Ukulele

Ukulele 1

Instructor: Glenda Garwood
For minimum age 6 to 4th grade

This class is designed to lay a foundation for the beginner ukulele student. I teach a “strum first” approach as the first chords are learned. The concept of “steady beat” is learned as we strum and sing together as a group. As students progress, we will also explore how to find and play individual notes on our ukuleles. This is a year-long class. The parent is responsible to provide their child a SOPRANO size Ukulele and a digital tuner (such as the Snark SN-6 available on Amazon). The ukulele does not have to be expensive, as long as it has quality “geared tuners” so it will stay in tune! I recommend a protective padded Ukulele “gig bag” for safe transit between home and class. All students need a 3-ring notebook (1” size) with a starter pack of 25 clear sheet protectors. This will be our music book for the entire year and must come to class every week! The students also need a portable music stand for class. All items should be provided by the first day of class. Students should have the ability to read the words of the songs we will have in our notebooks. If a student is not yet a proficient reader I will be able to guide them to play the ukulele in class but they may need parental assistance with song lyrics at home.

 

Ukulele 2

Instructor: Glenda Garwood
For minimum age 7 to 5th grade who have already completed Ukulele 1

This class adds to the skills learned in Ukulele 1 with chords, strumming patterns and exploring the notes on the ukulele. The parent is responsible to provide their child a SOPRANO size Ukulele and a digital tuner (such as the Snark SN-6 available on Amazon). The ukulele does not have to be expensive, as long as it has quality “geared tuners” so it will stay in tune! I recommend a protective padded Ukulele “gig bag” for safe transit between home and class. All students need a 3-ring notebook (1” size) with a starter pack of 25 clear sheet protectors. Students are welcome to bring the notebook used in Ukulele 1 and we will add pages to it. This will be our music book for the entire year and must come to class every week! The students also need a portable music stand for class. All items should be provided by the first day of class. Students should have the ability to read the words of the songs we will have in our notebooks. If a student is not yet a proficient reader I will be able to guide them to play the ukulele in class but they may need parental assistance with song lyrics at home.