“There’s no ego when you’re a ukulele player.”
Jake Shimabukuro


The Fountain of Uke meets on Fridays 5:00 – 6:00 pm at Larson Manor (when in session)

Paul Larson, Coordinator

Want to play the ukulele or enhance your uke skills? The “Fountain of Uke” performing group is for you! Ukes on loan to newcomers. The group occasionally performs for community functions. Ages 10 and up.

Paul Larson Fountain of Uke

Paul is a retired award-winning educator who served as a teacher in grades 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8, as well as an elementary and junior high school administrator. Paul has also taught graduate students at the University of Redlands in their Educational Technology Certificate Program.
Along with his wife Karen, Paul founded the Chino Community Children’s Theatre and Chino Community Theatre in 1984, and he’s served in nearly every capacity over the years: onstage, backstage, and on the boards of directors for both organizations. All three of his children remain connected with the Arts: Jeff as as an Obie and Bessie Award-winning Theatrical Production Manager at Hamilton College in New York, Jessie as Theatre Instructor at Ontario High School in California; a director, choreographer, actor and as a board member at CCCT, and Jenna as an Event Coordinator in the Culinary Arts.
Paul feels honored to be the recipient of numerous Inland Theatre League Awards over the years, and to have been selected with his wife, Karen, as Chino’s 2011 “Sweethearts of the Year”, the 2014 San Bernardino County Layman’s Service Award recipients, the 2015 Edwin Rhodes Community Service Award recipients as well as the 2016 City of Chino Spirit of Achievement Award. He was also honored as Chino Valley USD’s Teacher of the Year, as a Los Angeles Music Center’s BRAVO Award recipient, the University of La Verne’s Spirit of La Verne Alumni Award in 2015 recipient and Chino Community Theatre’s President’s Service Award in 2017.