Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ukulele

Both David and Jaclyn love music and we thought that we would teach them to play an instrument. The other night Chris did some research and found Ukulele that would work perfect for a first instrument for them. .
Chris's idea is that I would teach the kids how to play as part of the early pre-school that I am currently teaching them. The only problem with his idea is that I don't play an instrument, sure I understand some of the basic ideas behind playing but I still don't play. When I was a kid I took piano lessons for about six months but that was a long time ago. Since then I have picked up a guitar a few times but never really made music.
I have wanted to play the guitar for a few years now, I figured now would would be a good time to learn. 
We bought a book called Teach Yourself To Play Ukulele. My plan is to teach myself at night and then I will be able to teach the kids how to play. This should be a fun hobby for us to learn together, the kids and I are excited to play together.  
David is starting to figure things out

Jaclyn loves her pink ukulele and loves that she can make her own music
Chris brought out his base to show the kids, they were really excited to see that daddy plays an instrument!


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4 comments:

Jeff said...

I love your idea! I hope that your family enjoys the ukulele. As a busy mom and now a ukist maybe you could use the information that I'm posting as I find it. I only started playing in November so I'm not that far ahead of you. : )

http://docs.google.com/View?id=dhcnwp9z_20fjd37dcv

Happy playing!
Jeff

Veronica Lee said...

Love the idea and the pics of your beautiful family.

Following your lovely blog now.

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Amanda said...

Great idea...I play guitar so I wonder how different a ukelele would be. My son is very musical. I think you have inspired me!