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.

My newest book release is Brevities: 12 original short pieces for baritone ukulele, a collection aimed at the intermediate fingerpicker.

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

The Waltz in Progress collection for solo ukulele is also available as a book.

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

  • A Big One
    (06/Jul/2022)
    A piece for ukulele in fifths (CGDA) which reflects the profound impact of some bitter news. A farewell to A Big One.
  • Works premiered by other ukulele players
    Upd. 15/May/2022
    In recent times I’ve written ukulele pieces that I’ve dedicated to, written for, or offered to ukulele players that I admire and have been gently premiered by them. Here is a growing list of such works.
  • Santa Orosia
    Upd. 15/May/2022
    Santa Orosia is a suite of short pieces for fifths tuned ukulele written by Choan Gálvez, inspired by traditional melodies from Yebra de Basa in Spain.
  • Brevities
    (05/May/2022)
    A compilation of short pieces for baritone ukulele written by Choan Gálvez. Aimed at intermediate fingerpickers.
  • To Those Who Love
    (14/Apr/2022)
    An original for solo ukulele written by Choan Gálvez. Born of love, to those who love.