Exploring the FUNdamentals of the Ukulele
Gesher students have embarked on a new musical journey this year as they begin exploring the ukulele together! Thanks to a generous donation from Bob and Frankie Goldfarb, Schechter was able to purchase ukuleles for Gesher to use to enhance their music learning and their music making! They will learn how to tune their own instrument, how to play some short melodies, and how to play at least 4 different chords that they can use to play lots of songs! Stay "tuned" for more ukulele updates as the unit progresses and the Gesher students continue to practice!
Students have also been learning the importance of instrument etiquette; they created a social contract to address the best ways to treat their instruments, their peers, and, most importantly, how to treat themselves when learning a new skill. Students will learn the importance of practice and patience along the way. They will have the opportunity to perform individually and in an ensemble as they progress!