Ukulele Centers: What, How, and Why (Plus centers ideas!)
Ukulele Centers can be a great addition to your ukulele unit! Here's a little bit about the what, how, and why of centers. What Are Centers? Centers, sometimes called workstations, allow students to work on different activities simultaneously, either individually or...
Baritone Ukulele Comparison for Music Class
Selecting the best baritone ukulele for your students can be a daunting task, especially when you can’t try the instrument out before you buy it. Here at Pitch Publications, we did the work for you! I tried out baritone ukuleles so you can compare options and decide...
Funding Your Ukulele Program through Donors Choose Part 1
So you want to start a ukulele program. Then you look at your music classroom budget, the cost of a class set of ukuleles and teaching materials, and wonder how you'll ever put ukuleles in students' hands. Don't despair - funding your ukulele program through Donors...
Cleaning and Sanitizing Classroom Ukuleles
With most schools returning in person this fall, questions surrounding cleaning and sanitizing are still swirling around many music teacher's minds, especially when it comes to cleaning shared classroom instruments like ukuleles. Understanding how to clean and...
Rainbow Ukulele Bead Motivation System
I designed the Rainbow Ukulele Bead System with student motivation and teacher flexibility in mind! It was one of my favorite tools to use when teaching ukulele. Why use the Rainbow Ukulele Bead Motivation System in your classroom? Ability to customize system to your...
How to Stiffen Felt Picks for the Ukulele
The use of picks for playing ukulele can be a hot topic – I think it is a simple matter of personal preference. I do make my students start without a pick for the first few lessons because I want them to physically get used to touching the instrument.
DIY Adaptive Device for Playing Ukulele
An interview with a teacher who designed and made a great adaptive device to help a student find success playing ukulele in the elementary music classroom.
11 People to Strategically Befriend at School
Are you starting a new job or new school? Make sure you seek out these 11 people to strategically befriend at school to make your life easier! From the custodian to the secretary; from the art teacher to the principal, you MUST have these people on your side!
5 Ways to Purchase Ukuleles for the Elementary Music Classroom
Ready to get ukuleles but not sure how you will afford them? This post shares 5 great ideas on how to purchase ukuleles for the music classroom. It will help you get up and running with ukuleles for your program in no time whether you have a budget or not!
Top Ten Reasons to Start an Ukulele Program
Everyone has their own reasons for starting a ukulele program at school. I am here to share the top 10 reasons I think you should start one as soon as possible!
Ukulele Storage for the General Music Classroom
This is an amazing compilation of ukulele storage ideas for the general music classroom! From storing on the wall, to storing on the floor, you are sure to find a solution for your music room!
Music Education Blog Carnival: September 2016
The music education blog carnival is a monthly post hosted by different music bloggers. Each blogger selects a few music posts recently written, and shares why they selected it. I had a lot of great posts to choose from! This has been a very fun post for me to put together. I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I have!