Archive | Ukulele

Shawn Tamborini

Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Piano, Ukulele, Violin, Drums

Dedicated music teacher that enjoys to use my knowledge and talents to help novice, as well as advanced musicians, reach higher planes of musical understanding and creativity. I have been studying music in school for the past six years in the hope that I can work in a creative field, and blur the line that separates art and craft. I have also been performing in different venues with different groups for the past 10 years, learning the subtle intricacies of improvising with other musicians.


Tyler Cravines

Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Ukulele

Originally from California, Tyler has been playing drums professionally in the Reno/Tahoe area for 5 years. Being a recent UNR graduate, he is knowledgeable in many musical techniques and improvisational concepts. Combining his creative spirit, awareness, and technical ability on his instrument, he is a top call musician for many musical styles and situations. Tyler has also been teaching private and group lessons for a number of years on drums, guitar, bass, and piano. He provides a unique approach catered to the individual student, which allows the student to have fun while learning skills that they will have for the rest of their life.

Dave Lockhart

Bass, Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello, Harmonica, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele

Dave currently makes his living as a professional bassist, primarily performing with the hardworking Americana/Roots Rock band Dead Winter Carpenters – a group that racks up well over a hundred gigs yearly at festivals and clubs all across the United States. Prior to joining Dead Winter Carpenters (and their precursor, Montana Slim String Band), Dave worked his way well up the San Francisco Bay Area music scene as a versatile bassist, known for his work in a variety of Funk, Soul, Jazz, Latin, Bluegrass and Rock groups, including Manicato, The Flux, and The Skinny, among many others. In addition to years of experience as a performer and teacher, Dave is also a formally educated musician, having completed his Bachelor’s Degree from the highly-regarded Music Department at California State University, East Bay. As a student at CSUEB, Dave had the opportunity to perform in many unique settings, including a European Tour with the school’s Jazz Ensemble.
Although Dave is best known as a bassist, he is also an accomplished singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. We do not use the term “multi-instrumentalist” lightly here, as Dave’s instrumental skills include proficiency on: violin, viola, cello, guitar, harmonica, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, piano and rumors of sitar. Quite simply put, anything that Dave touches makes music!

Eric Johnson

Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, and Piano

1461529_10202857620860478_758944519_nEric Johnson is an Oregon native who’s first instrument was guitar, playing in rock bands through high school before studying Jazz Saxophone at the university level. Eric has a bachelors in Jazz performance from the University of Oregon and a masters in Improvisation from the University of Nevada Reno. While studying with Peter Epstein and Adam Benjamin from Kneebody, Eric recorded an album of original compositions that is due for release in October.

Eric teaches Saxophone (Alto, Tenor, Bari, and Soprano), and a variety of stringed instruments inlcuding Guitar, Bass, and Ukelele. His main musical interest is Jazz and traditional Jamaican music, but enjoys a wide variety of styles including rock, folk, and pop music.

Devin Price



Devin was introduced to music as a young child. He started playing violin at age 5 then moving onto trumpet with the school jazz band. Unfortunately, through the busy times, these instruments got pushed aside. During these years he dabbled with drums, bass, and didgeridoo.  It wasn’t until a trip to Hawaii in 2008 when he picked up his first ukulele; it was love at first sight. He hasn’t been able to put it down since, and has started a business building ukuleles (TyDe Music).

Devin loves the ukulele because it is fun, simple, and easy to bring anywhere. Its 4 strings and smaller size make it easy pickup songs and play all different kinds of music. He loves to share the ukulele and to help bring joy into others lives. He believes if everyone on earth played the ukulele, we would live on a more peaceful planet.

Ryan Taylor


Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Harmonica and Banjo

Ryan grew up in a musical family and began playing the piano as soon as he was big enough to sit at the keyboard.  He took piano lessons from the age of 4 to 16 and continued with guitar instruction through high school and while studying Music Education and Theory at the University of Southern Maine.

Ryan first began performing in jazz groups with his father and grandfather at the age of 12 and has never stopped being an active stage musician since.  He is currently a member of the national touring act the Mark Sexton Band and is a founding member of local groups Terraplane and Thick Newton.  He has opened for Modest Mouse and shared the stage with Karl Denson.

Ryan’s teaching style focuses on directing students down a path that will lead them to having a full and well-rounded musical education and possessing the technique necessary to play the music they want to play.

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