoire.

Watch CTV Morning Live
Ruby teaching CTV hosts Jason and Keri to play the Ukulele!!

Listen to “Four little Strings” | CBC National radio documentary
featuring Ruby’s Ukes, and award winning reporter Pamela Post’s personal Ukulele journey and the healing aspects of the Ukulele,  aired  on  Living Out Loud, and North by North West . (part 2 of ‘Making Music, feeling good)We look forward to seeing you, and hearing you play, soon!
The Ukulele is not an end in itself but a catalyst for change” Kimo Hussey
Ruby’s Ukes changing lives one string at a time…