This is an information only page – no RATPACs are currently scheduled.
The one day RATPAC workshop is for teachers and leaders of ukulele groups who want a suite of songs (with accompanying riffs) that create tasty chunks of achievable and fun teachable moments.
You will learn a bunch of great songs, and we’ll explore how one song can logically lead to another to create well connected strings of teachable moments. These are well timed opportunities for conveying ukulele technique and music theory to people with diverse skill sets in a fun and engaging manner.
Together we will learn, explore and practice a swag of well sequenced teaching progressions, including:
Instrumental stuff. Using the C scale to pick out a great solo, whether it is blues, pop or folk.
Exploring improvisation and being a more creative player/teacher.
Harmonising and creating chord melodies.
Ukestrated songs that surreptiously teach music theory and advanced techniques.
The essence of this workshop is the ‘teaching progression’ – song sequences that take students on a journey from basic beginner exercises or songs to more advanced techniques and musical parts. These are progressions that you can take back to your group and use for developing the skills of your players. You will also go home with a swag of repertoire that is easy to teach and great to play. Whether you are an advanced or new player, this workshop will help you become a better teacher and leader.