A Parent-Child “Be Intune with Ukulele” Workshop - Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

A Parent-Child “Be Intune with Ukulele” Workshop

4 March 2018 to 6 May 2018

Date/Time: Starting from March 2018 | Every Sunday, 1pm – 2pm (except public holidays)

Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Practice Room (Level 10)
(1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906)

Course Fee: $200 per module (inclusive of GST)

Course Requirement: Parent and Child pair. Child should be of 5-8 years of age. Minimum 10 pairs of families to start the class.

Course Registration: friends@intunemusic.com.sg or 6336 0335 / 9234 1238


Kickstart the family bonding activities this 2018 with the tunes of a ukulele! Make music with your little ones at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre as renowned ukulele instructor, Terry Tan of established pop music school, Intune Music, takes you and your child to explore the basics of this widely-played musical instrument. Also foster an appreciation for local Chinese culture during this weekly musical adventure through the strumming and singing of popular Mandarin pop songs and Xinyao classics that date back to the 80s.



Course Overview

The course seeks to provide participants with the opportunity to learn how to play an instrument and to appreciate local Chinese culture through the learning of Mandarin pop songs and Xinyao songs from the 80s. The course also seeks to promote interaction between parent and child, through the singing and playing of these popular mandarin songs, and as a result, establish deeper and more meaningful relationships between the different generations.

Course Objectives

  1. To deepen the interaction and strengthen the relationship between parents and children
  2. To cultivate traditional Chinese values through the use of Mandarin
  3. To improve on the communication between parent and child, through performing arts

Course Content

Participants will be introduced to the ukulele and its parts, as well as basic notes and chords. They will be taught how to simple strumming patterns based on various meters/time signatures for pop songs. They will then learn some Chinese pop songs and Xinyao songs with meaningful mandarin lyrics.

Module 1                                     

Basic chords and strumming (10 lessons) – Parents and their children will learn how to play basic chords on the ukulele, as well as how to play a few simple pop / Xinyao songs. The final session will incorporate a mini performance to showcase what the participants have learnt in Module 1.

Module 2

New chords and time signatures (10 lessons) –Various strumming patterns taught include the whole, half and quarter note values; e.g. a strumming pattern may have different combinations of half, quarter and eighth notes. The final session will incorporate a mini performance to showcase what the participants have learnt in Module 2.


About the Instructor


Terry has taught ukulele workshops under Intune Music for VWOs like New Hope Community Services, CDAC and many others. He is also an avid performer, and does many gigs and public shows for singing as well as theatre. Terry is currently a ukulele instructor at Intune Music.

Intune Music is an established pop music school in Singapore, having conducted music and singing lessons for young and old since the year 2007. The school has been providing ukulele team building workshops and lessons for the past 8 years to various clients, including MOE schools like Westwood Secondary and Hwa Chong International, corporate organisations like Sembcorp and Temasek Holdings, as well as government organisations like MOM.


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