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Sarah Maisel and Craig Chee Workshop!
Sarah and Craig return to Pittsburgh to teach and delight us with all things uke! The Percussive Side of ‘Ukulele- All Levels High G tuning recommended Craig loves showcasing how percussive the ukulele can be. We take a look at muting, scratching, golpe and everything in between to bring a whole new element to your ukulele playing! A fun and addicting workshop to create more sound and texture with your ‘ukulele. A short concert will follow the workshop. Tickets are $35 and it includes workshop and concert. BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sarah-maisel-and-craig-chee-workshop-and-concert-tickets-44066398785?aff=es2 And you can also buy tickets from Marlene, Jack or Sunny at one of our Meetups. You can RSVP here but you do not hold a spot in the workshop unless you buy your ticket(s). ------------------------------------------------------------ BIOS Even though Craig Chee was born and raised on Oahu, he matured as an ‘ukulele player and musician on the mainland. Throughout attending and graduating from the University of Oregon, Craig focused on teaching a myriad of different styles with the tiny instrument. Craig has had the honor of working under Jake Shimabukuro and Troy Fernandez, and has become a renown instructor and performer around the world. Craig infuses his energetic and just plain "fun" style into many genres of music and is known for his collaborations at different music events. Sarah Maisel was born and raised in Alabama and found herself working in San Diego, CA as the Lead Female Draper for the La Jolla Playhouse and the University of California San Diego. On walking into a local ‘ukulele jam, Sarah was both fascinated by the instrument and the joy that surrounded it. Studying under Frank Leong, Sarah dove into the jazz stylings of golden age Hawai'i songs and arrangements inspired by ‘ukulele legends like Lyle Ritz, Benny Chong and Byron Yasui. Sarah found a passion of teaching and performing with the ‘ukulele and was quickly featured at many ‘ukulele festivals around the world. Craig and Sarah discovered a similar passion and work ethic and as of September, 2015 are now married! They have made an incredible splash in the ‘ukulele scene with their complementing styles and vocal harmonies. Craig and Sarah have been featured at ‘Ukulele Festivals and events all over the world including Cairns and the Sunshine Coast (Australia), Cheltenham and Huddersfield (United Kingdom), Vancouver (Canada), Tokyo (Japan), Reno (NV), Bend (OR), Morristown (NJ), Ft Lauderdale (FL), Tampa Bay (FL), Seattle (WA), Eugene (OR), Honolulu (HI) and more. Both feel very fortunate to have been featured on the cover of ‘Ukulele Magazine. Their love of teaching has blossomed into a successful Online ‘Ukulele School with Artistworks; the joy for music and teaching always follows them wherever they travel.

Wilkins School Community Center

7604 Charleston Ave · Pittsburgh, PA

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