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I'm a Music teacher at a lower-income (Equity plus) elementary school in Winston-Salem, NC. I would like to be able to teach children to play the ukelele. The school has not been able to fund the cost of the instruments needed for this program. I play the guitar in my classroom to accompany the students' singing. Many of my students have expressed interest in learning to play a stringed instrument like the guitar. The baritone ukelele has only four strings rather than six like a guitar. They are smaller than a guitar and easier for little hands to play. We would like 10 or 12 baritone ukeleles for Speas Elementary School. Learning to play the ukelele is a good starting point for students to develop new interest in playing guitar or (when offered in middle school) violin or other stringed instrument. Speas has around 330 students. Of these, about 200 are in grades 2-5. These kids could benefit greatly from this program. I anticipate structuring the instructional program as a combination of classroom ensemble playing and self-paced playing motivated by awards (similar to those in my songflute "karate" program in which students learn songs to earn progressive "belts" of varying colors.) My own interest in playing the guitar began with first playing a ukelele in grade school. That experience began a journey that has brought me income as a musician as well as hundreds of life-enriching experiences. Please help my students have the same opportunity!
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