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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 has studied teaching techniques with the best, including James Hill. She has been teaching ukulele for 14 years - beginner to intermediate level (adults). Private lessons are available and several times a year, group lessons are arranged. Marianne’s workshops are offered as an educational experience, or as entertainment, or team building. Marianne 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-level 1, level 2 beginners, & Beyond Beginner. Special workshops on chord inversions. Gift certificates available.

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.

Dave Mullany

(503) 757-7522

On going ukulele classes in SE Portland- beginners and intermediate players welcome. 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings, each month. SE Portland near Foster and 55th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Each class we play popular songs (Beatles, Dylan, Folk, blues etc.), learn new chords, strums and note fills. $30 for one class or $50 for the month. Registration is required, please contact for more information.