My sister and I published "21 Songs in 6 Days: Learn Ukulele the Easy Way" in November 2013. It's based on a kid friendly curriculum I developed as a classroom music teacher in the Chicago area public schools.
Students begin with the easiest possible chord that uses only one finger and start playing, signing and sounding great right away. And all teachers know a productive class is an easily managed class!
The carefully sequenced lessons present and review each concept with fun songs; by the end of the course students know three easy strumming patterns. five chords, and 21 songs. They are well prepared ready to take on other repertoire of your (or their) choice.
Each song and/or concept is accompanied by one or more lesson videos. The videos are appropriate to show in class for students to study and play along with. All songs also come with videos, color coded chord charts, lyrics, and mp4 or midi accompaniment files.
By the end of the course students will know learn how to play in a group, how to sing and play at the same time, and how to keep a steady beat. They also learn the following music concepts by USING them: strong and weak beats, pickup, meter, major, minor and dominant chord qualities, chord progression, and transposition.
The book has received great reviews on Amazon.com - but I wanted to make sure to offer it to my colleagues through TPT's Cyber Monday sale. Enjoy! And please visit me at ukulele.io or on Facebook.
Thanks for reading!