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Feedback from Ukulele Yes! Readers

Aloha e James,

Mahalo for all you do to promote the 'ukulele.  The article regarding the "start and maintainance of an 'ukulele class" (Vol 7, No 4) is very informative.  Keep up the great work.  Our world will be greater for all that you inspire.  And mahalo also for including us in your publication.  The YMCA, in it's entirety, was happy to read the Hawaii-based contribution.

ALOHA from Sunny Honolulu,

Carolee
Hawaii, U.S.A.

Hello,

I received the latest issue of Ukulele Yes! today, and thought your topics were very timely.  I started a ukulele club at Darien High School last Spring after Geoff Rezek donated 25 ukuleles to the music program.  We hired Pete Zaccagnino (Uncle Zac) to teach us, and an exciting ukulele club was born!

This year, we have started up again, but are in drastic need for funding to keep our lessons with Pete going.  We have two performances scheduled in May.  Do you know any grants or sources of funds that I apply for?  I have a very excited group of students and it would be a shame to quit now.

Jane
Connecticut, U.S.A

Jane, I have posted some links to Canadian funding resources on the Ukulele in the Classroom FAQ page. I'm no expert on funding options south of the border, however. If any of our readers have suggestions, I'll include them in the next issue of the magazine. -- Ed.

Hi, James!

I have looked through the new issue and as usual it has some great things in it.  I attended the ukulele conference in Langley in September and really enjoyed your session.  I came back with lots of good ideas for the classroom, but also for improving my own skills.  I teach ukulele in the classroom to Grades 4-7, and one of these years when I find the time and energy, I will start an adult group!

It was great to meet you. 

Brenda
Manitoba, Canada

Aloha James,

Great issue! It's a breath of fresh air to read articles that are both useful and entertaining! I really like the "No-nonsense guide to starting an ukulele program." Keep up the great work!

Mahalo,

Jody
Hawaii, U.S.A.

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