America’s Got Talent’s ‘Uke Girl’ Receives Pleasant Surprise Lesson—From Her Teacher

By Greg Olwell

Showing the speed of the contemporary culture, online ukulele video instructor John Atkins has already posted a lesson of last week’s viral video by 12-year-old Grace VanderWaal on America’s Got Talent.

Under his YouTube channel, The Ukulele Teacher, Atkins created a lesson of “I Don’t Know My Name,” a stunner of a song written by VanderWaal and performed on an episode that aired June 7.


Well, Atkins’ lesson received a big boost on Sunday, when VanderWaal posted the following tweet on her Twitter account, showing surprise that she learned to play from watching his videos and now he was teaching her song.