Using Ukuleles to Help With Hands-On Music Learning.
My students need a class set of 30 ukuleles to help them use their music knowledge in a hands-on way.
These students come from the city with the second largest population in Maine; they live in a high-needs, low-income area. Many of the students at our school come from bilingual households, with English as a second language. 100% of the students at our school receive FREE breakfast and lunch, and we also have a Title I education program.
What these students lack in resources, they make up for in heart.
These students are eager to learn, and excited about what school offers. They are thankful for, and appreciate all opportunities to take charge of their learning. They are truly an inspiration to me.
Learning to read, write, and play music is an extremely rewarding experience for my students. They look forward to coming to the music room each week and exploring music in various ways.
A ukulele program in our school would be a great fit because ukulele lends itself to playing music from many cultures.
Ukulele programs in schools have shown tremendous success for their versatility, and much more.
Ukulele is an amazing hands-on way to learn harmony and theory, and of course, it's fun! Ukulele is a solo instrument, but it can also be played as an ensemble, giving students the chance for both individual and group work on their instrument. Learning an instrument is extremely rewarding and I feel ukulele would be a great match for my students.
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