The Complete Ukulele – CMTE


Learn how to play the ukulele including; a variety of chords, finger picking, strumming, chord progressions, and much more. This course gives you the tools to play the music you want and get the most from your instrument.



This online CMTE course helps MT-BCs get the most out of the ukulele with quality instruction, appropriate for beginning through intermediate players.

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Prerequisites: None.

Course Length: Unlimited

Learning Objectives and CBMT Board Certification Domains (BCD):

> Identify the fingering patterns for at least six common chords. BCD: IV. A. 6. (Expand music skills.)

> Identify four songs in a variety of styles. BCD: IV. B. 3. (Maintain and expand musical repertoire.)

> Identify three different techniques for playing the ukulele. BCD: II. A. 5. i) 3.) (Employ functional skills with guitar (ukulele).)

> Identify the ‘Blues chord progression’ in three different keys. BCD: II. A. 5. d) (Apply a variety of scales modes and harmonic progressions.)

CMTE units: 3

Evaluation and Documentation:

Lessons may include streaming video, audio, and other types of digital files. In order to move to subsequent lessons, participants are required to pass quizzes with a score of 75% or higher. Quizzes feature an average of four questions (multiple choice, true-false, and other types) and take an average of four minutes to complete. Lessons may be reviewed after failing to pass a quiz and quizzes may be taken multiple times, until passed.

A record of progress (lessons and quizzes) is automatically maintained until the course is completed. Participants may leave a course and pick up where they left off at a later date. Certificates are issued upon completion of all course elements, including the course evaluation. Records of completed courses are sent to the CBMT on a monthly basis.

Cancellation and refund policies.

Instructor: Kalani Das, MT-BC

Kalani_Das, MT-BCKalani Das is a professional percussionist, educator, and music therapist at the Tierra del Sol Foundation and the Centre for Neuroskills. He is a respected and experienced author and teacher who presents at regional and national music therapy conference. He is the author of, “The Way of Music – Creating Sound Connections in Music Therapy,” and a music therapy fieldwork supervisor for California State University Northridge. Kalani is co-creator of the Music Therapy Drumming curriculum and training programs,a long with Bill Matney, MA, MT-BC. More information is available on and

The Complete Ukulele is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for three (3) Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. ExpertCEU’s, Provider #P-142, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.