Got to the Templebar tonight for the first time in a couple of months. Working on several new songs that I will have to practice. Saw Becca, Peter, Phil, Larry, Aunty Peggy, Aunty Mary, and Uncle Kem and Aunty Roz. It was nice to be back, and now I have to practice.
On Tuesday, January 20, 2009, in addition to the inauguration of Barack Obama as our President, Herb Ohta Jr. came to the ukulele club at Alvarado Middle School in Union City. It was a treat for all of us. Students were attentive and impressed with Herb. He taught them a couple of arpeggios and talked about playing and practicing. Herb also played a couple of songs for the students.
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.