Choan Gálvez

Ukulele composer, player, and teacher - Barcelona

I'm now offering online ukulele lessons, mail to hola@choan.es and schedule a free test lesson.

Welcome to Choan Gálvez’s website. I’m a musician –I play string instruments, currently ukulele and upright bass are my main tools– and ukulele seller. Some times I am a writer, a programmer or an ukulele teacher.

50 Miniature Studies for Ukulele is a set of pieces created to develop diverse musical performance abilities and fingerpicking techniques.

Print and digital editions are now available from The Ukulele Bookshop.

Cover and preview of a score from 50 Miniature Studies for Ukulele

New! The Waltz in Progress collection for solo ukulele is now available in book form.

Lullabies for Astronauts, mi nuevo álbum
Escucha mi nuevo álbum, 10 minutos para ukelele solo

On this website you’ll find videos, ukulele lessons, and, occassionally, links to download ukulele tabs, info on my musical activities, my discography, and, well, anything I decide to tell the world about.

I'm also working Ukes2dies, a set of 12 ukulele duets.

You can follow me on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Recent Updates

  • Awaiting the Rain
    (21/Jun/2021)
    A meditative piece written for ukulele in open G minor tuning.
  • Unexpected Ukulele
    Upd. 01/Jun/2021
    Announcement of a solo ukulele concert to be streamed via Bandcamp Live on June, 5th, 2021. Choan Gálvez will play a selection of his most contemporary style compositions. Programme also includes works by Giovanni Albini, Tony Mizen, Matthew Quilliam, and David John Roche.
  • Undressed
    (31/May/2021)
    A minimalistic piece for ukulele that loosely follows the principles of tintinnabuli.
  • Dream About a Boat
    (24/May/2021)
    Insomnia, nightmares and ukulele.
  • Bigger Steps
    (10/May/2021)
    A three-part piece for baritone ukulele composed by Choan Gálvez and performed by Giovanni Albini.