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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

Where In The World Has Brad Been?

For those who regularly check the site for new content, I apologize for the extended period of silence. I spent the better part of September on the other side of the world in Italy! My dad’s family comes from there and the brute force amount of sights and beautiful cities made it an easy choice […] 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 Workshop 2014

It’s become workshop season! A time of year I look forward to when instructors are confirmed, campers get back in touch, and plans are made for the week in Pahala. This year the teaching lineup at the Kahumoku ‘Ohana Music and Lifestyle Workshop looks like this (in no particular order): David Kamakahi, Jeff Peterson, Debbie […] Read More

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