The LearningUkulele.com & Learning Ukulele with Curt Team and Advisors:
Your Head Guru / Kumu
Curt Sheller is a Professional Musician/Graphic Artist/Computer Programmer/Competitive Racewalker for over 40 years, having studied jazz with his my main instrument being the guitar until 2003 when the ukulele took over fill-time.
He’s generous, good-hearted and has empowered countless players to expand their view of the ukulele. — James Hill
Trusted Advisors, Musicians, and Educators
Chuck Anderson is a jazz guitarist, educator, composer, and author, with 10 CDs and 24 books to his credit. Chuck has spent a lifetime researching the art and science of the jazz guitar.
Curt studied with Chuck for 30 years and Chuck has been an invaluable resource, guide, and mentor for ALL things music and music related.
- Home Page: chuckandersonjazzguitar.com
There are two traits that make the Chuck Anderson Trio worth hearing at any opportunity. One is their sense of ensemble and coordination. The other is Anderson's guitar magic, informed by his superb technical mastery combined with imaginative, resilient improvisations. Hearing this group live or on recording will satisfy both the serious aficionado and the broad spectrum of listeners who appreciate jazz of high quality. — All About Jazz July 17, 2015
Originally from O’ahu, Uncle Glen is a master of
Kanikapila a relaxed style of uke that lends itself to many styles of music.
Glen acted as a fellow
editor and was an invaluable guide and resource for my books: Harmonic Analysis for Chord Substitution and Scale Selection (2nd Edition)
and Fingerpicking for Ukulele, Alternating Thumb Style
Glen sang in public for the first time with the West Point Glee Club which took him to perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, at Hollywood Bowl, and many exotic venues. He didn't play much Hawai'ian music until he arrived on the East Coast the second time. He then really started playing a lot when his kids starting dancing hula with Halau O 'Aulani. That's where the Aloha Boys were born. Glen has been in the Washington, D.C. area (this time) since 1986. Glen retired as an attorney for the U.S. Tax Court in 2012.
Glen keeps me straight on the Hawai'ian language and my constant butchering of it. He is also who I reach out to bounce off any crazy ideas I might have for the site. He is also known to have sent me down more than a few
regarding gear and new tech.
Glen is responsible for the slogan and told me to say
LearningUkulele.com — the most comprehensive ukulele site in the world. every time I say
- Glen is one third of the Aloha Boys
Patrick is a retired artist, educator and software engineer who’s slowly learning to play the ukulele.
He was an expert in the design and delivery of technical training and certification. He wrote and taught courses on Unix system and network administration. He holds a master’s degree in education and instructional technology from San Jose State University.
His software engineering work includes web technology, microelectronics and the Internet of Things. See some of Patrick's examples on GitHub
He began lessons with Curt Sheller in June of 2021. He plays a Kala solid-spruce top striped-ebony tenor. He lives in Reading Pennsylvania.
Kelly is a partner and ukulele teacher a the Funky Frets Music Store, Boyertown and a great resource for All Tings Ukulele. And, Yes, she is my daughter and a wealth of information as a former Human Resources Director and all things social media as well a great event planner and organizer.
Abominable Productions are award winning videographers & filmmakers. They focus on capturing authentic moments which we then weave together to craft a one of a kind film. Based in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.
Amy Sheller and Jim Herman of Abominable Productions can handle anything video related that I ever need answered.
They are a great resources and help in formulating anything video for LearningUkulele.com.