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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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Read press coverage of the film screening

Video Tutorials

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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

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 Iksan/Yanji Room through August 22, 2019.

Upcoming CC Strummers Shows

  • Fiesta la Ballona, Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • Culver City Woman’s Club, Sep 9, 2019
  • OPICA, Tues, Sep 17, 2019
  • Socialites Luau, Sat, Sep 21, 2019
  • UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, (Oct 1, 2019)
  • Rotary Plaza, Wed, Oct 16, 2019
  • OPICA, Tues, Nov 19, 2019
  • Holiday Show at The Culver City Senior Center, Tues, December 17, 2019  1-2:00pm

My latest blog posts

GRATEFUL

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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

NEVER TOO OLD

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I’m at Trader Joe’s doing my “food gathering” thing and rolling the cart past the display of ready-made yummies because…well…I am good at reheating and turning on the microwave. Another shopper, a Gen Xer kind of gal, is leaning into the stacks of meatloaf and chicken wraps when her... Read More