Toca Ukulele

is creating Ukulele videos

1

patron

$4

per month

Toca Ukulele is the biggest ukulele project in Latin America. It was created in 2015 by João Tostes, in Portuguese language. In 2017, he started also the Toca Ukulele Global, the same idea but in English language.
João Tostes is an artist that plays instrumental music and the ukulele is his instrument. He's always playing and doing ukulele workshops in Brazil and all around the world.

This is a project with several aspects, in which the interactivity with the public is one of the great differentials.

Focused on teaching and disseminating ukulele in Brazilian lands, and now all over the world in English, the project is almost 3 years old and is maintained by only one person, João Tostes, who currently decided to dedicate himself exclusively to ukulele, abandoning a 20 year IT career, closing his company.

The project has many monthly costs. To keep everything working (it will not stop working but needs new content frequently), Toca Ukulele needs your help!

The Youtube channel more than 200 videos in the Portuguese version, now growing in the English version. There is a lot of quality information, elaborated with much caprice and research, to bring the best of the ukulele world. Much material is unheard of in the world and today it is copied both in Brazil and channels around the world. Your support will allow total breath for the continuity of this work.

João Tostes is a Brazilian musician, graduated in acoustic guitar by Bituca - University of Music with the masters Gilvan de Oliveira, Ian Guest, Felipe Moreira and Ponto de Partida. Although his first contact with the acoustic and the electric guitar was more than 20 years ago, Tostes met the ukulele in 2010 and, after some jobs with the instrument, decided to create the Toca Ukulele project at the end of 2015.

Since then, he'd national and international recognition, which includes, among others, some important achievements for the instrument and for the Brazilian ukulele community:

  • First Brazilian to play the ukulele as main instrument and instrumental in national television network (Canal Futura, March 2017)
  • First Brazilian to play in an international ukulele festival (Czech Republic, July 2017). He has also taken Brazilian music to Canada, Italy and South Korea
  • He played alongside idols from the ukulele world, such as Aldrine Guerrero, Ken Middleton, UkuleleZaZa (Remco Houtman-Janssen), Ukulollo (Lorenzo Vignando), James Hill, Vinícius Vivas, Charlotte Silvana, Paul Moore, Tim Smithies, Jake Smithies, Peter Pashoukos, Changsoo Kim (김창수), Rio Saito and others
  • Tostes studies with the Canadian master James Hill in the certification course for ukulele teachers (JHUI), and is already certified Level 1
  • Tostes has released the first Brazilian ukulele instrumental album, called naturæ, which is available on all digital streaming platforms (such as Spotify, iTunes and Deezer), as well as having the entire mp3 disc available for free. Details on http://tocaukulele.com.br/joaotostes
  • Tostes released the songbook for his album, which is available in book format on Amazon. Details at https://amzn.to/2KmsFuu [Outside US, search for it on Amazon in your country/region - UK, DE, FR, ES, IT, NL, JP, CA, MX, AU & IN]
  • In 2018, he also became an honorary member of the Korean Ukulele Music Association (KUMA)

João also does ukulele-related workshops both inside and outside the country, as well as maintaining the "Toca Ukulele Global", which is a project in the same way as the Brazilian version, but where the classes are in English.

Discover all the places where you can find material created and/or published by João Tostes/Toca Ukulele:

+ Site: http://tocaukulele.com.br [English version coming soon]
+ Facebook: https://facebook.com/tocaukulele
+ Instagram: https://instagram.com/tocaukulele
+ Youtube: https://youtube.com/tocaukuleleglobal
+ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tocaukulele
+ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tocaukulele
+ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+TocaUkulele

+ Toca Ukulele in Portuguese on Youtube: https://youtube.com/tocaukulele

João Tostes on social networks:
+ Facebook: https://facebook.com/joaotostesuke
+ Instagram: https://instagram.com/joaotostes
+ Twitter: https://twitter.com/joaotostes

Tiers
Helper
$1 or more per month
  • Be part of my private ukulele group on Whatsapp
  • Be part of the VIP ukulele group on Discord
  • You'll help me spreading the ukulele all around the world
Includes Discord rewards
Engaged helper
$5 or more per month
  • Be part of my private ukulele group on Whatsapp
  • Be part of the VIP ukulele group on Discord 
  • Your name on the credits at the end of the videos
  • @tocaukulele and @joaotostes will follow you on Instagram and Twitter
  • You'll help me spreading the ukulele all around the world
Includes Discord rewards
Ukulele enthusiast
$10 or more per month
  • Be part of my private ukulele group on Whatsapp
  • Be part of the VIP ukulele group on Discord 
  • Your name on the credits at the end of the videos
  • @tocaukulele and @joaotostes will follow you on Instagram and Twitter
  • Your Instagram and Twitter accounts listed in the video descriptions on Youtube
  • You'll help me spreading the ukulele all around the world
Includes Discord rewards
Visionary Uke Player
$15 or more per month
  • Be part of my private ukulele group on Whatsapp
  • Be part of the VIP ukulele group on Discord 
  • Your name on the credits at the end of the videos
  • @tocaukulele and @joaotostes will follow you on Instagram and Twitter
  • Your Instagram and Twitter accounts listed in the video descriptions on Youtube
  • Your Youtube account listed in the video descriptions on Youtube
  • You'll help me spreading the ukulele all around the world
Includes Discord rewards
Ukulele Crazy
$20 or more per month
  • Be part of my private ukulele group on Whatsapp
  • Be part of the VIP ukulele group on Discord 
  • Your name on the credits at the end of the videos
  • @tocaukulele and @joaotostes will follow you on Instagram and Twitter
  • Your Instagram and Twitter accounts listed in the video descriptions on Youtube
  • Your Youtube account listed in the video descriptions on Youtube
  • I'll record saying thanks to you at the end of the videos on Youtube
  • You'll help me spreading the ukulele all around the world
Includes Discord rewards
Private ukulele lessons
$35 or more per month
  • You will have the opportunity to have a particular ukulele lesson with me using Skype or Hangouts once a month in a 1-hour lesson
  • Be part of my private ukulele group on Whatsapp
  • Be part of the VIP ukulele group on Discord 
  • Your name on the credits at the end of the videos
  • @tocaukulele and @joaotostes will follow you on Instagram and Twitter
  • Your Instagram and Twitter accounts listed in the video descriptions on Youtube
  • Your Youtube account listed in the video descriptions on Youtube
  • I'll record saying thanks to you at the end of the videos on Youtube
  • You'll help me spreading the ukulele all around the world
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$4 of $250 per month
With this amount you can help me pay rent for the studio where the Toca Ukulele is located. Then, I can continue with my ukulele works.


Com esse valor, você pode me ajudar a pagar o aluguel do estúdio onde o Toca Ukulele está localizado. Então, eu posso continuar com meus trabalhos de ukulele.

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Toca Ukulele is the biggest ukulele project in Latin America. It was created in 2015 by João Tostes, in Portuguese language. In 2017, he started also the Toca Ukulele Global, the same idea but in English language.
João Tostes is an artist that plays instrumental music and the ukulele is his instrument. He's always playing and doing ukulele workshops in Brazil and all around the world.

This is a project with several aspects, in which the interactivity with the public is one of the great differentials.

Focused on teaching and disseminating ukulele in Brazilian lands, and now all over the world in English, the project is almost 3 years old and is maintained by only one person, João Tostes, who currently decided to dedicate himself exclusively to ukulele, abandoning a 20 year IT career, closing his company.

The project has many monthly costs. To keep everything working (it will not stop working but needs new content frequently), Toca Ukulele needs your help!

The Youtube channel more than 200 videos in the Portuguese version, now growing in the English version. There is a lot of quality information, elaborated with much caprice and research, to bring the best of the ukulele world. Much material is unheard of in the world and today it is copied both in Brazil and channels around the world. Your support will allow total breath for the continuity of this work.

João Tostes is a Brazilian musician, graduated in acoustic guitar by Bituca - University of Music with the masters Gilvan de Oliveira, Ian Guest, Felipe Moreira and Ponto de Partida. Although his first contact with the acoustic and the electric guitar was more than 20 years ago, Tostes met the ukulele in 2010 and, after some jobs with the instrument, decided to create the Toca Ukulele project at the end of 2015.

Since then, he'd national and international recognition, which includes, among others, some important achievements for the instrument and for the Brazilian ukulele community:

  • First Brazilian to play the ukulele as main instrument and instrumental in national television network (Canal Futura, March 2017)
  • First Brazilian to play in an international ukulele festival (Czech Republic, July 2017). He has also taken Brazilian music to Canada, Italy and South Korea
  • He played alongside idols from the ukulele world, such as Aldrine Guerrero, Ken Middleton, UkuleleZaZa (Remco Houtman-Janssen), Ukulollo (Lorenzo Vignando), James Hill, Vinícius Vivas, Charlotte Silvana, Paul Moore, Tim Smithies, Jake Smithies, Peter Pashoukos, Changsoo Kim (김창수), Rio Saito and others
  • Tostes studies with the Canadian master James Hill in the certification course for ukulele teachers (JHUI), and is already certified Level 1
  • Tostes has released the first Brazilian ukulele instrumental album, called naturæ, which is available on all digital streaming platforms (such as Spotify, iTunes and Deezer), as well as having the entire mp3 disc available for free. Details on http://tocaukulele.com.br/joaotostes
  • Tostes released the songbook for his album, which is available in book format on Amazon. Details at https://amzn.to/2KmsFuu [Outside US, search for it on Amazon in your country/region - UK, DE, FR, ES, IT, NL, JP, CA, MX, AU & IN]
  • In 2018, he also became an honorary member of the Korean Ukulele Music Association (KUMA)

João also does ukulele-related workshops both inside and outside the country, as well as maintaining the "Toca Ukulele Global", which is a project in the same way as the Brazilian version, but where the classes are in English.

Discover all the places where you can find material created and/or published by João Tostes/Toca Ukulele:

+ Site: http://tocaukulele.com.br [English version coming soon]
+ Facebook: https://facebook.com/tocaukulele
+ Instagram: https://instagram.com/tocaukulele
+ Youtube: https://youtube.com/tocaukuleleglobal
+ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tocaukulele
+ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tocaukulele
+ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+TocaUkulele

+ Toca Ukulele in Portuguese on Youtube: https://youtube.com/tocaukulele

João Tostes on social networks:
+ Facebook: https://facebook.com/joaotostesuke
+ Instagram: https://instagram.com/joaotostes
+ Twitter: https://twitter.com/joaotostes

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Tiers
Helper
$1 or more per month
  • Be part of my private ukulele group on Whatsapp
  • Be part of the VIP ukulele group on Discord
  • You'll help me spreading the ukulele all around the world
Includes Discord rewards
Engaged helper
$5 or more per month
  • Be part of my private ukulele group on Whatsapp
  • Be part of the VIP ukulele group on Discord 
  • Your name on the credits at the end of the videos
  • @tocaukulele and @joaotostes will follow you on Instagram and Twitter
  • You'll help me spreading the ukulele all around the world
Includes Discord rewards
Ukulele enthusiast
$10 or more per month
  • Be part of my private ukulele group on Whatsapp
  • Be part of the VIP ukulele group on Discord 
  • Your name on the credits at the end of the videos
  • @tocaukulele and @joaotostes will follow you on Instagram and Twitter
  • Your Instagram and Twitter accounts listed in the video descriptions on Youtube
  • You'll help me spreading the ukulele all around the world
Includes Discord rewards
Visionary Uke Player
$15 or more per month
  • Be part of my private ukulele group on Whatsapp
  • Be part of the VIP ukulele group on Discord 
  • Your name on the credits at the end of the videos
  • @tocaukulele and @joaotostes will follow you on Instagram and Twitter
  • Your Instagram and Twitter accounts listed in the video descriptions on Youtube
  • Your Youtube account listed in the video descriptions on Youtube
  • You'll help me spreading the ukulele all around the world
Includes Discord rewards
Ukulele Crazy
$20 or more per month
  • Be part of my private ukulele group on Whatsapp
  • Be part of the VIP ukulele group on Discord 
  • Your name on the credits at the end of the videos
  • @tocaukulele and @joaotostes will follow you on Instagram and Twitter
  • Your Instagram and Twitter accounts listed in the video descriptions on Youtube
  • Your Youtube account listed in the video descriptions on Youtube
  • I'll record saying thanks to you at the end of the videos on Youtube
  • You'll help me spreading the ukulele all around the world
Includes Discord rewards
Private ukulele lessons
$35 or more per month
  • You will have the opportunity to have a particular ukulele lesson with me using Skype or Hangouts once a month in a 1-hour lesson
  • Be part of my private ukulele group on Whatsapp
  • Be part of the VIP ukulele group on Discord 
  • Your name on the credits at the end of the videos
  • @tocaukulele and @joaotostes will follow you on Instagram and Twitter
  • Your Instagram and Twitter accounts listed in the video descriptions on Youtube
  • Your Youtube account listed in the video descriptions on Youtube
  • I'll record saying thanks to you at the end of the videos on Youtube
  • You'll help me spreading the ukulele all around the world
Includes Discord rewards