The group has grown from just 6 members four years ago to 30+ members today. We cover a fairly wide cross section of music, which we all contribute to.
We are very fortunate to have June Pharo lead the group and she does her best to get us to play and sing the songs to the best of our ability. However the overriding theme of the group is to spend a couple hours every week having fun with music and enjoying each other’s company. Convener Eileen 07 576 3183
If your U3A has a Ukulele Group, U3A NZ would like to hear from you. Further suggestions & info contact Garry via email >
Garry has created the www.ukulele.u3a.nz
website for all NZ U3A to obtain Ukulele resources.
Browns Bay U3A UKULELE This group has a mixture of beginners and players. The group started in February 2019 and meets twice a month.
Hamilton U3A UKULELE Group
Gisborne "In a Chord" Ukulele Group
10.00am 2nd & 4th Monday
Waiarapa Ukulele Group - 10.00 am Fridays
Currently our group comprises a few regular players, and we would dearly love to have more people join us. Previous experience is not necessary, just an enthusiasm for making music together. We meet every Friday at 10am in the Education Centre, 22 Dixon Street. Convenor: Christine 04 379 6975
Wellington U3A Performing Music Group
New members welcome. Jennifer 04 479 5325
Wakatipu U3A Performance Music Group
We have been having fun sessions together twice a month since 2017 and have led singalongs at our Christmas luncheons.
Bay of Islands U3A Singing for Fun 1st Tues 10 am
We welcome shower singers, songsters, trillers, crooners, yodellers… anyone who wants to get together for a singsong. No auditions required. The talentless and talented alike are welcome. Members do not need to be able to read music, nor is there any requirement to be able to sing in tune.
Mt Albert U3A Singing For Fun 1.30 pm 3rd Friday
A group catering for those who love to sing, with the emphasis placed on the FUN factor, led by a very experienced choir leader and accompanist.
It is a common experience that people will often say that one of their main regrets in life is that they never learned to play a musical instrument. Playing the Ukulele is also a first-rate way of developing and maintaining a good level of mind/body coordination especially as such skills deteriorate with age. Each time the group learns a new chord on their four-stringed instruments they open a whole new range of tunes for them to learn and perform.
Co-ord. Jasmine 04 238 2191
Playing an Instrument BENEFITS YOUR BRAIN >
Tawa U3A Music Performance & U3A Singers
Co-ord. Gillian 04 232 4200 or 021 231 4240
Manning the U3A stall is Past President Peter Sutton chatting with the Hon. Tracey Martin, Minister for Seniors. Left is the Very Reverend Charles Tyrrell, Chair of the Board of Age Concern Nelson Tasman and Expo Host.
U3A Nelson committee members share a cuppa while hosting the Pre-Christmas Convenors’ Tea 2018. Nelson has a wide range of Study Groups, many looking for new members. A full list can be found here >
First stop, learning about the Maori land confiscation in that area.
1948 Morrie 8 with admiring glances from two of the blokes, one of which used to own one - Happy days!
The owner especially prepared a fabulous lunch. and gave us another hour of history round the area,.
This stop has all the information about the "Waioeka Journey" which we had been exploring..
The Craft Group with their creations to the right.
Here are the creations of the Craft Group ladies left.
Members about to enjoy the fruits of their cooking.
A close up look.