There is a new club at the Little Sisters Home in Pittsburgh – A Ukulele Club! The club is made up of 10 residents and one Little Sister, none of whom have prior experience playing the ukulele. On August 9th the group gave their first concert of Hawaiian Music Thursday August 9th in the auditorium complete with our own Resident Hula dancers.
“The ukulele is so much fun to play, and people just start to smile when they hear it. We use simple chords, most of which require only one finger to play, and the residents are all having a great time playing together,” said Karen Jasko the home’s Music Therapist. The Ukulele is experiencing resurgence in popularity today, and it is being used in many different types of music including pop, jazz, folk, blues, and of course Hawaiian music. There are more manufacturers of Ukuleles today than there have been for 50 years. Our Residents are just some of those now enjoying the sounds of the Ukulele today!