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Welcome!

Please enjoy our website! If you would like to participate in live meetings in the Des Moines, Iowa, vicinity, please check the DMUS Facebook group. If you would like to view or participate in our international online meetings, see our Next Meeting page.

We welcome beginners as well as accomplished professionals. It’s all about using ukuleles to make music and smiles.

Make the world a better place!

Our club is self-funded. On occasions where we get paid, perhaps for a live performance, we donate the entire proceeds to the Ukulele Kids Club.

“Music heals!”

A hospital can be a scary place, especially to a child. The Ukulele Kids Club exists to help.

The UKC is an international charity that has helped thousands of children around the world to overcome the stress, anxiety and health challenges of serious health conditions.

Here is their mission: “We harness the power of music to improve the well being of children and families around the world. Through ukuleles and the support of music therapy, we give the gift of music for life.”

If you would like to support the Ukulele Kids Club, see https://theukc.org.

Ukuleles and koa

Many of the finest ukuleles are made from koa. Koa is native to Hawaii and grows nowhere else in the world. Today, our koa forests are at risk of disappearing if we don’t take action together to replace the trees we use.

To support well organized efforts to keep koa plentiful in the future, I made a $50 donation to the Reforest Hawaii project in honor of DMUS. If you would like to add your support to this worthy cause, see https://reforesthawaii.org/.