Location: Mostly around the Salisbury area but I will be branching out to other regions in Wiltshire over the next few months. Promotional Video
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Gregory Cook - Ukulele Tutorials

About

I have eight years of experience as a ukulele player and seven years as a tutor. I am confident and capable when it comes to delivery of ukulele workshops to both groups and individuals. I have produced and released two well-received albums and have toured across the country both as a band as a loop pedal artist. I have also worked with vulnerable client groups including young people with developmental difficulties and vulnerable adults both as a support worker and facilitator of musical workshops.

I specialize in ukulele playing in a wide variety of genres. These include: reggae, calypso, acoustic, pop, folk, hip hop, country, blues and dancehall. I write and produce my own music and am proficient in shooting and editing my own videos. I also play double bass and keyboard and perform widely as a loop pedal performer with the three instruments. Furthermore, I enjoy both teaching and performing as a rapper and singer continue to run workshops and online tutorials in both of these areas.

I have taught a variety of skills in the past which include: Song writing, music production using Ableton, performance (including running my own open mic night for unconfident performers.) and loop pedal. I am passionate about both using the ukulele and different forms of technology to foster and encourage creativity in my clients.


What I / we help young people achieve

I can help young people achieve confidence in their abilities as a musician in the areas of beginner to advanced ukulele playing, songwriting, performance, music production and video editing. I try to make my lessons fun but goal orientated ensuring that I inspire both a passion and enjoyment for music while directing young people towards directions of learning that will benefit them in the long run. This can mean pursuing other musical instruments once they have a foundational musical knowledge on ukulele, learning to perform or produce music or learning more complex styles on the instrument.


Opportunities for children & young people

  • To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
  • To learn to sing
  • To create / write music and / or lyrics
  • To develop recording /production skills
  • To play, perform music with others
  • To learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
  • To work with and support other young musicians
  • To develop their wellbeing

Also Works With

At present I am just a solo tutor but I will be looking to work with other organizations in the future. I intend to work with young people as individuals, small groups and classes.


Times

  • Term Time
  • After School
  • Weekends
  • School Holidays
  • Project based
  • Seasonal
  • Drop in

Working with special needs

I have worked with clients with a range of support needs these include:

  • Young people with developmental disorders such as autism, down syndrome and acquired head injuries
  • Victims of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.
  • Adults with a range of mental health problems.
  • 1-1 work with a young person with multiple learning difficulties.

I have run musical workshops, singalongs, taught ukulele, guitar and used musical instruments for sensory stimulation for young people with advanced communicative difficulties.


Taught Instruments

  • Strings
  • Guitar & Bass

  • Ukulele
  • Drums / percussion
  • Singing / Voice
  • Songwriting / Composition
  • Digital Music
  • Music Production

Ages Taught

  • 4 and under
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16+

Level Taught

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Tasters

Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught

  • Rockschool
  • Arts Award

Musical Clusters Covered

  • Trowbridge (CSL)
  • Salisbury / Wilton
  • Marlborough & Pewsey
  • Downton
  • Malmesbury / WB / Purton
  • Amesbury
  • Devizes
  • Warminster
  • Westbury

Endorsements

“A great guy and a fantastic music teacher. An hour with this guy is worth a month of grueling grinding self practice.”

Gerald Judge
“My mind was feeling the effects of trying to learn by continuously strumming the same old chords …resulting in me becoming stale and bored. I even tried to learn Baritone, Uke Bass as well to alleviate my boredom. But all avenues of learning took me to a certain level and not beyond. I came across Greg at our local Uke Club, Greg would willingly give his time to help both beginners and improvers and in conversation with him I booked several lessons. Greg has a calm manner and is able to provide a friendly, in-depth service with a genuine human touch, focused on catering to a client’s unique requirements. The sessions I had with Greg were hugely beneficial in improving my knowledge and techniques. I would highly recommend him.”
Dan Richmond
“I initially tried to teach myself the ukulele with the use of various books and YouTube videos but progress was slow and often frustrating. However, having ukulele tuition with Greg has completely transformed my learning experience. I feel I am now progressing quickly and am really enjoying playing my Uke rather than fighting with it! Greg has a  gentle intelligent approach to teaching and his endless enthusiasm ensures that I look forward to my next lesson.”
John

My Training & Development

In my training with Wiltshire Music Connect I have attended training sessions on:

  • Model Music Curriculum in which we explored what the different components of the Model Music Curriculum and where we fit in as music teachers.
  • Using Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) to direct the client’s study and remain goal orientated.
  • Safeguarding young people which required doing an online course that covered different aspects of young people’s safeguarding and reporting.
  • Running online courses as example of how to run an engaging zoom sessions with different software’s.

Future CPD objectives.

  • Develop video skills further. I will continue to develop my video skills as a musical educator. I have successfully run a private music education channel but I intend to do more of this with Wiltshire Music Connect.
  • Develop my knowledge of ukulele grades so I can give better feedback at the level my client’s are at.
  • Develop my knowledge of the Model Music Curriculum so I can ensure my class lessons contribute to the syllabus requirements as much as possible.
  • Develop more experience in musical community project initiatives in my local area and involve myself in campaigns like #don’tdropmusic to promote musical education.

Previously Worked With

Plymouth Ukulele Players (PUP) and Jamming Station.