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Ukulele-strumming at Rothesay Primary

There was a great deal of concentration visible on the faces of the P5 pupils to master the C, G, Am, and F chords.

There was a great deal of concentration visible on the faces of the P5 pupils to master the C, G, Am, and F chords.

 

Rothesay Primary School has added to their list of ‘firsts’ for the school with the addition of a brand new instrument - the ukulele.

Under the direction of Rothesay Academy music teacher, Katie Hamlet, primary five pupils have been taking lessons in this - one of the smallest members of the guitar family - and as we witnessed on Thursday morning, have been making great progress.

The benefit of pupils learning the ‘Uke’ at this stage, as it’s commonly known, is that the instrument can be carried all the way through from primary-level to Higher-level, meaning pupils are already on their way to gaining a qualification, if they choose to pursue it.

When we caught up with the class on Thursday morning, in what was only their second half-hour lesson, they were well on their way to perfecting the Jason Mraz hit ‘I’m Yours’, which contains just five basic chords.

 

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