Heidi Litke has been building instruments since 2007. She was the co-owner of Bean Sprout Banjo Ukulele Company for three years. (http://www.thebeansprout.com).
In 2010 Heidi had an amazing opportunity to better hone her skills, building Classical Guitars, traditional Ukuleles and the art of French Polish under Master Luthier Robbie O'Brien, a well respected classical guitar builder.
In the spring of 2012 she then studied with Master Luthier Edward Dick of Victor Guitars in basic repair methods and also auditing a steel string class.
Heidi's path has taken her in a direction of building instruments with sustainable materials that can be gathered locally, thereby reducing the impact on our precious environment. Her ukuleles and classical guitars are handcrafted using maple, birch and spruce.
Heidi enjoys playing celtic, baroque and classical music on her ukulele. It is a fun and exciting little instrument and will put a smile on anyone's face. Uke can change the world, one uke at a time.
Heidi and Robbie O'Brien have just completed filming an online ukulele building course due to be released in the fall of 2017. It can be found at www.obrienguitars.com/courses/. She is also presently working on detailed ukulelel plans and an instructional book.
Heidi Litke, Luthier
Red Sands Ukuleles / Heidi Litke / Clinton, Prince Edward Island, Canada / firstname.lastname@example.org