Ukulele Quest is a book designed to teach children ukulele through different genres of music. It has been written by two ukulele specialists for Bristols music hub (BPM) who both teach over 270 children a week ukulele in a classroom situation.
It uniquely teaches chords, different genres of music, how to read sheet music and is written to fulfil the primary music education curriculum. It can be picked up by a student or classroom teacher with no previous experience of the ukulele and uses exclusively designed pictures and audio recordings.
About the Authors
James Oram graduated from Royal Holloway University of London with a First Class Honours in Mathematics and Music. He currently teaches ukulele in classrooms for 'Bristol Plays Music' and privately around Bristol and North somerset. James’ compositions and performances have been played on various radio stations including BBC Radio 3. He also writes educational children’s music that has been published nationally through ‘Sing Up’ . James is a member of Instant Wit Theatre Group, providing musical accompaniment to improvised comedy and can be seen performing with them around the South West.
Paul Jones teaches music professionally and also has experience playing live across the UK. Paul graduated from the Bristol Institute of Modern Music in 2011 with a BA Hons in Professional Musicianship and then started up his own tuition business teaching guitar and ukulele privately across Bristol. He has played in many bands including wedding bands, function bands and a Foo Fighters Tribute band. He has played all over the UK and supported touring bands including Paul Raymond (UFO) and Marseille. Paul now works with Bristol Plays Music, teaching in schools all over Bristol and is working on his own music and performing in an Iron Maiden tribute band "Ed Force One".