What We Know Works! The International Ukulele Teaching Symposium
There are a variety of methods used to teach someone to play the ukulele: A school classroom, a community-based recreation center, attending a myriad of festivals, attending private lessons, or spending hours searching the web. This session will focus on what works and why! Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with, Kala Brand Music Co., Aquila USA, Inc, and Kamaka Hawaii, Inc. The Ukulele Symposium brought together individuals who are renowned for their practical, theoretical, and pedagogical ukulele teaching backgrounds, hosting discussions for ukulele teachers and students alike. The three-part symposium examined best practices in ukulele teaching, the move to on-line learning, and a look at learning in a post-COVID world. Symposium panel members include practicing educators whose collective expertise and experience extend to teaching all age groups in the context of elementary, secondary, and post-secondary educational schools, as well as community groups, clubs, and recreational learners. The discussion included the historical perspective of teaching the ukulele in the Hawaiian culture and examined teaching and learning as is offered at festivals throughout the world. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with, Kala Brand Music Co., Aquila USA, Inc, and Kamaka Hawaii, Inc.