About Ukulele Jake...

My name is Jacob Sayraf, aka 'Ukulele Jake.' I have been mastering and gigging with the ukulele for the better part of a decade. In my career, I have written jingles for top American brands, toured throughout the United States and Europe, and fostered many ukulele players of varying age. My repertoire ranges from depression-era show tunes to American roots music to contemporary songs. Currently, I lead the Ukulele Orchestra of NYC as it’s arranger, performer, and creator.

As a teacher and Founder of the Ukulele School of New York City, I have taught ukulele for the last six years. With roots in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan I brought my outfit to New York City five years ago. My teaching model illustrates how you can learn complex music theory seemingly accidentally when your vision and goals as a musician are observed and made priority one.  But don’t take my word for it, check out some reviews!

Ready for my close up…