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Learning Ukulele in Grade 4

Students in Grade 4 have been learning to play the ukulele, including how to hold it, how to tune it, and how to take care of it.

One of the benefits of teaching ukulele is that it can be used as a melodic or harmonic instrument. Students can play and sing at the same time.

In addition, eye-hand coordination, fine and gross motor skills and whole-body/kinesthetic movement are utilized when playing this delightful instrument!

Each introduced instrument is done at age-appropriate stages and allows students to learn the basics of a number of instruments before entering middle school.


Linda Jacobs
Music Teacher


About Gillispie School: Gillispie is an independent toddler through Grade 6 school in La Jolla, CA. We believe that learning is a journey in which children are active participants. Our students partner with teachers to further their academic, creative, and social growth, and we balance a child-centered approach that does not rush childhood with well-researched academic programs that demand higher-level thinking. Click here to learn more about our school.

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