For many children in Hawai‘i, learning how to play the ‘ukulele is a time-honored tradition. How to Play Hawaiian ‘Ukulele for Kids is written especially for young children in kindergarten through lower elementary age. This is a time when children freely sing and play in harmony with nature.
‘Ukulele teacher Michael Preston brings to this uniquely Hawaiian book, twenty-ﬁve years of teaching ‘ukulele to children—in school, groups, and individually. The pages will lead young players through all the basic skills needed to tune, strum chords, and sing songs—inspired by Hawai‘i’s history and natural surroundings. The melodies are mostly well-known childhood songs with lyrics specially composed to celebrate and reflect Hawai‘i’s birds and sea life.
Keiki will ﬁnd these colorful lessons easy to follow with songs that are fun to play, and they will gain a deeper appreciation for the ‘ukule-le’s place in Hawai‘i’s history.