South Tahoe has two groups of ukulele enthusiasts playing, learning and enjoying ukuleles. We are a mix of beginner, intermediate and seasoned players. Come join us to celebrate and learn about this "happy little instrument" in South Lake Tahoe.

Evening
Meetings

South Shore Ukulelians

SUMMER Schedule: American Legion Hall on Wednesdays.

Every Wednesday evening we get together in the meeting room upstairs at the American Legion Hall. Our weekly ukulele meetup includes full bar, draft beer (we are allowed to bring any food we want) with plenty of singing, strumming and laughing. We attract 50 to 60 players a week, from beginners to intermediates to seasoned players. We have beginner lessons as well as loaner ukuleles and song books so ANYONE can come and give it a try. Admission: FREE! We just ask that you support our host by buying a drink. What have you got to lose? As our leader, Bob Fannan, says "It'll change your life!"

Get on our email list for current info on our meetups.

Summer Schedule Every Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Come at 5:00 and join us for socializing with beginner's lessons and intermediate lessons at 5:30. Directions to American Legion Hall at 2748 Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, across from Meeks Lumber.

 

Thanks to Carol Lehnert for our uku-alian logo!

 

American Legion Hall Spring 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Tahoe Golf Course 2016

 

 

 

Visit us on Facebook for the latest updates and schedule and videos.


 

 

Read our April 11, 2014 front page article in the Tahoe Daily Tribune

 

Contact

South Shore Ukulelians
PO Box 2576
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158
email

 

Daytime
Meetings

Ukuleles of Tahoe

This smaller group meets at 10am most Wednesdays
at the Senior Center on Hwy 50
3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone:(530) 542-6094

For more information and current schedule contact
Penny Fairfield at PennyFairfield@bmwmotorcycletech.info

Gigs

This group performs for the Skilled Nursing Facility at Barton Hospital
and at various community events.

Tallac Historical Society Great Gatsby Festival
August 11, 2012, Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm
August 12, 2012, Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm
See photos in Photo Gallery

Hawaiian Themed Tahoe Chamber Wine Walk
Radio Station KTHO (K - Tahoe) at Heavenly Village

December 6, 2012
See photos in Photo Gallery

 

Other
Ukulele Clubs

Delta Strummers - Discovery Park and Brentwood areas

Funstrummers Band - Modesto

San Jose Ukulele Club - San Jose

Sons of The Beach – Santa Cruz

Ukulele University - Sacramento

Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz

 

Local Ukulele Shops

Play Uke in Minden, NV. Doug Reynolds is a local ukulele lover and promoter of the Reno Ukulele Festival which inspired our club to get started. Doug has the ukulele section in the Play-Your-Own-Music store.

 

 

 

The Strum Shop specializes in ukuleles and is located at 408 Roseville Square in Roseville CA, 95678. It is a good place to try out different ukes.

 

 

Ukulele Song Books we like and use

Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele, C-Tuning. Great beginner's book. Includes CD.

 

 

 

 

 

The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs for Better Living, Jumpin" Jim Beloff. A great song book of beginner and intermediate songs. Songs you love to hear and play. Pub. 2010

 

 

 

The Daily Ukulele Leap Year Edition Jumpin' Jim Beloff. Follow-up on original book with 366 more fun songs, many from the 60's and 70's. Pub. 2012

 

 

 

Santa Cruz Ukulele Club Play-a-Long Song Book # 1 Songs 1 - 200 Compiled 2001 to 2005. A treasure of fun ukulele songs in a great presentation with photos and interesting research and history on most of the songs. Songs like "Under the Boardwalk"' Download (140 MB, large file, be patient!) or purchase from Priority Printing in Roseville. See listing below for contact info.

 

 

Santa Cruz Ukulele Club Play-a-Long Song Book # 2 Songs 201 - 400
Compiled 2005 to 2007 Same as Book # 1 with many more fun songs. Songs
like "After You've Gone." Download 360MB file (large file, be patient!)

You can purchase a spiral bound copy of either Book 1 or 2 from Priority Printing, 601 Douglas Blvd., Roseville, CA. Call them at 916-786-2444 to arrange for printing, shipping and payment. $24.23 for Book 1 and $26.50 for Book 2. Shipping to South Lake Tahoe, CA is $11.35 for both books together and same price for either book alone. This is a good price as the book is not published for sale but is only available as a downloadable file . This price is about what it would cost you to download the file and print it yourself. Many people like the spiral bound edition better than shuffling individual sheets of music.

 

Santa Cruz Ukulele Club Play-a-Long Song Book # 3 Songs 401 - 600. Gotta' have songs and easy to get. If you have a PayPal account, send $37 ($36 plus $1 for PayPal!) to Andy Andrews at andy@cruzio.com. Tell him you can't wait to get the new Santa Cruz Ukulele Club Book # 3. Now that's easy! It even comes with Priority Shipping. Here's the first index page.

No PayPal account? No problem!

Send a check for $36 to

Andy Andrews
13-1196 Kahukai Street
Pahoa, HI 96778

It comes with Priority Shipping.

 

Resources

Doctor Uke Great place for sheet music of many popular songs. Extensive play list.

Lil'Rev Inspiring teacher and great web site

Reinventing the ukulele Top 50 sites

Kanikapila US Good place to get lyrics and chords to specific songs. Extensive play list.

Under the Boardwalk: A Ukulele Love Story a remarkable DVD documentary on the quintessential ukulele club and probably the largest ukulele club in the world, the famous Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz. Our club has a copy of the DVD available for members to borrow.

 

Ukulele Festivals

(check web sites for current dates)

Reno April: Reno Ukulele Festival

South Lake Tahoe October: Tahoe Ukulele Retreat

Maui October : Maui Ukulele Festival

Eugene Oregon October : Uketober Fest

Napa September : Wine Country Ukulele Festival

Auburn August : Gold County Play Day TBA

Pinecrest August week long camp: Camp Ookoolaylay

Bend Oregon July : Ukulele University III

Grass Valley July : World Music Festival

Monterey May : West Coast Ukulele

Modesto May: May Day Ukulele Play Day

Hayward April : Northern California Ukulele Festival

Carmel March : Smoldering Uke

 

Front Page of Tahoe Daily Tribune 12/8/2012

 

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Happy ukulele playing! Come join us!

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