The Story of the Group

Thunder and lightning show at Greeley Park, Nashua NH.

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THE ORIGINAL STORY

Well, this is how it all began. I started a ukulele club at a terrific music listening room called Studio 99 in Nashua, NH in summer 2011. I felt the time was right to offer a loosely organized music workshop/group whose focus was not on a specific style of music, which was very common, but on an instrument.  I had picked up a ukulele for my own fun, and having brought it to a guitar lesson almost as an afterthought, I noticed my student’s excitement and requests to teach it. And so it started, and led to this:

 

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 Sometimes you know that the time is right to do something. But you can’t predict how it’ll turn out.  All I knew in 2011 was that this was a good, fun thing to do, as the people who have, and continue to participate have told me.  It’s turned into a collective, a guild of enthusiasts who enjoy this little instrument for it’s own sake. Folks who don’t feel a need to necessarily abide by a tradition, but by what their own feelings make them express on the ukulele.  There’s a real freedom here. That’s made me more grateful than anything else, so I continue to do my best for the group.

More to come!

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