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317 MAIN PARTNERS WITH YES TO DEVELOP PILOT UKULELE CURRICULUM

YES Music Teacher Erica Troy receiving the grant from the Yarmouth Education Foundation

Third and Fourth Graders at Yarmouth Elementary School will all have the chance to play the ukulele, thanks to music teacher Erica Troy and a grant from the Yarmouth Education Foundation. This grant makes it possible for YES to purchase 25 ukuleles and bring in 317 Main Teaching Artists Megan Martelle and Jake Hoffman to develop a 5-class ukulele curriculum.  The students will also get to try their hand at songwriting with help from of a University of Southern Maine music professor who is an expert in children’s musical composition.  Ukuleles are a great building block for other string instruments.

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