“Surface Pressure” for Baritone Ukulele

I have adored learning this instant classic by Lin-Manuel Miranda. I think everyone has had moments where they felt like Luisa, whom I saw as fighting to understand the distinction between herself the human and her amazing gifts and accomplishments. For me it’s been a long road to see my own validity separately from the value I bring to others. I’ve been reflecting a lot on that concept lately and have seen it start to emerge as a recurrent theme in my life.

It’s been cathartic to learn this song from the movie “Encanto.” I hope my work in creating this song sheet and arrangement helps you to also find a pathway to emotional release.

Page 1 is the song with lyrics and changes, page 2 shows the chord symbols and strumming patterns I’ve used.


Beginning Ukulele Classes


If you’ve been following my posts for a minute you might know that I teach the ukulele. I’m excited to share that I’ll be running two beginning ukulele courses through Lessonface – One for kids and one for adults 13+. They will be live on Tuesday afternoons (PST) starting March 15th.

These are designed for complete beginners, so if you’ve had an ukulele sitting around for a bit and haven’t been sure about how to start it, this would be a great starting place! I plan to share this through my YouTube channel (almost 30k subscribers now!) – so grab a spot while it’s available. 🙂

Check the links below for specifics on class content, times, and please feel free to ask if you have any questions. I also am available for 1:1 lessons through Lessonface.

Beginning Ukulele for Kids:

Beginning Ukulele for Adults:

Stay mindful! Stay musical! Stay out of treble!


“We’re Going to Be Friends” by The White Stripes for Baritone Ukulele

In this easy, beginner-friendly baritone ukulele tutorial we’ll be learning “We’re Going to Be Friends” by The White Stripes. This song is perfect for celebrating friendship, returning to school, singing with kids, singing with grown-ups, enjoying things…

Thank you as always for your support!

music, ukulele

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” for Ukulele

This was a request – sometimes I get requests for songs that are done by soooo many people, but if you’re particularly drawn to my teaching style, and want to practice your fingerpicking and faster chord changes, this would be a good choice!

The video covers just chords for GCEA tuning, but I have chord charts for both GCEA and Baritone tunings.


“What a Wonderful World” for Baritone Ukulele

This is an arrangement of “What a Wonderful World” for baritone ukulele. It’s in G. Enjoy!

Download the printable chord chart here –

If you find value in what I’m doing, and have the means to support monetarily, you may do so on Ko-Fi. This is a labor of love, but it does take a lot of time to find music, arrange it, create song sheets and record videos. Thank you as always for your support.