Ukuleles are a great tool for teaching harmonic function and accompaniment. This book is designed to teach ukulele skills that can be brought to your students; consider songs that can be used to introduce musical skills; and present possibilities for arranging, improvisation, and composition. This eBook makes some assumptions about what you do and do not know as it is geared towards already practicing music teachers. This book will give you insight into the ukulele, how to read ukulele charts, and how to teach ukulele to students. It will not be teaching about basic music elements or music theory.
Excellent method book!
This is a fantastic method book that is not only practical and knowledgeable it is fun and encouraging. Too many instructional book are difficult to follow, and are often too wordy. This book however gives smaller digestible portions with learning how to play the uke! Well done!
Ukulele for Music Teachers
The ukulele has become a (re)popularized instrument in an astonishingly short amount of time, due in parge part to its ease of play and appealingly intimate manner. One of the spaces where the instrument has gained a foothold is with music teachers in the schools, who have capitalized on the instrument's appeal to children and the quick learning curve.
But even music teachers still need a guide and some easy-to-understand instruction to get started. And that's where "Ukulele for Music Teachers" comes in. Dr. Giebelhausen manages to achieve the perfect blend of high-quality instructional material and a wickedly quirky sense of humor as she gently steers novice ukuleleists (is that even a word???) along the pathway of strumming and picking enlightenment.
Robin takes great advantage of the e-book's capabilities by including graphics, photos, videos and audio reinforcements for the clear text-based instructions. The book is beautifully organized, logical, and easy to follow.
Writing a "how to" instructional manual for teachers could be a daunting task, but Dr. Giebelhausen has managed to pull it off with grace, style, and humor. "Ukulele for Music Teachers" is poised to become not just an indispensable resource for music educators interested in using the ukulele in their classrooms, but a model for similar instructional guides in the electronic format.
Excellent ideas for any music teacher that uses ukulele!
Just finished previewing Robin Giebelhausen's ebook "Ukulele for Music Teachers" book and it is a must have FREE resource if you use ukuleles in your curriculum! She includes ukulele basics, a diverse variety of repertoire, and lots of humor along the way. The most unique part of the publication is the inclusion of ideas for improvisation and composition, using solfege along with many other creative methods! She scaffolds the experiences and creates authentic and engaging contexts for creativity. Lots of light bulbs went off as to how to connect her ideas to my curriculum and the new National Core Arts Standards. If you desire to include more activities with ukulele that give your students voice and choice in the classroom and ownership of their learning, you have found it!