The ukulele provides an affordable, accessible way for students to learn the fundamentals of music through fun, engaging, performance-based activities. Through this hands-on classroom experience, teachers can address basics of melody, harmony, rhythm and musical notation. This session will provide you with the background you need to integrate the use of ukuleles into your music curriculum and will take a look at examples of effective classroom activities. No previous ukulele playing experience is required.
Dates: January 13, 2017 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
January 14, 2017 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Wisconsin Center for Music Education
Instructors: Will Ulrich holds several certificates from the World Music Drumming curriculum created by Dr. Will Schmid (UWMilwaukee Emeritus), Josh Ryan (Baldwin Wallace College, Ohio) and Sowah Mensah (musician, composer and Ghanaian “master drummer”). Will teaches choral and general music at Longfellow Middle School in Wauwatosa WI. He has been teaching general music, grades k-8 since 1997. In 2011 will received a masters degree in C&I from Concordia University. In 2013 Will joined the World Music Drumming teaching staff. Will Ulrich is a performing musician that also enjoys making folk instruments for classroom use.
- Pre-registration (register by 1/6/17)
- Member* $130
- Non-Member $145
- Undergraduate $25
Graduate Credit Information
Participants who attend this workshop have the opportunity to earn one graduate credit for an additional fee of $220. This is a separate registration and fee from the workshop registration. Please download a copy of the Viterbo registration form and mail it with a check for $220 (payable to Viterbo University) to:
Wisconsin Center for Music Education
1005 Quinn Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597
- View the course syllabus (pdf)
- Viterbo Registration Form (pdf)
- Visit the Graduate Credit Information page for more details and to sign-up for credit.
Contact Mary: Send a message
800-589-9762, 608-850-3566 (Madison area)