Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Kids and the Beatles

Two of the boys in the ukulele club at Alvarado Middle School are continuing to amaze me with their natural ability. Yesterday, Karsten played "Gently Weeps" ala Jake from start to finish. He figured it out on his own. I am going to try to get a video of him playing it. Aaron also is working on "Yesterday". I am amazed at what these boys can do with the ukulele. At this point I can only guide them and share with them tips that I have learned. They do a lot by ear.

Another student, Andrew has so much drive and passion that he wants to tackle music that is challenging. He is a little impatient but has the drive to learn so I keep encouraging him.

I am having such a good time with the kids and they really want to be in the ukulele class I am teaching next year. However, my class will be for 6th graders and none of these students will be able to take the class.

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