My students need 16 Makala Soprano Ukuleles to get strumming in the next school year!
This project expired on October 21, 2016.
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I have been teaching music to these students for a couple of years, and they have shown sincere interest in wanting to explore further. We are blessed to have some instruments, but they would absolutely benefit from having a ukulele that they could each play instead of the usual instrument rotation where they share and wait for each other.
The students at this school would be grateful for whatever they could get their hands on.
They are enthusiastic about simply playing their bodies, drums, the floor, and/or their desks. To have a ukulele that each of them could hold would be amazing for them and would completely pique their interest.
As a music educator, I believe that all of my students have the right to enjoy music for the rest of their lives. It is my job to teach them how to do so. This includes young students through the adult student. Regardless of whether their desire is to be a professional musician, their level of talent, culture, or economic standing, I would like to create an environment that fosters growth in musical arenas as well as nonmusical arenas.
I follow the Carl Orff approach that uses nonmusical ideas such as improvisation, spoken word, movement, and play as a means to learn musical concepts.
This is not how I was taught in music class, but this is why I went into the field of music education. For students to be able to make music with the benefit of having their hands on an actual instrument is crucial to the longevity of their love and appreciation of music.
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