Hey Marley, not sure how to help with the packing, but I decided to bring a ukulele and strapped it on to the back of my day pack; that way it doesn’t get crushed or otherwise damaged in the bigger pack. I’m also using my day pack as a Carry On so that I don’t have to put it in the larger one. Excited to meet you all!
Instructor response: Yes, feel free to bring musical instruments! Just keep in mind that they might get a bit worn with travel. They don’t need to fit inside your luggage, but as Marley mentioned you can strap them onto your daypack. You will need to be able to move comfortably with all your items on your body. Thanks!