If you live in the Fairfield area, I encourage all of you to pick up a copy of the latest Fairfield Magazine. Inside you will find an excellent article about the ukulele focused mainly around our own resident uke instructor Peter "Uncle Zac" Zacaggnino. The article details much about the rise in the instrument's popularity and it's history. If you don't know who Uncle Zac is you can youtube his group Uncle Zac and the Zactones to get an idea of how awesome the Uke can be.
I will say that after attending a seminar on the uke taught by Uncle Zac, I really took of with the instrument. It is such an easy instrument to play so many beginners to music can pick up the instrument and play with ease. On the flip side once in the hands of a seasoned player the ukulele can be quite the underestimated powerhouse. If you have a little student who you might want to introduce to music or if you yourself are interested in taking up a new hobby, come on down to Music & Arts and sign up for some lessons with Uncle Zac. You will be Uke'n away in no time!