Ukulele

Ukulele 1

Instructor: Glenda Garwood  1:00 to 2:00
For minimum age 6 to 4th grade

I use the “Alfred’s Kid’s Ukulele Course 1” – a fun method that teaches your child to play songs on the Ukulele right away. This method takes a “strum first” approach as the first chords are learned. Later melodic picking is added, one note learned at a time. Strumming chords and playing melodies is combined for lots of fun! Comes with an accompanying CD that demonstrates how all the music should sound, each lesson on colorful pages in plain, easy-to-understand language! The skills learned will allow your child to sing and play fun songs! The parent can purchase “Alfred’s Kid’s Ukulele Course 1" on Amazon or at a local music store. 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). It 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” too. This is a year-long class. All students need a 3-ring binder (notebook). This will be used for our supplementary songs. Clear sheet protectors are very helpful.

Ukulele 2

Instructor: Glenda Garwood  2:00 to 3:00
For minimum age 7 to 5th grade who have already completed Ukulele 1

I use the “Alfred’s Kid’s Ukulele Course 2”. This is a follow-up method book to the original “Alfred’s Kid’s Ukulele Course 1” book used in Ukulele 1. This course will build on what was learned in the first class. We will add to our skills in melody playing, strumming patterns, and add new chords and songs! This book comes with an accompanying CD that makes playing the songs from the book a lot of fun! Just as it was in the previous book, this has easy to understand diagrams and explanations of material presented. The parent can purchase “Alfred’s Kid’s Ukulele Course 2" on Amazon or at a local music store. 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). It 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” too. Students need a music stand also. All students need a 3-ring binder (notebook) to use for our supplementary songs. Clear sheet protectors for the notebook are very helpful.