This year marks the beginning of our brand new ukulele lessons, due to popular demand! We’re delighted to be taking ukulele lessons in Rush NS, St Margaret’s NS, and St Luke’s NS Tyrrellstown. 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! Read on to discover 3 reasons why you should consider enrolling your child in Ukulele lessons.
1. It’s easy!
The ukulele is generally thought to be easier to learn than other instruments, such as the guitar or piano. It has softer strings than the guitar. These soft, nylon strings make playing the ukulele gentler on the fingers, and doesn’t cause the same finger pain that guitar strings do. This can be a huge benefit, particularly for young children. The smaller size reduces wrist tension, as the notes can be reached without stretching. The ukulele also has four strings, which makes chord shapes and scales easier to learn!
2. It’s accessible
The ukulele is such a portable instrument. Due to it’s size, you can take it anywhere, making it easier to transport to school, and anywhere else, for a music session. Because it can be taken anywhere, the ukulele is an incredibly social instrument. It can be played by anyone, young or old, musician or non-musician, making it accessible to anyone. It’s also cheaper than instruments like guitar and piano, so it won’t break the bank!
3. It can act as a stepping stone for other instruments
All of the scales and chords learnt on ukulele can be translated to the guitar. Guitar players can also switch back and forth to the ukulele quite easily. You can play most popular songs on the ukulele in a variety of genres. Even more difficult songs can be simplified to the ukulele, making them easier to play because of the instruments four strings. Because of this, the ukulele can be a great starting point, for students to learn simplified songs before they move onto instruments such as the guitar. It can also be a great introduction to the world of music!
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