In 2022, I launched Ukulele Tales a ukulele podcast featuring in-depth conversations with the likes of James Hill, Jake Shimabukuro, Bernadette Teaches Music, Bakithi Kumalo (bass player on Paul Simon’s classic album, Graceland), Danny Weinkauf (They Might Be Giants), Cynthia Lin and Children’s BBC star, Nick Cope.

Now in 2024 I’m taking the podcast on the road to record episodes in front of live festival audiences. Just give me a couple of mics, a stage, and an audience, and I’ll happily record interviews with your headline performers which will then be released as a podcast on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube etc. with the tag “As recorded live at the Allegheny Ukulele Soirée!”

Skill Levels

  • Novice: A student who perhaps has never picked up a ukulele before.
  • Beginner: A student at this level is brand-new to the ukulele. He/she has perhaps learned one to three chords but stops in-between chord changes to move the fingers to the next location.
  • Advanced/Confident Beginner: A student at this level knows a handful of chords and can move from one chord to another without pausing. Student may have trouble with, say, the B-flat chord shape. Student has learned a strum or two and/or a finger pattern for picking.
  • Intermediate: A student can hold a steady rhythm and is competent with a variety of basic chords. Understands simple chord progressions, can sing and strum at the same time, and learns chords to simple tunes fairly quickly.
  • Advanced: A student at this level can hear I, IV, and V chords, has mastered some chord inversions, knows there is life above the fifth fret, and has been there with barre or 4-fingered closed chords. Plays lead and backup easily with others and keeps steady rhythm.
Sat, 4/27 03:00 PM
Allegheny Room
Session Type
Live Podcast Recording
All Levels