The Ukes on the Move project offers the spark to ignite the imaginations of young and old, while also providing the experience of success in acquiring a skill that is tangible and real.
After five 45-60 minute lessons in a single week, or 5 weekly sessions, participants will learn the 3-4 simple chords and basic strumming techniques, enough to be able to play hundreds, even thousands of songs. Built into the program will be continued access to ukulele workshops and jam sessions after the initial five-session residency -- to help ensure sustained success. Another follow-up component is a five-session songwriting residency so that ukulele players can acquire the skills and confidence to write their own songs.
We are so proud of our 3rd grade songwriters!
“I love the fact that people don't see the ukulele as a serious instrument. A lot of people see it as more of a toy, and I love that because it just proves that people aren't intimidated by the instrument. They aren't afraid to pick it up.”
— Jake Shimabukuro