Peninsula Heritage School students welcomed two professional ukulele artists today, Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward. Through song, folk tunes, humor, and amazing musical talent, the two held the student audience captive during an electrifying all-school assembly.
Heidi Swedberg is a musician and actor from a ukulele-playing family in Hawaii. Daniel Ward studied jazz and flamenco guitar at the University of New Mexico and brilliantly transfers these skills to a high level of ukulele performance.
Following this morning’s assembly, Daniel provided an advanced level ukulele workshop for our Sixth Graders, who are currently studying ukulele here at PHS with our Music Teacher, Mr. Charley Miller. Heidi led our Fourth and Fifth Graders in an introductory ukulele workshop, using the new ukuleles purchased for our students here at PHS. She began by teaching them specific chords, and at the conclusion of the hour the students were amazed that they were able to bring the chords together to sing and strum in unison, “Singing in the Rain”!
Today’s musical events were designed by Mr. Miller, who will be expanding PHS’s program to include specific ukulele units in our Fourth and Fifth Graders’ music curriculum this year!
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