I was recently asked this question: “I’ve been playing uke for 2 months now. Got better quite quick but plateau’d. Any tips for improvement?”
I’d say the best way to improve is to play with and for other people. A great way to do this is to join a local ukulele group. You’ll never be short of new songs to learn, friendly encouragement or the motivation to get practicing. If you don’t have a local group, start a band. Playing with non-ukulele players can be even more instructive than playing with ukulele players.
Alternatively, you could volunteer your ukulele services to friends and family. Offer to provide musical accompaniment for a Christmas singalong, a camp-fire gathering or take a leaf out of KaraUke‘s book and become a ukulele karaoke machine.
Another method I find useful for busting out of a rut is to try to play new genres of music. Or tackling something that’s way outside my comfort zone. If you’re bored of playing chords, you could move on to playing solo stuff.