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Thursday, October 12 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
String Band — Teaching Kids to Sing AND Play

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A string band is an old-time music ensemble made up of chordophones, a forerunner of bluegrass and country music bands. Building such a group in elementary schools around ukuleles allows students to learn how to accompany themselves while singing. In the process they develop an independent sense of pitch, harmony and rhythm — especially swing. String bands are also an unsurpassed way to introduce children to classic songs from the folk, country, rock and jazz catalog. This is a hands-on session, so be ready to sing AND play.

Please bring a ukulele with you to the session if possible. Other instruments will be provided.

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Richard Lawton

General Music Instructor/CMEA General Music Rep, Roscomare Road Elementary School, Los Angeles & CMEA
Richard Lawton is the General Music Representative for the California Music Educators Association and for the Southwestern Section of CMEA and the K-5 general music teacher at Roscomare Road Elementary School in Los Angeles. Richard is president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Casa del Prado Room 206 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101