Fiona H.

Location:

Sydney

Member since:

September 14, 2013

What interested you about the Ukulele to want to take it up?

As a long -time fan of the Beatles, I have watched the Concert for George many times and love Joe Brown singing "I'll See You in My Dreams" - just beautiful. Joe Brown was a pop singer when I was knee-high and has always been regarded as a maestro of guitar and his friendship with George brought on many a ukulele night. I bought one each for my grand children and then played around with one that was left behind. I looked up several teaching videos on You Tube and discovered that I could get a tune happening! It really does make you smile! (As Joe Brown in one of his songs on his "Ukulele Album" says, "They should put 'em on the National Health!") I am married to Greg Henson, who is one of the top drummers in Australia, so I'm hanging out to jam with him.

What things are you looking for in a Ukulele Club to provide you?

Tutorials (the one on picking by Bill White at the September meeting was really good), play-alongs for varying degrees of competency, as you do and most of all - fun!

How long have you been playing the Ukulele?

Since...what's the time now?

Do you play any other instruments? Fair or well?

A fairly rudimentary piano - just scales, really and those annoying tunes that someone showed you when you were 4 years old.

Do you know that "the Ukulele is the happiest instrument there is"?

Absolutely! I'm serious when I say that they could be used as part of mental health treatment, including brain injury, rehab facilities for depression and addictions. I also think the Ukulele would be good for busy working people at lunch breaks etc. It's amazing that 3 simple chords can get everyone so happy!

Introduction

I am 57 years old (25 in my head!) I was born in England and moved here 19 years ago. I teach TV prod. at TAFE and I am a Marriage Celebrant. Since being in Australia and meeting my husband, I have become a mad Rabbitohs fan - who'd have thought?


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