ExpiredUkulele Ensemble

Come and play your part in this Ukulele Ensemble! Are you looking for a way to play your ukulele that goes beyond strumming and singing songs? Would you like to explore a wide range of musical styles, including styles that don’t involve singing to an accompaniment?

The Ukulele Ensemble is a casual daytime musical experience intended for retirees or flexible hour workers. In this group, we are building a repertoire of instrumental music arranged in two to four parts. The repertoire can range from jazz to classical to popular music. It is selected and arranged by the instructor, Joel Jacques, but based on the suggestions and wide ranging interests of the Ensemble Group itself. Though not for the absolute beginner, practically all skill levels can participate. Whether you’ve ‘just started recently’ or you’ve been ‘playing for years’, there is a part for you in this ensemble.

Though principally intended for participant’s enjoyment, you will also develop these skills: standard notation and/or tablature notation reading; listening skills; timing; dynamics and melodic playing up & down the fingerboard.

  • Sheet music for all the arrangements be will be provided for all the parts by the instructor.
  • Also, get access to an online practising tool called Soundslice that will help you learn and practice your parts between rehearsals.

New members are always welcome! If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Joel (ukeboxlessons@gmail.com) to see if the Ensemble is perfect for you. 

Below are some Soundslice links for some past Ensemble arrangements. Have a listen and see if you would like to work on music in this way. Don’t worry if you feel you can’t immediately play any of the parts. Remember, we take our time learning and developing these arrangements. There will be some guidance to help you get a handle on things.


Venue Website:

953 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Y 3E5


Ukebox Lessons is so happy to be able to offer much of its programming at Alcorn Music Studios. We’ll be using their great spaces for some group and private lesson teaching. All lesson inquiries, scheduling and payment inquiries for Ukebox programming should continue to go to Joel Jacques (Ukebox Lessons). Don’t hesitate to be in touch! ukeboxlessons@gmail.com  or  call 613-323-1689

  • Mondays 11-Noon | Sept 23-Nov 4 (6 weeks - excl Oct 14)
    September 23, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Mondays 11-Noon | Nov 11-Dec 16 (6 weeks)
    November 11, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm