Workshops

Each performing artist will be presenting a workshop or two to be announced this Spring/Summer.

Sunday Workshops

Here is a page to help you determine what level of ukulele player you are and select your workshops.

Saturday Workshops

Saturday has a full slate of workshops for all levels of players. From beginners who have never even held a ukulele to more advanced players. There is surely a workshop for you.

James Hill • bio


Jim

Lil' Rev • bio


Jim

Glen Hirabayashi • bio


Jim

Getting Started with Ukulele • Beginner

Glen will get you off to a right start with exploring and learning the ukulele. From how to hold it, what to do with each hand, basic chords and strums to get you started on the path to enjoying the ukulele.

Isaac Ho'opi'i • bio


Jim

Curt Sheller • bio


Jim

UncleZac • bio


Jim

Debi Velasco • bio


Jim

Debi will be presenting her Hula class and Lei Making workshop. ( www.debihula.com )

Hula Class

Come and learn the folk dance from our 50th state, the hula! Simple steps and lovely hand motions combine to tell a story. Comfortable clothes and no shoes suggested.

Lei Making

Come and make the perfect accessory to wear while playing your uke! We will make a wristlet with fresh flowers using the Wili method (winding).

Frets Halligan • bio


Jim

Sunday Workshops

We are planning on adding a few Sunday workshops and possible Master Classes with artists that will be hanging around Sunday after the train ride.

Curt Sheller • bio


Jim

Glen Hirabayashi • bio


Glen's 2016 workshop was such a big hit he is reprising it for 2017.

Jim

Ukulele Player's Intro/Guide To Hawai'ian Music • all levels

  • Hawai'ian vamps (turnarounds)
  • Hawai'ian strums. traditional, contemporary
  • Pronounciation of common Hawai'ian words, traditional, slang, Pidgin
  • Hawai'ian language lyrics hidden meanings
  • Construction of traditional Hawai'ian songs
  • Favorite ukulele players from Hawai'i

In a help to determine what the workshop the levels might be, here is a page to help you determine what level of ukulele play your are.

Stay Tuned for Additional Workshop details and a schedule as the festival draws near...