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Ukulele Workshop


for classroom teachers

Learn how to start a Ukulele Program at your school.

Thursday & Friday, May 30th & 31st, 2019

9am to 4pm each day

Course Description:

Uke can play this summer for credit! The ukulele is a popular and easy-to-learn instrument that any school-aged student (or adult!) can use to meet music standards. We'll cover everything you need to know before purchasing, teaching, and maintaining your ukulele program. After finishing this workshop you will have lesson plans and the information you need to start your ukulele program in August!

You will learn to play 3 ukulele chords and the C Major scale. You will also learn about local performance opportunities for yourself and your students. We will discuss considerations for buying, maintaining, and repairing ukuleles, and learn about many different resources to create a lesson plan to use with your beginners for a final project.

Bring your own ukulele or borrow one from Damm Music Center!

Thursday Session 1: Intro to the ukulele instrument, resources for teaching, instrument maintenance and care.

Friday Session 2: YouTube and online resources for teaching/learning ukulele, purchasing considerations and repair, and local performance opportunities for playing ukulele in the community.

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Sarah Ashcraft, a Kansas native, has always enjoyed music throughout her career as a student and now enjoys teaching music as a profession. Her degrees include a bachelor’s of music education from Wichita State University, Kansas, and a master’s degree in comprehensive music education from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. While at both colleges, she pursued practicum teaching in both pre-k and kindergarten aged children. At WSU, she played oboe in the band and orchestra, and volunteered at the Kaleidoscope Preschool and Head Start programs. At BGSU, Sarah continued to perform in orchestras as well as teaching a kindergarten music class in a public school. After moving from Ohio to Scottsdale, Arizona, she directed elementary bands and taught general music classes. She currently teaches kindergarten through 4th grade at Apollo Elementary in Goddard, Kansas, and continues teaching private oboe lessons. She has been teaching classroom ukulele to her 4th grade students since 2015.

Cost & Registration:

The cost for the workshop only is $75.00. To register, click the button below and pay and check out through the shopping cart. You can also call or sign up in store. Space is limited, sign up today!

There is also optional college credit from Baker University. The cost is $70 for one credit hour. Click the banner below to register.

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