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President and Musical Director, Austin Ukulele Society



Austin Ukulele Society

PO Box 82191
Austin, Texas 78708



Bob is president and music director of the Austin Ukulele Society (, which he co-founded in 2011. For the Society, he leads a monthly gathering of over 140 strummers and singers.

Bob has played ukulele for over 17 years and has been teaching folks to play and sing for nearly all of that time. He has performed and taught ukulele workshops at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Lone Star Ukulele Festival, Midwest Ukulele Festival, and New York City Ukulele Festival. Bob has also enjoyed playing ukulele with bands that include Shorty Long and The Pine Beetles.  He has had the privilege of teaching a series of beginner-level courses with the LifeLong Learning Organization of San Marcos, Texas. Since April 2020, he has conducted live, online educational sessions on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm Central, on the Austin Ukulele Society's YouTube channel (


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TRACY WEINBERG, Musician and Artist*

Tracy Weinberg exemplifies musical variety and eclecticism. With his unique singing style and accompaniment on the dojo (dobro-banjo), he creates a fresh acoustic sound that is both old-timey and modern. You will hear elements of blues, swing, folk, and more. Add in clever, thoughtful lyrics with a twist of humor, and his music is sure to please your musical palette. He performs solo and with his band, Tracy Weinberg and Friends.

Growing up in the Chicago area, Tracy heard live music ranging from the Chicago Symphony to Ravi Shankar to Hound Dog Taylor. He began playing banjo at age 16 because "everyone else played guitar" and these experiences led him to play non-traditional music on the banjo. His musical influences are wide-ranging, and include such diverse performers as Louis Armstrong, Leon Redbone, Tom Waits, and Bela Fleck.

Website: (for music)

Email: or 512-665-6674

To view Tracy's art, click

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Watch the Great Courses

LLL is pleased to offer a new resource.  We have available DVDs of many of The Great Courses that instructors have used in LLL presentations, and you may check them out for three weeks.  If you would like to use one, please contact Marianne Reese at or 512-216-6427.

The Aging Brain, 2016

          12-30 minute lessons. Dr. Thad A. Polk, Dept. of Psychology

          University of Michigan


The Art of the Northern Renaissance, 2007

          36-30 minute lessons. Professor Catherine Scallen, Case Western Reserve University


Being Human:  Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science, 2012

          12-30 minute lessons. Professor Robert Sapolsky, Neurology and Neurosurgery at Stanford University


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology...How Life Works, 2019

          36-30 minute lessons. Professor Kevin Ahern, Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon University


Chemistry and Our Universe...How It All Works, 2016

          60-30 minute lessons.  Professor Ron Brown, Georgetown University


Comparative Religion, 2008

          24-30 minute lessons. Professor Charles Kimball, University of Oklahoma


Europe...the 20-Year Anthology, 2019

          60 Hours on 16 DVDs.  Rick Steves


From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism, 2002

          24-30 minute lessons. Professor Richard Brettell, University of Dallas


How to View and Appreciate Great Movies, 2018

          24-30 minute lessons. Professor Eric Williams, Ohio University


Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance, 2012

          36-30 minute lessons. Professor George Bent, Washington and Lee University


Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre, 2006

          12-30 minute lessons. Professor Richard Brettell, University of Dallas


Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2008

          24-30 minute lessons. Professor Richard Brettell, University of Dallas


Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery London, 2009

          24-30 minute lessons. Professor Catherine Scallen, Case Western Reserve University


Mysteries of the Microscopic World, 2011

          24-30 minute lessons. Professor Bruce Fleury, Tulane University


Sensation, Perception, and the Aging Process, 2006

          24-30 minute lessons. Professor Francis Colavita, University of Pittsburgh.


Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality, 2006

          24-30 minute lessons. Professor James Gates, University of Maryland at College Park


The Genius of Michelangelo, 2007

          36-30 minute lessons. Professor William Wallace, Washington University, St. Louis


The Instant Sommelier, 2019

          8-30 minute lessons. Paul Wagner

          Viticulture & Winery Technology Instructor Napa Valley college


The Irish Identity: Independence, History and Literature 2016

          36-30 minute lessons. Professor Marc C. Conner, Washington and Lee University

The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explaining Everything,  2017

          24-30 minute lessons. Don Lincoln, Senior Scientist Fermi National Accelerator  Laboratory


The Wonders of America’s State Parks, 2019

          24-30 minute lessons.  Joe Yogerst, journalist and travel writer.


“The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites”,          

         36-30 minute lessons.  Professor Michael Wysession, Washington University in St. Louis.


Tocqueville and the American Experiment, 2004

          24-30 minute lessons. Professor William R. Cook, State University of New York at Geneseo


Understanding the Misconceptions of Science, 2019

          24-30 minute lessons. Senior Scientist Don Lincoln, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory


Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception, 2011

          24-30 minute lessons. Professor Peter Vishton, College of William and Mary

Understanding the Quantum World, 2019.

          24-30 minute lessons. Dr. Erica W. Carlson, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University.


Why Economies Rise or Fall, 2010

          24-30 minute lessons.  Professor Peter Rodriguez

          Darden School of Business, University of Virginia


Wonders of the National Parks:  A Geology of North America, 2015

          36-lessons.  Ford Cochran, Director of Programming for National Geographic Expeditions


Your Deceptive Mind...A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills, 2012

          24-30 minute lessons. Professor Steven Novella, Yale



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