#TeachingTuesday No.10 ~ Women’s History Month!

Happy Women’s History Month! We had a great jam last Saturday, playing some of our favorite women songwriters (Missed it? Join us next month!) YouTube Channel Theme: Women Songwriters This week – and all month – I’ll be sharing ukulele tutorials on my YouTube Channel that feature women songwriters and moments in women’s history. InContinue reading “#TeachingTuesday No.10 ~ Women’s History Month!”

Avery Hill Songwriter Show ~ January 20

As an artist, there are ebbs and flows, phases and chapters, refrains and bridges … in other words, it’s rarely a straight path, but the good news is the path is always leading somewhere. Thus far in the pandemic, I’ve taken a step back from my work as Avery Hill the Songwriter, for a varietyContinue reading “Avery Hill Songwriter Show ~ January 20”

It’s that time of year …

Happy New Year! As we turn the page into 2023, I have a new song to share! It’s quite a recent song, too; I wrote over the past several weeks of the holiday season. The working title for now is “It’s That Time of Year”. As a performing artist who first started as a storyteller,Continue reading “It’s that time of year …”

Holiday Music for Ukulele

Happy Hanukkah! Happy Solstice! Merry Christmas! As I cozy up here between various holidays, watching an ice storm set in outside my window here, I’ve been playing a lot of holiday music for ukulele around here. We had the holiday version of our Ukulele Zoom Jam so early this year, I’ve missed making music withContinue reading “Holiday Music for Ukulele”

New Ukulele Classes & Workshops Begin January 2023

It’s hard to believe we are at another year’s end! I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season, whatever you may celebrate (or not celebrate, as the case may be). As for me, I’ve enjoyed baking cookies and singing carols with my son, getting out for walks in our brisk winter air, and –Continue reading “New Ukulele Classes & Workshops Begin January 2023”

Upcoming Ukulele Workshops

Ch-Ch-Changes No matter what hemisphere you’re in, the seasons are changing. Here in Portland, Oregon, the sun is still shining but the mornings are chilly and the leaves are starting to crunch beneath my feet… My usual format of classes is changing, too! I have an opportunity these next couple months to dig deep intoContinue reading “Upcoming Ukulele Workshops”

In Person Ukulele Jams Are Back!

Folks, it’s been a loooooooong 2+ years and I HAVE MISSED YOU. Because I’ve been podded up with my elderly parents and my too-young-to-be-vaxxed child, I was slow to return to our in person ukulele jams. But I am telling you … I AM READY. Remember when? In the “beforetimes”, I led monthly in personContinue reading “In Person Ukulele Jams Are Back!”

Ukulele Campfire Classes – July / August 2022

It’s that time of year, folks! When summer rolls around here in the Pacific Northwest, I want nothing more than to be at the campground, preferable with my feet in the river or with my people around a campfire. I want to sing, I want to laugh, I want to feel the gratitude for theContinue reading “Ukulele Campfire Classes – July / August 2022”

The Songs of Billie Holiday for Ukulele

I have some numbers for you: This April 7th is Billie Holiday‘s 107th birthday. Fifteen years before her birth, in 1900, a bill was introduced to the U.S. Congress to criminalize lynching. This month, over 100 years later, and 63 years after Holiday’s death, the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act has been signed into law. HolidayContinue reading “The Songs of Billie Holiday for Ukulele”

Upcoming Events & Classes

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m still in the process of building this website to full capacity and operation. In the meantime, here are some important dates to mark in your calendars: The Songs of Billie Holiday for Ukulele Live on Zoom, with two cohorts Wednesdays: 10:00-11:00am or 5:00-6:00pm PDT 3 weeks: AprilContinue reading “Upcoming Events & Classes”