Friday, March 20, 2009

Ukulele class next year?

The planning for next year has begun at school. The powers that be have tentatively scheduled me to teach on section of Ukulele as an elective for 6th graders next year. I am now looking into getting 30 ukuleles for the possible class and thinking about how to teach and manage the class. It would be fun to actually teach a class for students, everyday. I would probably keep the ukuleles in the classroom since we meet everyday.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

AMS ukulele club

Three of the guys in the ukulele club have been working on the Canon in D. They worked out the picking, chords and arrangement for the 3 ukuleles. The video quality isn't great but the sound is true.

The club is going well with about 10 students coming each week. It seems that there are always new students interested in joining. I am sure that this next week will see a renewed interest as this video was played on our schools weekly "video news".

As for my personal playing it looks like the Royal Hawaiian Ukulele Band, which practices on Monday nights at the Templebar in Berkeley, is heading to the Ukulele Festival in Hawaii in July. I hope to get more info soon. Until then we will be at the Northern California Ukulele Festival in Hayward at the end of April.