This past year I started the Crown Heights Ukulele Club. I've met so many new people from all walks of life. I've seen adults who thought they didn't have a musical bone in their body gain confidence enough to perform in front of families at the Brooklyn Children's Museum. I've even traded ukulele lessons for donuts and haircuts. My favorite thing to see is someone I've taught, teaching someone else. Spreading the joy of playing.
Now I want to spread it further and farther. I'm taking a journey to teach as many people as I can across the US, and I need your help! Do you know anyone who would want some free lessons? Coworkers? A school? Congregation? Random group of friends? I'm going all over and stopping in a lot of places. I'll also gladly accept any donations, or a place to stay along the way. Check out my gofundme.
As I go, I'll feature people I meet and the songs they play! Let's all connect through the power of music because ukuleles are one thing that can make anyone smile.
In the words of the incredible Amanda Palmer's song 'Ukulele Anthem',
"Ukulele small and fierceful
Ukulele brave and peaceful
You can play the ukulele too, it is painfully simple
Play your ukulele badly, play your ukulele loudly
Ukulele banish evil
Ukulele save the people
Ukulele gleaming golden from the top of every steeple...
So play your ukulele"