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

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Smile Smile Smile CD

Are You Having Any Fun CD

Cali’s Teaching and Workshops

General/Performances

 

I’m thoroughly enjoying these classes! Thank you for all the time you put into these workshops, classes, gig’s (latest flash mob was the best!), music arrangements and everything else you do for us.

—Susan C. 5/16

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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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“I am feeling so good – listening to your CD. it is really wonderful. you have such a gift in knowing how to say/sing uplifting words/messages. the ode to joy is the perfect ending too. Thank you!!”

— Anne G.

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You make your students happy they’re in your classes. You are an inspirational teacher. I often describe you as challenging us and balancing the challenges with praise for strums well done. A good formula!

— Wena 1/2018

Cali Rose … Your piano playing is sumptuous! You’re such a dynamic and lovely performer! Thanks for sharing.

—Kate M.

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“Excellent playing and also very professional recording.  Great job.  I hope the recording and your career go well.” [Ko’olau Ukulele Company]

— John Kitakis

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“It’s delightful and very much a reflection of who you are.”

— Jim Beloff

“Sunny new release from Southern California-based Cali Rose. This time around fully 12 of the 13 tracks are by Ms. Rose with the only non-original (a nifty uke instrumental of Ode To Joy) by Mr. Beethoven. Lots of upbeat songs here like the opener “This Morning Something Wonderful Happened To Me (I Woke Up)” as well as fun songs about “Big Feet”, “My First Car” and even “It’s Easy To Play The Ukulele.” Smilex3 is a great sounding disk featuring Calis fine uke chops and her warm vocals joined by other studio pros on bass, drums, vibes, steel guitar and clarinet. Cali’s Ukulele Ohana group also sings with her on a couple of the tracks! A perfect summer disk!” 

— Jim Beloff - Flea Market Music

Thank you for all your work and compassion for your students, who range from those with the price tags still on their instruments (metaphor stolen from a bluegrasser) to professionals. As for me, you took a woman with a desire to learn from playing to performing. Because of you, I was able to share so much with the ukulele and bluegrass folks!

I can never thank you enough. Keep on keeping on, Cali. You make a difference.

— Bluegrasser T

Thank you so much Cali for bringing the uke into my life – much better than Prozac. I wanted you to know I bought a Toys R Us uke for my 3 year old granddaughter. I’m hooked and practice every day. If Congress could take ukulele lessons from you, we could all get along! Thanks Cali, for your music and sharing the uke with us.

— Anita J.

Just wanted to tell you that you do really great work! With respect and admiration…

—Sue 7/17

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Loved the documentary, and You, Miss lovely singer, player, entertainer! I hope it inspires others to sing for those who think they’re forgotten. You’ve woken my inner musician, inspired my progress and are responsible for a lotta lonely folks letting music into their hearts and lives.

—T.O.

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“Hey Cali! Absolutely fabulous set… it was an honor to share a stage with you. I swear I’ve listened to your comedy disc a million times. I was singing along to “PMS Kind Of Day”. I hope to play with you again soon =)”

— Mike Cisneros (at Kahnapalooza 7/2010)

Thank you very much for making the trek to our oasis group yesterday…. i was very enthusiastic about you both being there and playing for us all…. so talented… and inspirational you both are with your own unique individual styles… and i loved that you remembered me from your visit to carlsbad earlier this year… I love my two new cd’s. Your extreme kindness on giving me a third cd, well that was such a surprise and so much appreciated… thank you very much. listening to such talent will definitely inspire me….

— Kim

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Lookin’ for some smiles in your day? Cali Rose’s new album Smile, Smile, Smile lives up to its name. All original tunes backed by mad uke skills… this is the kind of music that’ll turn your day around, guaranteed. If you have an appetite for tunes with a sense of humor, Cali is yer “go to” gal.

— Anonymous Fan

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