Sarah Maisel

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Sarah Maisel has always had a love for music. At the age of 6, she began violin lessons and played in youth orchestras for several years. Her focus was primarily classical for the 10 years she studied.

Sarah took a break from music in college, following her other passion, theatre. She studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she received her BFA in Costume Technology. After graduating in 2004, she moved out to San Diego, California to work for the La Jolla Playhouse and the University of California San Diego Theatre Department.

In September 2006, Sarah was introduced to the ‘ukulele and renewed her passion for music. Studying under Frank Leong, Sarah dove into the jazz stylings of golden age Hawai'i songs and arrangements inspired by ‘ukulele legends like Lyle Ritz, Benny Chong and Byron Yasui. She focused her time and effort working on Jazz Standards and arrangements. In 2009, Frank introduced Sarah to a local producer whom with, she subsequently recorded 3 albums.

Since her humble beginnings, Sarah has become a world travel with her performing partner (and husband), Craig Chee. Both perform and teach ‘ukulele all over the globe, including Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, and across the United States. They were also featured on the cover of ‘Ukulele Magazine and are proud of their Online ‘Ukulele School with ArtistWorks. With all of this, for Sarah, her greatest joy is sharing music with her students.