Pre-Conference Session

Pre-Conference:  January 17, 2019 

Ukulele in the Elementary Music Classroom
Lorelei Batisalong
Sponsored by Music is Elementary

During this pre-conference session, participants will acquire beginning ukulele vocabulary and skills to enable the teacher with little ukulele experience to introduce this engaging instrument to their own students. A new approach to ukulele will be introduced, applying various pedagogies and strategies, creating a blended, active, and meaningful approach to the ukulele.

Mimicking a sequential order that can be utilized with general music students, participants will learn basic chords, strumming patterns, and finger picking skills for beginning students to feel immediate success. And using a blend of traditional folk repertoire, student-created music, and popular music, participants will find teaching the ukulele accessible and experience how it can be incorporated into an established instrumentation.

The clinician will share useful apps and helpful tricks aimed as practical aid for the music classroom. Experience welcomed but absolutely unnecessary.