Ukulele

It’s OFFICIAL now! Ukulele will be featured regularly at Maine Fiddle Camp. For the past several years, ukuleles have been very prevalent at Camp (see this video of a “barn dance” where ukes are “all over” the final foxtrot! ), so much so that we are now going to make a big deal about it.

    June Weekend I

  • Ando Anderson

    My mother brought a ukulele on a family trip to Atlanta. The 7 hour drive was pretty stressful as three unruly bored brothers turned the backseat into a war zone. In addition to our battles this trip we each learned to play 5'2" on the uke. My first experience with a stringed instrument. Of course we performed for Grandma, Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. That was over 50 years ago. Since then I've played guitar, upright bass, and uke in assorted bands and groups mostly in Mississippi and Maine. Currently I live in Northport ME, teach preschool music in three day care centers, maintain a comfortable schedule of private students, and teach adult ed uke classes. Im also writing a beginners' ukulele manual/web site. I am extremely excited to get this opportunity to teach at the Maine Fiddle Camp
     
  • Kenny Raskin

    Kenny first picked up a ukulele at age 8, when a family friend bought him one.  Now 50 plus years later, he’s not half bad! He’s got a menagerie of them, from soprano to baritone, and plays a variety of styles, swing music being his favorite.  He taught an afternoon workshop in 2016 and Doug spied on him.  He must have liked what he saw, because lo and behold, he put him on the staff! Kenny has been an actor and physical comedian for 35 years, and has performed internationally, as well as on Broadway.  He also starred as the lead clown in Cirque du Soleil’s Nouvelle Experience.  He, his wife Joanna and their son Evan are perennial campers at August week 1.
     

    June Week

  • Ando Anderson

    My mother brought a ukulele on a family trip to Atlanta. The 7 hour drive was pretty stressful as three unruly bored brothers turned the backseat into a war zone. In addition to our battles this trip we each learned to play 5'2" on the uke. My first experience with a stringed instrument. Of course we performed for Grandma, Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. That was over 50 years ago. Since then I've played guitar, upright bass, and uke in assorted bands and groups mostly in Mississippi and Maine. Currently I live in Northport ME, teach preschool music in three day care centers, maintain a comfortable schedule of private students, and teach adult ed uke classes. Im also writing a beginners' ukulele manual/web site. I am extremely excited to get this opportunity to teach at the Maine Fiddle Camp
     
  • Kenny Raskin

    Kenny first picked up a ukulele at age 8, when a family friend bought him one.  Now 50 plus years later, he’s not half bad! He’s got a menagerie of them, from soprano to baritone, and plays a variety of styles, swing music being his favorite.  He taught an afternoon workshop in 2016 and Doug spied on him.  He must have liked what he saw, because lo and behold, he put him on the staff! Kenny has been an actor and physical comedian for 35 years, and has performed internationally, as well as on Broadway.  He also starred as the lead clown in Cirque du Soleil’s Nouvelle Experience.  He, his wife Joanna and their son Evan are perennial campers at August week 1.
     

    June Weekend II

  • Ando Anderson

    My mother brought a ukulele on a family trip to Atlanta. The 7 hour drive was pretty stressful as three unruly bored brothers turned the backseat into a war zone. In addition to our battles this trip we each learned to play 5'2" on the uke. My first experience with a stringed instrument. Of course we performed for Grandma, Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. That was over 50 years ago. Since then I've played guitar, upright bass, and uke in assorted bands and groups mostly in Mississippi and Maine. Currently I live in Northport ME, teach preschool music in three day care centers, maintain a comfortable schedule of private students, and teach adult ed uke classes. Im also writing a beginners' ukulele manual/web site. I am extremely excited to get this opportunity to teach at the Maine Fiddle Camp
     
  • Nina Miller

    Nina began her love affair with the ukulele at the tender age of 8, after her parents went to Hawaii and brought back a sweet little soprano with painted Hula dancers. One night, after months of plucking and strumming, her brother stepped on that Hula gem, thus ending the happiest period of her life. Four decades later, on a whim (and to spite her brother), she picked it up again and started The FLUKES (Falmouth Library Ukulele Society) and has been blissfully plucking, strumming and singing once again, along with 30 of her new best friends. When not parading around with ukulele in hand, Nina can be found tooting her own French horn in the Portland Symphony Orchestra. You can reach Nina at: email hidden; JavaScript is required or 207-774-0717