The ukulele from hawaii 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 Portugese Machette a small guitar-like instrument, which was introduced to Hawaii by Portugese Imigrants 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.
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Shana Hi my name is Shana. I teach singing, guitar and ukulele. I have a diploma in Music performance from Collarts, and in my final year of my Bachelor of creative arts degree majoring in Music and Media. As a performer myself, I am constantly playing shows at pubs, restaurants and private events. I coach a range of different voices, assisting with gaining confidence and the ability to perform well, extending vocal range and improving vocal tone. I also love helping my students to write songs if they wish to do so. I work mostly with children when teaching guitar and ukulele. I commit to being patient with your child so they can get the best results and start playing!
Brady Brady has been teaching guitar for 14 years and has completed a bachelor of music performance at Box Hill Institute. He plays a wide range of styles, from blues to jazz, and has played and toured Australia with bands Seaside and Tropical Zombie. He is currently teaching guitar and ukulele at Guitar Village.
Harley Harley Teaches Guitar, Bass Ukulele, Piano, Saxophone (Alto), Clarinet. An experienced musician with a Bachelor of Music: majoring on Guitar. He is a multi-instrumentalist with 15 years of experience, playing with a plethora of bands from across many genres from Hard Rock, Jazz to Swing.
Travis I am one of the guitar teachers at Guitar Village. I have played guitar most of my life and am able to play all styles. I completed my diploma of music at the Melba Conservatorium of Music in 2008. I have taught guitar for many years both privately and in schools to students of all ages and ability. I am also a songwriter and am one half of original pop/rock duo "SugarDoll".