Make music with the ukulele like in Hawaii

Whether you’re a toddler or an adult, it’s never too late to not only listen to music, but also make it. New courses are now starting in the family education center. For example in ukulele.

The late musician Israel Kamakawiwo’ole made the ukulele world famous with his interpretation of “Somewhere over the rainbow” – even if the instrument is not on display here. © Archive

This is not only fun for children from one year old, but also for parents: they listen to music together, react to it and become musicians themselves with Orff instruments. With songs, rhymes, sounds and music games, the joy of music is awakened even in the youngest ones, and parents learn how to carry it on at home.

Two three-month courses on early musical education start on Monday, September 6th, in the family education center, Kemnastraße 23a in Recklinghausen, at 3:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. with Christine Budkammer.

The lecturer doesn’t just teach children the first notes. Adults who have always wanted to learn an instrument should give the ukulele a try. Singer Israel Kamakawiwo’ole helped the small instrument, which comes from Hawaii, to new popularity with his version of “Somewhere over the rainbow”. Christine Budkammer offers absolute beginners a relaxed introduction to the world of music.

A small number of loan instruments are available. The beginners course starts on Tuesday, September 7th, 6 p.m. Those who already play a little ukulele are in good hands in the advanced course, which starts at 7 p.m. on the same day.

Info: Registrations at or Tel. 02361-4064020

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