What is the course about?
Playing the ukulele in class at primary school is a fantastic and inexpensive way to bring music into the classroom. This course explores the teaching of ukulele to a class of key stage 2 students.It will also reveal how the uke can support teaching to give fun and colour to lessons.
What will we cover?
Techniques for playing, and techniques for teaching ukulele in class.Buying a set of ukes for your class, tuning, technical expectations, storage, sourcing songsheets.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Advance your technique if you already play ukulele, and be introduced to playing if you are a novice. You will learn a structure with which to teach uke to groups, and to play songs to/with a class.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course makes the assumption that you are interested in and motivated by music as a means to teach and engage with primary school children. Prior music skill and knowledge is welcome but not necessary here.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Tutor Jake Rodrigues is an experienced teacher of adults and a teacher of uke in primary schools. This course will use a mixture of prepared material, playing and learning songs, discussion and Q & A to maximise outcomes.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring your own ukulele or use one of ours. On the course you will find out about the best uke(s) to buy for teacher and class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other uke courses such as Intermediate and the ukulele orchestra are options.