Who is Uke Lift Project? 

Uke Lift Project is Bristol based and has been designed to lift confidence and well being through the power of music.


Uke Lift Helpers

Danielle Greenwood

The Uke Lift Project was founded by Danielle, originally from Texas, but residing in England for the past 23 years. Her past professional work experience has been teaching/delivering community projects in both mainstream and SEN schools/settings for over 20 years.  She has been teaching ukulele to adults and children for 10 years in both private and public settings. She is experienced in teaching music to adults and children of all abilities. Previous group lessons have ranged from 3-50 pupils.

Danielle has been in many touring bands over the years and her last band was an all female, 20+ members rock/punk ukulele band but has now retired from the touring life and her mission is now to share the gift of music.

Danielle also founded Bristol Ukulele Festival which is held annually to celebrate the love of ukulele.

Uke Lift project has an enhanced DBS check and full public liability insurance

Helen Grant

Helen Grant is a visual artist who makes sculpture and installation that she exhibits across the country and abroad. She is also part of the infamous collective Back in 5 Minutes Squad and co-runs Test Space, a project and exhibition space at Spike Island in Bristol. 

Helen began learning to play ukulele so that she could help Danielle out at festival workshops and quickly fell in love with the uke! Her favourite tunes are punk rock classics and she enjoys assisting at workshops with groups of children and adults.

Nicky Townsend

Nicki has over 30 years working as an Occupational Therapist supporting young people with learning disabilities and 20 of these years have been working with children and young people with mental health problems. Running groups has been a large part of her work.

Nicki does not consider herself to be musical but has taken ukulele lessons with Danielle and has successfully learned and now loves the ukulele. She finds it very rewarding to co facilitate ukulele workshops alongside Danielle and to watch other people of all ages, abilities, cultures and backgrounds learning and enjoying the ukulele.