About Your Ukulele Tutor Jessica Bowie
Having played classical guitar from the age of nine, I went on to play ukulele and sing professionally and then to teach ukulele. I have a PTTLS teaching qualification (for teaching in adult education) and have previously taught ukulele and singing classes for Artforms, the WEA and the U3A. My musical education also includes flute, saxophone and piano accordion. I have Grade 5 Music Theory and Flute. I teach soprano, concert, tenor and banjo ukulele all in C tuning.
Specialist Ukulele Groups and Lessons
As well as my background in teaching, I also have BSc hons Applied Psychology, PGDIP Psych and a HE Cert Counselling Skills. I have worked in clinical settings, (for example in Brain Injury Rehabilitation) and non-clinical leisure time settings (for example providing interactive music activities to people with dementia in residential homes). I am comfortable working with and teaching ukulele and singing to people with disabilities and those who have additional needs. I run a slower paced ukulele group where people can use adapted ukuleles to play at the push of a button (see the Ukulele Shape Shifters on the Groups page for more information). For more information about me or any of the work that I do please get in touch.