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Ukulele Group

Course Description

If you would like to start learning a stringed instrument, this is the course for you. Ukulele is an excellent starting point to learn how to play and the course will allow you do this in a group setting performing popular songs as well as learning the basics of the instrument. Learning a musical instrument is great for wellbeing and personal confidence and the ukulele is a great starting point.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

As this is a beginners course the only requirement is that you bring your enthusiasm and commitment. Be prepared to work hard and enjoy learning an instrument. Ideally, you will be prepared to purchase your own instrument once you are happy that this class is right for you. You will also be expected to complete an Individual Learning Plan to help support your progress.

Course Content

The course will focus upon individual instrumental skills and also how you work together to play music. It will involve some music theory and the development of listening skills. You will also get the opportunity to perform some simple songs as a group.

Please note: although you will be introduced to all the above over a single term (10-weeks), the course is developmental over the whole year. If you sign up for the full three terms (courses A, B and C) at the start of the academic year e.g. August / September you will be entitled to the early bird discount.

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will learn through:

Practical music making activities
Group exercises and peer assessment
Listening and analysis
Demonstration and discussion
Use of supporting online materials (Google Classroom)
Individual practice
Use of ILT (computers)
Continuous assessment

Independent Learning

You will be expected to work independently to develop your ukulele technique. The focus should be on instrumental practice but should also include developing your understanding of music theory.

Assessment

You will be continually assessed through your practical activities and will receive feedback in a variety of ways e.g. peer assessment, verbal and written feedback from your teacher.

Qualification you will achieve

This is a non-accredited course but a certificate of completion can be provided by the College on request.

Next Steps and Progression

Upon successful completion of the course you may be able to progress to accredited courses at Level 1or join a beginners guitar course.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat, phone on 020 7255 4700 or email enrol@wmcollege.ac.uk.

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
CAMDEN
44 Crowndale Road
NW1 1TR
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
KENTISH TOWN
7 Leighton Place
NW5 2QL
Tel: 020 7241 8572
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk