Course Duration25 Weeks
The ukulele is a fun and easy to learn instrument and, although it is often described as "cute," many new ukulele players, and even those who are learning as experienced guitar players, find it to be an incredibly versatile instrument. Over the course of 25 weeks, Kevin Carroll will take the student from an entry-level player to writing and playing their own songs.
The course will explain how to properly handle the ukulele, including holding and hand positioning to ensure the sound does not get choked and the correct way to strum with either the fingers or a pick. Kevin will also teach students how to name and tune the strings to perfection. Once this has been mastered, the student will learn a few simple chords which will help them to play their favorite songs and writing their own as well. Kevin will also teach students how to play scales on the ukulele so that they are comfortable finding the notes on each individual string, helping them to read music if they wish at a later date. Once the student has mastered the basics, Kevin will then help them to play songs and even help them to come up with their own!
About Kevin Carroll: Kevin Carroll is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, an instructor at ukulele workshops around the world, a performing and recording artist, and a teacher of both private and group music lessons. He published his first book "Ukulele Ceilidh" in February of 2019. Kevin’s scope of teaching includes Texas-based music, blues, soul, funk, Celtic, Classical, African and differentiated ukulele ensembles. Kevin has played guitar and toured across the globe with Americana artists such as the Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore), Jimmy LaFave, Alejandro Escovedo, Robyn Ludwick, Charlie, and Bruce Robison and many others.
This course will make one very much acquainted with the Instrument Ukulele, know its basics and details. Overall knowledge of music along with its intricacies and details can also be developed by one.
Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their student's progress in-depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about Ukulele. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of Ukulele, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.
Kevin Carroll is a certified State of Texas Elementary Educator; a member of the Texas Music Educators Association; an instructor at ukulele workshops around the world; a performing and recording artist; and a teacher of both private and group music lessons to all ages and levels in Austin, TX. Kevin published his first book Ukulele Ceilidh in February of 2019.
Equally passionate about music, education, and ukulele, Kevin seeks to inspire and empower students to exercise their birthright of making music. Kevin has recently completed all three years of course study in the James Hill Ukulele Initiative Teacher Certification Program and has been hired as teacher in the highly esteemed program. This training has served to make Ukulele in the Classroom, a popular and successful learning approach in Austin.
Kevin’s scope of teaching includes Texas-based music, blues, soul, funk, Celtic, Classical, African, differentiated ukulele ensembles, and beginners of all ages. He has been a resident of Austin, TX for over 20 years where he has played guitar and toured across the globe with Americana artists such as the Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore), Jimmy LaFave, Alejandro Escovedo, Robyn Ludwick, Charlie, and Bruce Robison and many others.
In addition to leading his own groups as a singer-songwriter, Kevin has produced albums and written songs for several Austin artists.
All you need for this beginner course is the desire to learn the instrument.