The ukulele is fairly easy to learn. You can learn it now without uke teacher.
Here are a few tips to get started:
Buy a good instrument
Visit the nearest music store now. It also pays to do your research online prior to proceeding with the purchase.
Get the hold of your ukulele
Get the hang of your instrument. Strum around and be comfortable with it. Familiarize yourself with the proper way of holding the instrument for both sitting and standing positions.
Learn the basics
Before searching the internet for various songs that you want to learn, deal with the basics first. You have to learn the chords. There are a few websites that provide useful overviews of all the major chords of the ukulele. Similar to playing the guitar, knowing the chords by heart will help you play more songs in the future.
Strum, strum, and strum
Experiment with strumming. After mastering the different combinations for up-down strumming strokes, try adding slow strums, slaps and palm muting to get the playful sound. You may incorporate various playing styles from different artists found online.
Be patient in your journey with the instrument. As cliché as it may sound, practice does make it perfect. It is better to nail the strumming and chord mastery slowly rather than rushing the learning process. The knowledge will surely stay with you as you progress to playing more complex songs in the future.
Be with like-minded people
Get to know people who are also on their musical journey. Learn as much as you can from them and they’ll also learn from you. Learning is not a one-way street after all.
Cut your fingers short
This is especially for female ukulele players. Cutting your fingers short will enable you to properly press on the string and produce a clear sound.
Be happy with your instrument. Play to have fun. Play to create happiness in the world. Let all the good vibes loose.