New in 2020: Just $20 for all classes and activities in Nakano Theatre (Ohana Family Theatre)

Beginner workshops for kids and adults, interactive activities and a children's ukulele puppet show!

Limited number of loaner instruments available courtesy of Ohana Ukuleles


Learn how to play and sing several easy songs AND learn the most popular chord combinations in modern music. No previous musical experience necessary. Loaner ukuleles generously provided by Ohana. Let’s play!

Musical Mama is a music-maker and ukulele teacher living in Silicon Valley. Visit the Musical Mama blog for practical and inspiring tips for beginning ukulele players, free music-themed downloads, and video tutorials to make learning to play the ukulele as straightforward and fun as possible.

Cynthia Lin is the creator of the #100DaysofUkuleleSongs project whose YouTube channel has helped hundreds of thousands of people across the world to discover the joy of ukulele. As a singer-songwriter, Cynthia has released 7 album recordings independently, with her recent albums Ukulele Days and Cozy Christmas hitting the Billboard charts in their first week of release. She performs regularly solo, with a jazz and uke combo, and with her acclaimed Bay Area band, Cynthia Lin and the Blue Moon All Stars.


Jackie and Emily lead a sing and play-a-long with kids and families, followed by an art project activity.

Uke Adventure Around The World is an educational music company that educates, empowers and inspires students to create, express themselves, and develop awareness of other cultures through music, singing and playing the ukulele.


Join Alissa for an interactive singalong, play along, dance along, clap along, music concert with puppetry for kids and their grownups!

Alissa Hunnicutt is an accomplished voiceover actor and puppeteer folk singer who holds a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music in vocal performance, endorsed by Ohana Ukuleles and PHD Strings.

At the Los Angeles International ‘Ukulele Festival, it's one flat fee of $47 for as many workshops as you want to take, all day! Get started with the basics and build from there throughout the day. If you've already been playing for some time, intermediate and advanced classes will help get you of a rut and take your playing to the next level. Bring your music stand, tuner, and a friend!

*Baritone ukulele players may wish to bring a capo to get the most out of the workshops   **Workshop topics to be announced


Welcome newbies! For a headstart, click here for a tutorial on tuning your ukulele



You can strum through the basic chords without breaking the rhythm. Perhaps you've nailed down a couple of strumming and fingerpicking patterns as well.



You have an extended chord vocabulary and can strum a steady rhythm while singing. An intermediate student is able to catch on and follow along on simple tunes fairly quickly.




You can hear chord progressions, mastered some chord inversions and barre/4-fingered closed chords and can strum a steady rhythm while changing chords.