Welcome to The Ukulele Tutor


Stuart Butterworth BA (Hons) PGCE is a musician, teacher, conductor and composer of some thirty-years-standing.  He started teaching the ukulele in 2010 and currently teaches over 100 students of all ages each week.  Most of Stuart's ukulele work is in his home county of Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland but he is also in demand as a workshop leader UK-wide.  He is the founder and leader of D.U.K.E.S. (Dumfries and Galloway Ukulele Strummers and Singers), he directs the ukulele band 'A Touch of Purple' and is the Creative Director of the Ukulele Festival of Scotland.

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Learning, Jamming and Performing!


We hold learning, jamming and performing opportunities in two main locations in Dumfries and Galloway: 

  1. Dumfries: Dumfries Baptist Church Centre (DBCC)

  2. Colvend: Colvend Public Hall (CPH)

We meet on Mondays and Thursdays, Term-Time only:


Monday: DBCC

  • 5.15 pm - 6.15 pm: DUKES Easy Peasy Hour

  • 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm: DUKES Jam

  • 7.40 pm - 8.40 pm: DUKESTRA


Thursday: CPH

  • 4.15 pm - 5.15 pm: A Touch of Purple

  • 5.45 pm - 6.45 pm: A Touch of Purple

What's Happening?


We have made some changes to the way we operate:


(Dumfries and Galloway Ukulele Strummers and Singers)


...is the name given to the new format.


...please click on the link below: