What people are saying about
Holly’s Ukulele Method™
Holly’s energy and passion for teaching shine through in her complete ukulele method book. From cover to cover it is packed full of practical lessons and information to get you playing, growing as a musician and loving the ukulele!
~ Mike Upton, Founder/Owner, Kala Brand Music Company
There are many learning and teaching styles for playing the ukulele. Holly’s Ukulele Method™ is unique and great for those who want to learn how to read music and play the ukulele! There are many great songs and photos that explain her method.
~ George Kahumoku Jr., multiple Grammy Award winning master slack key guitar and ukulele artist, Founder Slack Key Guitar Show and Workshop, Maui, Hawaii, kahumoku.com
Aloha Kākou! I’ve read Holly Rudin-Braschiʻs, “Hollyʻs ‘Ukulele Method” from cover to cover and am baffled as to why this book is not in every ‘ukulele playerʻs library or received wider recognition. Holly has obviously spent countless hours of time researching, developing, and culminating her vast experience in playing and teaching to produce an encyclopedic volume worthy of being taught at all academic levels. The author has left no stone unturned with regards to detail. Holly supplies descriptive explanations, entertaining illustrations, and thorough care in ensuring the student/ teacher has an all-encompassing reference to use for years to come. This is an invaluable contribution toward the advancement of education in the ‘Ukulele Universe. Imua Holly!
~ Zanuck Kapala Lindsey, Musician, Educator, Kumu kīkā me ka ‘ukulele, Recording artist/producer, 3-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner – contact for lessons email@example.com
At a time when the worldwide popularity of ukulele continues to build demand for excellent instruction, Holly presents uke folk an approach that promises applicability and accountability for generations to come. She accomplishes this by giving priority to music’s principal structure. By understanding this structure, students can facilitate meaningful growth that goes well beyond music and ukulele.
~ Kimo Hussey Ukulele, Facebook, Hawai’i based Ukulele Performer and Master Instructor, advocate of Aloha and lover of Kanikapila
Holly’s Ukulele Method’s™ friendly and supportive manner makes the book perfect for students without a musical background as well as experienced musicians who wants to learn to play the ukulele. Presented in an easy-to-understand format, Holly’s Ukulele Method™ offers a thorough introduction of musical concepts and playing techniques that make learning how to play this dear little instrument of ours a lot of fun!
~ Jarmo Julkunen, Ukulele Virtuoso, Owner Helsinki Ukulele Studio, Helsinki, Finland
Holly’s Ukulele Method” is the most thorough and well thought out book I have read on learning to read music on the ukulele. It is easy to follow with a clear learning path, has lots of history and stories about the music covered, and is beautifully organized. It is a wonderful resource for all ukulele enthusiasts.
~ Jeff Peterson, Grammy Award nominated and Na Hōkū Hanohano Award winning guitar/ukulele artist, jeffpetersonguitar.com
FIVE STARS for Holly Rudin-Braschi’s “Holly’s Ukulele Method!” A wonderful and friendly introduction for anyone who wants to start playing the Uke. This book provides clear and easy-to-follow instructions on getting started (including getting to know your Uke, the parts, how to hold, how to strum, etc.) through quickly learning how to actually play songs! With each lesson you progress to new chords and on to new and more complex songs, combining chords and notes. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in learning to play the ukulele and with an added bonus of learning to read music if you don’t already!!
~ Mitchell Sugarman, Sebastopol, CA
As an ukulele teacher in a library setting, I have students with a variety of skill levels which corresponds to their musical interest and aspiration. I am very pleased with the Holly’s Ukulele Method™. It is concise and clear with great examples and pictures of correct positions and process. My students respond positively to the layout and progression of the material. I have introduced this method book to elementary school music teachers throughout a local district as they begin their adventure of incorporating a segment of ukulele into their formal classrooms. I feel confident that Holly’s Ukulele Method™ will give them a good path to proper teaching and playing. This lends itself well to the structure of a traditional classroom, while providing the flexibility for creativity in lessons to insure each student’s development!
~ Deb Guarnieri, Central New York Teacher and Creator of the Ukulele Support System for Upper Limb Disabilities – To find out more about Deb’s special ukulele playing device for children and adults with upper limb disabilities, find her on Facebook.