Video: Students rock the ukulele at ASU's ukulele club

ASU students teach each other to play ukulele together


ASU students and community members looking to learn or play ukulele should look no further than the Ukulele Club. The club welcomes players of all levels, from beginners to masters. The club meets every Wednesday at 1:00 in room L-120 and on Fridays at 2:00 in the Music West building in room W-218.  


Katie DeMassa: [00:00:17] The ukulele club was founded my freshman year. As soon as I got here, that’s basically all I want to do, start a ukulele club so it just started as a couple of us sitting down, playing the ukulele and it’s grown since then. 

Christina Tatalovich: [00:00:41] During the meetings what generally we like to learn different songs and teach each other songs. But we also have jam sessions with the ukulele and in addition to the meetings themselves we have performances.

Katie DeMassa: [00:00:59] We like to welcome everyone to ukulele club. So anyone, ASU students, community members are welcome to join.

Kaylynn Ceritelli: [00:01:00] It's like one of the few things that I get to do outside of school work. I’m a double major biochemistry and anthropology and I don’t have a lot of time for anything because I’m studying a lot and doing a lot of homework, so the ukulele club is one of the outlets that I’m like oh I’m being productive and playing music.

Jeffrey Hack: [00:01:40] I’m more of a guitar player, but I have enjoyed playing ukulele on the side and one of my good friends gave me a ukulele as a Christmas gift and so I thought why not use it for this club. And as I came to more meetings I realized oh this is just a club where we sit down and play music and enjoy each other’s company.

Jeffrey Hack: [00:02:07] It is always nice to come out and just enjoy the musical company of everybody else. I’m so glad that the ukulele club is here at ASU and I hope it develops even more, as time goes on.

Katie DeMassa: [00:02:24] People will come up to me and they'll say "I can’t be a musician, I don’t know how to play music," but that’s totally not true. You don’t have to play classical violin to be a musician. You don’t have to have any experience to be a musician. All you have to do is just show up at ukulele club, we’ll teach you a few chords and you’ll be playing music on the first day, you are a musician. And you belong in our club.


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