Here is what Peter Rhee said about my (Curt Sheller) books.
"Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books!" - Peter Rhee
“To me music theory is to music as physics is to the universe. It can be super complex or quite simple.”Larry Wyatt, As the music teacher at Westside Elementary School, Hood River, Oregon, USA Larry developed a wildly successful school ukulele program.
For private one-on-one guitar, bass or ukulele lessons in the Philadelphia or Pottstown, PA area contact me at: 484-942-8040 or best bet is e-mail at [email protected]
Clinics, Workshops and Concerts anywhere. Visit the Workshops page for more information.
Here is what Chuck Anderson says about formal study:
Should you study music with a teacher or should you "wing" it on your own? This question always comes up in this type of discussion about music.
An objective assessment of the two alternative approaches leads me invariably towards the formal route. Why? Because without guidance, there is a tendency to go in circles, What do you practice, when do you move to the next topic? When are you doing something wrong? How do you practice what doesn't exist to you?
Many complain about time as a factor leading to the decision not to study. I would suggest that exactly the opposite is true. Those with less time need the efficiency of study. Without it, there's a tendency to "practice" what you're already good at. Study ensures that you will be working on your weaknesses. The results of self teaching are obvious. A player may get good at one thing but have blatant weaknesses in another.
If you use famous players in the past as your justification for not studying, you'd be wrong! Wes Montgomery was self taught - there's your justification. But is it? Wes was self taught because there were no teachers at that time. I don't mean no qualified teachers. I mean no teachers. Wes told me "Make sure you study. Don't do what I did."
Chuck Anderson - www.ChuckAndersonGuitar.com
Ukulele Club and Teacher discounts are available for all ukulele and guitar books by Curt Sheller. Curt Sheller Publications is a small publishing company, basically me, myself and I. I can work directly with teachers and ukulele clubs. I offer a 20% discount when ordering multiple copies of any title by me, Curt Sheller.
As a private music/instrument teacher myself, I know the importance of supplementing your teaching income with performance and product sales. Selling books or writing your own book or books, which I can help with as well, is a great way to earn some extra income.
Contact Curt at 484-942-4080 for more information or send an email.
Ukulele Clubs and Teachers can order my books using this handy order form at Ukulele Clubs Order form.
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from the James Hill Ukulele Initiative web site
The purpose of the James Hill Ukulele Initiative (JHUI) is to promote and celebrate the ukulele. The JHUI facilitates the teaching and enjoyment of music through educational outreach activities and continuing education programs. The JHUI advocates the use of the ukulele as a platform for music literacy and supports the growth and creation of new ukulele repertoire and approaches to performance.
Ukulele in the Classroom is a methodical approach to developing music literacy skills in a range of learning environments including elementary and middle school classes, interest groups, continuing education classes, summer camps and private study. The series features over seventy-five carefully crafted arrangements of traditional music from around the world, works by great classical composers and popular songs, each reinforcing elements of an ever-expanding skill set. Above all, Ukulele in the Classroom is intended to engage students in a process that develops authentic musicianship and positive attitudes toward music.
from the The Ukulele Way web site
The Ukulele Way is written, arranged and presented by James Hill.
The Ukulele Way is a musical journey, one that will continue for as long as you have a desire to explore new musical landscapes. The ukulele is your compass; it points the way. The lessons in this method are watering holes along the road, each with something unique to offer.
The Ukulele Way includes a wide array of print, audio and video materials so that you can follow the path that suits your needs, interests and learning style. And while there are many paths, they all have one thing in common: they’re paved with melody, harmony and rhythm.
from the Ukes in the Classroom – Texas web site
Ukes in the Classroom — Texas is a non-profit organization founded by Noel Tardy of UkeLady Music to teach Music Literacy … the Ukulele Way and for kids of all ages to have fun!
Music should be a core part of school curriculum. It used to be that way. Due to budget shortfalls and cuts, funding for music and arts have been drastically cut. Considering the high volume of research that confirms music helps kids learn better, it is not a prudent move by the schools. Educator Linda Cole puts it this way, “Music and reading are both means of communicating. When children begin to learn language, it is processed in the brain first as sounds. It’s through the learning process children begin to understand what is meant by the sound and it is then translated into meanings. Music is an expression (language) of the composer as reading is music (language) created by the writer. Both are ways of communicating thought and emotion and through the learning process, music can make your child a better student.”
A teacher’s or studio’s listing on my site does not constitute an endorsement. It’s wise to actually interview a prospective teacher to see if they will meet your gaols and expectations. I had the luck of finding the right teacher — but have heard and have students that where not as lucky.
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Content is always being added and updated. So check-in often. Thanks, Curt
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