Ukulele in the Classroom Series

Ukulele in the Classroom is a methodical approach to developing musicianship skills in a range of learning environments including elementary and middle school classes, interest groups, continuing education classes, summer camps, and private study.

Why should you choose the Ukulele in the Classroom Series?

  • It teaches Musicianship Skills: Singing, strumming, picking, note-reading, ear-training, improvisation, arranging, and harmonization
  • The curriculum includes works of Great Composers: Mozart, Brahms, Holst, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Handel, Dvorák, Purcell, Bach, and many others
  • The material is based on a Multicultural Repertoire: Polynesia, Africa, South America, North America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe
  • There are 3 books available in the series and each book is taught over 2 - 12 week long sessions

Ukulele in the Classroom Book 1

Throughout Book 1 students are singing, picking, and strumming - by ear and by note, in unison and in parts - in the keys of C major and F major. Skills in Book 1 also include note-reading, ear training, improvising, ensemble playing, and more.

Ukulele in the Classroom Book 2

In Book 2, your class is guided through traditional and popular music from France, Italy, North America, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Ireland, Guatemala, and Scotland in addition to arrangements of works by great composers including Mouret, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Glinka, and Mozart - and those are just the highlights!

Ukulele in the Classroom Book 3

The solid foundation of musicianship skills acquired through Books 1 and 2 allows students to move into ever more exciting repertoire in Book 3. Over the course of this book, students explore minor chords and keys, learn how to use a flatpick, and discover how to transpose chords and scales, all the while expanding upon skills acquired in Books 1 and 2.

**For more information, check out the  Ukulele in the Classroom website.