Kind Words and Reviews about Cali’s Teaching, Music, Zoom Classes and Blog

read reviews and testimonials from friends who have enjoyed:

Cali’s Zoom Classes

Cali’s “Smile Smile Smile” CD

Cali’s “Are You Having Any Fun” CD

Cali’s Teaching/Workshops

General Compliments

 

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“Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Cali Rose, has produced a delightful and eclectic brew of fun, playfulness, intelligence and wit. Her piano and guitar playing is also excellent and she is joined by many talented musicians on this CD. She may be goofy, but she sure is good!”

— Picklehead Music

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“A most sincere thank you for the SMILES, your CD makes me happy, great production, you sound fantastic and the songs are a kick – “true classic Cali Rose !!!” with her uka uka uka uka LELE.”

— Kevin F.

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Thanks for one of the few “bright spots” I look forward to every week!!  Plus, I’m saving gas, wear and tear on my car and getting more sleep.

—L.

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I enjoyed the part of class that I was able to attend today. I found your overview about melody, rhythm, and harmony clarifying.  I know there’s a good chance I’ve heard you say it before, but somehow today I took it in, so thank you.

—S.K., Ukulele Kids Club Participant

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You are our Den Mother!

I’ve never met a teacher, coach, mentor or guide who took such pride in her charges, befriended all and supported all with that brilliant smile, sense of humor and empathy. Your spirit is the drive behind the success of CCS, Cali.

We play our hearts out for you.

Love, Toni 2/2017

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Thank you Cali for all your terrific teaching and your beautiful heart. I can’t wait to be in person again. I have to say you are doing a great job with zoom.

—E.

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Cali Rose shows her versatility with this CD. She strums, picks, and sings her way into your heart with a combination of fun little ditties, love songs, and a few classics. I love “True Love,” “Beautiful, Beautiful Hanalei,” and “Soup Du Jour.” Those three songs were just wonderful. Kudos to Jim Beloff and Herb Ohta for “Soup Du Jour.” That was the highlight of the album. I do want to acknowledge Cali Rose’s “Home Is Where I Set My Tushie Down.” It is a tune with cute lyrics and a meaning that is inspirational. This CD was a very nice mix of tunes and styles. If you like upbeat, positive, happy songs, this CD is for you. Read the entire review (in PDF) from Ukulele Player Magazine, Issue 7, August 2009

— Ukulele Player, Aug 2009

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Your album is terrific!  Indeed, it IS AMAZING what 4 strings will do !  Especially in your hands! Your energy and talent just blasts out of the speakers. Yes, you INDEED “got rhythm.”  The album very definitely celebrates the simple things-  like Smiling- like grabbing a little sunshine- like JUST WAKING UP !!!  How important is the message in THAT tune?  I listened to the whole thing with a smile on my face. Your performances as musician, singer and songwriter were captured expertly in this “live-sounding” CD.  You should be very proud of this album and I wish you the best –  it’s great !

— Alan A.

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You had a huge part in it, my friend/mentor. You nurtured/awakened my musical side, and now I’m in 3 (three!) choirs, taking voice lessons (who knew a relaxed jaw gives you resonance?) and all those uke jams, performing (for money!), sounding better than I have in my whole life, and it just keeps getting better!!! “Thank you” feels inadequate, but I mean it with all my heart.

—T.O.

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Thx for lessons and sharing your talent.

–C.

Thanks for keeping all of us seniors busy singing, playing the ukulele, and having a good time. Always looking forward to your classes. Thanks!

Love, Tom

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…I really enjoyed the Beginning Ukulele class. You are such an amazing teacher! I so appreciated your talent, teaching style and patience. I also really liked the information filled notebooks and summary emails you sent after every class. You have inspired me to pick up my ukulele every day and play.

Thank you for all you do Cali. Your authenticity and ability to connect with so many is heartwarming and wonderful.

—Marlou 12/16

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“Hi young lady – I wear a size 10 shoe, and I have forever – big feet give us a good foundation and able to deal with life with all its good and bad surprises.”

— Janet F.

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Just want to let you know you are an inspirational ukulele teacher!  I love your teaching ways.  They are so entertaining and enjoyable.  I am learning much and feel the improvement in my playing thanks to you.

—C.L.

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“…the consistency I’ve heard in the songs are in the ‘spirit’ you successfully impart to your music.  Music is rightfully comprised of several facets much beyond notes, chords and arrangements and I especially enjoy how I feel when I listen to your music.” [Kimo Hussey]

— Ukulele master Kimo Hussey

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