Ruby is ready to school you in the ukulele

North Vancouver | Ukulele school

Popular ukulele school starting a class in North Vancouver's Presentation House Theatre

Andy Prest / North Shore News

Her first ukulele was supposed to be a gift for a child, but Daphne Roubini just couldn’t keep her hands off it.

Some 10 years ago the accomplished jazz musician – a native of London, England who now calls Vancouver home – bought her nephew a blue ukulele for his second birthday. To sweeten the deal, Roubini asked her husband, musician Andrew Smith, to teach her how to play “Happy Birthday” on the little blue uke. The problem was that in the process of learning that simple little song, Roubini fell in love.