The 22.2- inch Keiki Ukulele has good quality, metal geared tuners and premium nylon strings. The body of the instrument, made from sturdy plastic, delivers a surprisingly bright and clear sound.
The package includes a nylon carrying case, two child-sized guitar picks, a small, battery powered digital tuner and a classical style guitar strap. The 46-page, informative “Easy Step By Step” instruction book, outlines in clear text and illustrations, the anatomy of the instrument, the best way to hold it, and how to tune it. Both simple and more advanced chord tablature are shown, along with basic chord progressions and two practice songs.
Available in red, turquoise or a faux wood finish, this is a very good, inexpensive starter instrument for younger children eager to try their hands at music.
Lahri Bond ©2019 Parents’ Choice
Lahri Bond is a father, a writer, music historian and an art professor in Western Massachusetts. His published books include Spinning Tales Weaving Hope (with the Stories For World Change Network) for New Society Press and People of the Earth (coauthored with Ellen Evert Hopman) for Destiny Books.