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Club Profile: Ukulele Club unites students through their love of music

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Yu Zhu
Students learn how to play their favorite songs on the ukulele during a club meeting.

The Ukulele Club is a community for music lovers. Though not all members played the ukulele when they first joined, the club members’ shared interest in music helped create a space for various music enjoyers.

Joining the Ukulele club requires no prior knowledge of music. During the club meetings, music sheets are simplified to make the songs easy to learn, remember, and play.

“Usually on the first day, when we’re about to learn a new song, we get little music sheets. It’s not like normal music sheets because it [has] letters above the notes,” said Member Pavi Ashwini Vittala (‘27).  

The club primarily focuses on learning pop songs. Their most recent repertoire contains many songs by Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. By picking popular songs, members become more motivated to learn the song and while doing so, become more proficient at the ukulele. 

“We learned ‘Lovestory,’ which is my favorite song,” said Member Shreya Kshyap (‘26).

In addition to all the in-school activities, the club also holds workshops outside of school. These meetings help people not enrolled at Amador Valley High School learn to play the ukulele. 

“We have another ukulele club, the Aloha Ukulele Group. We go to the park and have a free class for anyone of all ages interested,” said Officer Tanaya Joshi (‘24).

Part of the fun is collaborating with other local ukulele clubs such as the Tri-Valley Ukulele Club and the Pleasanton Ukulele Club. Ukulele Club members can start new friendships with the people they meet. They can bond over the shared passion for the ukulele and music in general. 

“We partner with the Pleasanton Ukulele Club to learn songs. They are another club that meets bi-weekly,” said Joshi.

The Ukulele Club welcomes everyone. It’s not limited to just those who know the ukulele.

“There’s a lot of diversity in our club. Some students play other instruments, some write songs, and some people have no background in music. But, we all share the love of music. That bond is probably one of my favorite things,” said Joshi.

 

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