Derick Sebastian, Maui Boy Ukulele Virtuoso

derick-sebastianThe first time I heard Derick played ukulele, I was amazed and mesmerized! I didn’t know anyone can play ukulele as beautifully as he played it. I kept asking, is he using only and ukulele and nothing else? The music coming out of his ukulele is beautiful.  Sure I love the usual strumming sound of ukulele, like that in the song “Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Iz” – but Derick introduced me to a new dimension of ukulele and I’ve never looked at Ukulele the same again.

The thing about Derick is that he is so humble.  He has this incredible talent on playing ukulele, and that has not gone into his head.  Whenever I talk to him at church, he is so encouraging and respectful.  He calls me “auntie” which makes me smile :).   If you go to his official website and read his story, you will find more about him, and you would love him, not only for his incredible talent but for his wonderful character as well.

For a sample of his performance, click here.

* Many mistakenly Google Derick’s name “Derek”. So I thought I’d write Derek Sebastian here so when that when they land here they can be directed to his official website.

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4 Responses to Derick Sebastian, Maui Boy Ukulele Virtuoso

  1. Carol Olsen April 24, 2009 at 9:07 am #

    I love that song Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Iz – we used it several years ago in our son’s graduation dvd. I love Hawaiian music, it fills my day as I listen to KPOA radio from right there on Maui.
    Will Derick’s songs be played on that station??

    Aloha – have a GREAT weekend!!

    Carol Olsen’s last blog post..Aloha Friday

  2. Patricia Pasqua June 1, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    Hey there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new apple iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the superb work!


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