Lessons and workshop where you attend in person (scroll below for online). If you teach and want to be on the list—email us.

Online Lessons (either books or small video clips and sound files)

Educational Materials by Colin R Tribe

All enquires to: colinrtribe@btinternet.com

Tel. 01636 700411 Newark, Notts.

New Web Site: http://www.the-musical-ukulele.com/

Ukulele Workshops in Scotland


Fun, friendly and affordable tuition is available to anyone (individuals or groups) who would like to learn to play the delightful, fashionable, happy sounding ukulele.

We specialise in 'strum and sing' workshops, courses and lessons.

Ukulele Workshops in Scotland offer absolute and advanced beginner courses (each one consisting of five or six one hour lessons) and our unique 'Ukulele Jam - Teach' sessions to groups of between 15 - 20 students.  One-to-one tuition is also available. 

We also deliver training for teachers and initial teacher training students (including non-music specialists) to equip them to teach the ukulele in classroom and extra curricular contexts. 

Ukulele Workshops in Scotland can also tailor-make energising team building sessions for corporate clients.

We also offer 'Uke'n Try Ukulele'.  Essentially a taste of the 'Uke Factor', it will leave you, and any other participants, hungry for more.

Ukulele Workshops in Scotland can provide all the ukuleles for use in teacher training sessions, school visits and workshops.  So, being 'uke-less' need not prevent you from getting involved!

Text Box: The Sage Gateshead’s Adult Programme
As part of The Sage Gateshead’s Adult Programme, you can learn to play the ukulele from scratch or join other ukulele players for fun, informal and supportive group sessions.  Classes are termly and ongoing.  For further information:  http://www.sagegateshead.com/join-in/music-for-adults/

Mighty Ukulele   London Ukulele Events.  Listing gigs, jams, workshops and more.

Uke and Sing Ukulele Clubs

For children aged 7 to 11.

across the Milton Keynes and North Bucks area

See:  http://www.miltonkeynesmusic.co.uk/ukeandsing/UkeandSing/For_Schools.html

Teachers—please contact these guys.

English Folk Tunes for Ukulele presents a collection of 37 pieces for solo finger-style ukulele playing. Drawn from the rich tradition of English folk music with tunes covering a range of styles, including some popular, as well as lesser known pieces, experienced ukulele player and teacher Colin Tribe provides notes on all of the pieces, as well as technical aspects of the playing style. This volume is accompanied by a CD with a recording of all tunes performed by Colin. German and French translations of all texts are available as pdf downloads from the Schott Music website.

Text Box: www.MusicNeverAlone.co.uk
We run 'Ukulele In A Day' workshops for complete beginners, in venues around England. These sessions are a four hour crash course in Ukulele for adults, where you will learn the basics, four simple songs and walk away with the material and guidance to continue learning at home. Please visit: www.musicneveralone.co.uk/ukulele_in_a_day. Email: info@musicneveralone.co.uk.

Tara's Music Magic classes

at Ritz Music, 88 Sheen Road, Richmond: 

0-4yrs Music - Mondays & Thursdays 10:30am.

1-5yrs Art Club - Thursdays 1-2pm.

3-5yrs Sing, Strum & Drum Ukulele - Thursdays 2:15-2:45pm

Why not have a Tara's Music Magic Party?! 

www.tarasmusicmagic.com  07740443694

New York Ukulele School

We are the ORIGINAL school specializing in Ukulele, since 2007..and the best! LEARN UKULELE THIS YEAR, don’t wait any longer to hone your skills. We teach UKULELE LESSONS online via SKYPE as the same rates as our discounted lesson packages, available 7 days a week. All you need is a webcam! Please visit http://www.newyorkukuleleschool.com under “LESSONS” for rates and policies. Also please look at our terrific Yelp reviews and our Student/Faculty videos on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi0xOyfHKb9Ug7GlTDFE4fw and http://www.yelp.com/biz/new-york-ukulele-school-manhattan


Marseille Musique, a school of music based in Montreal, Canada.

We have been teaching Ukulele here since 2008. Our Ukulele students age range are from 5 up to 85! … literally! 


6711, rue de Marseille, Montréal, Qc H1N 1M4

Tél.: 514-544-7305


Website /person

Area (all are in UK, in roughly North to South order, Scotland at the top)


SCOTLAND—see  right

Rob MacKillop

Edinburgh . Tel: 0131 343 2195. Teaches ukulele. Nine books published by Mel Bay Publications. Websites: http://RobMacKillop.net and a teaching site: www.GuitarLessonsEdinburgh.com 

Finlay Allison

I teach ukulele on Monday nights at Stow College Glasgow for Glasgow Fiddle Workshop.
Teaching by ear, playing together.  Private lessons available.  I also run 'Come and Try' Sessions at Celtic Connections at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (four planned for this January). Email
mt_finlayallison@yahoo.co.uk  0141-946-2665   07973 769 099. Website http://finlayallison.com/ At the Glasgow Fiddle Workshop: Mondays at 7.30, Stow College Glasgow. 3 classes: Absolute Beginners, Improvers, Intermediate.  Check website for dates: http://www.glasgowfiddle.org.uk/

Campbell Murray MSc; BSc; FRICS; MCIArb

Mobile Guitar, Saxophone & Ukulele Lessons – Lanarkshire, Scotland. Professional Guitar/Saxophone Tutor with over 30 years playing experience,  Available in Motherwell, Bellshill, Hamilton, Airdrie, Coatbridge, Wishaw, Lanark and & the surrounding areas .All styles (although I play mainly Pop/Rock), all ages and ability levels taught. Member of Registry of Guitar Tutors. Examination preparation and coaching for RGT / Rockschool available. Member of the Musicians Union. Phone enquiries 01698 290525 or 0775 468 4911 or send me a text. I am a Local Authority Approved Guitar Teacher. I also offer SQA help for Scottish Standard Grade Music Exams. I teach both Electric & Acoustic Guitar (similar) .I can also teach Alto Sax to intermediate level. Bass Guitar Lessons also offered. I can also bring along spare guitars for lessons. Baritone & Soprano Ukulele also taught. Full CRB Enhanced Disclosure Scotland & excellent references. email MurrayCa@northlan.gov.uk 

Phil Doleman

Derbyshire. Phil teaches ukulele, guitar and bass an your own home. Lessons are individually tailored to suit your needs and level from strumming simple songs to more advanced techniques and fingerstyle. Contact phil_doleman@hotmail.com  site: www.phildoleman.co.uk

Andy Chadwick

Ripley, Derbyshire. I teach from my own studio which is in Ripley. From there I teach guitar from begginers to advanced, incorporating both the guitar registry and rockschool grades, bass, drums & now the UKULELE which a fantastic & fun instrument to play. You can contact me for further information at aa.chadwick@virgin.net

Ben Farmer

LancasterI'm a full time music teacher, with PGCE and a degree in popular music, but teach ukulele and other instruments (accordion, melodeon) on the weekends.  Experienced in large group, small group and individual tuition.  Will take you through the ukulele grades if required. benfarmer93@gmail.com

David Gardner

based in Preston Lancashire, my website is www.teach-guitar-preston.co.uk  I do private uke tuition and I also teach in some local schools as well. Fully CRB checked etc - very reasonable rates too.  d.gardner793@talktalk.net

Mark Ferraby

Leicestershire and beyond Mark Ferraby teaches individuals, small groups and classes in schools and a wide variety of settings. CRB and liability insurance is held through his company Little Red Truck. He is also a third of the Utterly Butterly Ukulele ensemble www.tubup.org as well as providing instruments through www.ukesuk.com  . Check out other projects and contacts through www.littleredtruck.co.uk  

Go Ukulele Crazy with Joanna Stevenson

Community Groups and Workshops. I especially love teaching community groups in the Staffordshire area and have progressed over 300 players to being musicians from a standing start since I started Go Ukulele Crazy in January 2011.  The Community Sessions run during the day and evenings to suit all lifestyles.  This is the best hobby, It enables you to be creative, meet people and, if you wish, perform at local events.  Please see my websitewww.goukulelecrazy.co.uk. Call me on 01283 790109 or e-mail me on goukulelecrazy@gmail.com and come and join the fun.

David Faitala

Based in Manchester. David is a professional teacher of guitar and ukulele. Classically trained and a former lecturer in guitar at Leeds College of Music, David teaches in a range of styles. Suitable for complete beginners of any age to professionals looking for further development. Based in the Withington area  davidfaitala@gmail.com

Colin Tribe FRSA, FVCM

Tel 01636 700411 colinrtribe@btinternet.com—website: http://www.the-musical-ukulele.com/

All styles and abilities available through a Skype link or in person (Newark, Nottinghamshire) specializing in solo fingerstyle playing, maybe to prepare for  the VCM Ukulele Exam I devised. Tutor Books and Videos also available. I will also travel for group sessions and have done workshops at The Cheltenham Uke Festival, for Faber Books and U3A groups. You can watch over 550 performances on my Youtube channel ranging from Jazz to Bollywood, Beatles to Beethoven, all of which have Music & tabs available. Printed books published by Schott’s (Folk Tunes) and by Lyndsay Music (Melody playing)

Jon Bennett

Oxfordshire.    I teach individuals and small groups at my home in Oxford, but I also run residential workshops around the country, often with other tutors. Each lesson is followed by a dedicated free ‘reminder’ video. I also do Skype lessons. I’ve been a teacher for 25 years, mostly for those wishing to accompany themselves singing (yes, I can help with that also!). I’m a registered RGT teacher. Contact Jon.Bennett@dsl.pipex.com 01865 769206. Site: www.ukuleleoxford.com

Tony Coaker

Tony is based in Luton, Bedfordshire. He’s an ABRSM diploma qualified instrumental tutor & multi-instrumentalist with a special interest in teaching the Ukulele. He is experienced in teaching beginners from scratch and helping more experienced players with music theory. Teaching covers basic strumming, chord vocabulary, rhythm/timing & melody playing. And later can cover finger picking, solo playing and the execution of techniques like the roll and split stroke. Teaching can cover other types of Ukulele like Baritone and U-Bass. Also the different styles of music that can be played - Blues Uke, Traditional Hawaiian etc.  He is CRB checked. Email adcoaker@hotmail.com

David Warren

Dave Warren is an experienced ukulele teacher based in Chelmsford, Essex. He has been teaching the uke regularly for many years and is also leader of the successful ukulele band D'Ukes who have performed at many clubs and theatres in London, the South East and even the Czech Republic. Lessons are £25 per hour or £15 per half hour. For more information contact me on 01245 262131, 07790 452820 or by email davidwarren202@hotmail.com. Dave also presents an evening show including humorous anecdotes, learning new techniques, useful tips and advice, a performance and jam session. Book Dave if you would like him to visit your club or group."

Steven Sproat

Please take a look at: www.stevensproat.com

James Drake

I am a music student in north-west kent who offers ukulele, clarinet and saxophone lessons in the local area. I run two youth ukulele orchestras as part of Darent Valley Youth Music and also work as an instrument tutor at a local primary school. I am fully CRB (DBS) checked and am happy to teach pupils aged 7 and over. Lessons are tailored to what you want to play, whether its Bach or Brian May, Louis Armstrong or Lady Gaga. Contact me on drakej@live.co.uk or 07794305954 for more information.

James Stratton

Learn To Uke in LONDON.Ukulele lessons in London with a totally unique teaching method. Beginner Ukelele players always welcome.UKULELE WORKSHOPS COMPLETE BEGINNERS.
UKULELE For beginners. We’ll be studying proper technique, bits of usable music theory, strumming, chords and scales, finger-picking, and even a little bit of soloing – all within the application of fun and familiar songshttp://vimeo.com/111239404. Come and  join us @ http://www.londonguitaracademy.com, Contact us 07957 230 354,Mail Ukulele lessons @ info@londonguitaracademy.com


LONDON.  We would like to invite you on an all-encompassing ukulele experience.  Ukulology offers everything you need to play the ukulele and sound great!  Our unique specially-designed syllabus is taught by our Ukulology experts in relaxed weekly group ukulele lessons in London. The course includes group classes, a professionally-published 70-page book and access to our online content (demos & backing tracks) so you can experiment with your ukulele in the comfort of your home between lessons.  See our website (www.ukulology.com) or contact us directly (info@ukulology.com) for more details.  See you in the Lab!

Stu Ritchie

Greater London. Stu Ritchie is pleased to offer ukelele tuition with rythmic and harmonic considerations drawn from his 20+ years as a  jazz drummer/percussionist. www.sturitchie.com  Phone 07976 938716

Barnaby Brown

I am a Multi instrumentalist performer, and a knowledgeable and experienced teacher.  I give private lessons either from my home, in Hackney, London, or in the comfort of your own home (with the addition of travelling costs). I offer several deals for early bookings, block bookings, and a limited number of concessions. In the New Year, I will be starting to run Ukulele courses in Hackney. If you would like to get involved, or for any more information, please visit my website.

Lorraine Bow

Greater London. CRB checked ukulele teacher for beginner adults and children.  Will not baffle you with science!  You will progress to playing the ukulele very quickly!  Lessons move faster with adults (a song in an hour!) than children (depends upon their age).  Have a look at my website for direct contact details: http://www.learntouke.co.uk/  (also Manchester, Birmingham, Brighton/Hove/Lewes, Bristol and Exeter)


Teaching the ukulele in the Greater London area.  You Can Uke runs beginners courses in and around North West London for adults (afternoon and evening) and for children.  We also provide: After-School Clubs, in-house Corporate Workshops and one-off workshops for Parties and Events. For further information visit our website  www.YouCanUke.co.uk or contact me directly: rachel@youcanuke.co.uk


Tim Flitcroft



London please see www.uketeacher.co.uk for further details. Will have you strumming songs from the first lesson but will also introduce you to learning to read tab and chord symbols & to playing solos, improvising and finger-picking in a wide range of styles. Individual lessons for adults and children also available. Tim Flitcroft (BA Mus hons) based in London is an experienced performer & also a teacher in colleges and schools. Phone 07446 826703 Email uketeach@gmail.com

Robin Grey

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London. Hackney. I teach a delightful cross-section of ukulelists aged 5 to 72 from my lovely little studio in Dalston and enjoy leading workshops at schools, birthdays, festivals and parties.  I teach complete beginners as well as some pretty advanced players and can prepare students for Colin T ribe's brilliant Victoria College of Music ukulele grades.  More info on my website - www.robingrey.com/tuition/ukulele/   Email: mail@robingrey.com

Martin Wheatley

London. Please email Martin Wheatley oateroonie@gmail.com or phone 07932 087 678.  Martin Wheatley offers private, individually tailored ukulele tuition. Fingerstyle a speciality but all styles and levels catered for. Have a look at my YouTube channel.  Www.youtube.com/martinwheatley. I also do corporate teaching, workshops, and group tuition.

Duke of Uke

London. courses start throughout the year. Please contact us for further details info@dukeofuke.co.uk.

Nick Browning

Central London, Cambridge and Kedington, Suffolk. www.pinpoint.co.uk

Balham Ukulele Society

Balham, London. For all complete beginners and relative newbies, the workshop will focus on: learning songs and chords (including the songs for the singalong afterwards); right hand strumming techniques; - left hand fingering; - general basics. EVERY OTHER SUNDAY. 18:00 TEACHING WORKSHOP (£5.00)  19:30 FREE SINGALONG

Surya Cooper

I’m a qualified teacher & music teacher and have taught adults, kids and teens in private lessons, groups and workshops for over 20 years. I teach Uke, Guitar, Voice and Piano beginners and intermediate, using songs from many eras and cultures eg Jazz, folk, pop and world music, optional music theory along with learning by ear. I can work out most songs for & and like to make my lessons fun! I’m based in Twickenham (Greater London)  www.richmond-ukulele.co.uk or phone 07770 993289

Cliff Smith BMus(Hons)

An RGT registered professional, full time tutor who teaches in Kennington, London, and also gives online lessons by Skype. £20 off of your first lesson, further discounts available for block bookings. Beginner to advanced, most styles taught. +44 (0)7870 369 131. Find out more on his websiteFacebook, & Twitter.

Jacqueline Grant

Very patient teacher with over twenty years' experience in teaching is now offering beginners & intermediate ukulele lessons & courses for adults & children. Private tuition in her home in Brockley, London SE4 (Zone 2) & Courses at venues throughout the Borough of Lewisham and private tuition in her home in Brockley, London SE4 (Zone 2). See http://jacquelinemusicgrant.wordpress.com/ or email jackiemusicgrant@hotmail.com for more info.

Sam Laming

My name is Sam Laming, I am quite passionate about Ukulele and adore the instrument and want to pass my knowledge of it on to students, please see my videos at www.youtube.com/philosoful I play finger style/strumming/some tapping every now and then and can put any song you want to learn on a Uke - I transpose LOTS of music around different instruments (Uke is one of 7 instruments I play). I hope to hear from you and help you progress with this wonderful instrument: I charge £20 an hour. Am based in Rainham/Kent/South East but also teach at Headcorn Aerodrome/Parachute Club. I don't do home visits at the moment. I teach what YOU want to learn - no point teaching the student the theory if it's of no interest to them etc... It's your call.

Steve Ball

Steve is a CRB checked music tutor in the Kent area working in local schools teaching Guitar, Ukulele &Bass and runs a Ukulele club / jam night in Bexley called the Ukalaviators and teaches the Ukulele from complete beginner onwards to all ages from 9years, lessons can be tailored to the individual weather you want to play for self satisfaction or aim for a live performance. Lessons run day or evening in blocks of 6 x 30 min lessons at competitive rates. www.bass-station.me.uk

Tom Downer

Academy of Contemporary Music qualified, professional, member of the Registry Of Guitar Tutors, gigging musician offers ukulele tuition. Beginners & all ages welcome. Group lessons also available. Monday and Tuesday daytime’s available. Tuition to suit your needs—playing your favourite bands songs to music theory and aural awareness. Reading based with competitive hourly rates. 

Feel free to call for an informal chat on 07795 323 949 or email tomdowner@gmail.com

Ben Searle

I have taught ukulele in the Bristol area for the past two year, a member of Bristol Ukulele Jam, and teach the songs the students want to learn (from One Direction to Johnny Cash!).My website is www.ukulelewithben.com and I have a Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ukulelewithben

David Crofts

Windsor, Berkshire Balloon Artist, Magic, and Ukulele. Tuition and workshops available (insured, crb) contact me at www.balloonanimal.co.uk or www.hulabluebirds.co.uk  Happy to teach all the tricks of the trade.

Jon at Fitznells Music Centre

"I'm based at Fitznells Music Centre in Ewell, near Epsom in Surrey. All ages and ability levels are very welcome. Available for lessons at our base in Ewell or school visits in the area. Visit www.fitznells.co.uk or email fitznellsmusic@yahoo.co.uk for more details."

Clive Harvey

Or phone
01932 423 764

Weybridge, Surrey.  Pro musician since 1981 and a qualified teacher, Clive is a specialist ukulele teacher and performer. His band Roaring Jelly is said to have been a major inspiration to the founders of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain in the 80s. He has performed on TV and radio and has played onstage with Paul McCartney. Private lessons are at his home in Weybridge but he leads occasional uke workshops at venues in southern England. Clive also performs, mainly solo at private functions and occasional festivals. Website www.cliveharvey.net    

Matthew Gunning

Matthew Gunning (matthewmgunning@gmail.com) is the singer and lead uke player with Uke Attack!! Uke Attack!! and founded the popular Balham Ukulele Society in 2009 as a combined beginners lesson and ukulele jam session. An experienced ukulele teacher for beginners and intermediates, including the Victoria College of Music ukulele grade exams, Matthew no longer hosts Balham Uke Soc and is now based in Horsham, West Sussex. Contact him to discuss solo tuition or group workshops.

Richard Hales

Richard teaches the ukulele to children and adults in Hampshire, West Sussex and Portsmouth.   Most of Richard’s work is with local authorities but he is also available for freelance lessons and school workshops. Ukuleles are provided.  His website (ukulelejunction.co.uk) contains easy lessons & play along songs. contact Richard at ukulelejunction@googlemail.com  His Ukulele Tutor App for beginners is available for the iPhone from the iPhone Store at  http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ukulele-tutor/id347905565?mt=8

Brendan Barker

and I am based in Neath, South Wales.  I have been teaching guitar and bass guitar for several years and have now started to teach ukulele as well and am looking for new pupils.  My website is..http://neathguitartutor.weebly.com


Igloo Music UK Ltd (Portsmouth, Havant, Hayling Island, Wickham, Hampshire) Ukulele, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Songwriting, Singing personal tuition for all ages and groups (adults only/ 16+)

www.igloomusic.co.uk 02392 006 507 info@igloomusic.co.uk

Nicola Bloom

Aloha! I am based in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex. My website is www.ucanukulele.co.uk

I teach new players 1-2-1, small and large groups. I am available to lead jams and facilitate a team building day ukulele event for you.  I have an enhanced CRB.  By the end of one lesson you will be able to play a song!! nicolabloom@hotmail.co.uk 

Dr J Davies

Dr J Davies - Qualified teacher of over 25 years experience. Milford-On-Sea, Lymington, Hampshire, UK, SO41 0QU. Ukulele lessons for children and adults of all ages and abilities. Learn to play for pleasure and/or take music examinations from Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Trinity Guildhall, Rock School etc. Did you know that your can gain equivalent GCSE, AS and A level qualifications by playing a musical instrument?  http://www.musicalmuses.tk  jenanda@hotmail.com. Casses for various abilities are available at Lymington, Ringwood and Hythe libraries. Please contact the libraries for further details.

Paul Clews

Paul Clews:  http://paulclews888.weebly.com/guitar--ukulele-lessons.html  Ilfracombe area

Diane Hodds

I am a CRB checked ukulele tutor based in sunny Worthing town on the south coast. Either from my home studio or at your home I can take you through the basics to some of the more advanced techniques on the ukulele. dhhkjh-uke@yahoo.co.uk 07827473008

Tip Tippett   at UCOW

Weymouth, Dorset

Ukulele Nipper

Nipper is a professional musician and fully qualified teacher with 20 years experience in teaching. He provides both beginner and advanced ukulele lessons in Taunton, Somerset and also via skype. Nipper has written several books on learning ukulele, including 'School Ukulele Orchestra' a scheme for primary school music. He has a great deal of experience in running workshops and teaching large groups of both adults and children.  For more information visit http://ukulelenipper.wordpress.com/ or email ukenipper@gmail.com

Mike Hankin

I am a young, professional musician based in the Penryn and Falmouth area in Cornwall. I am also willing to travel to the nearby area. For the past 5 years I have played in a touring band <http://www.letswrestle.co.uk/> >and have played in both Europe and the USA. I can teach Ukulele to an advanced level and am happy to teach both children and adults of any standard from amateur upwards. Contact details: 2 st. Thomas street TR10. Phone 07860 766 857. Email: michaelhankin@hotmail.com



Dennis Taylor
(Ukulele Banjo)

Tuition for absolute beginners and Intermediate players.


Great site – lots of easy to follow lessons  (See Uke Tutorials on their front page)


A Practical Method for Self Instruction on the Ukulele and Banjo Ukulele by N. B. Bailey (1914)

U for Ukulele

A classroom method for young children

Ukulele Friends Ohana

Some theory. Great links to other self study and reference sites.

Pineapple Pete

Lessons and interactive links

Ukulele Blues Workshop

You Tube lesson

Uke Surfer

Check out this cool German site. Nice lesson on Blues. Rigk Sauers does a couple of nice lessons. Material in English and in German.

White Sandy Beach Part 1

White Sandy Beach Part 2

Jody Kamisato of 'Ukulele Essence teaches you some 'ukulele basics and shows you how to play "White Sandy Beach."

Clawhammer Ukulele Lesson by Aaron Keim

Very instructive lesson—look out for other material by this musician

The Fan Stroke

Steven Sproat demonstrates and teaches the Fan Stroke.

Wonderful Tonight

Watch Eric Clapton’s song demonstrated by “SmircOpus”

Ukulele Lessons

Free Ukulele lessons online

Uke Minutes

Ukulele Underground

Great lessons. This particular link takes you to “Wonderful Tonight” - but try the others too

Summer Breeze


Strumming tutorials, based on playing specific songs. Very nicely done.

Ukulele Videos

This site has links to lots of You Tube lessons.

Ukuleles-Ukuleles Everything

Lots of videos. Good section on reviews—so if you are thinking of buying a uke then take a look at their “Ukulele Review” link


Free booklet—check out page 9—which has a handy strumming pattern page.

Ukulele Bartt

Lots of goodies—especially lessons on Fan Stroke, Split-Stroke Strum and more.

These are printed.

Banjo Tutorials

Banjo Tutorials—worth looking at to compare with ukulele