Tuesday Slice of Life: Uke Can Do It!
Are you Ready to Learn How to Play the Ukulele? It was mid-December and this email subject line caught my attention.
I opened the message and read the first part of the message:
Why Uke? Fun, inexpensive and unique, the ukulele's lightweight frame and easy-to-press strings make them compatible for everyone. Uke can do it!
As a busy mom, wife, and teacher, I had been searching for some sort of class or activity just for me - something that I could just enjoy.
My daughter had a nice ukulele sitting in her closet - one she begged for after a ukulele mini unit at school. Unlike toys or gifts that one of my children loses interest in or outgrows, this one wouldn't go to our local Goodwill or passed along to friends - I could make use of it.
So I signed up.
Classes began in mid-January. Due to all of our snow days and extreme cold weather, I have only had two lessons so far. I only know a few chords and a handful of songs. It's challenging for me to strum and my fingers don't always move as fast as I would like. Yet I've felt playful and brave - full of joy when I play.
|My daughter's ukulele with music I am learning|
Sam, one of our teachers, urged us to play to relax and wind down instead of viewing it as a chore. So far I have taken his advice.
I feel good about learning something new.