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Recorder set to be eclipsed by soaring popularity of ukulele in school music classes

A survey of music teachers teaching whole class ensembles found that 15 per cent used the ukelele in 2020 – a fifteen-fold increase from the 1 per cent recorded in 2014

The number of children practicing the recorder has plummeted while the ukulele has experienced a meteoric rise (Photo: SONY DSC /
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A survey of music teachers teaching whole class ensembles found that 15 per cent used the ukulele in 2020 – a fifteen-fold increase from the 1 per cent recorded in 2014

For years, the humble recorder has been a staple of primary school music lessons.

But it looks set to be eclipsed by an old instrument enjoying a surge in popularity – the ukulele.

According to research by ABRSM – the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music – the number of children practicing the recorder has plummeted while the ukulele has experienced a meteoric rise. Full story.

Will Hazell (inews.co.uk) / November 29, 2021

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