Yamaha Music Foundation certified instructor
Originally from Hawaii, Jason Arimoto, Ph.D., is a Los Angeles-based ukulele creative with a professional background in ukulele performance, education, and retail.
Jason performs and teaches across the U.S. and internationally, and is the co-owner of U-SPACE, L.A.'s premier ukulele store and award-winning creative arts enterprise.
As an ukulele products designer, Jason developed his original line of PHD Strings - premium high density ukulele performance strings - designed and optimized for all ukulele players, and officially endorsed by six-time GRAMMY Award winner, Daniel Ho.
Jason's musical collaborations with Daniel highlight a multi-faceted, creative partnership in concert, innovative cultural arts programming, and the studio album debut of Jason's original ukulele and vocal compositions digitally mastered by Daniel.
Jason has served as artist faculty in arts institutions across the U.S., notably as Applied Music faculty in undergraduate ukulele studies at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
Jason is a Yamaha Music Foundation certified instructor and is the official online ukulele adviser for the Musician's Creativity Lab.