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Ukulele

What is an Ukulele?

The ukulele is a member of the lute family of instruments. It generally employs four nylon or gut strings or four courses of strings. Some strings may be paired in courses, giving the instrument a total of six or eight strings.

The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian adaptation of the Portuguese machete, a small guitar-like instrument, which was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, mainly from Madeira and the Azores. It gained great popularity elsewhere in the United States during the early 20th century and from there spread internationally.

The tone and volume of the instrument vary with size and construction. Ukuleles commonly come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone.

Source: “Ukulele” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

 


Ukulele Teachers

Below is a list of teachers that teach the Ukulele at the Fabulous School of Music. Click on a profile to learn more.

Mary Barba

Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Voice, Ukulele

Tom Carroll

Instruments: Guitar, Ukulele

Tom Moore

Instruments: Bass, Guitar, Songwriting and Music Theory

Daniel Nichols

Instruments: Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, Piano and Rock Ensemble