Join VeggieTales Music Director, Kurt Heinecke and his daughter, elementary school music teacher, Gretchen Demonbreun for Ukulele Adventures with Musik at Home! From Kurt's crazy, quirky instrument-packed studio in Nashville, you'll learn the fundamentals of Ukulele with chords, rhythm and melodies. By the end of the course, you'll know how to play over 10 songs and will have the skills to learn to play hundreds more. And...You might just be able to spot Larry the Cucumber in the background.
Kurt Heinecke here! I’m so excited to be getting involved with Musik at Home as they expand their musical offerings!
A little about me- I’ve been around music all my life- my mom was a piano and voice teacher and choir director. I grew up singing in choir next to my dad. My older brothers are both music teachers. My 3 children are music teachers or headed into music education. Naturally…I got a music education degree…in band and choral conducting! I’ve been a general music teacher, junior and senior high band director, church music director, and a touring and studio musician. More recently I’ve also been a composer and producer. As Director of Music for Big Idea and “VeggieTales” for 25 years, I’ve composed scores, written songs with the likes of Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber, arranged, produced, performed, and led full orchestras and choirs. I now live outside Nashville, Tennessee with my wife, Judy, where I continue to compose, record, and speak at colleges and schools around the country
Music is obviously very important and special to me. I love helping others find their joy in music- for themselves and those they get to share it with. I look forward to what we’ll get to do together!
Gretchen Demonbreun studied music education at Tennessee Tech University, with a focus on the French horn. Demonbreun is a passionate elementary school music teacher who has been sharing her love of music at an elementary school in Nashville, TN for the past 7 years. She loves to reach the K-5 grades with engaging music lessons, both in the classroom and online. Coming from a family of musicians, Demonbreun has always felt right at home teaching the art of music. She is thrilled to be partnering with Musik at Home for engaging lessons and activities for you and your family!
"Ukulele Adventures makes my kids laugh and enjoy making music together! My 9 year old can already play two songs after watching the first lesson. My 6 year old is close to playing the songs too. They can't wait to see which instrument Kurt will play next!"- Kate R.
"I've been a fan of VeggieTales for years! It's so much fun to finally meet the person in charge of writing all the great music my kids and I love. This course has brought a new energy to our home. My kids are eager to start the next lesson." - Michelle B.
"Totally engaging. Very well done! I'm impressed with Ukulele Adventures" - Marie P.
"I'm sharing this course with all my kids' friends. It's perfect for elementary age kids who want to learn an instrument." - Elizabeth B.
And there's more! Ukulele Adventures comes with a practice book! The printable book includes chords charts, lyrics, and activities to help students practice & remember what they've learned in the course.
Once you purchase the course, you can download the book immediately.
Here's Another Course You'll Love in the Musik at Home Academy!
Do you have a budding percussionist? Join Jazz musician Asa Nero to discover rhythm in some of the places you love most! You'll explore a construction zone, go on a camping trip, visit the zoo and zoom up to outer space.
Did you know rhythm is everywhere? Come along to experience unforgettable rhythmic patterns. For Ages 3+.