Registration Reopened!

We have just reopened registration for the West Coast ‘Ukulele Reunion 2023 with new dates–Nov. 3 – 6–but the same wonderful cast of characters: Gary Peare, Nancy Piver, Rhan Wilson, Del Rey, Rick Zeek, and Dave Egan.

Please, go to the website and check it out! And register soon! The registration fee goes up on October 1!

See you there.

Everybody Loves a Clown!

Gary Peare will be joining us again at the West Coast Ukulele Retreat in Cambria, November 1 – 5, as both instructor and M.C. extraordinaire. And he’ll be bringing along a whole new bag of tricks to share with us.

In addition to an updated reprise of his popular “double song” workshop, featuring tunes that create instant duets, for this year’s retreat Gary is planning to introduce the world of ensemble playing to those looking to dip their toes into something new and and really fun. He’ll also be offering a workshop exploring fingerstyle playing with an early ukulele classic, “Spanish Fandango.”

I used to see Gary Peare at the Wine Country ‘Ukulele Festival (back in the day) and always thought, “What a nice guy!” It wasn’t until I got to work with Gary that I realized what a ridiculous understatement that was.

Gary Peare is a terrific person and an amazing ‘ukulele instructor. He is extremely attentive to his students’ desires and needs and he always brings something new to the party. When I find an instructor like this I like to keep ’em around. And Gary is definitely a keeper.

If you are looking to expand your understanding of chord voicings and rhythmic styles while learning new techniques and tricks that will take your playing to the next level, Gary Peare is your guy.

Gary’s many talents and contributions to the world of ukuleles were also recognized by Ukulele Magazine in a cover story last spring. You can also learn more about him here.

Gary joins Del Rey and a great cast of ukulele characters you’ll be hearing more about soon.

In the meantime, register now to take advantage of the Early Bird Special and save!

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Del Rey is in the House!

Registration has opened for the 2023 West Coast ‘Ukulele Retreat at beautiful Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria , California, November 1 – 5. And, the incomparable Del Rey is among the star-studded cast of characters who will be on hand to entertain and inform us.

We have lots of choices available for folks who want to join us, but they’re going fast. So please, check out the website and register now for the best options. And while you’re at it, check out some of the adventures we have in store for 2024…another list that will keep growing.

Additional instructors for the West Coast ‘Ukulele Retreat will be added and highlighted in the weeks to come. For now, rest assured, this is “the most fun you can have with your ‘ukulele on!”

Here’s a little more Del Rey:

For more great music and ukulele tips from Del Rey, please visit her website. Or, better yet, join Del and the rest of the gang at the West Coast ‘Ukulele Retreat in November.