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Your first ukulele lesson is always special to us as we discuss your personal musical goals, stylistic preferences, assess your playing abilities and agree on a plan to turn your musical dreams into reality.


For complete beginners, your ukulele tuition starts with learning how to play open chords to some famous ukulele tunes and your own personal favourite songs. In conjunction with this, we teach you how to read music notation, timing, and melodies.

Our teacher will also show you how to combine the rhythm and melody to create awesome instrumental pieces on the instrument. If you like to sing your teacher can also show you how to play rhythms on the ukulele and sing along. Take it one step further and join some other students in our contemporary band program and have fun performing regularly throughout the year to appreciative audiences at great venues in Brisbane.

Private Lessons

Private weekly lessons will introduce all of the essential skills in our proven teaching syllabus guiding you to success in your playing.

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Play In A Band

Our bands are in demand at local music festivals, school events such as Australia Day and Queensland Day. Get involved!

Fast Progress

Fast Progress

Our studios are set up with computers loaded with the latest software and a massive library of songs, ukulele techniques and ukulele solos.

Experienced Teachers

Experienced Teachers

All of our teachers are qualified professional musicians who are keen to inspire, mentor and guide their students to the next level!

One to One Lessons

An individual lesson with you teacher and mentor each week is the fastest and most enjoyable way to progress quickly and confidently with your chosen musical instrument. Your teacher will guide you in your path, balancing all of the technical, reading, theoretical, rhythmic, stylistic and artistic skills required to become a great musician.

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Play in a Band

Playing together with like minded musicians is one of the best ways to play & enjoy making music. Mark Joe Hope Music School excels in bringing students together, teaching them how to play live as a cohesive unit and giving them the opportunity to perform regularly throughout the year to appreciative audiences at great venues in Brisbane.

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Concerts & Events

Our gigs & concerts have become highlights of the year for our students, teachers, parents, friends and families. Getting up on a professional stage with support and guidance from our top sound engineers and teachers is an experience that our students of all ages work hard for, love and enjoy. As well as performing live at our shows, Mark Joe Hope Music School bands are also in demand at local community music festivals, school fetes and events such as Australia Day and Queensland Day, supporting and celebrating our community.

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Videos and Galleries

Here are some photos and videos from some of the many concert events that we have held over the last 10 years...

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As a professional performing and recording musician, Mark has studied and performed music in an incredibly wide range of musical genres over many years. Together with our incredibly talented teaching staff we have all musical styles covered. We also foster the writing, development and recording of original music with our students, one of the most rewarding experiences our teachers and students enjoy. Some of the many musical genres we teach and perform on guitar include Rock, Pop, Country, Classical, Reggae, World, Indie, Jazz, Latin, Blues, Slide, Progressive Rock, Metal and Soul.

Meet Our Teachers!

Learn how to play the ukulele from the best! Let our experienced ukulele teachers help and guide you along your musical journey!

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Book Your First Lesson!

Book your first lesson now! Discover how can have fun playing various styles of Ukulele while understanding musical theory along the way.

Your Journey To Excellence

Step 1

Private Lessons

Let's get the Basics - Start reading music - Open chord rhythms - Some easy tabs.

Step 2

Understanding It All

Moving on with scales, solos, and chord melodies. Put some theory behind the practice and start our contemporary courses.

Step 3

Testing Yourself

AMEB exams, play in our bands, start jazz, and or classical guitar styles.

Step 4

Giving Back!

Tertiary studies and come on back to teach with us!

Frequently Asked Questions

What ages do you teach?

We are experienced with teaching all ages from about 5 years old to adults of all ages.

Where are you and do we come to you?

We have a dedicated house in Greenslopes, 747 Logan Rd with 4 spacious studios, computers loaded with teaching resources, musical instruments, a comfortable waiting room, and a great atmosphere.

Do you teach online?

All of our teachers are experienced with teaching online and our studios have PCs with high-quality webcams as well as teaching resources that are effective in communicating sheet music online. Whether you require distance education or just need the convenience of taking your lesson from home we can deliver great online ukulele lessons.

What happens if need change a lessons time?

Just contact Mark by SMS or email and we can move your lesson to another spot with the same teacher or one of our other great teachers.

What happens if you cant make a lesson?

Please give us 24 hours notice and we can usually organise a makeup lesson with your regular teacher or another teacher if fully booked.

What happens if you do not like the teacher’s style?

As we have a number of excellent teachers we are able to book you with another teacher who will be able to meet your personal needs and groove.