About the Webinar
Langley Ukulele Association - Enriching Lives through Ukulele
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The third webinar in The International Ukulele Teaching Symposium series, “Langley Ukulele Association - Enriching Lives through Ukulele,” features Paul Luongo, director of the Langley Ukulele Ensemble, and Elizabeth Zielke, musical director of the Langley Ukulele Association.
"Through providing relevant, meaningful, and positive experiential learning opportunities, Langley Ukulele is truly determined to motivate youth towards excellence by way of establishing a growth mindset in performance and life," said Luongo.
Celebrating it’s 40th year, the Langley Ukulele Association has a long-standing reputation for providing young people with outstanding musical experiences, excellent music instruction, and the opportunity to showcase both their talents and the potential of the ukulele. The association is made up of multiple performing groups ranging from beginners through to a touring ensemble who regularly perform at a Resort in Waikiki.
Paul Luongo, director of the Langley Ukulele Ensemble
Outside of his work with the LUE, Paul graduated with a degree in music (violin) from the University of Victoria and is an accomplished music director and educator in the Abbotsford School District. He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership & Administration. It is through the LUE and his work at the School District that Paul continues to inspire and challenge youth to 'Enrich Lives through Music' and 'Explore, Express, Excel' in music, education, and life.
Elizabeth Zielke, musical director of the Langley Ukulele Association
Elizabeth Zielke has been playing the instrument she loves most for over 15 years. For the past 10 years, Elizabeth has been teaching private lessons and directing feeder ensembles to the Langley Ukulele Ensemble, motivating students to realize their musical goals and share that experience through engaging performances. In all her work, she aims to inspire passion for the instrument and celebrate the communities that make music together.
Peter Luongo, Training, Performance & Programs Director, Luongo Ukulele Experience
Peter Luongo is among the world’s most experienced and pre-eminent ukulele teachers and workshop instructors. Peter is best known as the founder and director of the internationally renowned Langley Ukulele Ensemble and was featured prominently in the award-winning documentary film, “The Mighty Uke.” In addition to his 35 years teaching ukulele in elementary schools in the Langley School District in British Columbia, Canada he has also taught prospective teachers at the university level and presented at teacher workshops with ukulele pioneer, Chalmers Doane.
Peter continues to be a presents at uke festivals around the world while also leading a number of on-line and in person ukulele initiatives. He continues to mentor teachers and work with students of all ages. Peter also directs an adult ukulele ensemble which has presented as main-stage performers at multiple ukulele festivals and at Winter NAMM.
About the Webinar Series
The International Ukulele Teaching Symposium webinar series builds off the Believe in Music Week's Ukulele Teaching Symposium’s ‘big picture’ discussion about teaching and learning to play the ukulele. This follow-up series will examine specific, real-world established teaching/learning models which are serving large and age-diverse populations. Each webinar will highlight models that have shown sustained success over time by exploring the elements of their success, providing teachers the opportunity to learn, emulate, and replicate.
Upcoming Webinar Series Schedule
Watch the International Ukulele Teaching Symposium webinar series on the last Thursday of every month.
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