OK, I’ve copied this from the notice I sent out to my local Home School Support Group / Home Education Groups.
Do you love music, and singing, but its too difficult to learn, or too expensive?
Would you be interested in joining a ukulele group with other homeschoolers?
I am starting a new project soon, a homeschool ukulele orchestra!
Maybe the name will be Home Edukuleles! Can you think of a better name?
Why learn ukulele?
Ukuleles are way cheap! (approx $45 for a reasonably good beginner’s instrument). So if you try it and don’t like it, not much money lost (or you could give your uke to someone else you know who likes to sing).
Tuition is Free. I’ll be learning, and teaching my children at the same time (has anyone else ever learned something that way!). Anyone is welcome to join us at our home. If numbers get too big, we can hire the local Pipe Band Hall at mates rates :-)
Because it is way easy. Even Mum and Dad can learn 2 chords in 2 minutes.
It is heaps of fun. Everyone can bang a tambourine, pot, frying pan, clap or stomp along. The uke is an instrument which puts a smile on your face.
You can play, you can sing, you can do it quickly. What’s not to love!
The best thing for us, is that we can all play together, and sing along. It doesn’t take years of practise.
Because any age can join in. Ages 1- 101
My dream is that every homeschool family in NZ will have one uke player.
Join the ukulele wave which is sweeping NZ schools. (Google “kiwileles” or look for Madeline teaching Old McDonald on Youtube with a C chord. She is just beautiful)
Discover your God-given musicality. Bless your family and use music as a great way to spread the Gospel of the Kingdom. Music is powerful for good, and lets use it.
Now, I’ve saved the best till last.
I am going to look for funding from Charitable Trusts, The Auckland Council. CreativeNZ, where ever I can find it.
We may be able to have ukuleles donated for those families who cannot afford to buy one.
So, if you’ve always dreamed of playing the guitar (perhaps you have a dusty one sitting in your wardrobe like me), and it was just too hard to get started & keep going – join us!
Send me an email or phone me, and then I will have numbers to put into a funding application.