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

Hawai’i Island ‘Ukulele Retreat

Hawai’i (The Big Island) is pretty hip in the ‘ukulele department. We have the Waikoloa ‘Ukulele fest, Hilo Guitars, The Holualoa ‘Ukulele Gallery, The ‘Ukulele Guild, plus jam sessions coming out our ears. But for me, even more exciting are the annual workshops that make Hawai’i Island home. Last year, the Hawai’i Island ‘Ukulele Retreat […] Read More