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Concerts & Workshops

Come and learn ways to play your uke other than traditional down-up strumming or finger picking. Geared toward beginner and advanced beginner players. Bring your uke and join in on this free workshop with Leonard Kaufer.

Richard started playing the guitar at age 5 and has never looked back. Focusing early on with the fingerstyle guitar of Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, he began transcribing classical music, Jazz, the gypsy style of Django Reinhardt, bluegrass, ragtime and the blues to Sousa marches. Now a seasoned performer in his forties with thousands of performances worldwide to his credit. In 2018, Richard performed in five continents... North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia including performances with and alongside Tommy Emmanuel, Eric Clapton, Albert Lee, Dave Peacock, Martin Taylor, Brent Mason, Gary Brooker, Stuart Duncan, Bryan Sutton, Joe Brown, Ralph McTell and many others.

This class will show how to use the ukulele to play fast bluegrass tunes like ?Foggy Mountain Breakdown? and ?Dueling Banjos.? Other simple finger picking techniques will enable the student to play along with others for fun. Don?t just strum chords, but learn how to delight the ear with melodic picking patterns!

**The February 23rd show was SOLD OUT we added a second show on May 4th!**

Ukulele master Brian Vasquez can play anything from Hawaiian music, Ki ho alu (slack key) to Oldies, Rock and Roll to Raggae. All on his little 4 stringed thing! Throw in some Hawaiian Hula, lots of personality, smiles and hugs and you have Ambassadors of Aloha! Brian and Rowena, both married (to one another) call the Big Island (Hawai'i Island) home, although they seem to be working on cruise ships (6 years now) for a majority of the year where they entertain, lecture and teach! Either way, they both love people, their culture and spreading Aloha!