The 'ukulele happenings around the club and class at Alvarado Middle School in Union City, CA.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Summertime and the living is ...
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.