Well, got distracted by the summer, and will hopefully be following up with some of my foibles & triumphs from last year, but I'm excited to be receiving a group of Mainland Ukuleles that will allow me to check out some of the old classroom instruments to students in the class! It's also allowing me to get rid of the first couple instruments I purchased that did not turn out to be very good instruments, so these instruments will be re-purposed as Cigar Box instruments or decorations.
If you're a teacher, you know that the room cleanup at the end of the year can make you a bit...silly. This is just a bit of my silliness that my daughter decided to catch on camera:
Paul Marchese is a middle-school vocal & general music teacher at Hadley Jr. High in Glen Ellyn, IL. He became a ukulele enthusiast several years back, and has been working to help other music teachers find the best way to utilize this instrument in their own classrooms.