Stephanie Pardee of Altoona surprised herself at a recent ukulele jam at ArtsAltoona. As she strummed and sang, her smiles increased.
“I wasn’t expecting to pick it up so quickly,” she said with a beaming smile. Pardee and friend Matt Cain of Altoona spent an hour “jamming” with Allegheny Ukulele Kollective members Mike Holzer of Altoona and Diane Albert of Bedford.
Holzer provided Pardee and Cain with brief instructions accompanied by a simple drawing of each note on a white board and demonstrated how to strum the four-string instrument.