Illinois Music Educators Conference

22 01 2013

IMEC logoWe’ll lead a sing-along at the upcoming IMEC conference. Please come to help spread the joys of participatory music making!

FRIDAY – January 25
9:30–10:45 AM CC-Great Hall | SGM Division Special Event
Ukulele Sing-along
Facilitator: Matthew Thibeault
Ensemble: Homebrew Ukulele Union





Nice Post on the Ukulele at Old Town School

12 01 2013

OT UkeThere are times I wished I lived in Chicago, perhaps never more than when I read about the amazing music that goes on at the famed Old Town School.

Here’s a nice piece on Lanialoha Lee, who teaches Uke there:
http://newcity.com/2013/01/10/hawaiian-punch-lanialoha-lee-puts-aloha-into-chicagos-ukulele-scene/





More homebrew than ukulele (propane tank drum)

3 01 2013

For the DIY folks out there, here’s a demo of a propane tank drum by UIUC music education student John Ley. It sounds wonderful!