Product Highlight: Kala Artist Signature Collection

Product Highlight: Kala Artist Signature Collection

The Kala Artist Signature Ukulele collection is all about the joy of collaboration and...
April 11, 2024 by Ash Reyes
Sky's the Limit: Q&A with The Birdwatchers

Sky's the Limit: Q&A with The Birdwatchers

At first look and listen, The Birdwatchers present as a light-hearted and accessible acoustic...
February 08, 2024 by Ash Reyes
Product Highlight: Kala Learn To Play Collection

Product Highlight: Kala Learn To Play Collection

The New Year brings inspiration for growth and change; it's the perfect time to expand...
January 11, 2024 by Ash Reyes
The Ultimate Guide To Ukulele Tonewoods

The Ultimate Guide To Ukulele Tonewoods

When choosing a ukulele, the absolute biggest factor in sound quality is wood type. All tonewoods have their own...
January 04, 2024 by Ash Reyes
New Product: The Kala Contour Series

New Product: The Kala Contour Series

The Kala Contour Series redefines the ukulele to showcase your abilities to...
December 14, 2023 by Ash Reyes
Getting in the KALA-DAY Spirit: A Gift Guide

Getting in the KALA-DAY Spirit: A Gift Guide

The gift-giving season is upon us, and Kala has something for every musician on your list! Make sure to check...
November 30, 2023 by Ash Reyes
Pure Chance: Q&A with Salva Rey

Pure Chance: Q&A with Salva Rey

Salva Rey is a debonair presence who instantly leaves the impression that he is fit for a creative and inspiring life. Based...
November 01, 2023 by Ash Reyes
The Kala Tenor Guitar (New Model Update!)

The Kala Tenor Guitar (New Model Update!)

The tenor guitar is a four-string, mid-sized instrument that some might describe as a smaller guitar that plays...
October 26, 2023 by Nicholas Cafiero
plum blossom (revisited): Q&A with mxmtoon

plum blossom (revisited): Q&A with mxmtoon

“Maia, aka mxmtoon, had the career come up most teen musicians could only dream of. At 17,...
October 20, 2023 by Ash Reyes
New Product: Voyage Collection

New Product: Voyage Collection

In collaboration with Maori cultural artist Sam Mangakahia, Kala presents “The Voyage Collection”— 3...
September 28, 2023 by Ash Reyes
New Product: Kala Learn To Play Baritone + Q&A with Instructor Kevin Presbrey

New Product: Kala Learn To Play Baritone + Q&A with Instructor Kevin Presbrey

For several years, Kala’s Learn to Play series has inspired ukulele learners with a quality...
September 12, 2023 by Ash Reyes
Artist Highlight: Anthony Kauka Stanley and Heali’i’s Polynesian Revue

Artist Highlight: Anthony Kauka Stanley and Heali’i’s Polynesian Revue

Whether on a stage, through video content, or in conversation, Anthony Kauka Stanley’s character...
August 11, 2023 by Ash Reyes
Big Leaps with Little Kahuna: Vana Liya Q&A

Big Leaps with Little Kahuna: Vana Liya Q&A

Vana Liya got her musical start singing and playing punk, pop and reggae covers on her ukulele,...
March 23, 2023 by Ash Reyes
Class Act: Q&A with Eva Mikhailovna

Class Act: Q&A with Eva Mikhailovna

Eva Mikhailovna, the frontwoman of Eva and the Vagabond Tales...
March 15, 2023 by Ash Reyes
The Top 3 Reasons You Need a Ukulele Humidifier

The Top 3 Reasons You Need a Ukulele Humidifier

A guide to the ukulele humidifier and some tips for the best one to get at a great price. Check...
January 27, 2023 by Nicholas Cafiero
Hooks & Waves: Q&A with Arden Jones

Hooks & Waves: Q&A with Arden Jones

With the world still at the feet of the pandemic, Arden Jones heartened listeners with fetching hooks and...
December 13, 2022 by Ash Reyes
The Baritone Ukulele Ultimate Guide [Everything You Need To Know About Baritones]

The Baritone Ukulele Ultimate Guide [Everything You Need To Know About Baritones]

Learn all you need to know about the baritone ukulele including tuning, string types, and the best baritone ukulele models...
November 15, 2022 by Joe DeMars
Tahiti’s Own Rising Star: Q&A w/ Noemie Tahiti

Tahiti’s Own Rising Star: Q&A w/ Noemie Tahiti

During the summer of 2018, my grandparents offered me a Makala ukulele as a birthday gift. That helped...
March 17, 2021 by Joe DeMars
Kala Ukulele & U•BASS® Debuted in Jamaica

Kala Ukulele & U•BASS® Debuted in Jamaica

The U•BASS® represents an even newer addition to Jamaica. With the help of Harry J Studios, Easy Star...
February 25, 2021 by Joe DeMars
Introducing the mxmtoon Signature Ukulele

Introducing the mxmtoon Signature Ukulele

“With my signature ukulele, I wanted that message to be represented in the engravings! I think oftentimes as...
February 23, 2021 by Joe DeMars
The Bedroom Pop Magic of Aryy: Artist Q&A

The Bedroom Pop Magic of Aryy: Artist Q&A

If you love the ukulele and discover new artists through YouTube or Instagram, there’s a good chance you’ve already...
December 08, 2020 by Joe DeMars
Creating an Instagram Ukulele Community w/ Adam Pergande

Creating an Instagram Ukulele Community w/ Adam Pergande

So, although our cafes may be quiet now and our stages empty, make no mistake that the ukulele...
November 16, 2020 by Joe DeMars
Percussive Uke Goes Global: Q&A w/ Boris Mogilevski

Percussive Uke Goes Global: Q&A w/ Boris Mogilevski

When I first picked up the ukulele I quickly realized the infinite potential of this little...
November 09, 2020 by Joe DeMars
Ukulele Benefit Show: An Evening w/ Kanekoa

Ukulele Benefit Show: An Evening w/ Kanekoa

You may remember Kala Artist Kanekoa from their Kala HQ visit back in 2018. That’s when we first...
October 27, 2020 by Joe DeMars
Crafting Hawaiian Noir: Q&A w/ Hula Hi-Fi

Crafting Hawaiian Noir: Q&A w/ Hula Hi-Fi

The first time we heard a cover of “Wicked Game” awash with melancholy ukulele and steel guitars, we...
August 11, 2020 by Joe DeMars
Ukulele Size Chart with Soprano, Concert, Tenor, and Baritone sizes

Ukulele Sizes Explained!

Ukuleles come in many different shapes and sizes, this can sometimes be daunting for new comers trying to pick...
August 10, 2020 by Nicholas Cafiero
What to Do With a 6 or 8 String Ukulele

What to Do With a 6 or 8 String Ukulele

Learn about 6 string ukulele and 8 string ukuleles in this helpful Kala guide. Unique chord voices and tunings spice...
June 24, 2020 by Nicholas Cafiero
5 Ukulele Performances Not To Miss

5 Ukulele Performances Not To Miss

Whether accompanied by ukulele or playing it lead, our artists have a staggering ability to personalize and adapt our instruments...
June 16, 2020 by Joe DeMars
Songwriting With My Kids: Q&A with Daniel Tashian

Songwriting With My Kids: Q&A with Daniel Tashian

To me, the ukulele is the foundation. It’s really your entry point for all music... Any time I write...
June 05, 2020 by Joe DeMars
Life Arranged on the Ukulele: Q&A with Eat My Uke

Life Arranged on the Ukulele: Q&A with Eat My Uke

...it was Slash who originally inspired me to play... Other notable people who showed me some recognition are Vampire...
May 14, 2020 by Joe DeMars
“Dancing Queen” Reimagined: Q&A with Elliot Lee

“Dancing Queen” Reimagined: Q&A with Elliot Lee

When I was searching for a ukulele to use in my live shows, I knew that I wanted...
April 24, 2020 by Joe DeMars
We Want You To Design The Next Kala Ukadelic® Ukulele

We Want You To Design The Next Kala Ukadelic® Ukulele

The 2020 Kala Brand Music Co.Ukadelic Contest is here!  Are you an artist? Submit your ukulele artwork ideas for...
September 06, 2019 by Nicholas Cafiero
The Ultimate Classroom Ukulele Guide [7 Budget-Friendly Options]

The Ultimate Classroom Ukulele Guide [7 Budget-Friendly Options]

Learning Music, Building Confidence, Having Fun! From afterschool clubs to a dedicated curriculum, the role of the ukulele in...
June 06, 2019 by Joe DeMars
Getting to know Lucy LaForge

Getting to know Lucy LaForge

We’ve been doing some spring cleaning at Kala this week and stumbled across an interview with Lucy LaForge from...
April 05, 2019 by Nick Fletcher
10 Must Know Facts About Learn to Play Instructor Ukulenny

10 Must Know Facts About Learn to Play Instructor Ukulenny

10 Facts you absolutely need to know about Ukulenny, as told by the Learn to Play instructor himself!
March 29, 2019 by Nick Fletcher
8 of Our Favorite Kala Christmas Covers

8 of Our Favorite Kala Christmas Covers

Looking for some ukulele covers to keep you in the Christmas spirit? We've got you covered with our 8...
December 10, 2018 by Nick Fletcher
Matthews Effects The Chemist

Tone Trials - Matthews Effects The Chemist

Looking for inspiration in new sounds, we reached out to some of the amazing, current pedal builders for help. We...
May 31, 2018 by Damian Lehnis
Tone Trials - Alexander Pedals Sky Fi

Tone Trials - Alexander Pedals Sky Fi

While looking for inspiration in new sounds, we reached out to some amazing pedal builders for help. We were lucky...
May 24, 2018 by Damian Lehnis
5 Power Travel Tips to Help You Hit The Road Like a Pro

5 Power Travel Tips to Help You Hit The Road Like a Pro

Hit the road with confidence this Memorial Day weekend with these 5 power travel tips from industry pros!
May 23, 2018 by Nick Fletcher
Imagine the Possibilities for Grads

Imagine the Possibilities for Grads

The end of the school year is upon us and many of us are looking for the perfect graduation gift. With...
May 22, 2018 by Damian Lehnis
Kala Brand Music Co.'s Tone Trials ft. Alexander Pedals Radical Delay II+

Tone Trials - Alexander Pedals Radical Delay II+

Looking for inspiration in new sounds, we reached out to some of the amazing current pedal builders for help. We...
May 18, 2018 by Damian Lehnis
Learn Fireflies by Owl City (The Ukulele Teacher)

Learn Fireflies by Owl City (The Ukulele Teacher)

In this week's tutorial, The Ukulele Teacher walks you through the...
May 14, 2018 by Nick Fletcher
How MARLOWE Captures Gritty Rock Tones With Her Ukulele

How MARLOWE Captures Gritty Rock Tones With Her Ukulele

Kala recently had the opportunity to partner with artist MARLOWE and ZVEX Effects.
May 03, 2018 by Nick Fletcher
Meet Kanekoa

Meet Kanekoa

When you think of an ukulele band, you’d imagine the melodic sounds of traditional Hawaiian tunes. Kanekoa is not...
April 24, 2018 by Emma Lott
Kala Guitarlele Featured on Vance Joy's Nation of Two World Tour

Kala Guitarlele Featured on Vance Joy's Nation of Two World Tour

Kala Sales and Marketing staff made the hour trek from the Petaluma HQ to Berkeley last Friday to support artist...
April 17, 2018 by Nick Fletcher
Kala Transit Series Gig Bag

Make Your Uke Transport Dreams a Reality

At the end of 2017 we introduced the newest addition to our line of gig bags...
April 16, 2018 by Damian Lehnis
Moving Beyond Sound with Kala Artist Mandy Harvey

Moving Beyond Sound with Kala Artist Mandy Harvey

We spent this past Wednesday with Mandy, her first visit since joining the Kala artist roster in February. Over...
April 13, 2018 by Nick Fletcher
Introducing Kala Artist Mandy Harvey

Introducing Kala Artist Mandy Harvey

Kala is proud to announce that the incredibly talented Mandy Harvey is an official Kala Artist!
March 14, 2018 by Emma Lott
Happy Valentine's Day from Kala!

Happy Valentine's Day from Kala!

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Kala Brand Music! This day is about so much more...
February 14, 2018 by Emma Lott
Child Playing a Sea Foam Green Soprano Makala Shark At Surf Expo 2018 (Kala)

Kala at Toy Fair New York 2018

We’re winding down from Winter NAMM and Surf Expo but are still in the heart of trade show season. We’re...
February 09, 2018 by Damian Lehnis
Kala Brand Music Co. U•Bass and a Wall with Quote "And If The Music Is Good You Dance"

NAMM 2018 Kala Artist Demo Schedule

Winter NAMM 2018 is just a day away. If you’ll be attending this year, stop by the Kala booth and...
January 24, 2018 by Damian Lehnis
Kala Brand Music Co. 2018 New Ukulele Spread

NAMM 2018 New Ukulele Preview

We are excited to share all of the new Kala ukulele making their debut at NAMM 2018. We’ve already previewed...
January 23, 2018 by Damian Lehnis
What sets Kala apart?

What sets Kala apart?

The ukulele has risen in popularity rapidly the last few years. We know there are hundreds of...
January 16, 2018 by Emma Lott