Rounding out an already awesome crew at the 2021 West Coast ‘Ukulele Retreat Redux, we are happy to announce the addition of Del Rey and Nancy Piver to our staff of ‘ukulele pros and merrymakers: Gary Peare, Dave Egan, Jim D’Ville, and Catfish Jack.
Del Rey, an American blues singer, guitarist, and ukulele player, hardly needs an introduction. Specializing in blues and jazz from 1900 – 1950, Rey also developed a “Women in American Music” concert/lecture series to provide an historical and cultural look at the contribution of women to music in the early 20th century. You can check out Del Rey’s teaching style in the video below. (You can also visit her website.) And if you like what you see, please consider putting a little something in Del Rey’s tip jar.
Nancy Piver is a life-long ukulele player and a graduate of the James Hill Ukulele Initiative’s teacher certification program. She is the music director of the SLO Strummers and has directed small and large ukulele ensembles, playing her unique arrangements, at numerous west coast retreats. You can get a feel for what Nancy will be offering at the West Coast ‘Ukulele Retreat by visiting her website. Nancy also plays violin, string bass, banjo, accordion, and piano, and will be bringing a wide range of musicality to the retreat.
Registration for the West Coast ‘Ukulele Retreat is now open. We encourage you to register early, as we will be limiting attendance in order to maintain safe social distancing. (FYI The apartments and RV spaces have all been spoken for.) Please review all the options available before registering.