Well, school is out and am back from 2 weeks + in Hawaii. Spent just over one week on Maui at Napili playing ukulele all day. What made it special was I got my new ukulele on Sunday the 21 at the start of the workshop. It is beautiful koa wood, made by Dennis Lake and sounds very sweet. He did a couple of things for me, like more room at the top of the neck so I don't run into the tuning pegs and making the neck width a little narrower than usual. All in all I am very pleased.
I have also received 30 ukuleles for the class I will be teaching this year at school. Thanks to Elaine deMan and Louis of Ohana ukuleles. I know the kids will enjoy them.
I'm a middle school teacher who enjoys playing the ukulele. I have started a ukulele club at my middle school and with the 2009-2010 school year I am now teaching an elective class for 6th graders - Beginning Ukulele.
I play regularly with the Royal Hawaiian Ukulele Band at the Templebar in Berkeley. I am trying to figure out how to play more.