Holly Rudin Braschi
Aloha! I teach ukulele, guitar and piano online, in my Honolulu studio, and at Kailua Music School in Kailua, Oahu. I hold a Masters Degree in Music from Manhattan School of Music in NYC and a Bachelors in Music and Languages from Vassar College. I am also author of Holly's Ukulele Method www.hollyukulele.com which is selling internationally via Amazon.com
Many students study two instruments with me...piano/ukulele, piano/guitar.
On all instruments, I teach:
Music notation reading
Right hand fingerstyle, uke and guitar
Strumming, uke and guitar
Flat picking, guitar
TAB reading, uke and guitar
Record keeping. All of my students have weekly assignment sheets that require them to track their practicing and thus help them track their progress and achievement.
Recitals twice yearly May and December
Here is some information about me, my students and my book, Holly’s Ukulele MethodTM. My ukulele book will give you an idea about the quality of music education you or your child will have studying any instrument with me.
My web site: www.hollyukukulele.com
My bio: http://www.hollyukulele.com/music-instructor-and-author/
Student testimonials: www.hollyukulele.com/testimonials/
Ukulele Magazine Review of Holly’s Ukulele Method: http://www.hollyukulele.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/string.pdf
Look Inside HUM: http://www.hollyukulele.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/HUM_EBook_LookInside-2-01-16.pdf
Able to read music
Photos and videos
Frequently asked questions
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
A veteran music instructor, Holly is the author of Holly’s Ukulele Method™. Known for the enthusiasm, sense of humor and positive energy that she brings to her teaching, Holly has taken the mystery out of reading music for hundreds of students that she has taught privately and through group lessons at Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma School of Music, her home studio and, master classes at venues like the Lark in the Morning Music Camp in Mendocino, CA.
Music Education: She holds a B.A. in musicology and languages from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York and a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.
Holly’s photo by Hugh O’Connor
Holly began her music studies with guitar at age seven and voice at age thirteen. Early in her career, Holly received scholarships for three consecutive years at the Tanglewood Festival of the Arts in Lenox, MA where she studied with celebrated soprano Phyllis Curtin and sang in the Tanglewood Festival Chorus under the baton of Seigi Ozawa, Michael Tilson Thomas, Leonard Bernstein, and many other renowned conductors. Other scholarships include study with Tito Gobbi (a contemporary of Maria Callas) in Florence, Italy, and apprenticeships at the Colorado Opera Festival, in Colorado Springs, CO and the Banff Festival of the Arts in Banff, Canada. She also holds a German certification from Middlebury College in Vermont and speaks Italian, French, as well as basic Norwegian and Greek.
Holly resides in Honolulu, Hawai’i where she offers private and group ukulele, guitar and piano lessons at her studio and via Skype.