A second trip offering to Provence

Our Uke, Bike, & Barge Adventure in Provence, May 21 – 28, 2022, is already full! We know this will leave a lot of people disappointed. So, we are offering a second (almost) identical trip, May 28 – June 4. This will have essentially the same itinerary, but it will go in the opposite direction: starting in Aigues Mortes and ending in Avignon.

If you are seriously interested in reserving a spot on this second trip, please contact us as soon as possible and let us know.

If not, please stay tuned. There are many more fun times with your ‘ukulele to come.

Registration is Now Open for Provence

May 21 – 28, 2022

Golly! It has been a long time coming. . . . .but it finally looks as though we may be there! So, after months and months of planning and fine tuning, we are finally able to open registration for our ‘Uke, Bike, & Barge Adventure in Provence.

We’ll have six days of easy, scenic cycling through the villages and landscape that inspired Vincent Van Gogh. And our evenings will be filled with evenings of ‘ukulele fun and frivolity. There will also be extra lessons and opportunities for those who chose the additional ‘Ukulele Option.

We have also added a few pre-trip options and opportunities to help make planning easier, including a stay at the lovely Hotel LeMagnan in Avignon.

And, as always, we will have the entire barge to ourselves. Our floating hotel, L’Estello, has a number of communal spaces, so we’ll have room to spread out when on board. But, with only ten cabins, we are sure to fill quickly. So please, register soon to avoid disappointment.

If you have any questions, please be sure to contact us. Or, if you are ready to register now, just click on the link below.

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Del Rey & Nancy Piver Join the Staff!

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.

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