Tuesdays – 9 Classes – $135
Ukulele “String Theory” is a fun and stress-free approach to musicianship for elementary school students. Given the popularity and widespread adoption of chordophones across cultures, space, and time, this class aims to introduce the Ukulele and its execution and instill a love for music-making.
Students will learn the basic concept of how most stringed instruments work to produce the notes and music our ears enjoy so much. Students will review all of the parts on the Ukulele to understand their respective functions in creating sound; the introduction of proper technique and execution will follow. Moreover, students will learn the basics of making music: understanding the difference between rhythm and melody, tuning the Ukulele, instrumental breaks, and when to accompany with singing. A crucial component will be musical games and activities; this class component is still being researched and developed. The idea is to draw from successful music education curriculums, like Orph training or similar, to make learning fun and increase material retention by the students. Ultimately, students will learn to play the Ukulele and express basic ideas in musical terms while instilling music appreciation.