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

New video tutorial posted!

Cali Rose wears a hat and sits on her couch with her ukulele

How to Play Fast on the Ukulele

Using her song This Morning Something Wonderful Happened to Me (I Woke Up) as a template, Cali shows you lots of cool ways to strum and pick fast on your ukulele.

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I’m 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!!!

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

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Cali’s Upcoming Workshops

  • My next 4-week OnGoing Ukulele Workshop & Jam starts Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10:30am-12pm at Boulevard Music in Culver City, CA. Call (310) 398-2583 to enroll. $70.
  • The 4-week OnGoing Ukulele Workshop & Jam will begin anew Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10:30am-12pm at Boulevard Music in Culver City, CA. Call (310) 398-2583 to enroll. $80.
  • My next Ukulele For Beginners Workshop will start early next year. TBA  For more info call (310) 398-2583 or email Cali.
  • Players in our OnGoing Ukulele Workshop & Jam will perform a short set at the free Boulevard Music Holiday Show, Sunday December 15 at 7:00pm.  There are lots of talented artists on the evening’s roster so please join us.  It’s free and fabulous!

Upcoming CC Strummers Classes

  • 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.

Upcoming CC Strummers Shows

  • UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, Wed, Dec 11, 2019
  • Holiday Show at The Culver City Senior Center, Tues, December 17, 2019  1-2:00pm

My latest blog posts



It’s Sunday afternoon. Open House day in Culver City, California. Normally I drive right past those For Sale signs sprouting on street corners. I’m too busy coming or going or thinking about food or traffic or listening to the latest podcast of Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me. But not... Read More



I land on the steps of The Superior Court Building one June morning in buoyant, conflicted downtown Los Angeles and queue up with the rest of the prospective jurors to squeeze through security and “go right” into the big gray-feeling jury pool room. Can you tell I’m jittery? Actually... Read More