Ukulele Boot Camp

Essential starting points for a sound approach

This practical and experiential tutorial from Dr Robert Krout is a fun and engaging look at using ukulele in your clinical work.

Starting with a brief history of the ukulele’s origins Dr Krout discusses the different styles and sizes of ukulele available and demonstrates their sounds and uses. He also covers the most common keys and provides useful chord graphs to help you learn both simple and increasingly complex ukulele chords.

Robert provides an in-depth look at both right and left hand techniques on the ukulele. Covering basics such as voicings and inversions to more complex accompaniment patterns, using capo’s & slides to using vamps to make your playing more musically interesting and engaging for your clients - and you!

If you’re sick of using the same old techniques and chords on your ukulele, or if you haven’t tried the uke in your clinical work yet - then this tutorial is perfect for you.

Robert has included a heap of extra resources for you to develop your skills further and the tutorial closes with a summary and 3 bonus content activities to extend your learning and earn extra CMTE/CPD credits.

This is a fabulous resource for those interested in using the ukulele for yourself and teaching your clients.

Ukulele Bootcamp is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 1 CMTE credit.

Your Instructor

Dr Robert Krout
Dr Robert Krout
Robert E. Krout is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Music Therapy Department at Southern Methodist University (SMU), where he taught for 13 years. Robert moved to Texas from New Zealand, where he directed the country’s first university post graduate music therapy program. He was previously Music Therapy Manager at Hospice of Palm Beach County, Florida. Prior to that, Robert taught at the State University of New York at New Paltz for 15 years. Robert earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College, and his M.A., Ed.M, and Ed.D in music therapy, special education, and music education/therapy from Columbia University in New York. He currently teaches a series of ukulele courses for older adults at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He also teaches ukulele, guitar, songwriting, and voice at La Jolla Music in La Jolla, California.




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Earn 5+ CMTE/CPD credits quickly and easily!

Ukulele Bootcamp is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 1 CMTE credit. You can earn the extra credits through completion of the optional bonus content activities.

Music Therapy Online (Provider Number P-218) maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Do I receive a certificate when I complete the course?
Indeed you do! Once you have watched all the video's a certificate of completion will be emailed to you.
Is this tutorial approved by CBMT for CMTE credits?
Yes it is! You will automatically receive your certificate with 1 CMTE credit on completing this course. You can also earn extra credits through completing the bonus content activities and submitting these for extra CMTE's.

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