The Sum of the Parts (music) is the Australian Distributor of ‘Ukulele in the Classroom’.
Ukulele in the Classroom (UITC) is the world’s leading ukulele education text. Produced in Canada by James Hill and Chalmers Doane, UITC provides the best way of introducing children (and adults) to music theory and practice on the ukulele. The Canadian curriculum adopted ukulele as the instrument for teaching primary school children music some 40 years ago.
For Australians interested in purchasing small orders (up to 50) of UITC, The Sum of the Parts (music) provides the most efficient and least expensive means of doing so. You could buy Australian, get swifter freight, easy Australian payment options, and be part of the growing ukulele teachers’ community in Australia.
Alternatively you can go to their website and have a 6-7 week shipping period, with relevant freight charges. We have experienced a very large increase in US / Canadian postal rates, and of course the declining Australian dollar does not help as well.
Detailed information on the Ukulele in the Classroom resources is available at their site. But remember! Come back here to purchase and be a part of the Australian Ukulele Teachers Revolution!
If you know what you want then go to the bottom of the page (or here) to make your Australian order.
If you want to buy Kiwi Ukulele or an inexpensive clip on tuner, then have a look over here.
Who are The Sum of the Parts (music)?
The adoption of the ukulele as a music curriculum focus in Australia is only in its infancy, largely riding on the coat tails of the revival of the ukulele in the general community.
Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart, from The Sum of the Parts (music), are key activists in the Australian ukulele movement and are the first (and only) Australians to be students of the James Hill Ukulele Initiative (JHUI). The JHUI is the premiere (and probably only) ukulele teacher certification program in the world.
The Sum of the Parts (music) provides ukulele tuition, guidance and performance opportunities for more than 150 people each week in the Hunter Region of NSW (Newcastle), and teaches about 70 children each week, both within and outside schools.
Their flagship community ukulele group – the Ukastle Ukestra – is widely acknowledged as the leading such group in the nation, taking out the (informal) ‘Golden Ukulele’ at the 2011 Melbourne Ukulele Festival, and being invited to participate in Australia’s Got Talent in 2012. This is amongst many performances at various festivals and venues, both local and national.
How to order Ukulele in the Classroom in Australia
We currently have the following in stock. With the declining dollar and increasing freight costs from North America, we have had to increase prices as of 10 December 2013.
Prices (in Australian Dollars, including GST) are:
Book 1 – Student Edition – Ukulele in the Classroom – $19
Book 1 – Teacher’s Edition – Ukulele in the Classroom – $23
Companion CD 1 – Ukulele in the Classroom – $14
Book 2 – Student Edition – Ukulele in the Classroom – $20
Book 2 – Teacher’s Edition – Ukulele in the Classroom – $24
Companion CD 2 – Ukulele in the Classroom – $14
Book 3 – Student Edition – Ukulele in the Classroom – $21
Book 3 – Teacher’s Edition – Ukulele in the Classroom – $25
Companion CD 3 – Ukulele in the Classroom – $14
James Hill’s books for Individual Learning
The Ukulele Way – $22 each
Play Ukulele Today – $11
Great Popular Songs – $13
Ukulele Jazz – $23
Booster Uke – $22
Postage and handling is generally $17 for anything up to 3 kgs.
Download the print friendly form detailing pricing and payment information: Click here to download…
If you require some clarification, our mobile is 043 043 4291 and the landline (Newcastle NSW) is 02 49631871.
We operate from home in Merewether NSW (a beachside suburb of Newcastle – delightful).
Once you order, we can invoice you with payment details. All prices are inclusive of GST.
We accept Direct Deposit or cheque (or cash if you are passing our way!)
Our apologies but we have neither credit card nor Paypal facilities as yet.
We really hope to hear from you soon!
Bring on the ukes!!!
Mark Jackson & Jane Jelbart