Whew—three of us from Ukuleles of Paradise (Jim, Cynthia and myself, with help from Jim’s sister-in-law, Susan) helped local kids play the ukulele for the first time this morning at the Paradise Library and I’m tired this afternoon! We were invited as part of the library’s “Get A Clue” summer reading program for kids; the librarian billed us on the promo flyers as: “Ukulele Bands: Join Tonya and her band for a rip-roaringly fun ukulele lesson.” (Please note I had nothing to do with the flyer and no, I do not have a band.) Anyway, we had the largest crowd they’ve had all summer—more than 30 kids, from two to 12 years; there’s nothing like a big age difference to make the teaching really challenging! A handful of parents showed up, too…thankfully.
Monthly Archives: July 2007
Chico News and Review reporter Toni Scott visited Ukuleles of Paradise in June to try her hand at playing ukulele. Her article highlights her experiences as someone who’s never played an instrument before—and how much fun she discovered with four strings! Read the article here.
Ukuleles of Paradise is spreading ukulele aloha around the Paradise community! That’s right, during the summer months we’re meeting at Paradise Community Memorial Park for our occasional jamming sessions. This gives us a bit of “public” exposure and it’s a lot of fun to play as the sun sets (don’t forget your mosquito repellent!) against [...]