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Local Teachers

Marianne Brogan


Marianne Brogan

Is there a music lover inside of you yearning for expression? Consider the ukulele, instrument of liberation! Learn the joys of ukulele playing with the founder of Portland’s Ukulele Association, Marianne Brogan.

Marianne loves to teach. She has studied pedagogy techniques with the best, including James Hill. She has taught for 16 years - beginner to intermediate level, private and group instruction. Marianne’s workshops are offered as an educational experience, or as entertainment or team building. Her home-based studio is in inner SE Portland and she travels with loaner ukuleles and teaches regularly at music camps, senior centers, music stores, and group events. An introductory 45-minute workshop - no prior experience expected with loaner instruments provided, is just one option for private groups - a great team building exercise and lots of fun!

Past workshops include: Be in Band Ukulele Ensemble, Barely Beyond Beginner, Back to Basics, Finger-style Ukulele, and Chord Inversions. Marianne has taught at PSGW, NWWomen’s Music Celebration, Milwaukie, WI Ukulele Fest, Hood River Ukulele Fest and Eugene Uketoberfest.

Francis Do


Francis Do

Francis teaches contemporary and traditional Hawaiian style music once a month at Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille (now on summer break).

Hawaiian Charm with Francis Doo & Russell Golobic 6-8:30 p.m. most Fridays at Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille 0515 SW Carolina St. Portland (just off Macadam by John’s Landing) 503 977-2771 — It’s always good to call first to see if they are playing.

Francis can be contacted either by email or by phone.