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Justine Abri Hodder
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Latest to join the team. Founder of the East Midlands Ukulele Project. Mum of two teenage boys and two doggies. My love and dedication for the ukulele began after the ukulele revitalized my life after major surgery in 2020. Being a hugely enthusiastic advocate for wellbeing and yoga I was left feeling lost unable to move post op. I decided I needed to do something to keep me uplifted. I am passionate about music so decided to try the ukulele. Not only did this wonderful instrument benefit my mental health but it set my soul on fire!! Having a career that spans from pre school children to working with bereaved families and having first hand experience of the loneliness grief and loss can bring I knew that becoming a uke teacher for beginners was the next step on my journey. I could not be more excited to join the ukulele project team and share my passion for the ukulele to help others.
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Dawn Young - Operations Co-Ordinator
Nadia Farronato - Graphic Designer
Hello! I am Nadia a graphic designer by trade and mother to two gorgeous boys. I specialise in all areas of graphic design, from branding, print based and packaging design. I live in South West London. I LOVE design and am excited to be working on so many different ideas and variety that the Ukulele Project brings.
Ellie Pritchard - Grant Writer
I'm Ellie, I'm 23 and I am a postgraduate student at King's College London. I first became interested in the issue of loneliness after reading Olivia Laing's The Lonely City (which I thoroughly recommend!). I am particularly interested in loneliness when it is associated with modernity, technology and social pressures amongst young people. I live in South East London
Jake Smithies - Illustrator
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