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Ukulele Books from M. Ryan Taylor

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About the Author

M. Ryan Taylor of UkulelePlay.com is the organizer of The Original Utah Uke Fest (since 2012) and director of UFO HUM (Ukes for Others: Happy Ukulele Movement), a ukulele service group based in American Fork, UT that performs regularly across the Wasatch Front. Ryan also regularly teaches Weekly Ukulele Classes in Utah & Ukulele Bootcamps (where absolute beginners learn all the basics of playing plus five songs in a matter of hours). Ryan also leads the Ukulele Youth Choir of the American Fork Children’s Choir, a tuition-free ukulele learning and performing experience for youth 10+ that meets Monday afternoons throughout the school year in American Fork.

In Ryan’s words, “After half a lifetime in music, I came to the ukulele after seeing Jake Shimabukuro’s rendition of “While my Guitar Gently Weeps” on YouTube. Jake’s performance inspired me and after getting familiar with the basics I started a ukulele program through the American Fork Children’s Choir, which I conduct. It turned out there were just as many teens, adults, and seniors in the community who wanted to learn and I just kept going, creating new learning materials as I went.”

Ryan has degrees in Vocal Performance (Bachelor of Music) and Music Composition (Master or Music) and is a Kodaly-certified music education specialist. He has worked professionally as a performing singer, recording artist, composer of vocal music, and director of choirs.

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