Free Jams!

The NYC Uke Squad is Spreading Ukulele Love!

NYC Uke Squad, sketched by Qu (IG:

Note: See important Updates at the bottom of this page! 

Ukulele teacher and YouTube sensation Cynthia Lin and I created The NYC Uke Squad in the fall of 2017, hoping to create a way for Cynthia's local students and any other nearby ukulele players to play together in person and build community. Our intent was to bring Cynthia's then San-Francisco based "Aloha spirit" and uke-love to the NYC area. A wonderful group has grown out of this idea!

We try to jam at least twice a month, in various New York City neighborhoods and venues. All levels are welcome. When beginners are present, the first 30-40 minutes can be devoted to beginner-friendly songs.

The NYC Squad plays many of Cynthia's arrangements, but we don't limit ourselves to any particular source or genre. Attend a jam and teach us your favorite song!

For more information, and to find out about upcoming FREE jam sessions, join the "Cynthia's NYC Uke Squad" group on Facebook at


** UPDATE May 2020: In-person jams are currently on hiatus, due to the Coronavirus (C-19) pandemic, but the NYC Uke Squad is now jamming most weeks online, via Zoom. Please join our FB page to find out dates and times!

** UPDATE August 2020: I'm now also offering a monthly "Second Tuesday" Play-Along Session on Zoom. Join me as we experiment with this format! For now, the time is 6-7 pm EST (East Coast, USA),
 on the second Tuesday of each month, and I create a songbook each month with a mix of my own song sheets/arrangements and favorites from the public files of Cynthia Lin. I add some new songs each month.

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