Weekly lessons are 30 minutes long and students are encouraged to choose their own songs. All students are scheduled to perform at monthly open mic nights which will be held on the last Monday of every month unless it falls on a holiday. Location TBA each month. Students can choose their own time slot. The open mic counts as your lesson for that week, so you will have 3 private lessons and a performance every month ( unless there are 5 weeks that month - and that would add an extra private lesson). Students are encouraged to learn from watching and supporting their peers and develop a love of sharing their talents with others.
What you will need:
A smile =)
Books I have recommended and / or printed out songs
3-ring binder with plastic sheets
Parents of young students should always be present for the child’s lesson ages 5-10 years old. Parents learn with their child to help ensure productive and correct practicing habits at home.
Q: What is a Ukulele?
"A ukulele is a small four-stringed instrument, similar to a guitar. The ukulele is popular in Hawaii. The word 'ukulele' itself is Hawaiian. It translates to 'jumping flea'. If you have an opportunity to watch a band play in Hawaii, watch for the mini-guitar that is the ukulele! You can also see the ukulele in some modern music, such as Train's rendition of "Hey, Soul Sister" or "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz.
The ukulele is considerably easier to play than the guitar, because it has only four strings. Also, the ukulele has softer strings that did not cut into the fingertips, the way guitar strings do. Having these different strings gives the ukulele a completely different sound than the guitar. While the guitar has a metallic sound, the ukulele sounds warmer and is more suitable for the island music it plays." Answers.com
I play a Mitchell MU-100/n. It plays beautifully and has a wonderful sound. If you have never played an instrument before, I would highly recommend starting on Ukulele. It's the easiest instrument to learn. ~ Susie