Alfred Music Publishing Expands Award-Winning Kid’s Method with New Ukulele Course

Los Angeles, CA—September 2010 - Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music publishing since 1922, is proud to expand its best-selling, award-winning series of method books for kids with Alfred’s Kid’s Ukulele Course 1, a captivating kid-friendly method for the ukulele, by Ron Manus and L.C. Harnsberger.

Geared for kids ages five and up, Alfred’s Kid’s Ukulele Course 1 is the easiest ukulele method ever, and will get them playing songs on the ukulele right away. Three irresistible ukulele experts—a clever classical dog, one cool jazz cat, and a friendly alligator who loves the blues—guide students along, focusing kids' attention by pointing out what's important on each page and making learning fun!

In addition to being a great method for teachers, Alfred’s Kid’s Ukulele Course is designed so that parents can effectively guide their children through the course, even if they’ve never had any musical training themselves. In addition, an included CD contains demonstration and play-along tracks with accompaniment for each song so the parent and child always know they are playing the lesson correctly. Kids will get to play along on the ukulele to such favorites as “Three Blind Mice,” “Yankee Doodle,” “Over the Rainbow,” and many more.

Alfred’s Kid’s Ukulele Course 1 is now available as a book and CD for $14.99. Pick up your copy at a local music retail store, or buy it today at

Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop & performance materials for teachers, students, professionals & hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style & difficulty level. Alfred’s home office is located in Los Angeles with domestic offices in Miami & New York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany, Singapore & the United Kingdom.

Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach & play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000 active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known publications—from methods like, Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations & Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter & George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine & Billboard.

In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over 50 companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover Publications, DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, National Guitar Workshop, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support & WEA.

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