Originally from Hawaii, the ukulele has been used in country music since the early twentieth century. Artists from the “Singing Brakeman,” Jimmie Rodgers, to Taylor Swift have performed with this small, guitar-like instrument. Learn more about the ukulele, including chords and some iconic holiday songs, in this hands-on workshop taught by Anna Uptain. Uptain is a music educator and multi-instrumentalist with extensive knowledge of Appalachian music and mountain instruments. Ukuleles provided or bring your own.
This activity takes place in the Museum's Taylor Swift Education Center and is designed for guests ages 7 and up.
Admission is included with Museum ticket* or Museum membership.
* Tennessee children ages 18 and under from Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties receive free museum admission as part of Community Counts: Museum Admission Program for Locals. Up to two accompanying adults receive 25 percent off admission. Proof of residency required. For more information, please visit Community Counts or inquire at the Museum Box Office.