You Can Uke with Mimi Sinclair
Number of CMTEs: 3
Length of Access: 2 months
The ukulele is a wonderful instrument for music therapists due to it’s low price tag, portability and most importantly, it’s easy to learn. Moreover, the uke has an ability to convey a happy light-heartedness and lift spirits.
This course offers an introduction to the ukulele for the music therapist who is already proficient on the guitar. Participants will learn the fundamentals of use, 13 different chords, 3 standard chord progressions, and 17 songs from a variety of genres. Resources will be discussed along with intervention ideas.
“I will definitely incorporate more ukulele and improvisation as I play new songs and accompany my clients.
The online format allowed me to stop and start the video whenever I needed to practice and get something right before moving on.
It was a nice easy pace and provided me with materials and skills for me to better play my ukulele.”
~ Alexandra McNay, MT-BC
“I will be utilizing improvisation more with the ukulele, as well as using in place of my guitar. I think it will also be encouraging for my clients to find success through the ukulele as well. I also anticipate more songwriting tailored to the ukulele. The material was presented very well! Thank you for offering this course!”
~ Lucy Schipper, MT-BC
“I’ll definitely use ukulele more than I used to do in my classes, not only for the hello and goodbye song, but also to try, as much as possible, to generate improvised dialogue with the patients /clients. The variety of songs and the clarity with which Mimi Sinclair teaches thing is perfect for beginning ukulele.Thanks a lot to Mimi for her useful teaching!”
~ Sara Manzano, MT-BC