Ukulele Workshop

Fri, 8 July 2022

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Eduardo & Akitoshi's Ukulele workshop

​ On Zoom 

Yesterday once more EnsembleEduardo
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Online ukulele workshop and exchange between Japan and North America! Learn along with our ukulele friends on the other side of the globe!


Friday, July 8, 2022


6:00pm - 6:50pm

Akitoshi’s Workshop

7:00pm - 7:50pm

Eduardo’s Workshop

8:00pm - 8:45pm


​※ on Zoom

Akitoshi Suzuki
Solo Ukulele
 “Akatonbo”was composed by Kosaku Yamada in 1927, with lyrics from a 1921 poem by Rofu Miki. The lyrics are full of nostalgia, looking at a red dragonfly at dusk and reminding us of the old days.It is the most famous and beloved song as a nursery rhyme in Japan .Akitoshi arranges it into a solo ukulele.

Eduardo Garcia
Yesterday Once More
​“Yesterday Once More” was a hit song by the Carpenters from their 1973 album 'Now & Then'. Eduardo has arranged it into a 3-part ukulele ensemble + Bass. He also gives you two singing versions (A simple and an enhanced version), and finally, a solo ukulele arrangement!


​Ryoko Kino


  • Akitoshi's Workshop

    CA$16.93incl. CA$1.93 Fee

    Sales end on Jul 8, 2022

    Join for Akitoshi's workshop only. 6 - 6:50 P.M.

  • Eduardo's Workshop

    CA$16.93incl. CA$1.93 Fee

    Sales end on Jul 8, 2022

    Join for Eduardo's workshop only. 7 - 7:50 P.M.

  • Mini-concert/Exchange

    CA$11.62incl. CA$1.62 Fee

    Sales end on Jul 8, 2022

    Join the concert and interact with the other participants.

  • Full event

    CA$27.54incl. CA$2.54 Fee

    Sales end on Jul 8, 2022

    Join both workshops + Concert



Eduardo Garcia

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Eduardo is a multi-instrumentalist originally from Mexico that lives Vancouver since 2017. On his journey, he studied and played music in a large variety of environments, worlds, and languages. Being both classically and traditionally trained, he soon got active in a wide diversity of music projects in Mexico, teaching, performing and writing music. Eduardo played several different traditional string instruments with ‘Amate’, a traditional mariachi based in Guadalajara, that performs regularly inside and outside of Mexico. Parallel to that, he played the cello on the ‘Victor Manuel Medeles’ chamber orchestra, of which he was also the arranger/composer of almost all of their repertoire, and the repertoire of other choirs and ensembles in Mexico. During 2017, he collaborated on the book ‘Tsenten Ajab’, a book of studies and arrangements of both traditional and modern music for the Jarana Huasteca, a traditional folk instrument from Mexico’s Huasteco region that was published in 2018.

He was the founder/director of the Academia de Ukuleles de la Ribera (Lakeside Ukulele Academy), a self-financed music school that provided instruments and free music lessons to all children in his community.

In September 2017, he became a teacher at Ruby’s Ukes, based in Vancouver, B.C., and started conducting/arranging music for the Ruby’s Ukulele Orchestra in 2019. He has participated in the Vancouver Ukulele Festival in 2018 and 2019, the Ajijic Ukulele Retreat (Mexico) in 2017 and 2019, Coquitlam Ukulele mini-festival (Canada) in 2019, Beyond Trad (Canada) music camp in 2018 and 2019, and the 14th Annual Seoul International Ukulele Festival (South Korea) in 2019.

Akitoshi Suzuki

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Akitoshi Suzuki was born in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan. He started playing the piano at the age of 3 and then started ukulele afterwards. He plays at various events and workshops all over the country. In 2013, he was selected as a performer for the "Fureai Concert" sponsored by Takamine Co,Ltd. which is one of the renowned manufacturers of musical instruments. In addition, he also performs overseas. He performed as a guest player at the International Ukulele Festival held in South Korea and Taiwan. His performance was on TV in 2016 and in 2017 with Japanese idol group AKB48 in one of the most famous TV programs that involves various charity activities. He’s career as a ukulele player involves co-starring with Hawaiian ukulele player Herb Ohta, Jr. and accompaniment of a Japanese singer Isao Sasaki. On top of solo activities, he is energetically active in support of singers, recording of songs used for radio and television, and music production and arrangement of BGM for audiobooks. It is said that the ukulele tone he plays is like that of music boxes. Therefore, his CD is often used as background music for wedding ceremonies, solo exhibitions, and shopping centers.

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