Kind words and reviews about Cali’s teaching, music, Zoom classes and her blog stories.

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Cali’s Zoom Classes

Cali’s Teaching/Workshops

Cali’s “Smile Smile Smile” CD

Cali’s “Are You Having Any Fun” CD

General Compliments

“Singing is like taking your voice on a joy ride to lift the blood and tears of life. Without music, I couldn’t bear the stress.” —Winston Churchill. Cali, thanks for bringing music to our lives. (more…)


Thanks Cali for the joy you put in the universe.


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Cali, I enjoyed your class Wednesday for the children’s uke group. One eye-opener for me:  I’d wondered how to remember embellishments, and you mentioned printing empty uke grids!! Brilliant, and just what I needed. Thanks so much for all your amazing efforts and expertise!

—D., Ukulele Kids Club Participant

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Your song “Something Wonderful Happened Today” was SO GOOD. Seriously, I was stunned at how terrific you are on ukulele. After I watched and listened to you, I told my wife that you’re an amazing ukulele musician. Thank you so much for sharing that with us. Cheers.

—B., Ukulele Kids Club Academy Workshop

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Cali, you are the best!! A woman after my own heart! Responsible, kind, patient, and conscientious! You are the reason I am able to stick to this challenge! Update: I have been tuning up everyday and now it’s a cinch to get to the green…


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Thank you!  I have just added the Thursday class to my life and fingerpicking.  What a transition you and the uke have brought to my life.  Life with the ukulele is so much richer.


Thank you! Your extra advice during the class helps enormously, as does your encouragement.

— RK

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I LOVE your Monday and Thursday sessions and have learned so much from you…if anything, I get so inspired to play with that amazing smile of yours and the positive energy you give off every second of every minute!! Thanks again.


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“Your classes are a joy and I’m so thankful for Zoom so I can “attend.”


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You really have created an amazing community/ohana with your excellent personality and teaching abilities, my Dear. So many of us have remained connected during this dreadful pandemic because of YOU! Thank you. 

— E.


The routine of my life during this pandemic has been so enriched by taking your classes. My mental, physical, emotional and spiritual are healthier, I’m sure.



How wonderful it is to celebrate you and all the pleasure you bring to us with your voice, our music, your smile and your great big heart.

—L & B

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Even though I am just a beginner, I am hooked!  You are a fabulous teacher!  I love the way you give us options and challenge us to try new strum patterns. Also, the alternate fingering for chords is very helpful.  Love, love, love your class.

— P.