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Ukulele Reports
Updates on ukulele classes and events around the world.

Langley, BC, Canada
Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Land O' Lakes, Ontario, Canada
Auburn, CA, U.S.A.

Double Time: The 2010 Langley Ukulele Workshop
By James Hill

Double Time, the 2010 Edition of the Langley Ukulele Workshop was held on September 24th and 25th in Langley, BC, Canada. The event was completely sold-out with a record 115 attendees. Delegates enjoyed a day and a half of hands-on workshops, discussions and special interest sessions with clinicians J. Chalmers Doane, James Hill, Peter Luongo, Jamie Thomas and Paul Luongo. A special mini-concert by the Langley Ukulele Ensemble on Friday night was a crowd-pleasing cherry on top!

The annual Langley Ukulele Workshop offers classes in both C6 and D6 tunings, a class schedule that accomodates players from beginning to advanced levels and well-structured, hands-on ukulele instruction for adult learners. We're already planning for 2011 and have a number of new and exciting initiatives in the works. Keep an eye on the Langley Ukulele Workshop website for updates; registration for the 2011 Langley Ukulele Workshop opens February 1, 2011.

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Deep Cove Elementary School, Vancouver Island, BC
By Eileen Hayes

Ukulele students at Deep Cove Emelentary School.

I am forwarding you a photo taken by a parent at our last class concert. The kids were brilliant! I wish I had a recording of them to share with you but I don't. I was so proud of them as they and their families were too. Just look at the focus; are they ever engaged! Not bad for 7 and 8 year olds!

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Land O' Lakes Ukulele Orchestra
By Marily Seitz and Julie Drucker

The Land O' Lakes ukulele orchestra.

Land O' Lakes School in Ontaria, Canada now has a ukulele orchestra involving approximately 15 students and adults from the community!  The orchestra is led by Norman Guntensperger, long time primary teacher, avid guitar player, and all round music lover.

Click here to read about the orchestra in an article by Julie Drucker in the Frontenac News.

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The StringAlongs
By Loyce Smallwood

Formerly Nuked Ukes, we are a group of about ten musicians playing ukuleles and a few other string instruments including a drum player and we are now in our third year and are called The StringAlongs, meeting Sundays at Locksley Lane Deli here in Auburn off Hwy 49. We play mainly Country and Pop tunes and are available for local gigs.

For more information about The StringAlongs, please email loy(at)foothill(dot)net.

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Do you teach a ukulele group? Are you a student in a ukulele class? If so, send us an update on your activities: what you've learned recently and what you're learning now. Make sure to include your name and location.

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