Cynthia Lin

is creating music, ukulele lessons, and a positive online uke community

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  • EXCLUSIVE LESSON ARCHIVE: All Patrons get access to dozens of Patreon-only hour-long Live Lesson recordings. (To participate in live lessons, upgrade to $5+)
  • Patron-only Community Groups: Get love and support from the nicest uke folks from all over the world. 
  • Early access to merch, tickets, and more: Cynthiaʻs merch and events often sell out.  Get first dibs.  Plus get updates on new videos, new chord charts, and new music. 
$5+ PATRON LIVE LESSON
$5
per month
Patrons at the level receive:
  • MONTHLY PATRON LIVE LESSON / LIVE CHAT: The Live Lessons have become our monthly Patron online hangout - the Patrons can live chat with me and with each other, and I teach an all-levels arrangement of a new song.  Along with strumming and chording techniques, I often share a little theory behind the arrangement or the songwriting.  
  • All Live events are recorded and can be watched later at your convenience.
  • The Live Lesson will typically happen on the 2nd or 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:30pm Pacific Time, depending on my travel schedule.  

Join our community and get:
  • EXCLUSIVE LESSON ARCHIVE: All Patrons get access to dozens of Patreon-only hour-long Live Lesson recordings and their corresponding chord charts.
  • Patron-only Community Groups: Get love and support from the nicest uke folks from all over the world.
  • Early access to merch, tickets, and more: Cynthiaʻs merch and events often sell out. Get first dibs. Plus get updates on new videos, new chord charts, and new music. 
$10+ BEGINNER LIVE JAM + SONGBOOK
$10
per month
Patrons at this level receive:
  • MONTHLY BEGINNER-FOCUSED LIVE JAM / LIVE CHAT:  Each month I teach a Beginner-friendly session at a nice slow pace for newbies!  Weʻll focus on beginner level skills like chord transitions and strumming, and we'll jam on songs from the Ukulele 101 Songbook and the Beginner Live Jam Songbook.    
  • All Live events are recorded and can be watched later at your convenience.
  • The Beginner Live Jam will typically happen on the 1st or 2nd Thursday of the month at 5:30pm Pacific Time. 
  • BEGINNER LIVE JAM ARCHIVE: Youʻll get access to dozens of Patreon-only hour-long Beginner Live Jam recordings. 
  • You'll get immediate access to download my Ukulele 101 Songbook which has my first 6 lessons from YouTube, and the new Beginner Live Jam Songbook with 31 beginner-friendly songs.
You also receive:
  • MONTHLY PATRON LIVE LESSON / LIVE CHAT

Join our community and get:
  • EXCLUSIVE LESSON ARCHIVE: All Patrons get access to dozens of Patreon-only hour-long Live Lesson recordings and their corresponding chord charts. 
  • Patron-only Community Groups: Get love and support from the nicest uke folks from all over the world. 
  • Early access to merch, tickets, and more: Cynthiaʻs merch and events often sell out.  Get first dibs.  Plus get updates on new videos, new chord charts, and new music. 

4,680

patrons

About


MY MISSION
:

I share ukulele tutorials and arrangements for free on YouTube because I believe that
  1. everyone has the ability to create and make music
  2. through teaching ukulele, i can help more people access their creative abilities
  3. the joy and creative empowerment of making music can change the world for the better 

THE BACKSTORY:

Aloha uke friends!

My romance with the ukulele began about 4 years ago. After 6 years of touring and traveling with my beloved Taylor guitar, I was tired of constantly worrying about grumpy flight attendants and passengers who might inadvertently cram their luggage on top of my instrument. The size of the uke attracted me; the cultural phenomenon that the Uke has become won me over.

While learning to dance hula in Chicago (of all places), I began singing with my kumu (teacher) and fell in love with Hawaiian music, those lush irresistible harmonies and the heart-and-soul storytelling approach. When I left Chicago, my kumu gifted me an ukulele. It would be a few more years until I would play ukulele regularly.

Now I play uke everyday. I teach ukulele classes 3 times a week, perform jazz ukulele gigs a couple times a month, and have written several songs on the uke. My ukulele video tutorials have become more and more popular (thank you!), and I love sharing the joy that comes from simply strumming, singing, and playing the uke. I believe anyone can learn to play and enjoy making music on this instrument, and there is nothing more magical than making music.

My growth on the uke has everything to do with my sharing the instrument. I'm taking on the #100DaysofUkuleleSongs project to push myself to share more, and I've created this Patreon page to give the uke fans and fellow players out there a way to support my teaching and playing. I love the craft of creating special uke arrangements for my favorite songs. With your support, I'll be able to focus more energy on creating arrangements and producing videos and tutorials.

I've posted free ukulele tutorials because I believe my teaching style can help people grasp the basics of ukulele faster (and thereby spread the joy of ukulele faster!). You may have found me because your romance with the Uke has just begun - I encourage you to share that joy with others. If you'd like to support my teaching and playing, I welcome it, but I intend to continue posting and sharing regardless because it's the best way I can bring more music to the world.

I'll be posting a new video everyday for 100 days, and we'll see what happens beyond. Please keep watching, strumming along, and spreading the word. Follow your passion, and go play uke!
Goals
1000 - reached! patrons
ALL-REQUEST CONCERT for Patrons-only!  
When we hit 1000 Patrons, we'll have an online concert for Patrons only, and I'll let the Patrons pick the songs. :)
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 368 exclusive posts
1
Audio release
77
Images
4
Links
1
Livestream
37
Polls
30
Writings
241
Videos

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