September 29, 2015

A Letter to Parents as we start new fall classes

Here is the letter I sent to parents of my Fall class students at Berkeley Arts Magnet School. I am so excited about the start of classes at BAM and Jefferson in Berkeley.... Watch for some new videos in the coming weeks. 

Good morning all you wonderful parents.
I am writing to update you on our class. 

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First... No class October 2. I am officiating at a Wedding in Santa Barbara October 3 so need to go down early for rehearsal etc. 

Second... I am excited about my new Co-Teacher. Yun-Yun is teaching full time so our new co-teacher is Masako. Masako is an amazing jazz pianist. She plays gigs all around the Bay Area. She will be assisting with the class, learning to play the Ukulele, and will be a wonderful addition to our exciting Folk Music Class. 

Third... We will be having our first really-wide-age MFM class with a number of older past students. This will be Zolly's 7th class with me. So... we will be doing some more advanced stuff and also be using our older students to teach the younger ones. 

Forth... Because we have some older kids I would be willing and able to start teaching some ukulele to the kids that are interested as part of our class. If your child is interested and does not already have a ukulele I would suggest the 

Kala KA-15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele

​This is a great little ukulele that looks and plays like a real instrument. You can often find one on Amazon that includes a gig bag for as little as $60 and you can get a tuner for another $7 (Hola! HT-100 Chromatic Clip-on Tuner) . A very good deal for a nice little uke and all the needed accessories. 

I have one new KA-15s with gig bag and tuner that I could sell if you are interested. Cost:$70 Just let me know. You can also buy it online. 

See you (and or your kids) on Friday, October 9. 
Karl & Masako

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I am now teaching MFM at Jefferson Elementary on Wednesday afternoons.