Behind the Uke: Alex Beahan

It is rumored that you’ll never meet the same uker twice. The uniqueness of each uker inspires this next addition of Behind the Uke.

Meet Alex Beahan. A first year Industrial Design major with minors in Creative Writing and German, Alex has been playing the ukulele for two years. With a busy schedule that often accompanies an RIT student, he has managed to consistently bring energy and enthusiasm to each meeting for two years (that’s right, he started playing when he joined the club!). Outside of Uke Club, Alex holds the title of 3rd generation sailor (reportedly sailing since birth), fencing enthusiast, guitar and mandolin prodigy, artist, and avid reader. While his hobbies extend far beyond playing the ukulele, he manages to put time into practicing songs such as The Banjolin Song by Mumford & Sons. Here, Alex starts off our meeting with just that. Give it a listen!

When asked what he would like the world to know about the ukulele, he said this, “The ukulele is easy to learn and super fun!” We couldn’t agree with you more, Alex.

Catch Alex and more of our members perform on Thursday, November 20th at 9pm in RIT’s Midnight Oil for our one of a kind show, Uke After Dark!

Think Alex did an awesome job, have a request for the next addition of Behind the Uke, or questions about any of our performances? Leave a comment below!

Until next time, keep calm and uke on!

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