Welcome to my website and blog!

Singer, ukulele and piano player, teacher, songwriter, entertainer and recording artist. What fun!

Zoom classes & lessons!

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Learn ukulele skills and techniques and have fun!

Zoom classes for beginners and intermediates—open to the public!

2 new video tutorials!!!

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Chord transitions and embellishments

Cali helps you add some new skills to your ukulele playing.

Cali Rose… in the Movies!

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Never Too Old

Never Too Old is an inspirational new documentary about the power of music to enrich life for older audiences and it explores the paths that led professional musicians (including me!) to perform for these audiences. And love it!!!


Video Tutorials

Check out my video tutorials!

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Cali’s Virtual Tip Jar

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Cali Rose and The CC Strummers perform at the 2018 Los Angeles Uke Festival.

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Upcoming CC Strummers Classes

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, The CC Strummers’ Monday and Thursday classes
are now online, via Zoom.

If you are not a member of The CC Strummers and would like to join us online, please email me for the login information.

When the crisis subsides, we’ll meet again!

Monday’s Beginners class meets 3:30-4:30pm and Thursday’s Intermediate/Beginners meets 10-11am in The Veterans Memorial Building, located at 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City. (S.W. corner of Overland and Culver). Parking is free in designated lots. Both Monday and Thursday classes meet in The Multipurpose Room through June 2020.  (If there are last minute room changes, we may be in The Rotunda, The Garden Room, Iksan/Yanji or The Auditorium).

Upcoming CC Strummers Shows

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, these scheduled shows are on hold
  • Tuesday, Sep 1, 2020 — OPICA Adult Day Care Center in West Los Angeles
  • Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 — The Socialites’ Luau at The Culver City Senior Center
  • Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 — OPICA Adult Day Care Center in West Los Angeles

Cali’s Upcoming Workshops

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all classes at Boulevard Music are cancelled until further notice. I will keep you in the loop!

My intermediate level OnGoing Ukulele Workshop & Jam is now online via Zoom and supported entirely by donations.  Saturday, 10:30am to noon.  When it is safe to gather again–inside–we will reunite at Boulevard Music in Culver City, CA. 

Call (310) 398-2583 or email Cali for more information and updates.

My latest blog posts



Have you seen the toilet paper jokes on Facebook? How about the ones with hoarders and emotional support dogs? What feels like a hundred lifetimes ago I worked the 11pm to 7am graveyard shift at a local emergency room as the “admitting clerk.” Like it or not, I was... Read More



The World Health Organization has just declared that we are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. That’s way too big a concept for me to wrap my brain around and I can feel the tentacles of denial slip-sliding across the wavy stuff in my mind. Then today, it... Read More