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Love My Uke - Pop Songs - Beginner Ukulele

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Sing Create Play by Bella Ely
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In this ongoing course for beginner ukulele learners, we will talk about music fundamentals, practise different rhythmic patterns, learn ukulele basic strumming and basic 6 chords. Different pop songs for everyone.

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
Beginner Level
Skills that we will go over in this class:
- how to hold a ukulele;
- correct playing position;
- correct hand position;
- how to count and play the ukulele;
- how to strum simple patterns
- how to hold the C Major chord and maybe F Major, A minor and G7 Chords as well, depending on the student's ability.

Skills children will learn in this class:
♪ strum at different tempos (fast and slow)
♪ strum with different dynamics: loud, quiet, from quiet to loud building momentum;
♪ how to follow strumming and picking patterns (with animals and colours for children who can't read yet);
♪ how to play children's songs.

This lesson is for students with a soprano, concert or tenor ukulele. 
✨ My name is Bella and I have been a teacher for 20 years. I love teaching music, guitar and ukulele to young children because it gives them a way to FIND who they are, to EXPRESS their feelings, emotions and thoughts and to LET IT GO!

✨ I have found that young children love playing musical instruments, making up their own songs, creating rhythmic patterns and learning a new musical instrument through story-type lessons. I am building each new lesson on their interests and passion, aiming not only to teach them a skill, but to develop a life-long LOVE for music, to SING, CREATE and PLAY the songs from their hearts!


KATIE:
Qualifications
✨Bachelor’s Degree specializing in K-12 General Music and 6-12 Choral Education
✨Social & Emotional Learning in Music Education (2021)
✨A Complete Guide to Playing & Teaching Ukulele (2020)
✨Culturally Responsive Teaching (2010)
✨Yoga for Teacher’s and Students, Level 1 (2011)
✨Using Children’s LIterature in the Music Classroom (2011)
✨Orff Action: Enegerize Your Music Classroom (2011)
✨Orff Action: Groove Through the Year (2012)
Homework Offered
Practising 5 minutes a day will help with the development of the hand and fingers and strengthen the muscles required to play the ukulele and press on the frets. Students can practise the strumming techniques and the chords discussed in class. The teacher will share digital copies of the songs that we learn during our classes, so students can practise those songs as well.
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
🌟 This is an inclusive class. Children of all abilities and disabilities are welcome. Including ADHD, Autism, Emotional Learning Disabilities, & more. Contact us with any questions or concerns regarding your learner's needs! 
 1 file available upon enrollment
➡️ Please make sure that students need to have a TUNED ukulele for each class. Please check the class welcoming message for details on how to tune your ukulele. ➡️ Learners can use a pick, but it is not compulsory; I actually recommend the use of fingers for strumming/picking. ➡️ In order for me to give feedback and see clearly the learner while playing their instrument, please make sure you position the learners, so I can see their BOTH hands when playing, head to the waist, in a well-lit room (the light coming from their front, not from the back). The young learner can sit on the floor, with their legs crossed. If they are joining from an iPad/laptop, they can also be on the floor or a little stool, it can point straight or downwards. ➡️ Please note that the learner can't sit on an armchair as this will restrict the way their instrument needs to be positioned and also restricts the movement of the learner's arms. A chair with no arms, or a stool are recommended. BOTH learner's feet should be on the floor, not hanging. ➡️ Please feel free to send me a message if you have any questions or concerns. - The teacher will provide the songs and other files (strumming and chords sheets); - Ukulele (Soprano or Concert Standard tuning G C E A) - Ukulele Tuner App
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$12

weekly
1x per week
25 min

Completed by 211 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-13
3-5 learners per class

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