Posted On: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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
Location: St. George's Anglican Church
Location: L.E. Shore Library
Location: L.E. Shore Library - Story Tower
Location: Blue Mountain Village
Location: L.E.Shore Library
Location: St. Georges Anglican Church Clarksburg