Passengers bound for Hawaii receive mid-flight ukulele lessons – FOX23 News

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Passengers aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Long Beach, Calif., to Honolulu on Friday got a little flying lesson they won’t soon forget.

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Calling it the “first in-flight ukulele lesson,” Guitar Center gave each passenger a taste of Hawaii’s favorite instrument to help pass the time on the six-hour flight, KTLA-TV reported.

“I have taught students through Guitar Center Lessons since 2014, but never on an airplane,” said Alexandra Windsor, educational affairs specialist for Guitar Center Lessons, in a press release.

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“It was inspiring to see how quickly passengers of all ages took to the ukulele – many without musical training,” she added.

According to WTXF-TV, the musical instrument retailer worked with the airline to host the surprise in-flight tutorial to welcome travelers to Hawaii.

In turn, passengers aboard the Boeing 737-800 were given a Mitchell MU40 Soprano ukulele, along with a Road Runner carrying case, and taught how to play “Hello, Aloha. How are you?” before landing, KTLA reported.

“The ukulele is the perfect instrument for beginners, and it shows how fun and easy learning something new can be,” Windsor said.

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