Canadian Teachers and Resources
James Hill Musicians
How does a kid from Canada become what the Honolulu Star-Bulletin calls a “rare peer” of Hawaii’s premier ukulele players? James grew up nearly three thousand miles east of Honolulu in the town of Langley, British Columbia, where ukulele instruction has been mandatory in many schools since the late 1970s. To his fourth grade classmates, the ukulele was a means to an end, a way for them to dip their toes into the vast ocean of music. For James, the uke was a sea of possibilities unto itself and inside its tiny wooden shell he saw his life in music. He was hooked.
Ukes in the Classroom Organizations
Ukes in the Classroom – Texas is a non-profit organization founded by Noel Tardy of UkeLady Music to teach Music Literacy … the Ukulele Way and for kids of all ages to have fun!
Ralph Shaw Musicians
Ralph Shaw divides his time between recording music CDs, making DVDs (on how to play the ukulele), songwriting and live performance and is well known as Vancouver’s King of the Ukulele! His earliest employment in show business was as a children’s entertainer known as Ralph the Clown (motto = Making the World Laugh – music included no batteries required) Ralph the Clown. In 1990 he discovered the ukulele and along with it a love of some of the great songs of the 20s, 30s and 40s. His grandfather owned a 1920’s ukulele and this was probably Ralph’s earliest inspiration to play the instrument which the Hawaiians call the Jumping Flea.
String Along Ukulele Clubs
String Along Ukulele is Elayne and Norm Ruplen and we are located in Dundas, Ontario, Canada. We have over 65 years of combined experience, teaching the ukulele to both children and adults. Our life long passion for the ukulele is still as strong as ever, especially during the current resurgence in popularity of the instrument. For the past 4 years we have been honing our skills and learning from the top ukulele teachers in the world, by attending the Portland Oregon Ukulele Festival.
Anna Acevedo Lyman Musicians
ANNA (ACEVEDO) LYMAN is a Mexican-American Jazzista and Recording artist (B. Mus. Jazz Jazz Vocal Performance, Min. Guitar), born in Detroit, currently domiciled in Canada. . Anna is a jazz festival favorite, performing live, and when she’s not onstage she enjoys teaching voice and ukulele, and is a bossa nova specialist.
Guido Heistek Musicians
Yaletown Music is the teaching studio of teacher Guido Heistek. The studio is conveniently located on the corner of Nelson and Richards in downtown Vancouver. Guido Heistek teaches fun, student-centred ukulele lessons, guitar lessons, and harmonica lessons. Children and adults welcome.
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