Curt Sheller & Curt Sheller Publications was created by Curt Sheller (me) in 1995 and has been on the web since. I have over 40 years of playing experience and I have been involved in private music education for the past 20 plus years.
I have developed an international reputation as an ukulele expert, having written more than 30 books for ukulele and 600 lessons for the ukulele as well as 10 books for guitar. Visit my website at LearningUkulele.com to see my work as an author and educator. I conduct ukulele workshops and along with my wife Bernadette and daughter Kelly run the annual Funky Frets Ukulele Festival. I remain a professional musician and recently released a jazz ukulele CD, “How About More Uke?”, exploring the ukulele with traditional and contemporary jazz repertoire and some my original music, all of which showcase a nontraditional ukulele performance. Chuck Anderson was a valuable asset leading up to the recording of our CD with his help whipping the charts into shape and allowing us to record his great song Rain Shine. I also continue to perform live concerts. With my wife Bernadette and daughter Kelly we own the Funky Frets music store in Boyertown, PA, where we sell ukuleles and I conduct music lessons. I also teach via Skype.
Checkout an article in the summer 2019 issue of Ukulele magazine by Lil' Rev about yours truly titled: Don't Get Around Much Anymore - the MUSE and MAGIC of JAZZ UKULELE MAVEN CURT SHELLER
If the ukulele world had its own trading cards, there would be no shortage of superheroes. We know their names and have heard many of them at festivals and on YouTube, except perhaps one, whose humble and unassuming manner might have caused you to overlook his cool jazz stylings. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce to you, Curt Sheller. By day—and often into the night—Sheller plies his trade teaching an impressive load of private lessons (over 60 stu- dents a week) from Funky Frets, a music store he opened with his wife Bernadette and daughter Kelly Thompson in Boyertown, Pennsylvania.
“You can learn a ton just hanging out with this guy!” — Victoria Vox
Featured Video: Summer's Dawn
10 Minute Demo of How About More Uke CD?
10 Minute Demo of How About More Uke? CD
Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books! — Peter Rhee
Aloha, Curt, All I can say is WOW! What you have accomplished is simply incredible! All the best — Glen Hirabayashi, The Aloha Boys
Folks, if you haven't stopped by Curt's site, do so right now! ..And get his books, they are fantastic. This guy knows his stuff and is able to pass it along too. — Alan Johnson Proprietor, The 4th Peg
I can highly recommend Curt's Uke books — I have four of them and they are excellent. — fatveg — Portland
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Original Animation by Curt Sheller - 1987 for my first web site 34 years ago.