Paul Jonson - 2018
Paul was hoping for a guitar for his 8th birthday but got a ukulele instead, and when his father saw how disappointed he was, he promised to get him a guitar as soon as he could
play his uke well enough – a week later Paul won the school music competition playing his uke; word spread quickly, and that night his Dad brought him a guitar. 59 years later Paul shares his personal passion for music with many, and focuses on teaching
intermediate and advanced ukulele players; folk blues, boogie and ragtime. Paul has only been playing ukulele seriously for 5 years but has already delivered hundreds of workshops and performances, and is now on a path to present fun ukulele experiences using
the many unique ukuleles he has built and set up. His new book on, “muscle memory magic for ukulele” will be out this year and contains many special learning tools and techniques to play ukulele without the cumbersum task of any music theory.
Paul plays several instruments, and he says that one of the best parts of that experience was leading the youth camp fireside sing-a-long in a Northern Canadian kids camp-out at -35C, try keeping your instrument tuned in those conditions...
is the Managing Director of Sing’n Uke Ltd for his performances and tutoring. His mission is to inspire personal development on a ukulele while making it so enjoyable participants ultimately grow their abilities and natural pizzazz. He has been a member
of the Devonport Folk Music club since 1971 and has run the Hibiscus Coast Folk Music Club in his own region since 2012.
He attributes a great deal of his wonderful friendships and his own personal balance and unique style and energy to his indulgence
“We don’t stop playing because we get older, we get older because we stop playing.”