The Academy Series ukuleles are widely regarded as the perfect choice for education. Octopus has now developed this further by teaming up with Andy Eastwood, renowned ukulele teacher and performer, to create the Octopus Ukulele Academy.
This fabulous free online resource comprises videos covering topics such as: how to hold the ukulele, basic chords and beyond, with new videos and tutorials added regularly. And paired with a top quality Academy series uke, every player can be assured of the best start.
Octopus instruments are manufactured by highly-skilled craftspeople using cutting-edge technologies in modern, clean workshops. This ensures the quality control afforded to these instruments is second to none.
The Academy Series is available in soprano and concert models. The sopranos also come in packs of 12 and 24 units, perfect for schools and ukulele groups. The wide selection of bright and fun colours results in a ukulele to suit any taste.
Every ukulele comes fitted with Aquila Nylgut strings, the best in the world for intonation and tone. The Academy ukulele is also available in a natural finish with Aquila Kids colour strings – a great feature to aid learning.
They also come with a free handy gig bag and are supplied in colourful boxes with a few printed chords to inspire the player.
“The mind-boggling thing about the Octopus Academy series is the detail that you see here is not what you would expect from this price range – this goes beyond what we’ve come to expect from beginners’ ukuleles. There are no rough edges as you move up the neck which is a great detail a lot of instrument makers forget about, even on far more expensive instruments than this. I’m very impressed with the value for money. If you want a budget ukulele, or an education uke for kids, you can’t really go wrong with the Octopus Academy ukulele”
– Andy Eastwood, Ukulele performer and teacher