It’s fun to see people rediscover an instrument that has so much going for it, including portability (Louisa was just saying this morning, as she lugged her French horn out to the bus, that perhaps she should have chosen the oboe). The ukulele also is easy to play and has a cheerful sound.
The My Musical Family household has been enjoying ukulele music for several years now, ahead of the trend. Steve and I bought a ukulele for Elias for his birthday three years ago. The instrument caught Steve’s eye as we were browsing at Eastman Music in Faribault. This was around the time that Sebastian was starting on the viola, so it seemed like a good idea for Elias to have something of his own to play.
|Elias with his ukulele.|
|Grandpa Stewart’s ukulele.|