The Sum of the Parts - Mark

The Home of Ukulele Orchestras in the Hunter Valley, NSW

“The ukulele is a noble little instrument... anyone serious about music will eventually come to play one.”
Bob Brozman (stringed instrument god)

"There's not much you can do with a ukulele that doesn't sound happy."
Jeff Lynne (Electric light orchestra)

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Tuesdays - 2:15-4:15pm - Speers Point

After we started the Ukastle Ukestra in November 2009, we realised how much the uke was appealing to 'retirees', and a lot of people seemed to be from the west of Lake Macquarie. We thought a daytime Ukestra could work, and it has! The LakeMacUkestra is more intimate than the Ukastle Ukestra with smaller attendances. This allows us to provide more personal tuition, and the older repertoire is generally tailored to the participants, none of whom one would call a shrinking violet (though shrinking violets are indeed welcomed)! The smaller afternoon format suits some people very well.

We get a lot of people from Morisset as well who make the trek up to the Five Islands Recreation Club at Speers Point (right behind Pipis at the Point) each Tuesday at 2pm.

Click here for the LakeMacUkestra wrap-up/thank-you email for 2010.

The photo shows our early days gathered at the Teralba Bowling Club.


Jenny Bates (now Marchant) came out from ABC 1233 and did a story on us back in May 2010.