Parents, homeschoolers, cool aunts, uncles and grandparents...
Do you want to bring an atmosphere of music into your home?
The vibrations of sound made from instruments being played in a living room or community space have dramatic impacts on the atmosphere of the room or home. Live music brings warmth, depth and connection into any space. Sitting in a circle playing music with a group of young children is an extremely connective activity and can result in relationships and friendships that grow for years without end...
Do you want to have more quality time with your child while you both learn something new?
Playing music with your children is an exceptional bonding experience. Rather than hiring a private lesson teacher for your young child, you can share the heart centered connection that music brings into your family environment all while learning the basics of how to play the ukulele! Down the road, private lessons may become essential, but you can get your children started at home first.
Are you a musician, homeschooler or child care provider?
Our teacher training is not only for parents, but also for musicians, homeschoolers, unschoolers or child care providers who are looking to bring some ukulele magic ✨ to their community!
Ukulele SPROUTS can be a wonderful "feeder program" for your school, and we recommend group learning for young children and their parents!
Do you think you aren't a good enough musician to teach the basics of ukulele?
The actual technical aspects of playing a ukulele, especially at the beginner level are pretty simple. What’s more important is the philosophy and methodology behind the S.P.R.O.U.T.S. curriculum, the importance of the ritual and routine of music, and the deeper level understandings of creating a home environment that allows your child to thrive creatively.
Do you feel like bonding with your child through a musical connection at home?
Improves Hand-Eye Coordination! Playing music improves the dexterity of a child by increasing acute motor skills.
Self Discipline! Playing the ukulele is actually fun, which makes kids want to practice and learn how to focus on a self imposed goal.
Improve Cognitive Function! Mastering the art of playing the ukulele, or any instrument really, is pretty much the brain’s equivalent of training for and running a marathon.
Increase Self Motivation! Self motivation grows when a child feels empowered to create and advance. Music offers a child creative innovation, and the joy of learning becomes motivation in itself.
WHY SHOULD YOU BE THE TEACHER?
Quality Time! The best thing you can do for your 3-6 year old child is develop quality time rituals that enhance your maternal or paternal bond with your child.
Less Screen Time! While virtual learning is a wonderful way for adults to self-educate, additional screen time is detrimental to a young child's brain.
YOU Can Be A Beginner, Too! Our curriculum is SO EASY, ANY parent or caregiver can learn it and apply it with a very minimal time commitment. You will learn together over time.
Save Money! Private lessons can be costly, so while your child is still at this tender age, save money by helping them begin their musical journey at home.
WHY BEGIN WITH A UKULELE INSTRUMENT?
Great First Instrument! It's a wonderful starting place for children because it FITS IN THEIR HANDS.
Easy to Carry! Take it camping, on road trips, to the park, etc.
Easy to Tune! We'll immediately send you a free tuning video directly after you join our community and you will be able to tune your child's ukulele in about 3 minutes.
Great “Gateway” Instrument! For families interested in other stringed instruments - learn the “abc’s” of strings without the prohibitive cost or physical limitations of fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar or bass.
Music is fundamentally about being, playing, and growing together.
Just like language, music is a shared, expressive, inventive, portable way to be together. If utilized correctly, it can be a powerful tool for deep connection in your household.