The 'ukulele happenings around the club and class at Alvarado Middle School in Union City, CA.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Last week was special in many ways
On Tuesday, January 20, 2009, in addition to the inauguration of Barack Obama as our President, Herb Ohta Jr. came to the ukulele club at Alvarado Middle School in Union City. It was a treat for all of us. Students were attentive and impressed with Herb. He taught them a couple of arpeggios and talked about playing and practicing. Herb also played a couple of songs for the students.
I'm a middle school teacher who enjoys playing the ukulele. I have started a ukulele club at my middle school and with the 2009-2010 school year I am now teaching an elective class for 6th graders - Beginning Ukulele.
I play regularly with the Royal Hawaiian Ukulele Band at the Templebar in Berkeley. I am trying to figure out how to play more.