Instructor Profile

2023 Instructor lineup
Mr. Toastey

Mick Jeffries aka “Mr. Toastey” has been playing ukulele for approximately 10- 30 years. (At first, he pretended it was a tiny guitar, thus the uncertainty.) By way of “the world’s happiest instrument,” Mick found an unexpected calling: teaching others, not just ukulele, but by extension, how to have “personal music”—the kind you make yourself—as a balm and whole life ally. Since then, he’s taught hundreds of people of all ages how to find their own song by way of the humble ukulele. Mick is the co-founder of KYuke, KYukefest, now in its 5th year. Mick also led the first known ukulele-themed trip to Cuba in 2016. He continues to teach all ages to strum their worries away in classrooms, groups, and private lessons.

Ukulele Strumming

Come strum to the beat of a different strummer!

KYuke’s Mr. Toastey (Mick Jeffries) is back to teach more music flow, one strum at a time, by way of the world’s friendliest instrument, the ukulele! Bring your own uke OR BORROW one from Mick! (He’s got too many and he knows it). No experience necessary! Just bring your big heart and willing fingers and larynxes! (Oh, yes, there will be singing!)