Kala Ambassadors

The ukulele is the ultimate musical equalizer, crossing all borders and cultures with a shared love for learning, teaching, and telling stories. Beyond the stage and the studio, our global ukulele community today is filled with people from a variety of backgrounds finding new and creative methods to bring the instrument into our everyday lives.

The individuals below have each found their own unique way to grow and better their community -- be it local or online -- through their Kala Ukulele. Be they teachers, builders, photographers, activists, or athletes, each and every one is a creator we couldn’t be more proud to call a Kala Ambassador!
Aarya Ambekar

Maharashtra, India

Aarya Ambekar is a playback singer and actress from Maharashtra, India. She has been a part of the...
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Ana Gretter

Cuiabá, Brazil

Hey, I'm Ana Gretter, a 17 year-old Brazilian singer and songwriter who is passionate about music. I started...
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annie the clumsy

Saitama, Japan

annie the clumsy is a singer and songwriter from Japan. Inspired by New Zealand-based comedy duo Flight of...
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Danny Mo Morris

(Berklee College of Music)

Cape Cod, MA, United States

Danny Mo Morris is a bass player, a professor at Berklee College of Music since 1988, and loves...
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David Liu

(Uke Society)

Seattle, WA, United States

Where are people getting together to play the ukulele!? I came to a realization after playing the ukulele...
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Dr. Dennis Fisher

(Bluegrass Ukulele Celebration)

Roseville, CA, United States

Dr. Dennis Fisher has been playing banjo for over 50 years. He was privileged to study bluegrass banjo...
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Eric Milliard

Paris, France

Eric is a composer, songwriter and ukulele teacher based in Paris. His passion is sharing music through travel...
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Kathryn Selman

(Ukulele Wine Time)

The Hudson Valley, NY, United States

Kathryn is a music teacher, songwriter, performer and wine lover! As a mama with two young kids at...
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Kellie Haddock

Orlando, FL, United States

Kellie is on a mission every day to help you experience more hope, passionate about inspiring you to...
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Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ginalina is a Canadian-Taiwanese singer-songwriter, family musician, and children's author. She is known for her upbeat energy, warm vocals, and...
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Lisbon, Portugal

GussWhat? is a Portuguese-born musician, singer-songwriter who also writes about himself in the third person. Raised by two...
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Kyla Groh

East Rutherford, NJ, United States

I remember sitting on my bed for hours learning new songs on the ukulele after I got it for Christmas two...
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Lara Samira

Berlin, Germany

Lara Samira is a 20 year-old Indie Singer-Songwriter with music she describes as “imperfectly perfect”. Through her music, Lara wants to...
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Lola Vila

Valencia, Spain

I am a singer and songwriter from Spain, I love music and have been playing classic piano since...
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Mica Amatti

Buenos Aires, Argentina

I'm Mica and I'm 26 years old! Ever since I can remember, music has been fundamental for me....
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Micah Du

Milan, Italy

Growing up, I was constantly exposed to music. My parents would always blast the classics through our house...
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Invisible Wave

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Nikhil is the executive director of the nonprofit movement Invisible Wave: an organization that helps young adults (18-35 year...
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Noémie Tahiti

Tahiti, French Polynesia

Noemie, also known as Noemie Tahiti, is a young and talented artist who plays both the ukulele & guitar and...
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İzmir, Turkey

Nurcihan is a singer, ukulele player, ukulele teacher and video content creator from Turkey, İzmir. Her musical journey...
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Rachel Hardy

Alberta, Canada

Rachel Hardy is a Canadian vocalist, composer and YouTuber. Her interest in music began at a young age,...
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Ron Telpner

Toronto, ON, Canada

For nearly 40 years, Ron spent his life in the advertising business, bringing new brands to life and...
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Ross Chun

(Ohana Stories Podcast)

Aliso Viejo, CA, United States

Ross Chun is a Humanitarian working for a national non-profit assisting children and families. He is also an elected public...
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Bay Area, CA, United States

Ryukahr is a musician and popular gaming creator from the San Francisco Bay Area. He started his YouTube...
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Sam Mangakahia

(Hamiora Art)

Laie, HI, United States

My name is Hamiora Bernard Mangakahia: just call me Sam. I currently live on the North Shore of...
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Savannah Rae Robinson

Pigeon Forge, TN, United States

Savannah resides in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Apart from her love of rescuing cats...
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Sagar Roy

Bhubaneswar, India

I am Sagar Roy — from Bhubaneswar, India! I liked music and musical instruments since my childhood, but...
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Sayali Tank

Pune, India

  Sayali Tank is a leading content creator in India who teaches the ukulele through her YouTube channel....
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Tamás Gáll

(Ukulele Hungary)

Budapest, Hungary

My name is Tamás Gáll, I'm from Budapest, Hungary! I've been playing ukulele since 2010, and I play...
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Taalpatar Shepai

Kolkata, India

Formed in Kolkata, Taalpatar Shepai is the creative partnership of musicians Pritam Das and Suman Ghosh. The duo...
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The Atomic Sharks

Fort Wayne, IN, United States

  In 2014, Kris Hensler turned to longtime friend and former bandmate, Kenny Taylor, as his foil for...
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Tommy "Rocks" Anderson

Jerome, AZ, United States

Tommy "Rocks" Anderson is a passionate advocate for the ukulele and a true triple threat on the instrument...
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Zoe Herishen

Wood-Ridge, NJ, United States

Zoe Herishen is an award-winning youth athlete and long time member of the extended Kala family, based in...
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Vincenzo Gioia

(Ukulele Lovers)

Berlin, Germany

Vincenzo is a ukulele teacher and musician based in Berlin. His mission is to teach and inspire players...
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Salva Rey

(Alex Borstein and The Amstergang, The Pinker Tones, Navet)

Barcelona, Spain

Besides his activity as a songwriter, arranger and singer in The Pinker Tones and Navet, Salva has developed...
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Tom Hood

(The Tropical Sons)

Tampa Bay, FL, United States

Tom Hood is a performing artist and songwriter with over 30 recording projects in his career. He plays...
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Kirk Jones

(Orangutan Or Lion)

Huntsville, AL, United States

Kirk Jones is a semi-professional “FUNsician” who teaches and performs in and around the Huntsville, Alabama area as...
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Mary Anderson

(My Music Starts Here)

VA, United States

After receiving her master’s degree in music education from Boston University, Mary Anderson started teaching PreK-5 classroom music....
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Tara Scheyer

Augusta, GA, United States

Tara Scheyer is a music educator in Augusta, GA, where she runs a private music studio and is...
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Ray Cygrymus

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Ray has taught elementary school music for over thirty years, most recently specializing in ukulele instruction in the...
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