In times like these, when so much is uncertain, we understand how important it is to make music and to stay connected to community. Thats why Ukulele is here for you and why were working as hard as ever to to give you the information, instruction, and inspiration you expect from us.
Heres how we plan to support you during these unprecedented times:
- Well publish new issues of the magazine that bring the world of ukulele to you even while youre practicing safe social distancing. (We’re putting the final touches on the Summer issue look for it in your mailbox next month and your inbox at 4 pm PST Friday, April 3rd.)
- Well post ukulele lessons that highlight how fun and easy it is to make music of your own, wherever you are. And well share gear demos and music performances that will keep you inspired and entertained, no matter how long youre on lockdown.
- Well keep you updated on events you can attend virtually with our livestream calendar. (And, if you’re planning on hosting one of your own, please let us know!)
And, if you are able, heres how you can support us:
- Subscribe to Ukulele magazine. An costs just $24 (youll receive both print and digital editions). If you subscribe already, consider a for a friend.
- Buy yourself a gift certificate to our store while shelter-in-place guidelines here in California mean we can’t pack and ship orders from our office now, we’ve got plenty of great books, gear, and other goodies on our shelves that you can order in the future.
- Use this affiliate link if you do your online shopping with Amazon and well receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) because we sent you.
We also know that so many of the freelance musicians and educators who are vital to our community are feeling the loss of gigs and other in-person events. If youre able to give to them, here are a few ways to do it:
- The Artist Relief Tree is a relief fund for artists affected by cancellations due to COVID-19.
- The Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund was set up on short notice to provide direct financial assistance to musicians who have lost work as a result of Corona-related event cancellations.
- The Musicians Foundation provides emergency grants to performers, educators, and composers who have been left with no work and no safety net.
If you have more resources to share, suggestions, feedback, or just want to say hello, please leave a comment below or write to us at UkuleleService@stringletter.com. We’re looking forward to connecting now and in the months to come. Stay safe out there!