Children’s Ukulele Class with Uncle George

Once every two weeks George has a class where he teaches local children how to play the ukulele.  Some of the local mothers pack their and their neighbor’s kids into their mini vans and drive up here to the Kahumoku Family Farm.  With George of course a ukulele lesson is seldom just a ukulele lesson, he doesn’t get paid for this gig instead he works for trade, and by trade I mean helping him with his jungle of a garden and his zoo full of barn yard animals.

The Human Choo Choo Train

The Human Choo Choo Train

The children get to play with and feed adorable baby goats before the lesson.  I’m sure they had fun.

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This of course also serves the dual purpose getting things done on the farm, but more importantly it tires the children out so that they can sit still and pay attention during the ukulele lesson.

After George is done working the excess energy out of the children on the farm, everyone is fed lunch cooked by George who is as much a master chef as he is a master Slack Key player. Today chicken long rice soup is what’s for lunch.

The Mothers Preparing the Table for Lunch

The Mothers Preparing the Table for Lunch

After everyone has eaten and the children are tired out from a combination of garden work and food coma, the ukulele lesson finally begins.  All the children sit in a circle and George gives them their lesson.  Some of George’s favorite things to do are teaching and spending time with children.  This event combines both those things so naturally George lost track of time and spent much more time teaching than he thought he would.

The Ukulele Lesson

The Ukulele Lesson

That and being as much a master procrastinator as he is a master guitarist, he was likely avoiding doing what he was supposed to get done today which is going through and cleaning out his garage.  Which at this point looks like he is auditioning for the lead role in an episode of hoarders.

He should be doing this, but...

He should be doing this, but…

He would rather be doing this!

He would rather be doing this!

 

 

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