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The 2nd Edition of the Ukulele Expressions series is now available! For the YouTube Playlists of the musical pieces, you can visit my YouTube channel here.

Latest Release:

Sammy the Seahorse didn’t think he had any talents to share for the big ocean-wide talent show coming up. But when he finds a ukulele and takes lessons from a wise dolphin, he learns that his real talent is believing in himself!

Follow Sammy as he shares his music with his friends and celebrates his achievements with a big party. Sammy learns beginner ukulele skills like learning the parts of the ukulele, how to hold and tune the ukulele, and how to strum. A special guide is included at the end which gives more information about the ukulele and beginner-friendly tips.

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More Published Books

Zoe is so excited about her birthday! She is ready to have fun with her party guests, eat delicious cake, and have a groovy birthday party! But when she receives a ukulele from her parents, she doesn’t know what to do with it!

Follow Zoe on her adventure as she learns all about the ukulele! Find out why this groovy birthday gift is so special to her and continue learning about the ukulele with your special “Groovy Guide to the Ukulele” at the end!

As a bonus, you can download my “Groovy Guide to Famous Ukulele Players” which is perfect for home or in the classroom. I created five original illustrations of famous ukulele players and provided key facts about each one. You can receive the free PDF when you sign up for Susan’s SideNotes, my monthly newsletter. Click the button below to sign up. Your free PDF link will be delivered to your inbox shortly once your email is confirmed. Enjoy!



Susan continues the Ukulele Expressions series with lullabies designed to soothe two and four-legged friends alike. You’ll only need one hand to play this calming music. Play in standard and alternate tunings.

Each original lullaby Susan created has simple, repetitive lyrics about love, nature, adventures, and more. The sweet and loving tunes will appeal to many ears. Susan included colorful paintings she created of sleeping, cozy cats, and beautiful, blissful babies at rest.

A special section has been included that will guide you through writing lyrics and creating your own lullabies. Pick a standard or alternate tuning, include your lyrics, and you’ll have a special lullaby for your little one.


This illustrated work is full of Christian affirmations that will help you set the tone for your day. Scripture references are included to help you focus on God’s direct message so that you can be guided by his word. Journal prompts will help you explore your faith and the nature sketches will help you appreciate God and all of his marvelous works!


How do you get through each day when you’re in pain with inflammatory bowel disease? I am sharing my journey with ulcerative colitis and surgery to remove my colon in this humorous book full of illustrations and poems. This book was previously titled “Danger Zones, Underpants Dances, and Colon Funerals: Poems and Illustrations on My Life with Ulcerative Colitis“.


Learn how to play beautiful, instrumental music with only one hand! Ten original paintings are paired with ten musical pieces to increase your fingerpicking skills while exploring standard and alternate tuning.

The first edition of Ukulele Expressions received a 5-Star review from Readers’ Favorite! You can check out the review here.


This second book in the Ukulele Expressions series takes you on a journey through the ocean as you play instrumental music with only one hand. Ocean-inspired original paintings and musical pieces will have you imagining you are right in the sparkling water while exploring standard and alternate tuning.

The first edition of Ukulele Expressions: Ocean Adventure received a 5-Star review from Readers’ Favorite! You can check out the review here.


This third book in the Ukulele Expressions series is made for the Low G ukulele. Ten original animal-themed paintings are paired with ten musical pieces to continue increasing your fingerpicking skills while using standard and alternate tuning.


I Am a Gifted Musician is full of 50 positive self-talk statements that you can recite, believe in, and practice daily. Colorful, original illustrations of musicians are included as well.


Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky is full of Christian affirmations, Bible verses, and nature illustrations for those living with chronic pain.

Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky received a 5-Star review from Readers’ Favorite! You can check out the review here.


Ink Sketches for Wellness is comprised of poems and illustrations which describe my life with invisible disabilities. The poems have rhyming, repetition, and rhythm and will take you on quite an adventure.


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