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Beginner Ukulele (Ages 5-9)

Your child will learn the basics of Ukulele and build a musical foundation that they can transfer to other instruments as they get older
Teacher Troy
90 total reviews for this teacher
44 reviews for this class
Completed by 125 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

After this program, students will have...

- A basic understanding of how to read different types of music for the ukulele
- The ability to tune their instrument, and hear when it's out of tune
- A basic understanding of rhythm, how to feel rhythm, and an understanding of what to do with a metronome
- Knowledge of how to strum chords, and how to play the ukulele with their fingers
- The ability to play some of the basic chords for the ukulele
- A series of simple melodies they can play
I've taught this class regularly for over 6 years. The impact that I have on the student lasts with them for years, as evidenced by the students that I've had who have signed up for 1 on 1 lessons with me years after taking this class, because they remember me as being a great teacher, and they were disappointed by future teachers they tried taking lessons with. 
Students are encouraged to pick up the ukulele daily, though, at the beginner stage, the focus is more on creating a positive habit of picking the instrument up each day, and less concerned with how much time they spend playing.

I encourage beginner students to pick up their ukulele every day except for one (because everyone needs a day off), and work on at least one thing when they pick up the ukulele. After that, they're free to put it down, but if they want to keep playing, that's awesome, and totally up to them. 
Students will need to have access to a ukulele for this class. At a music store, you should be able to get a kid’s ukulele for less than $100, especially if you purchase one used. Ukuleles don’t vary too much in size, but it is important to buy an appropriately sized one based on your learner’s age. The four sizes (from smallest to largest) are Soprano, Concert, Tenor, and Baritone. As an adult, I find a Tenor ukulele comfortable, and a Soprano too small. Most kids start on a Soprano ukulele, but an older kid may feel more comfortable with a concert sized ukulele.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
If the student gets better each week, as in... they feel better about their abilities, they're able to play the things we've talked about, they want to pick up their ukulele, that's great. That's the goal of this beginner ukulele program.

If the student doesn't improve week over week, or feels shy about picking up the ukulele, or discouraged from going to class, we should chat one on one sooner, rather than later to see how I can make sure I'm helping your student get the best experience out of the ukulele, and make sure you feel you're getting the most value out of the money you're spending on this program.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Since this class is for younger students, songs with swear words are not included in the course content, but as a result of their own searches for music, depending on what styles they're interested in, this may be something they come across on their own time outside of class.


Teacher Troy
Lives in Canada
Music Educator
90 total reviews
56 completed classes

About Me

Before I started kindergarten, my mom looked at me teaching my younger brother everything that I could and thought "He's going to be a teacher some day..."

Fast forward to now...

I've been teaching music in my local community and online for 11... 
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