Are you a ukulele teacher/leader?
Do you want more ...
- Contemporary, ukulele-specific, musical arrangements?
- Tools and guidance for teaching those musical arrangements?
- Tips on creating and maintaining a vibrant and diverse community of ukulele players?
You need a RaTPaC ...
Repertoire and Teaching Progressions (that are Awesome and Cool)
The global ukulele phenomenon is fabulous, and we believe in harnessing musical nostalgia to satisfy curiosity and hunger for nostalgia to help people learn a few things:
- How to play music together.
- How to play more like a band and retain experienced players (and discerning audiences).
PLEASE JOIN US FOR ONE OF OUR NORTH AMERICAN RaTPacs IN THE FALL
Also attend the associated festivals!
What is a RATPAC?
A RATPAC is a one day workshop for teachers and leaders of ukulele groups who want
- a suite of songs (with accompanying riffs) that create tasty chunks and teaching progressions of achievable and fun teachable moments
- an opportunity to reflect on good teaching practice and community leadership skills.
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 surreptitiously 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.
The session will also give provide insights and time for reflection on the teaching practice and community leadership skills that underpin successful and vibrant ukulele communities.
Maximise your RATPAC
Maximise your RATPAC by also registering for the associated festival (where Mark and Jane are part of faculty, and generally being a part of it all).