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Ukulele jam: Four strings and a whole lot of fun

SUN photo/Shanti Johnson Locals meet every other Sunday at the Pagosa Springs Youth Center to learn how to play the ukulele, read music, jam and hang out with one another. The group, free for everyone, began eight months ago and welcomes anyone with an interest to come jam — no matter your level of experience.

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Locals meet every other Sunday at the Pagosa Springs Youth Center to learn how to play the ukulele, read music, jam and hang out with one another. The group, free for everyone, began eight months ago and welcomes anyone with an interest to come jam — no matter your level of experience.

Eight months ago, in December of 2013, Dave Krueger and Guiseppe Margiotta held the first community ukulele jam — something they continue to host every other Sunday in the Pagosa Youth Center.

“I visited the island of Oahu in the mid ’90s and found myself in a Ukulele shop on the North Shore and I knew at some point in my life I had to learn to play that sweet sounding instrument,” Margiotta told The SUN in an email. “… Fast forward to 2011, the bucket list was sitting on the kitchen counter before my birthday arrived and circled was a Ukulele.”

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This story was posted on August 7, 2014.