Fall 2021 MECA, Spring 2022 MECA, Summer 2022 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
A Complete Guide to Playing and Teaching the Ukulele
The ukulele has become one of the most popular instruments in music education, and with good reason: It’s inexpensive, portable and user-friendly for both teachers and students. This course covers everything you’ll 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. Suitable for absolute beginners through intermediate players.
“Although I’ve taught ukulele on and off for the last 5 or 6 years, this class was my first formal course dedicated solely to ukulele, and it was great! I learned a lot of practical tips, but my main takeaway that I plan on bringing to my classroom is how to make the ukulele even more fun! A lot of the ukulele method books that I have tried in the past have focused on playing melodies. This course had a good balance of melodic and chordal playing, and I plan on keeping that balance in my instruction, as well.”
Ukulele Club Multimedia Resource (Text, Audio and Video), available from teacherspayteachers.com.
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