Richard Tonkin


Big Top Marquee
Thursday 1.40pm

Dining Room
Thursday 10am
Dining Room
Saturday 10.30am
Big Top Marquee
Sunday 9am

Richard Tonkin has been in many South Australian bands and his name appears on some 25 released CD’s. He’s Chief Photocopying Assistant to the Adelaide Ukulele Society and teaches workshops ranging from complete beginners to how to play Celtic tunes on ukulele, always treating the music with the sense of fun that the ukulele deserves.

Note from me (Lynne White)

It was Richard and the Adelaide Ukulele Society that inspired us  to start the Sunshine Coast Ukulele Masters back in 2009, so allow me to record our thanks and gratitude to Richard and the AUS for bringing such fun, happiness and music into so many lives.

Richard’s Workshops

Play Somewhere Over The Rainbow By Ear  – Beginners
No musical experience necessary. The workshop includes simple memory tricks.  By the end even a complete beginner will be able to play the song.

Folk Tunes for Ukulele – Beginners/Intermediate
How to play great (easy-to play) melodies on the humble Flea. Includes tunes from Ireland and the USA’s Appalachian Mountains

Australian Traditional Songs For Ukulele – Beginners/Intermediate
A variety of well-known songs to fill your swag for an Aussie singalong, and some tips on playing along with them.