I am the new music teacher at Lone Mountain Elementary School; located in Cave Creek Arizona. I have a dream of getting more music around campfires! What better way than teaching the older students at our school how to play the ukulele! The ukulele is an instrument that easily accessible to all as the price range is low. It's easy to bring anywhere because the size is small. The ukulele is easy to learn because there are only four strings!
The students at Lone Mountain are eager to play instruments!
We love to make noise and to learn new things together. My goal is to have 30 baritone ukuleles at our school for the students to use. Hopefully inspiring them to get one at home and share their skill and love of music. I think the confidence they would gain from successfully learning to play an instrument would be invaluable.
I have a goal of getting music around campfires! What better way than teaching kids how to play the ukulele? I'd like to start teaching my students as young as 9 to play the ukulele and prepare them to learn guitar.
Guitar class is offered at both our middle school and high school.
The four-stringed baritone ukulele is a perfect instrument to start the younger students with as it has a smaller neck for small hands and only four strings instead of the six of guitars.
The students are very anxious to learn and I'd like to give them the skills they would need to actually play songs in their everyday life. Our 6th graders even have a goal of learning song to play at their big sleep away field trip.
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