Yesterday we had another small group, less than 10, but they were very interested in playing, learning and practicing. I told them that I was going to get a web page up for the club and we talked about some pages where you can get some lessons on-line. Ukulele Underground and Live 'Ukulele are two pretty good sites. I know there are more out there.
Three of the students stayed a little later than usual as they were working out Canon in D by Pachbell. They were working out chords, strumming and picking for each of them and then went to Garage Band on the computer to record their sound. They were having a great time. We are going to try to video tape them for the weekly AMS video news at school. Should be fun. I will figure out how to download their recording for this blog.
Well, the group was small today. Other activities such as wrestling and homework and household chores to do. Had 4 students today and they jammed together. Karsten is getting pretty good, obviously practicing a lot. The others are doing well also. They will all surpass me at some point in the not to distant future. Karsten is working on Herb's Ka'anapili Sunset and doing pretty well. He heard Herb play when he came to the club.
As for me I am trying to find time to work on some arpeggio's and work on "Sweet Pahala Mist" started in Pahala this December in Herb's class. I have a collaborator, Moses, in D.C. There is a little more work to do but the piece is coming along nicely. It is fun to do.
I have also gotten back to the Templebar and the Royal Hawaiian Ukulele Band. Since I was gone in December and fighting of a cold for most of January I missed a lot of time. But I am back again and enjoy the playing.
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.