At affordable ukulele course that won’t leave you frustrated and confused!

Your frustration ends here. Let’s set you up for success.

You want to play the ukulele, but you’re getting stuck.
Do any of these ring true for you?

  • You’re overwhelmed sorting through all the Youtube videos online - they move too quickly or you don’t have the techniques down yet.
  • You don’t really read sheet music, and the tricks you’ve learned online aren’t helping.
  • You’ve been able to teach yourself some things, but you’re struggling to get the hang of strumming patterns or feel comfortable playing for your family and friends.
  • You know that learning a song takes practice, but you really just want to be able to play a song right away.
You’re not alone. I’ve seen this before.

What I’ve noticed is that while there are TONS of resources out there on how to teach yourself to play the ukulele, attempting it often gets people really frustrated. Maybe it’s because they’ve never played an instrument before, or because they haven’t mastered some of the basics yet (like strumming, or certain chord positions, or holding the instrument).

To move from confusion to confidence as a ukulele player, the first step is learning how to practice, which is truly a skill in itself. Next, you’ll need a road map that blocks your learning into bite-sized pieces. Until you’ve got some basic chords under your belt, can tune or string your instrument with confidence, know what to do with a chord chart and can understand some of the basics of strumming and theory, you’re going to struggle to progress as a player.

The good news is, when you have a clear and coherent set of lessons, learning the ukulele can truly be as easy and FUN as you thought it would be!

  • Someone hands you a piece of sheet music and you can grab your ukulele and strum along
  • You can play along with a group or follow along with a Youtube video with confidence
  • You can sing and play “Happy Birthday” or your favorite holiday tune at a family gathering
You're invited to join me for...

Play the Ukulele!

Journey to Ukulele Success

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A self-paced, comprehensive and FUN online ukulele course to take you from confused to confident!

In this program, you’ll discover…

  • How to play the ukulele, from choosing a ukulele to tuning it
  • How to approach learning a new piece, from sheet music to strumming techniques
  • How to play comfortably with great posture & confidence
  • Why the ukulele is an AMAZING instrument
  • How to let loose and have fun!
By the time you’ve completed the course, you will be…
  • Teaching yourself to play new songs
  • Tuning your ukulele with confidence
  • Showing off your playing to your friends and family
  • A member of a growing ukulele community
  • More confident in your playing & more excited about the ukulele!
Here’s what you’ll learn…
  • The names of chords, understanding musical terms and symbols & how to play them
  • The steps to learning a new song
  • Two dozen tunes in many styles to add to your repertoire
  • Strumming patterns & techniques
Imagine having...
  • A coherent ukulele course covering everything from chords to hand position and strumming to sheet music
  • A friendly and expert-level teacher working at the pace that’s best for you, on the schedule that works for you, available to answer questions & encouraging you all along the way
  • A community of like-minded players supporting you and encouraging you

“You are the best! Great lesson.” - Andrea Bryant, ukulele student

Here's what you get...

  • Lifetime access to the course – Learn at your own pace and get any new materials added in the future! As additional resources are added and lessons are revised, you’ll always have access to the videos, music and handouts from the course.
  • Access to our private Facebook group – Join a community of friendly and fun people learning to play the ukulele. Our Facebook group is a supportive place to make friends, ask questions, jam out and share all things ukulele. Three months of free access is included.
  • Sheet music and handouts – Each lesson will include all of the sheet music you’ll need, as well as chord charts and other reference materials.
  • Video recordings for each lesson – Refer to the videos on your computer or on the go, and return whenever you need a refresher in the future.
  • Ukulele buying guide & ukulele tuning video

Would you like some bonuses?

I really want this course to give you tons of value and bring out the confident player inside of you. So here’s what I’m throwing in...

Bonus #1: 3 Q & A Sessions

You’ll have access to three monthly Q & As where you can submit questions ahead of time in the group for me to answer.
(value: $30)
Bonus #2: 5+ Hours of Additional Content!
Learn to play a variety of popular songs to enhance your learning outside of the course using the provided video lessons and PDFs of sheet music arrangements. (This content comes from Ross’ free email list, and you’ll get ALL of that past content in one place!)
(value: $50)
Bonus #3: 20% Off Ukulele Course
This course will teach you all the basics and get you comfortable learning all sorts of music, but if you want to dive deeper, into even fancier techniques to get you playing at an advanced level, you’re going to love having a coupon for the next level when it launches!
(value: $15.00)

Bonus #4: Finding Your Song
This songwriting course is a masterclass in how to start writing your own music. Learn at your own pace in this popular class that’s sure to inspire you on your songwriting journey! This course is normally available as a stand-alone course.
(value: $30.00)

“I can’t say enough about lessons with Ross Boyd! Rowan has been taking electric guitar lessons with him for a couple of months now and he loves it! I see a shining new confidence in him and it is clear that Ross truly loves teaching. Love it! ‘Ross is Boss’ as we like to say!” – Melissa Storella Sheehan, mother of Rowan
  • Private lessons with me would take an investment of at least $240, and that wouldn’t include any videos that you could reference as a refresher whenever you needed it. In a group class format, you could expect to pay $80-$160 for a course like this. And I’m including sheet music and other materials as well as access to a Facebook group of your peers to ask questions and be a part of a friendly ukulele community.
  • I really wanted to share this with as many people as possible, so I knew I wanted to keep it extremely affordable.
  • And honestly, the bonus materials alone are worth more than the cost of this program! I wanted to make this course so affordable that purchasing it feels like the easiest decision you've made all year.
  • The total value would be $320.
    • But you’re not going to pay $320. You’re not even going to pay $220, or $150. You’re not even going to pay $100.
    • The regular price of this course is only $89.99 in two installments, or $79.99 in one payment.
    • FAQ: Yes, you can give this course as a gift if you’d like to. Email [email protected] for details,

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No Questions Asked Guarantee

I want you to be MORE than satisfied with this course. I'm giving you 14 days to test-drive it. If for some reason "Play the Ukulele!" doesn't meet your expectations, just ask me for a refund up to 14 days from your purchase.

"You're a fabulous teacher and encourager." - group ukulele student

So who am I, and how did I learn this stuff?

Hi, I’m Ross Malcolm Boyd, and I help aspiring ukulele players move from confusion to confidence so they can achieve their ukulele dreams!

I’ve been playing music for almost twenty-five years. I started out on piano at about 16 (since my mom could trade her graphic design skills for free lessons) and guitar (since my parents had an old guitar lying around the house), and I when I got frustrated that I couldn’t yet play some of the fancy solos I was hearing on the radio, I started composing my own music.

I began teaching guitar and piano at age 20, and I’ve made my living at least part-time as an educator since then. I’m known for my friendly and approachable teaching style, and I teach students from 5 up to 80+ in private and group settings, both online and in person. I also teach songwriting and music theory, and I’ve done teaching artist work in classrooms too. I'm currently completing my music education certification.

I’ve dabbled with lots of other instruments, and in 2014 I purchased a beautiful tenor ukulele, beginning my love affair with the instrument. Since then I’ve been teaching, performing and composing on the ukulele in earnest. Since 2017, I’ve taught ukulele classes to older adults, and my first eight week program inspired an all-ages group class, online Zoom weekly sessions, as well as this ukulele course.

My favorite thing to do is to teach music to people for free or cheap, because music is awesome and the world deserves music! I’m thrilled to finally release this ukulele course, which is based on years of group and private lessons and more than twenty years of teaching experience.

“I enjoyed his presentation! He makes songwriting approachable and fun.” - Marianne Vitale, Programs and Special Events Coordinator at Orange County Library System

Still wondering if Play the Ukulele is right for you?

This course is for you if any of these apply…
  • You’ve never played a ukulele before or your skills are rusty
  • You’ve taught yourself with Youtube videos online & you’re ready to take the next step to gain more confidence as a player
  • You’ve watched lots of tutorials, but you just haven’t clicked with the style of anyone you’ve found online.
  • Someone gave you a ukulele and it’s been collecting dust on a shelf.
  • You’re ready for someone to slow things down, dig a little deeper and make learning to play easier and fun!
This course is NOT for you if…
  • You’re an advanced ukulele player: this course is for beginner and early intermediate students
  • You aren’t ready to set aside time to play the ukulele.
  • You’re a young child taking the course without an adult - this course is designed for adults and teens, so it may not be the right fit for younger children flying solo.
  • You want a super-serious instructor. This instructor will get funny and silly sometimes!
  • You don’t own (or have a way to borrow) a ukulele and aren’t planning to purchase one.

Your Instructor

Ross Malcolm Boyd
Ross Malcolm Boyd

Ross Malcolm Boyd is a dedicated music educator, musician, engineer and composer with twenty years of teaching experience. Ross began studying music in high school. While his first love was guitar, he was quick to embrace the piano as well. He's been in love with the ukulele since 2014, attending events and teaching group and individual classes and workshops on the instrument. Ross’s creativity can be seen in the teaching studio, the recording studio, and working on original musical projects. He spent five years traveling the country, performing and teaching, in a 25' RV with his wife.

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“I can’t thank you enough for your instruction with Gavin. He is doing great and he really, really enjoys it and it shows because he actually wants to practice. What a concept! So, I just wanted to thank you. He loves it!” – mother of a guitar student about working with Ross

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Many students focus on one chapter each week, in which case it might take you eight weeks to complete the course, but you'll have lifetime access and can work at your own pace and return to review the materials as often as you like.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.
This course sounds great, but how do I know it will be a great fit for me?
Great question. The truth is, the results you get out of any program depend on how much you're willing to commit, so without some dedicated practice time, you won’t see much improvement. But I’ve taught dozens of students like you over the years, and this course has been shaped by their questions, their challenges and their feedback. You’ll have me with you, cheering you on and encouraging you in each video, and you’ll have chances to ask your questions of me and your fellow students along the way.
What if I'm not sure I can afford it?
I know cost can be a major consideration. And if it is for you, keep in mind that this is the best time to purchase this course. There are other options out there, but if you’re looking for a friendly and approachable instructor who’ll give you a ton of value and support along the way, it’s time to stop searching for the right free resource and get a comprehensive course that will teach you everything you need to know to play with confidence.
What if I'm too busy?
That’s a great question! Since all of the videos are pre-recorded, you can watch and learn on your own time. If you’ve got a vacation coming up, or you’ve got a health challenge to navigate, no worries! Go ahead and lock in your purchase now, and the course will be here for you whenever you’re ready to start or continue with it. As long as you can devote some time to learning in the future (you’ll see progress even if you practice for 5-10 minutes per day!), this is an excellent investment.
Is there a payment plan?
Yes! This course is $79.99 if paid in full, or 2 monthly payments of $44.99.
I've done other programs like this before, and it wasn't a good fit. How will this be different?
If you’ve been piecing together lessons on Youtube or have tried learning from another instructor, you might be frustrated, feeling like they’re going too quickly or making assumptions about what you already know. I know that’s really frustrating. This will be very different, because I designed this as a fully comprehensive course that will take you where you are (even if you haven’t purchased your ukulele yet) and break down your lessons into bite-sized pieces. You’ll be able to do the songs slowly at first, focus on hand position and strumming patterns, get more confident at tuning...all of the things that can be frustrating without the right teacher and program to guide you.
How much access do I get to you?
You’ll get videos of all of your lessons, which can be downloaded to your mobile device or watched on your computer, and you’ll get 3 monthly Q & As with the opportunity to ask me questions ahead of time. I’m also available to answer questions in our Facebook group if you have additional questions along the way.
Is there a refund policy?
Yes, there’s a 14 day, no questions asked guarantee. Unfortunately we can’t offer refunds after 14 days.
What if I have other questions?
If you’re still on the fence, I’ll be happy to answer any remaining questions - just email me at [email protected].
Can I give this course as a gift?
Yes, you can give this course as a gift if you’d like to. We offer gift certificates for both private lessons and for this course. Email [email protected] to make the arrangements.
Testimonial(s) “Thank you so very much for teaching the ukulele class. Your joyful spirit and encouragement was so inspiring to me. I couldn’t wait for each Monday class.” - group ukulele student

So, to sum it up, you get…

    • Lifetime access to the course, with video recordings, sheet music & other handouts
    • Access to our private Facebook group
    • Ukulele buying guide & tuning video
    • Bonus #1: 3 Q & A Sessions ($30)
    • Bonus #2: 5+ hours of additional content ($50)
    • Bonus #3: 20% Off Coupon For Future Course ($15)
    • Bonus #4: Finding Your Song course ($30)
...all for a single payment of $79.99 or two monthly payments of $44.99.

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Look, here's the reality.

  • You're going to see success by studying under as many people as possible, whether it's instructors, fellow ukulele players in a group setting, Youtube videos, forums or anywhere else.
  • I'm offering a structured course at a low enough price that you can hopefully add this into your arsenal, combining it with any other free or paid resources, in-person lessons, or whatever else you have at hand and can afford. To be clear, you won't need any other methods to learn to play, but if you've been learning on your own or from other instructors and are wondering if you need this course or not, this is my honest opinion.
  • I think everyone should have access to this course. While I'm not independently wealthy and can't give it away for free, I'm trying to price it so that as many people as possible can get as much value and knowledge from me as possible.
  • I'm offering my expert guidance to help you play the ukulele with confidence, focusing on the FUN of playing instead of getting lost in the confusion of figuring out where and how to learn.
It’s time to make a choice.
Are you ready for the support and satisfaction you can feel with a coherent lesson, clear and easy to follow resources and a friendly, expert-level teacher with an online ukulele community?
My hope for you is that in a few months, you’ll be learning new songs with confidence, sharing your progress with me and our ukulele community and enjoying the pride that comes from mastering new skills. Whether you’re playing for your own relaxation or playing the ukulele for your grandchildren, you’ll have the feeling of accomplishment and have a truly fun creative outlet at your disposal.
I can't wait to see you in our ukulele community. Give yourself (or a loved one!) the incredible gift of music.

Stay safe, and keep on strumming!


“Thank you so much. Great fun, sense of community, can’t thank you enough.” - 2018 group ukulele student