Thursday in the Big Top – 12 Midday
Jump start your ukulele playing
Saturday in the Dining Room – 12 Midday
Advanced uke playing made easy
Both workshops suit all standards of playing
John learned the ukulele from his father as a child; he then started playing banjo in 1969 changing to acoustic guitar in 1970.
In 1974 he opened The North Shore Piano and Music Centre in Crows Nest (Sydney) where he learned the finer points of repairing/tuning pianos & repairing stringed instruments.
The North Shore Piano and Music Centre also had a large music school where John taught Guitar and Banjo.
He sold the business in 1980 & moved to Cairns in North Queensland where he continued to deal in pianos, guitars and banjos.
As a solo performer John loves to play ragtime jazz, blues & country although he is competent in many other styles of music. He now prefers to teach to give audiences the “gift of music”.
He has performed in many bands from Folk, Dixieland Jazz and Country to Rock.
In Oct 2015 John returned to his home in Brisbane after spending 4 years travelling around Australia with wife Kate in their Winnebago Motorhome, playing music and collecting interesting stringed instruments.
Now working from his home in Springwood in Brisbane, John continues to collect, build and repair guitars, banjos & ukes etc.
As of Jan 2018 John is running a series of UKULELE GURU (ukulele teacher) workshops around the country to raise money for several charities.