About Uke Mullum
Uke Mullum is the handy work of Mullumbimby resident – Stukulele who first began giving music a real good go at age 13. The first passion was for the drum kit, which has enabled Stu to tour with different projects to places around our planet near and far. Stu also studied some piano and music theory, leading to guitar, with which he has been known to occasionally perform live and write songs.
One fathers day, a wondrous new gift arrived: A Samich concert Ukulele from Byron Music Shop.
After about 6 months of tinkering about, learning the chord shapes and having loads of fun, Stuke became the ukulele teacher for grade 4/5 at Mullumbimby Public. The first lesson involved tuning 30 brand new Mahalo Ukes by ear for 2 hours for a total of 60 age 8/9 year old students. Needless to say not much was achieved. When It was worked out to take smaller groups for less time, magically results were obtained. All the groups were joining up synapses, making music and having fun in no time at all and Stuke was loving it!!! By the end of the term, there was 6 accomplished ‘Kings Of Ukulele’ performing 2 tunes with an all girls choir at the schools November fair.
Mere months later, Byron Community College contacted Stuke about conducting classes for adults. One year later, after four group courses and some very favourable feedback, Mullumbimby had a new ukulele teacher.
If you have a yearning to speak the true language of love, don’t wait another heart beat. This is your best way forward. You never know where it will lead you. Music really does give you wings.
Lovingly and sincerely,
PS: Somewhere in among all this, the Uke Mullum nights at the Courthouse Hotel in Mullum were born for Stuke’s students to have a place to play. These nights have proven to be very popular and have a good sized regular attendance of 70 to 200+ people. For info on Mullum Uke Night click here.
The Next Meeting is on Thursday August 31st, 2017
We will be playing an eclectic mix of songs and styles next time we meet. Special guests Tim Stokes + more to be announced.