We’re delighted to be resuming our ukulele lessons, as an option for our music classes in schools this year! With the ukulele becoming more and more popular, featuring in popular songs on the radio and in films, we decided to join in! The ukulele is a fantastic instrument to pick up, whether you’re a guitarist looking for some variety, or you’ve never played an instrument before! Our music classes in schools allow students nationwide to pick up a ukulele and learn for themselves! read on to learn more about our ukulele short programme in primary schools.
The ukulele is a small, guitar-like instrument. Although it is today associated with Hawaii, the ukulele has its roots in Portugal. The tone and volume of this instrument vary with size and construction. Ukuleles commonly come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. A classical guitar will give you a good sense of how a ukulele operates, though the ukulele, as well as being much smaller, has four strings rather than the guitar’s six strings. Ukuleles also are far quieter, and like the guitar they don’t have a deep tone. Similarly, banjos have 4 strings but they can also have 5 strings, and are distinct from ukuleles in their tone which is brighter than the mellow ukulele tone.
Music Classes in Schools- Ukulele Short Programme
Interest in the ukulele is at an all time high. We believe that this is the case because the ukulele sounds happy, it’s easy to learn and it’s a sociable instrument. As a result of all of this we created a ukulele programme that teaches primary school students how to play the ukulele over the course of a 6 or 10 week programme.
Programme Aims Include:
- Teach a range of chords enabling students to play a set of songs
- Develop each students musical ear so as they can learn how to tune their ukulele
- Teach students how to play a musical instrument that’s current and sociable
Interested in learning more about our ukulele programme? Contact us here.