Summer is all about YOUkulele!

Sean Smith, former music teacher and current Quaver Director of Sales Northeast, is inviting teachers to learn the ukulele with him!

Take it away, Sean!


The summer is truly YOUR time to invest in yourself. As a former educator myself, I’ve found there’s no better way to reinvigorate a passion for teaching than to learn a new instrument. After years of playing the guitar, this summer I’m picking up the ukulele for the first time. I can’t encourage you enough to take on the task of becoming a student again and your students will reap some of the benefits as well.

How learning a new instrument can benefit your professional growth:

  1. It’s hard to remember what it’s like to learn something totally new and you will discover a new sense of patience for your students, as you struggle with the basics of the ukulele.
  2. Kids are smart and they recognize your efforts – they will appreciate you for it.
  3. You are setting an example for both your students and the community that you care about the things you teach and are a dedicated learner yourself.

I’d like to invite you this summer to learn ukulele along with me!

When you’re ready, you’ll be able to share your new talent with your students through Quaver’s ukulele resources as well.*

Share your adventures by commenting below or emailing me your progress at! My hope is that you will return to your classrooms this year with a new creative energy that will be contagious among your students. I also encourage you to share with your administration that you are a dedicated learner: you’ll be surprised what might come from it!

Have fun!


How to access Quaver’s ukulele resources:

  1. Log in to
  2. Click the Teacher Tab to navigate to the Teaching Resources
  3. Click the Quaver Curriculum icon, located on the left-hand side of the Teacher Dashboard
  4. Choose 5th Grade 
  5. Select Special Projects

*Quaver’s ukulele resources are only available to those with access to our 5th Grade Curriculum.

Check out Sean’s video below: