The Ukulele Kids Program is multi-faceted to accommodate the educational needs of both students and classroom teachers. We also offer many adult programs.
LUNCH AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
The Ukulele Kids Extra-Curricular Program is offered at lunch and after school in classrooms from Grade 1 and up. Our introductory course is generally eight to ten weeks in length for one hour per week. Ukulele Kids teachers are professional musicians with experience teaching elementary age students in private and group settings. They are fully accredited for teaching in the school system and work closely with the school administration to see that the students are learning in a safe, regulated environment.
Ukulele Kids classes are based on the enjoyment of music through playing the ukulele and singing. Repertoire that spans the decades brings an understanding of various forms and styles of music. Teachers incorporate theoretical concepts as they appear in the songs being learned. As singing is an important part of each class, students learn to be more expressive. This leads to more self-confidence and creativity as the classes progress.
CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAM AND CLASSROOM TEACHER WORKSHOPS
Ukulele Kids also offers a Co-Curricular Program that supports values education, such as the monthly Character Traits, through our diverse repertoire. Songs that are subject-based are used to reinforce classroom learning in areas such as Math and Science, as well as Music.
Our Classroom Teacher Program offers teachers an opportunity to learn how to use the ukulele effectively with their students. The addition of musical elements and singing to core subjects makes the learning more interesting and fun for the children. Ukulele Kids will work with teachers to develop appropriate music to incorporate into their lessons.
It is a mandate for the Ed-UKE-ator of each Ukulele Kids session to have the students perform for their peers, and/or parents at the end of each session. Where feasible, Ukulele Kids performers also will participate in community events.
"Children's Arts Tax Credit"
Ukulele Kids Classes are eligible for the Children's Arts Tax credit! Canadian Revenue Agency Website: click here
CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING
Let Ukulele Kids come to your school and present a team building event for your staff. These sessions are approximately two hours in length and, as well as learning how to play the ukulele, staff members gain valuable insight as to how music can build an effective, productive staff for your school.