Jackie Peláez is the creator of Uke Adventure. She lives in Santa Barbara, California and teach ukulele to kids in their after-school program and to adults at Goleta Valley Community Center. She created the Ukeladies (Former Mariposa Uke Groove Group) to perform with students.



Artist and Illustrator

Alycia Vreeland is a professional artist. She has created many works of art and illustrations which includes children books, C.D. inserts, greeting cards, a documentary called The Cure, to name a few. Vreeland teaches art for the after school program at GUSD; teaching art and inspiring the young budding artist brings her much joy. Vreeland resides in Santa Barbara with her husband, author Jon Vreeland, and is the mother of Preston Towers: composer/actor/UCSB Alumni.You can follow Vreeland on her website at


Creator of Uke Adventure 

For many years Jackie sang professionally and toured internationally with her chamber choir. Now she just resigned to her music teaching job in an Elementary School in Goleta so she can dedicate more time to develop Uke Adventure, teach in the after school classes and adults's workshops. She teaches privately ukulele and voice in Santa Barbara as well as online, in English and Spanish.

At SBCC  School of Extended Learning,  Jackie teaches ukulele for older adults, a Spanish class. If you want to listen to Jackie's opera singing click here.

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