Strumming up a Storm

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Westhampton Beach Elementary School students are learning to play the ukulele as part of a new music unit. 

This school year, music teacher Ali Gogas introduced the students to the small four-stringed instrument, starting with how to strum. By the end of the school year, students will be able to play while singing a short song.  

“In third grade, students learn to play the recorder,” said Gogas. “I thought adding a string instrument would be a great opportunity for them. It’s a fun and different experience and requires a higher level of skill.”