Consider the Ukulele with Clinician, Composer, and Musician Jenny Peters

Alan and Steve talk with Clinician, Composer, and Musician Jenny Peters about adding ukulele as an opportunity for students at all levels K-12.

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Jenny’s mission is to guide people to find their inner musical selves. She is a sought-after clinician, composer and creative musician. She composes music, offers music courses, and teaches privately.

Jenny composes and arranges for string orchestras. She teaches piano, violin, viola, ukulele and improvisation from her home studio. She is an accompanist and chamber-music coach.

Many of Jenny’s former students have gone on to successful music careers. Jenny’s main joy is in teaching people from diverse backgrounds to love music. Whether it’s violin, viola, ukulele or piano, Jenny delights in showing students how music works. And how they can improve at music when they put in the effort.

Jenny and her sister, Rebecca Bogart, created the unique pedagogy of Ukulele for All, released by Kjos Publishing. Jenny and Rebecca are also the authors of the Amazon best-selling 21 Songs in 6 Days series of ukulele books. Jenny is a popular YouTube ukulele personality. She is a sought-after clinician for music educators in learning to teach ukulele. She has been a guest clinician for All-State Music Educator Conferences in Illinois and Arizona.

Jenny recently retired from a successful public school orchestra program in Skokie, IL. Before that she taught Elementary General Music for ten years. She has served on the faculties of Lake Forest College and the College of Lake County. She taught piano, violin and chamber music at the Music Institute of Chicago.

Jenny holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Illinois. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Washington. She earned her teacher’s certification from Trinity International University. These educational credentials allow her to share her passion for music with students of all backgrounds.

Show Notes

This episode includes topics of:

Ukulele In Schools, Ukulele For All, Band Orchestra Choir, Music Pedagogy, Music Recruitment, Music Retention, Accessible Music Education, Music Teaching Strategies, Creative Musicianship, Music Program Budgeting, Ukulele Pedagogy, Music Ensemble Integration