Songwriters' Association of Washington

Glen Hirabayashi’s Ukulele Workshop

The Ukulele, while accessible and inexpensive as an instrument, lends itself to many different uses in music.  It is even said that if a song sounds good on the uke it means it is well composed. Glen will take the group through some history, some practical applications and some exercises to improve your approach to this powerful instrument.

Uncle Glen was born a long time ago on O'ahu. His first musical instrument was the ukulele. He is a master of " kanikapila" a relaxed style of uke that lends itself to many styles of music.  Glen and his group, The Aloha Boys, have played at Carnegie Hall, the National Mall, the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, the Barns at Wolf Trap, and in Rheims, France, Toronto, Canada, New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charlotte, Southern California and Hawai'i.

On Saturday, April 28th from 1-3:30 at Victor Litz Music in Gaithersburg. Register here. All that register will be entered in a drawing to win a Kala ukelele.


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