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Hi! My name is Karen Chow. I am a co-leader of Tigard Ukulele Group, and I’ve been playing ukulele for about three years now. I started playing the ukulele in 2018 after my husband bought me one to use around the campfire. It was love at first sight! My favorite part about playing the uke is that you can really go anywhere with it: from traditional Hawaiian songs to modern pop songs of today’s generation.
I also play the piano, bass, drums, harmonica, flute-pretty much anything with that makes noise! One of my favorite things to do is introduce my ukulele group to new songs that they haven’t heard before. It’s really fun when we can figure out how to play them together using our different instruments (and voices!).
I live here in West Linn, OR where it’s sunny most days and there are lots of trees around; it feels like home 🙂 When not occupied with music-related activities, you’ll find me working as an electrical engineer. I have my Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary, and my MBA from Marylhurst University. I also have my Grade 10 certificate in piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada.