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Friday, February 23 • 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Ukulele. Simplified

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No strumming required…(but you can if you want to!) Ukulele for Children author Christina O'Brien will present some ideas to make teaching ukulele easy and accessible for all learners and all teachers! The tried and true UFC method emphasizes music reading on the treble staff, group music making, and tons of creativity. Teachers who are new to teaching ukulele or already have lots of experience, will walk away from this hands-on session with plenty of fresh ideas to incorporate ukulele in their teaching, as well as some reproducible handouts.

If you're new, or fairly new to teaching the ukulele at school, be sure to attend "Ukulele 101" right before this session as "Ukulele. Simplified" builds on the previous basics taught in "Ukulele 101."

There will be some ukuleles on site for participants to use. Make sure you arrive early to snag one!

Speakers
avatar for Christina O'Brien

Christina O'Brien

Music Teacher and Book Author, Ukulele for Children
With plenty of teaching experience in the classroom and studio, Christina has been able to blend the individualized lesson approach with large group instruction, ensuring that every student can feel success with a part in each song that she teaches or arranges. Christina completed... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2024 2:20pm - 3:20pm MST
Glen 209 - CTCC
  Music & Band (TQS 3), Div1 (Gr 1-3), Div2 (Gr 4-6), Div3 (Gr 7-9)