Monthly Archives: May 2013

Utah Uke Fest 2013

Utah Uke Fest

I will be teaching two classes at the Utah Uke Fest in American Fork, Utah on June 15th, 2013.

The first class is Beginning Ukulele Building starting at 11:20 AM.

The second class is Advanced Ukulele Building starting at 2:15 PM.

That night, I’ll be playing two songs at the concert.  I might even debut my newest electric ukulele.  I won’t tell you what it looks like, but here is a hint:  It’s double the fun.

See the full Festival schedule.

This should be a really fun day!

This just in!  Win my unique “Bamboo Floor Ukulele” in the Open Mic Contest.

Cigar Box Strumstick

Difficulty:  Intermediate

Cost:  $ or $$

Stick Dulcimers (also are known by the trademarked name “Strumstick”) are extremely easy and fun to play. Learn more about them here. I made this one for my brother.


I picked up the empty cigar box for a few dollars.  The neck is poplar and the fretboard is oak.

strumstick dots

I wanted to make this easy for a beginner to use, so I added numbered beads to the top of the fretboard.  Having numbered frets makes it easier to use Strumstick or dulcimer tablature.



See it in action!