SUPA provides the following information as a service to our members and others interested in learning more about the ukulele in the greater Puget Sound region and in no way should be considered an endorsement of the services provided. For more information about these services, contact the individual or group, directly.
Please see the SUPA events calendar on the home page for complete listings of song circles, events, and workshops, as we do our best to keep this updated regularly.
- Seattle Ukulele Players Association
- Second Sunday of every month from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Check the home page for location. Times can vary.) $3/meeting for rent. Includes free raffle door prizes!
- WASSUP (Washington Association of South Sound Ukulele Players)
- WASSUP (Washington Association of South Sound Ukulele Players) meets on the Fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in Tacoma at Point Defiance Village (6414 North Park Way Tacoma, WA 98407). All are welcome to join in, watch and learn or just hang around and enjoy. For more information follow the link to our Yahoo Group (WASSUP-ukers)
- UKES (Unique Kinds of Entertainers)
- Led by Charlie Strong, come play ukulele songs every Monday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon, Seattle, WA). $2/meeting for rent.
- Puget Sound Strummers
- Last Wednesday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center (5605 235th SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA). $1/meeting for rent.
- Sweet Someones
- Every Wednesday 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Edmonds Senior Center (220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA). $5 per quarter for room rental.
- Ukulele WikiWiki
- Led by Pat Klopich and specifically designed for beginner ukulele players (of all levels!), join him every 3rd Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30p at the Ballard Senior Center (5429 32nd AVe NW, Seattle, WA). Doors open at 1:15p. All this for $5. Contact: Pat Klopich (firstname.lastname@example.org); blog: ukulele-wikiwiki.blogspot.com
- Ben Amido
- Uncle Ben teaches beginning ukulele classes at the Frances Anderson Center (700 Main St., Edmonds - Yahoo! Map). See the Edmonds Craze (Parks & Recreation) Guide, or email UncleBensUke@aol.com for more information. Regular private lessons can also be arranged.
- Rod Higuchi
- An introductory 'ukulele lesson is offered one-on-one by appointment by Uncle Rod Higuchi. Regular private lessons can also be arranged. (206) 234-6972
- Susan Howell
- Susan teaches lessons for beginning and intermediate ukulele and mountain dulcimer players. She teaches individuals and families at her Phinney Ridge home. She also teaches classes at Dusty Strings Music School. Contact Susan at (206) 781-1964 or visit her online: www.suekulele.com
- John Leder
- John's goals is to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to enjoy playing the ukulele at the beginning level and to facilitate student movement into intermediate and higher levels. John teaches both soprano (GCEA) and baritone (DGBE) methods to students. For more information, contact John at email@example.com or (206) 523-2872.
- Pat Klopich
- Pat believes that there should be an on-going affordable instruction/song circle for the beginning ukulele player of all levels -- a place where they can learn and play among their peers, taking it slow and easy with fun and song as the objective. Please join Braddah Pat's Ukulele WikiWiki @ Ballard every 3rd Sunday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30p at the Ballard Senior Center (Map). Doors open at 1:15p. All this for $5. Contact: Pat Klopich (firstname.lastname@example.org); blog: ukulele-wikiwiki.blogspot.com
- Sunga Rose
- Sunga loves to teach beginners of all ages and will also design lessons for more experienced players who are interested in learning performance technique and "jazz" chords. Students will learn technique, repertoire, and theory in a safe, supportive enviroment. More information available at www.missroserhythm.com/ukulele.php
- Jeffrey Thomas
- Jeffrey Thomas is teaching live with webcams on Skype, Oovoo, Yahoo Messenger or Windows Live bringing his 25 years of teaching experience to students around the world. Jeffrey has extensive music training and teaches all styles of ukulele playing from beginning to advanced, covering a wide variety of styles and genres. Please visit www.jeffrey-thomas.com for archived lessons and webcam lesson info. (Jeffrey is formerly of Lynwood, but has relocated to Oahu, Hawaii.)
The following list provides links to local stores that sell ukuleles and ukulele supplies, cases, strings, and the like. This local listing is simply provided for your convenience, is not meant to be comprehensive, and should not be considered an endorsement by SUPA.
- Fleabag Music Songbook
- The Fleabag songbook, a collection of ten public domain songs arranged for the ukulele, was created through the volunteer efforts of a handful of ukulele playing musicians, artists, and teachers. The project is inspired by the need for a common collection of ukulele tunes to allow players of all levels to play together at ukulele events. The Fleabag is published by the Ukulele Hall of Fame Museum and offered as a free download from their site.
- Mic/Instrument Stand Ukulele Hanger
- Ever want to just get up from your seat and not have to worry about what to do with your ukulele? You may have seen some SUPA members hang their ukuleles right from their music stands. String Swing sells these mic stand ukulele hangers for a modest price and even includes free shipping when you order two or more.
See something missing? Want to add a resource (local only, please!)? Send an email with information to John Leder at email@example.com.