Andy Andrews – Ukulele

Andy AndrewsAndy Andrews co-founded of the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz, California more than 10 years ago. Under his guidance the club grew to many hundreds of members and has been featured in two documentary films,“The Mighty Uke” and “Under the Boardwalk.”

He teaches music workshops at mainland ‘ukulele festivals including The Wine Country Ukulele Festival, The West Coast Ukulele Retreat in Monterey California, and at the Oregon Coast Ukulele Festival.

In 2004 he produced the legendary “UkeFestWest” festival in Santa Cruz, and at that event he created the “Ukes for Kids” program that now has given away hundreds of ukuleles to children and teachers.

Andy now resides on Hawai’i Island, and teaches ‘ukulele at Kua O Ka La Charter School and leads kanikapilas and workshops at Keoki Kahumoku’s Hawaiian Lifestyle Music Camps in Pahala. Also since moving to Hawai’i he has started the “Puna ‘Ukulele & Kanikapila Association” (PUKA), conducts monthly ukulele workshops in Hawi and teaches classes in ‘ukulele, blues styles and music theory.