Ukulele Workshops

Schedule | 2019

Artichoke Coffeehouse
Portland, Oregon May 31
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Artichoke Music
Portland, Oregon June 1
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Caravan Gogh Trio
Portland, Oregon June 1
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Tigard Ukulele Group
Tigard, Oregon June 2
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Shipley Center
Sequim, Washington June 3
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Jansen Art Center
Lynden, Washington June 6
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Dusty Strings
Seattle, Washington June 8
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We Love Ukulele Fest
Coquitlam, BC Canada June 9
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Spokane Ukestra
Spokane, Washington June 11
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Kamloops Ukulele Festival
Sorrento, BC, Canada June 13-16
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Camp Oo Koo Lay Lay
Lake Berryessa, Calif. June 19-23
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Valley Ukulele Society
Folsom, California June 25
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Aria School of Music
Reno, Nevada June 25
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Modesto Funstrummers
Modesto, California June 28
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The Strum Shop
Roseville, California June 29
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ABQ Ukekopelli Fest
ABQ, New Mexico Sept. 27-29
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The Best Compliment Ever

Posted on: January 14th, 2011 by dville

I received the highest compliment ever paid me last night after my workshop in Bulli, NSW.  An elderly gentleman with tears in his eyes came up and told me that he had never “heard” music the way I described listening to the emotional content of the chords of a song.  Today, that gentleman sent me this note:


Dear Mr. D’Ville,
I wish to thank you for an exciting, emotional evening.  At eighty years of age with a lifetime of music behind me, no musical skills apart from an appreciation of the skills of composers and musicians, I did not anticipate the impact hearing music “in my head” would have for me.  Your simple analogy of pointing to your head asking me to hear the music and bringing it down from the head into the arms and out of the ukulele was a magical moment. I thank you for your teaching skills. Apart from the daily task of breathing in and out you have given me the gift of learning the basic chord shapes and in my lifetime left of hearing the rhythms of life through music.  Long may you prosper.

One Response

  1. fitncrafty says:

    HI Jim…What a beautiful letter, and I don't think anyone could ever compliment you more sincerely or with such high regards.. Makes me wish somewhere near Albany NY was on your next stop!Thanks for sharing that, it gave me the warm fuzzies…

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