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2019 Waikoloa ‘Ukulele Festival

For the second year in a row I had the honor of playing at the Waikoloa ‘Ukulele Festival. This year was the 19th annual event and took place this past Saturday, March 2nd. I’ve been going to the fest for over a decade and it’s always been (and continues to be) a huge source of […] Read more

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Teaching ‘Ukulele in Freiburg, Germany

In February I got a really cheap plane ticket from Hilo to Milan, Italy. I wasn’t planning on traveling this year. But somehow I found my credit card out and a confirmation email from United in my inbox five minutes later. Huh. So I contacted my friend, Annette. I met her a while back when […] Read more

Hawaii Island Ukulele Retreat

Recap: Hawai’i Island ‘Ukulele Retreat 2017

Mid-October is always a fun time for me. For the past five years I’ve been participating in the Hawai’i Island ‘Ukulele Retreat. It’s a week-long getaway for students (and instructors) packed with ongoing classes, one-off workshops, band practices, concerts, and an epic beach BBQ/jam. Like the previous two years before this one, the HIUR was […] Read more

A Week At Kalani With ‘Ukulele Nuts

Now that I’ve had a couple days to decompress from my week-long stay at Kalani, I thought maybe I’d highlight some things that I learned as one of the resident instructors at The Hawai’i Island ‘Ukulele Retreat. The days were packed with learning and the nights hosted some fun jams. Takeaways and Observations: Mother Earth is always the […] Read more

Kahumoku ‘Ohana Music and Lifestyle Workshop 2011

Every year I come back from Pahala, Hawai’i with a big grin on my face and great memories from our week long music camp. Every year I meet new, wonderful people and see old friends. Every year I learn much about music and even more about life. Every year I make a post and say […] Read more

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