• The CSCS Ukulele Club is a before school activity that meets once a week.  Students will learn the basics of ukulele playing from proper posture and instrument/hand placement to chords.  Students may use the school ukuleles or may bring their own from home.  The Ukulele Club usually performs at the Night of the Arts Spring Concert which will be held in April.

     

    Many students want to purchase ukuleles to be able to practice at both home and at lessons. For beginners, I recommend soprono or concert ukuleles due to the size. Below I have listed some models and aproximate prices.

    Beginner Ukuleles
     
    Kala KA-15S  $55
     
    Aklot AKS21 (Soprano) $55
     
    Aklot AKC23 (Concert) $60
     
    Donner DUS-1 Soprano $55
     
    Hricane UKS-1  $60
     
    Hricane UKS-1 Concert $70
     
    Cordoba 15CM (Concert) $100
     
    Luna (Soprano) $60
     
    Luna Tattoo (Concert)  $100
     
     
    **I also recommend getting a travel/gig bag. These range in price from $ 15 to $ 40, which is well worth the investment to protect the instrument.
     
     
    Below are a few books that can be helpful for the beginning ukulele student.

     

     

    • Alfred's Kid's Ukulele Course 1: The Easiest Ukulele Method Ever!, Book, DVD & Online Audio & Video

      by by Ron Manus (Author), L. C. Harnsberger (Author)Year Published: October 1, 2015Music
      The easiest ukulele method ever for kids ages 5 and up. This fun method teaches you to play songs on the ukulele right away. The accompanying online audio and video always lets you see demonstrations and hear how the music should sound on any computer or handheld device. Three irresistible ukulele experts guide students along---a clever, classical dog, one cool jazz cat, and a friendly alligator who loves the blues. They draw attention to what's important on each page and make learning music fun! Parents can be effective guides through this course, even if they've never had any musical training. This course is also perfect for the classroom. Songs include "Aloha Oe," "Over the Rainbow," "When the Saints Go Marching In," and more.
       
       
    • Disney Songs For Ukulele

      by by Jim Beloff (Author), Hal Leonard Corp. (Creator)Year Published: December 1, 2010Music
      (Ukulele). 20 great Disney classics arranged for all uke players, including: Beauty and the Beast * Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song) * Breaking Free * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Chim Chim Cher-ee * Heigh-Ho * It's a Small World * Some Day My Prince Will Come * Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious * We're All in This Together * When You Wish upon a Star * and more.
       
       
    • First 50 Songs You Should Play on Ukulele

      by Hal Leonard Corp.Year Published: November 1, 2015Music
      Ukulele). An amazing collection of 50 accessible, must-know favorites for the beginner who's learned enough to feel ready to step into songbooks! This book features melody, lyrics, and chord diagrams. Includes: Both Sides Now * Edelweiss * The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) * Hallelujah * Hey, Soul Sister * I Walk the Line * I'd like to Teach the World to Sing * I'm Yours * Imagine * Mack the Knife * Over the Rainbow * Peaceful Easy Feeling * Puff the Magic Dragon * The Rainbow Connection * Riptide * Singin' in the Rain * Take Me Home, Country Roads * This Land Is Your Land * We Are the World * You Are My Sunshine * and many more.