A songwriter, performer, and ukulele enthusiast, Mandalyn loves to share the joy of music with adults and children alike. She graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1999, and took additional post graduate studies in music composition at Santa Monica College. In 2011 she taught workshops at the SantaCruz Ukulele Club, the Wine Country Ukulele Festival, and Eugene, Oregon's UKEtoberfest. She is currently working with ChiChiUG (the Chico Children's
Ukulele Group), to create and teach an after-school uke program through CUSD.
Do you want to play in a band, orchestra, or other ensemble?
Do you intend to play more
than one instrument throughout your lifetime?
Do you hope to get a scholarship to college
Do you write your own original music or songs?
Do you want to sing and play
for your friends and others?
Do you want to play pop, blues, folk, bluegrass, or jazz?
While all lessons can include both of the following, there are two approaches to
music that a student should consider after answering the above questions: