Recipient Christie Burns | Folk School of Chattanooga
In April, we granted to the Folk School of Chattanooga to enable them to pursue an effort to establish ukelele teaching programs in partnership with other Chattanooga non-profits. They currently already have a program underway at the St. Andrews Center and two others currently in development. The Folk School of Chattanooga will run a short series of teacher training sessions with the ukelele, enabling music instructors to teach and engage with their students in their communities. There will be a core curriculum that the ukelele projects draw from, ultimately enabling groups from all over the city to potentially come together and play in one large ensemble.