Project Description

During this residency students will experience the excitement of learning how to play the ukulele. The residency will begin by teaching students about the origin of the ukulele as well as the basic anatomy of the instrument. Students will go on to learn proper holding, playing, and rest positions. By the end of the residency, all students will learn to play at least 3 songs and will have the opportunity to perform in front of their class.

Final Product

A solo or group performance in front of classmates or families

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn the history of the ukulele.
  • Students will know how to properly hold and strum a ukulele (basic thumb strum).
  • Students will learn to play 2-5 chords on the ukulele.
  • Students will learn a minimum of three songs on the ukulele.

Suggested Grades

  • Kindergarten to 12th grade

Pricing Breakdown

  • 4 visits at 45 minutes each
  • Prep hours: 1 hours per classroom
  • Materials: $50/class or $150/school for instrument maintenance
  • Travel from Veneta

**This residency requires a dedicated classroom space to be used during a residency**

Why I teach:

I love to share the joy of music with people of all ages! Exploring the ukulele is a great introduction into the world of string instruments. It is very rewarding to help students feel successful, build their confidence, and give them a chance to shine! . By teaching music, I believe I am investing in the future of our musical community, and nurturing an appreciation of the arts.”  —Jen Sennett

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