The last 18 months of Chicks with Picks Melbourne has been a challenge. But, we’ve made it through four lockdowns and into our fifth. I’ve learned to change tack really quickly and can now offer classes online via Zoom as well as live – when we can. Lately we’ve been diving into quiet folk songs such as At 17 by Janis Ian, Let her Go by Passenger and a lovely version of Daydream Believer arranged by Renee and Jeremy.This week, I thought I’d mix it up with a kooky sidetrack into an old TV Theme song called The Fishin’ Hole. It’s a little bluegrassy and great for guitars and ukuleles.

I’ve been busy creating new online short courses – stay tuned for that – and have applied for the Melbourne ukulele festival – fingers crossed.

If you’re stuck in lockdown and would like to sign up for a few classes email Helen at The beauty of online learning is that you can be anywhere in the world. I hope you’re somewhere beautiful.

Yours in strumming,