John Kelly

Wirral Ukulele Fanatics / Saga and Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

“As a Ukulele tutor I am confident in recommending Octopus ukuleles to my students as they are well made, reasonably priced and have proved to be durable. Octopus manufacture their instruments from various tone woods in Soprano, Concert and Tenor sizes, suitable for all budgets and abilities.”

John has a confident, well organised, outgoing and fun style of teaching ukulele to both beginners and improvers. His teaching style is flexible as the need arises and he recognises the importance of beginners gaining confidence and enjoying the learning experience. John prepares his ukulele lessons in a structured but simple format.

John ensures all lessons are inclusive and free of jargon, allowing novices and those who have never played a musical instrument to feel comfortable, helping them to gain confidence quickly. Lessons are prepared to include well known songs and simple chords; this allows guests to learn without having the need for any knowledge of musical theory. John has experience of teaching all age groups, those who have English as a second language and often those with missing or arthritic fingers!

Paul Davies


“I’m absolutely delighted to be working in association with Octopus Ukuleles! They are by far the best entry level ukulele I have come across. The quality of Octopus ukuleles is amazing considering the price and I would highly recommend them to anyone starting out their journey with this fantastic instrument!”

Paul has been tutoring ukulele in schools, corporate & mental health since 2009. He also the lead singer in the band UkePunk!

Al Start

Go Kid Music

“What's not to love? I would be happy to recommend Octopus to any of my students”

Go Kid Music produces albums, digital, books and live music events for families who are looking for great children's music. We also write songs for school topics and produce digital song packs for primary school (first grade) teachers and preschools (kindergarten).

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