Our last Ukulele group class before the holiday break at SuzukiMusic was last Saturday and I’m so glad to have a few weeks to prepare more material for these kids. They have been consuming everything I bring in at a considerable rate! (So, I finally just invested in the teacher edition of Sibelius 7 )
It’s certainly a lot of fun teaching these guys. Tuning is a quick process each week as many of them, having been Suzuki students for many years already, have developed a very fine ear for pitch. The range of age is quite wide, at 10 to 17 but their learning levels are fairly even. As I suspected, singing seems to be the biggest challenge so far. Not their ability to sing but their willingness to be heard is more the issue. We’ll just have to keep at it… Anyway, I’m looking forward to continuing with this pilot project in the new year.
I’ve put up a few links to the arrangements I’ve made on Sibelius so far on a new page of the blog so check them out. Feel free to use and share these pieces!