Rockschool Ukulele Course Grade 1 (Group)

The Rockschool Ukulele syllabus is an ideal introduction to developing stringed instrument technique in a contemporary music setting, whilst introducing students to Rockschool’s world renowned range of stylistically appropriate and relevant supporting tests. Each grade includes full ensemble backing tracks and duet arrangements, providing students with the opportunity to perform as both accompanists and soloists.

Rockschool Ukulele Grade 1 course will take reference from the Rockschool Ukulele Grade 1 book which contains everything you need to pass your exam. Featuring a truly diverse range of contemporary repertoire from some of the world's most iconic artists, including Adele, Radiohead and Cat Stevens. Play along to a backing track either on lead on rhythm or play in a band setting if you are in a group class.

Suitable for:

  • Total beginners aged 7yrs and above
  • Anyone who is keen to learn picking and strumming
  • Even if you are not planning to take the exams

Fees & Format:

  • Max of 8-10 students per class
  • Total of 15 hourly sessions held once a week unless the lesson day falls on a public holiday
  • Upfront fee of S$390 and $20 registration fee, textbook $35 included
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All classes will be held at Upstairs by UM (2, Kitchener Road, #02-87, Singapore 200002) unless stated otherwise.

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Why Rockschool Ukulele?

Intro to Composition

The huge array of ever-evolving styles in contemporary music can often seem as daunting as it is appealing. The Ukulele syllabus is a perfect introduction to popular songwriting and composition in a variety of styles and genres


Featuring repertoire from artists such as Taylor Swift, Adele, Pharrell Williams, Bob Dylan, U2, David Bowie, Bill Withers, The Who, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Coldplay, The Killers, Biffy Clyro, Bruno Mars, Jess Glynne, Jason Mraz, George Ezra and James Bay

Duet Arrangements

The Ukulele syllabus incorporates duet arrangements, at every grade, that allow each candidate to perform in a duet or ensemble setting, either with their teacher or fellow students

Globally Recognised Stars

The professionally produced accompanying audio at each grade features performances from renowned session musicians and a guest appearance at Grade 3 from global rock star, Ryan Fletcher from the UK band Lawson.

Free Choice Pieces

In addition to the 6 pieces on offer in each of our Grade Books, you are also able to choose two Free Choice Pieces. Learn more

Digital Downloads

Instantly download your Ukulele book, individual tracks or supporting tests. The RSL shop allows student and instructor to use their favourite Rockschool titles on their desktop, tablet or smartphone.