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The Uke Kids from Thornbury

Posted On: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The music program at Beaver Valley Community School has a new method of introducing students to instrumental music

The Uke Kids from Thornbury

Now students start playing Recorders in grade 4 and students in grade 5 have the opportunity to play the Ukulele. BVCS music teacher Melanie Kearns promoted the idea to start the Ukulele program in grade 5. Although the focus is on the grade 5s, other age groups are also interested in learning to play the Ukulele, which provides students with a greater opportunity to develop an ear for pitch and learn to appreciate harmonies as well.
30 ukuleles needed for the program were donated by THORNBURY JAZZWORKS, including a special contribution from Mr. Larry Gross, a Jazz At The Library supporter. Keep tuned, who knows, some day there could be a full size Ukulele Orchestra making music right here in The Blue Mountains.

Photo courtesy of Bill Rogers 

Back row l. to r. BVCS music teacher Melanie Kearns, Tony Bauer and Rod Innes from Thornbury Jazworks

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