My students need a class set (32) of ukuleles to expand their lifelong musicianship.
This project expired on June 24, 2018.
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Urban public school students are passionate. Determined. They are everything from reserved and reflective all the way to dynamic and driven.
They are the way they are with the help of all aspects of music.
Music helps our students express themselves. An art form this powerful offers both intrinsic and extrinsic benefits; the student who might share his story through song is not the same as the intellect who loves comparing note values to mathematical fractions. This is how music inherently embraces every type of learner.
Using guiding principles such as ukelele fundamentals, basic music theory, music notation, and a little bit of magic, not only will students explore a new instrument, they will get to compose their own original songs! With a class set of ukeleles, we'll be winning a Grammy in no time!
Students, however, can't express their musicianship without the motivation and means to do so.
Sure, we can sing songs. Sure, we can drum on buckets. Nothing, however, beats seeing a student miraculously strumming chords to their own passionate lyrics. Nothing beats seeing the expressions of stage fright turn into complete stardom.
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