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Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm

Welcome to the Ukulele Society of America 

USA is a non-profit ukulele club in SoCal.

We meet every week for Kanikapila:

Thursdays from 6pm - 8:30pm

Oceanside Broiler

1325 Harbor Drive North

Oceanside, CA 92054

 Hula lessons from 4:45 - 5:45 pm

Everyone is welcome from beginners to professionals!

Loaner ukes available. Come share the aloha with us!

Here's what a typical Kanikapila looks like.

This is what a typical party looks like.

Unique and Unexpected Things to do in Oceanside

Check out an article called "Ukulele Night" (scroll down the page to the 5th article) on the Visit Oceanside web site.  More info and some great photos.



1. Our Vision
Enjoying playing and singing ukulele music from a wide variety of genres, enhanced by hula dancing, to its fullest. Providing a learning, supportive environment which encourages all members, regardless of ability, to participate in all activities to improve their skills, including leading the group in song. Ensuring that Kanikapila is a fun activity which is eagerly anticipated by all members.

2. Our Mission
To serve and support members by providing activities and tools to enable them to enjoy and improve their abilities to play the ukulele, sing, lead the group in song and dance the hula. To initiate and sponsor activities which perpetuate the history, traditions, memories and growth of the ukulele, bind members together, and increase community awareness of ukulele music.

Song Library

Our song library uses large fonts for maximum readability on iPads and a large-screen TV.  We usually repeat choruses to minimize page turning.  Our library is available by clicking on the green Dropbox button.

The procedure for updating your iPad  can be found by clicking the blue button.


Naida Malchiodi

Board Member

Lead iPad Operator

Pat Soares

Secretary &

Lead iPad Operator

Phil Okun

Board Member

Tom Schmiedeberg

Alaka'i (Conductor) 

& Treasurer

Pauline Welch

Board Member

Lois Serrin

Hula Instructor

Craig Welch


Terry Tucker

Guest Conductor Emeritus

Jeff Linsky

Guest Pro

Lead Uke

Harry Akioka

Board Member &

Hawaiian Music Specialist

Everyone Else

Everyone pitches in to help.



We Meet each Thursday 6 pm to 8:30 pm -

Hula Lessons from 4:45 - 5:45 pm.

Oceanside Broiler, 1325 Harbor Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054

Email us at: usakanikapila@gmail.com

Check out our Facebook page by clicking 

on the link on the bottom of the page.