The Ukulele Dude’s Presentations

The Ukulele Dude is available for Presentations

History of the Ukulele

Suitable for all audiences, even non-musical ones, this presentation follows the history of the instrument and its music through the 130 years of its existence.  The three eras of popularity are explained and demonstrated with music of the appropriate eras, from its creation with the arrival of the Portuguese immigrants in Hawaii to modern day usage.

The program can be adjusted to fit a time period from 30 to 60 minutes and can include a full PowerPoint presentation if projection equipment is available.

I presented the 30 minute version of The History of the Ukulele at Gilda's Club.

I presented the 30 minute version of The History of the Ukulele at Gilda’s Club.

Zen Ukulele Workshop

Based on the Zen Ukulele section of Unlock Your Ukulele, this 30 to 60 minute presentation is focused on providing hints and tricks to make playing the ukulele more fun and enjoyable. Designed for the beginner to intermediate player, this workshop shares many of the things I wish someone had told me in the first few months of playing.

Teaching a bit of Zen Ukulele at Motor City Ukes

Teaching a bit of Zen Ukulele at Motor City Ukes

Customized Handout for a Beginners' Course

Customized Handout for a Beginners’ Course

Contact The Ukulele Dude for more information and availability

Ukulele Group Instruction

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Final concert after five lessons, 30 minutes each with a group of enthusiastic new ukulele players. Thanks to Kala Instruments for providing Motor City Ukes with loaner instruments for teaching those that didn’t have their own!

Dave and me conducting a workshop at Pickin' in the Pines in Flagstaff in September 2011.

Dave and me conducting a workshop at Pickin’ in the Pines in Flagstaff in September 2011. I presented a lesson on the basic 12 Bar Blues.