Staff

Aaron Keim


Aaron Keim

Aaron collects obscure folk songs and builds his own instruments. He plays Appalachian music on the banjo, ragtime on the ukulele and blues on steel guitar. And, oh yeah, he slaps the bass like it owes him money.

Classes: TBD

 

 

ben bonham

Ben Bonham

Ben Bonham has over fifteen years of professional experience as a live performer, teacher and recording musician in both the U.K. and the U.S.A. Since 1996, this British expatriate has delighted U.S. audiences with his renderings of old time American music and his mastery of Delta Blues, Vintage Hawaiian, Folk, Ragtime and Country Blues guitar.

Classes: TBD

brook adams

 

Brook Adams

Brook Adams is a self-proclaimed ukulele madman with a strong voice and guitar chops too. His collection of surreal originals, modern pop and swing-era classics is a musical cartoon of the 20th century. Add warm tenor vocals and jazzy R&B flavored guitar for non-stop great entertainment.

Classes: TBD

 

canote brothers

The Canote Brothers

You will simply adore these wacky Canote Brothers! In ties that are nearly as wide as their smiles, you head on back in time to an era of high waisted trousers and crank start automobiles. It's all back porch when those boys swing!

Classes: TBD

danielle ate the sandwich

 

Craig Chee

Born & raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i, Craig was influenced by many different types of music & has had just as much experience with different instruments, including piano, cello & guitar, as well as performing in musical theater & various choirs. Craig has loved teaching many ukulele students over the past 4 years & hopes to be performing & teaching for many more years to come

Classes: TBD

 

 

dave mullany

Dave Mullany

Dave started playing guitar in 1968 in upstate New York, near Woodstock where he grew up watching local musicians like The Band, Paul Butterfield, Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, Orleans, and NRBQ. An impressive multi-instrumentalist, Dave teaches a variety of classes for guitar, slide guitar, haronica and, of course, ukulele!

Classes: TBD

 

james hill

 

James Hill

Putting the "eh" in "ukulele" since he was a wee keiki, Canadian James Hill is considered a "rare peer" of Hawaii's premier `ukulelists with a world-class command of the instrument. His music is a "tour de force" mix of jazz, classical, and folk influences.

Classes: TBD

 

kate power & steve einhorn

Kate Power & Steve Einhorn

Creators, illustrator, and teachers of the Ukalaliens Songbook: A Beginner's Guide to Ukulele Fun, Kate & Steve traveled over 30,000 miles around the United States over the past year with dozens of ukuleles-to-lend to non-musicians and uke-curious, converting thousands to the joys of music making between concert dates.

Classes: Ukalaliens ® I & II

kate power & steve einhorn

Larry Wyatt

Larry is a homegrown Oregon boy raised on HEE-HAW and candy cigarettes. He's a multi-instrumentalist, at home on guitar, bass and ukulele. Larry is also the music teacher at Westside Elementary where he uses the ukulele in the classroom. He conducts the Westside Ukuestra & through his work with Gorge Ukuleles, has helped other schools start ukulele programs.

Classes: TBD

kate power & steve einhorn

 

Lil' Rev

Lil' Rev is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter & music-historian who teaches & tours nationally, around the continental U.S. Known as a 'protector of old songs, poetry & stories,' Rev is a national treasure.

Classes: TBD

 

 

marianne brogan

Marianne Brogan

Marianne Brogan is the founder of the Portland Ukulele Association and has been teaching ukulele technique and leading song groups for 8 years. She loves getting folks started playing and specializes in beginners of all ages, private lessons & group instruction.

Classes: TBD

moe dixon

Moe Dixon

Moe is a soloist who performs on the national festival and club concert circuit and is esteemed for his magical performances highlighted by masterful guitar and ukulele playing, powerful vocals, and poetic songwriting. He was instrumental in the formation of Mya-Moe Ukuleles.

Classes: TBD

 

ralph shaw

 

Ralph Shaw

A versatile musical entertainer and a captivating speaker Ralph Shaw is known across Canada due to his numerous live performances on National CBC with; Bill Richardson, Arthur Black, Shelagh Rodgers and others. He has released 3 critically acclaimed CDs and his original songs have been used on Movies and TV shows in both the USA and Canada.

Classes: TBD

 

rick hulett

Rick Hulett

Rick was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. He has played with Joe Ely, Lloyd Maines, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Tommy X Hancock and the Supernatural Family Band. In 1986 he moved to Hood River. He is currently a full-time musician, performing locally and teaching guitar and ukulele.

Classes: TBD

victoria vox

Victoria Vox

Victoria might not have been a child musical prodigy, but she got the music bug early on, and began writing songs when she was 10 and started performing at coffeehouses as a solo artist and in bands by the time she was 17. Originally from Green Bay, WI, Vox now lives in Baltimore, and averages 125+ live performances each year. 

Classes: TBD

wendy schaeffer

Wendy Schaeffer

Wendy is a self-taught musician who considers ukulele her first and last instrument. Her musical traditions include Scotch Irish, bluegrass, country, folk, and "nahenahe" (sweet Hawaiian music.) Through sponsorship by Gorge Ukuleles, Wendy joined the first cohort of the James Hill Ukulele Initiative and is now a certified Level One Ukulele in the Classroom teacher, and teaches ukulele to seniors and young people.

Classes: TBD