He played Timpani with the De Paul University Symphony Orchestra, who regularly performed in Chicago's Symphony Center.
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This introductory 8-week course provides students with the fundamental knowledge necessary to start playing the ukulele quickly and effectively. During eight weekly 30-minute sessions, students learn basic techniques and playing styles. At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to play a piece on their ukulele, play along with other musicians, and move onto the next level of instruction. This course is designed to fit the needs of the learner and is great for students of all ages and skill levels.
Bachelor of Science in Music Education from University of Illinois
Masters of Science in Music Education from University of Illinois
from DePaul University
Whether learning for fun or for professional development, experienced instructor Irwin Silbernik develops lessons designed to meet the needs and goals of the individual. He can teach students how to play songs and sing along with the grandkids or to perform a musical selection in public. Along with tailored instruction, the basics of playing ukulele are covered, including how to hold the instrument, how to execute strumming techniques, play chords, play along with music, and how to tune the instrument and care for it. Students also learn basic exercises to strengthen coordination, muscle memory, and positioning.
ABOUT THE TEACHER: Irwin Silbernik has been teaching guitar, piano, ukulele, mandolin, and music theory for decades. He has a talent for connecting with students and designing lessons to meet their diverse needs. Irwin has a true love of teaching and his compassionate and inspiring approach sets each student up for success. Irwin majored in piano and instrumental music education at both DePaul University and the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. He played Timpani with the De Paul University Symphony Orchestra, which regularly performed in Chicago's Orchestra Hall. Irwin received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Illinois in 1974, and his Master's degree in Music Education a year later, in 1975.
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There are many benefits to playing the ukulele, which is quickly gaining popularity for its warm sound and small size. One of the easier string instruments to learn and handle, many students of all ages are able to begin playing chords within the first lesson. This small instrument is quick to learn and fun to play, as shown by exponent and teacher Irwin.
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Students will need a ukulele in good playing condition and a tuner (either manual or electronic). Students must be able to set aside time to practice each week during the course for the best success.
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