One of the things I love to do in my free time is play music, and, probably, my favorite instrument to play is the ukulele. It's easy-to-learn, portable, and a very social instrument (as indicated by the many ukulele clubs out there). Here are links to some of my favorite ukulele-related websites:

I don't have formal training in music, and playing is more of a hobby than an area of expertise; that said, I enjoy playing in groups and helping beginners who want to explore their musical passion through ukulele. One way I do that is through Ukes of the Valley (UOTV), a ukulele group that meets at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. I offer group beginner lessons and lead group play sessions through UOTV. I'm also happy to offer individual or small group beginner ukulele lessons.