Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC

Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC

Piedmont Music Therapy, LLC is a private practice established in 2013 to support individuals’ health and wellness through music and music therapy in Greater Charlotte. A team of board certified music therapists with a combined total of over 40 years of clinical training working with individuals

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Ukulele Ensemble/Club

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Program description

PMT Ukulele Club ​is geared towards students grades 2 – 5, grades 6-8, Grades 9-10 or 11-12 who would like to learn how to play the ukulele in a fun environment with peers. Why the ukulele? Ukulele is one of the friendliest instruments for children and beginning musicians. It’s lightweight, easy to hold and carry, and the strings are easier to depress compared to guitar. The chords are also

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Program Detail

Program type: Out-of-School-Time, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Music
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: English, Literacy, Math, Music
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

 Flexible, contact PMT to pair staff availability. 

Available times:

Immediately after school or if allowable, during school hours.

Length of program: 45 minutes per week for 8 weeks
Space / technical requirements:

Small Class room size, approximately 200 square feet.

Location(s):

At the school or program site. PMT Staff travels to bring mobile instruction. PMT Clinic off Westinghouse Boulevard may be available if necessary for smaller Ukulele Group.

Fees / Ticketing:

$120/visit x 8 = $960

Purchase of another ukulele for inventory = $35

Printing Song Sheets/Visuals = $5

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

Speaking & Listening: SL1: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively (in our case we will be listening to music created in an ensemble and provide feedback to fellow musicians). Reading: R4: Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone (in our case reviewing song lyrics and applying musical elements to support the song’s focus). Reading: R5: Analyze the structure of text, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole (in our case determining the structure of songs and musical forms).

NC Essential Standards:

CCR Anchor Standard RL.5 – Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole (in our case connecting lyrics in songs). CCR Anchor Standard RL.6 — Assess how point of view, perspective, or purpose shapes the content and style of a text (in our case referencing perspectives of musicians in portraying the song content). CCR Anchor Standard RL.7 – Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words (in our case through vocal chants, singing and instrumental play).

PHOTOS

VIDEOS

  • Examples of social interaction within music playing at school, led by a music therapist.

References

Katie Goodwin, Preschool Director
St Johns United Methodist Church – Rock Hill
Amy Firth, Program Director & Admissions

Philips Academy-Charlotte, NC

afirth@philipsacademync.org

Meg S. Johnson, MM, MT-BC
Music Therapy Program and Clinical Coordinator
Senior Instructor of Music Therapy
Queens University of Charlotte
(704) 337-2520

Cancellation Policy

The 8 club meeting dates will be scheduled around known holidays and school/organization breaks. If scheduled group date needs to be rescheduled then please provide PMT with advanced notice. Rescheduling may not be possible. If a club is cancelled without make-up then 50% of club meeting cost is still due to PMT. If PMT Staff is ill then arrangements will be made to hopefully provide coverage by another PMT Staff Member. If not, then club will have make-up date. Failure to give 24-hour notice as outlined above will result in a “No Show” fee being added to your account. Additionally please understand that the club ends as originally scheduled. Your instructor will wait at least ten minutes after the scheduled club time, before declaring the meeting a “no show.”