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7675 A Complete Guide to Playing & Teaching the Ukulele

 

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The ukulele has become one of the most popular instruments in music education, and with good reason: it's inexpensive, portable and approachable by both teachers and students. This course covers everything you need to know to start using the ukulele in your classroom, including uke anatomy; tuning; types and features; how to read chord diagrams, strumming patterns; popular chords; and chord progressions. You'll learn a wide variety of popular and "classic" songs along the way that you can use immediately. Suitable for absolute beginners through intermediate players who are looking for new ideas. Students are asked to submit audio files (mp3) and post videos in order to fully participate.

Instructor: Kalani Das, MT-BC

Kalani_Das_headshotKalani Das, MT-BC is a world percussion specialist with more than 30 years of professional experience. He is a certified Orff-Schulwerk educator, a board-certified music therapist, and is a requested presenter at conferences worldwide. Kalani has worked with music legends Barry Manilow, Yanni, Kenny Loggins, and Rod Stewart. He is the founder of the DCM approach to community music making and a member of the Music Therapy Drumming training team. Kalani has written over nine books and produced numerous instructional DVDs and music CDs. He presents workshops, retreats, and residencies for students, teachers, therapists, and the general public. kalanimusic.com and playsinglaugh.com.

 

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SUMMER ONLINE COURSES

The registration deadline for summer online courses is Friday, June 2nd at 12:00 p.m. (noon) CDT. All Online Courses begin at 8:00 a.m. CDT on Monday, June 12th, and "officially" conclude at 5:00 p.m. CDT on Friday, August 4th. 

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Course Information

7675 A Complete Guide to Playing & Teaching the Ukulele
 
3 graduate credits
Tuition: $930, due in full with registration.
 
ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 20
 

SUMMER ONLINE COURSE DETAILS

 

VanderCook Online is powered by Schoology (www.schoology.com). Through this learning management system, you'll be able to interact directly with your instructor, students in your classes, and members of the greater VanderCook Online community.

The summer online term officially begins on Monday, June 10. The week prior to June 10, you'll be added as a new Schoology user. Be on the lookout for an email from noreply@schoology.com or wfong@vandercook.edu with log-in instructions. Once you are given credentials, simply visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of June 10, you'll have access to your classroom and course material.

Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.

You’ll have the opportunity to work at your own pace each week while completing assignments and posting responses to discussion questions. You’ll constantly be interacting with your instructor and classmates online, and working through new material each week. We know how crazy summer schedules can get, so our instructors try to make everything as flexible as possible!

 

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