Instructors

No stranger to the ukulele world, Aaron Keim has been teaching ukulele techniques and performing at festivals since 2004. As an educator with a bachelor's degree in music education and a master's degree in musicology, his true talents lie in his ability to adapt instruction to fit a wide range of learners and learning styles. Aaron is an ambassador for old time folk music in the ukulele world, adapting banjo and guitar techniques to the ukulele (including playing in the "clawhammer" tradition).

Amber Rozel has been teaching musicians of all ages for over 20 years. She has been making the magic happen on ukulele for 5 years and recently  received the coveted Level 3 Teachers Certificate from the JHUI program.

Hollie has been a musician her whole life. She has music education degrees from Millersville University and West Chester University, and has post-grad work from University of the Arts. Although she has played piano and sung professionally for years, she did not discover the joy that the ukulele brings until about 6 years ago.

Mim is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you are going to get! Best known for her on-line music store, she also has taken the stage with a unique blend of everything from oldies to rap, 80s classics to forgotten favorites, high energy grooves to rip-your-heart-out sad songs! Mim's set will give you musical whiplash!

Nicole earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in music education and taught K-5 elementary school music for nine years in the public schools while living in Colorado. She sang professionally for several years with the nationally recognized Ars Nova Singers and has taught private voice and piano lessons to students of all ages since 2002. In 2012 (after moving to Oregon), Nicole took a sabbatical to perform and travel with Aaron as The Quiet American.