Ukulele | Salt Lake

Your future ukulele instructor, Jared, was born and raised on the island of Maui and moved to Utah in 2015. In 1999 at age of 13, he started on his ukulele journey. Inspired by the music of Bruddah IZ known for the song "Somewhere Over The Rainbow/ Wonderful World", followed by the music of Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, and many more. Any song he loved listening to, he played it on the ukulele, but in his own way. The first 2 years of playing the ukulele, Jared was self taught, then was invited to take lessons by the Ukulele and Choir Teacher of Maui Highs School Mr. Dale Nitta. His curiosity is one of his greatest assets. Learning to add percussion techniques, such as Flamenco, and combining it with Contemporary Hawaiian and Reggae, he has created a unique style all of his own. Being a solo musician he has performed from Open Mic Nights, Fundraiser Events, Competitions, Bars, Cafes and private parties.

“Music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”
- Billy Joel
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