April 22, 2017 - Spring into Singing!
Regional event; 1/2 day workshop 10-12 noon
Edmonton: Monica Dear - Ukulele in the Classroom
Calgary : Jan Taylor Bilenki - Digging Deep in the Music Room: Composition Ideas for Grades 1-6
$10 members/ $10 students/ $20 non members
This session will focus on helping students to build confidence and skill in creating during music classes. Topics will include: understanding selected compositional techniques, improvisation and planning ideas for both short and longer term inquiry into composition.
There will be opportunities to share your own successes in these areas.
I cannot change the oil in your car, perform a root canal, or frankly, tell the difference between a Megabyte and a kilowatt…
I can, however, teach music teachers how to teach ukulele. I have enjoyed teaching ukulele to my students ever since the last century, even when it wasn’t cool. I generally begin teaching ukulele to grade 4 students, by then they are chomping at the bit to learn. It is so satisfying to see them bloom as musicians. So many concepts come alive for them through playing ukes.
I love seeing teachers become brave enough to teach ukulele to their own students, with good pedagogy, technique, skills and a wide variety of repertoire. I share the course that I have developed over the years, incorporating new and current materials, from the best that YouTube has to offer to the excellent resources developed by the acclaimed James Hill.
I am a Level III James Hill Ukulele Initiative Certified teacher. (Woohoo! I worked hard for that!)