Kev Rones

Oral History Information

Kev Rones received his first instrument experience when a musician on his block recognized Kev’s passion and allowed him to use the Fender in his garage.   That early influence really directed him towards music, which has been his life’s passion ever since.  In fact, Kev is the Pied Piper of Recreational Music Making.  He opened his own teaching studio, conducts clinics around the world and wrote a method book for Hal Leonard entitled QuickStart for Fingerstyle Ukulele.  Kev also created the website,, which has served as a resource for teachers and students alike that want to follow his marching orders, “You don’t have to be Great to Start. But you Must Start to be Great.”