Neal Chin

Award-winning artist and Maui native Neal Chin has been both an ‘ukulele educator and performer over the course of his musical career of 20 years. His clear and direct enthusiasm for music has come to life in countless workshops, concerts, and private instruction. He's been nominated for the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for ‘Ukulele Album of the Year two years consecutively, for ‘Ukulele Paintings and The Spotless Mind, in 2017 and 2018. Neal has toured across the U.S. and currently lives, teaches, and performs in Seattle, WA.


Avery Hill

Avery Hill has been teaching music since 2013, and is a staple instructor of the Portland (OR) ʻukulele community. Over the years, she has run her own studio of ʻukulele classes and workshops, and is a regular instructor at the Menucha Ukulele Band Camp. More recently, she has maintained a YouTube channel for ʻukulele tutorials and has begun teaching songwriting, including at the Songwriter Soireé Retreat. Whatever the classroom, Avery strives to educate everyone's inner musician, to elevate their self-knowledge and confidence, and to enchant them with insight, presence, and a handful of good jokes. Avery is also a performing singer-songwriter, and storyteller. Her latest album is Dreams & Ghosts: A Family Album (2015), featuring the award-winning single Hello & Goodbye.

Daniel Ho

Daniel Ho beams with music—you’ll find him enveloped in the next melody for an original composition or tapping out a rhythm on just about anything within reach. He is an ‘ukulele virtuoso, slack key guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, singer-songwriter, producer, audio engineer, and record company owner. He is a six-time Grammy Award winner, twelve-time Grammy Award nominee, six-time Taiwanese Golden Melody Award winner, and recipient of multiple Hawaiian Music awards. 

His collaborations transcend genres – from traditional and contemporary Hawaiian Music to World Music with Taiwanese aboriginals and Mongolian nomads, to duets with Pepe Romero the maestro of classical guitar, to contemporary jazz and rock with Tak Matsumoto of the Japanese supergroup, B’z. Daniel’s music has been featured in film and television in projects such as The Descendants, Soul Surfer, the TV series Hawaiʻi Five-O, and NHK (Japan). A notable mention is his performance of a Hawaiian-language rendition of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” for the end credits of the 2008 movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall.




Victoria "Viggy" Kolasinski

Time to get Jiggy with Viggy! Victoria "Viggy" Kolasinski is your new favorite ukulele hotshot from Long Island, New York who is taking social media by storm. After nine years of playing alone in her room she decided to start posting fingerstyle covers on a silly app called Tiktok, and before she knew it she was teaching songs and ukulele skills to an audience of over 165,000 followers! For the past three years, she has been creating online ukulele tutorials for Instagram,Tiktok, and beyond, as well as teaching online uke lessons for students from all over the world. Whether it's percussive techniques, harmonics, or a bit of fingerstyle, you can always get jiggy with Viggy and learn something new. :) 

Within the past year, Viggy has performed at the Brooklyn Ukulele Festival, Governors Island's Porch Stomp Festival, and the UkeCon Festival in San Diego, California. She participated in the 2022 International Ukulele Contest and won the very prestigious "Best Smile Prize." With that smile, she hopes to inspire a whole new generation of ukulele players to get strummin' and fingerpickin' with her fun and goofy personality.``




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