Hi there, curious reader. My name is Matt Wiseley and I live near Boston, Massachusetts, USA. My day job is in web development and marketing, and building websites is another hobby of mine. I started this site back in 2013. About a year later I let it lapse and lost most of the content. Since then I’ve focused on it more regularly and have seen it grow considerably. As of this writing (June 2015) it serves 200-300 ukulele players per day.
There is no particular agenda or purpose here other than to share my enjoyment of this most excellent instrument and provide myself with a forum for my ongoing obsession with all things ukulele.
Musically, I started out on and played guitar for about 20 years before discovering the ukulele. When my daughter was a year or two old, I purchased a $30 Rogue soprano ukulele on Amazon for her to bang on. Years later, a ukulele course was offered at the UU church I attend and I showed up with the Rogue just for fun. I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed playing it and, having not played guitar much in recent years, how much it reinvigorated my interest in playing music. I’ve played almost daily since then.
I’ve upgraded instruments a few times along the way, but the old Rogue is still kicking. I recently I lowered the action and put on Aquila strings. I’m amazed how well it plays and sounds!