Ukulele with Norah

Ukulele with Norah

Children’s songs in 3 languages: English, Chinese, Japanese. Growing up with Norah and her ukulele :)

Instagram: @musicwithnorah

Operating as usual

Photos from Ukulele with Norah's post 06/09/2023

Hello everyone, I hope you have been well!

Ever since Norah turned 3, we said goodbye to the stroller and baby carrier and started walking to school. She usually does not like walking or any forms of exercise (much like her mom πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ) and she is taking 2-3 times longer than how I would take using the baby carrier/stroller to school.

That does not mean we stop walking though! These days, she is able to walk two-thirds the way before asking with puppy eyes for a hug, and came a long way since starting this walking journey almost being carried the whole way πŸ˜‚

She also gets distracted and climbs up random stairs and even stepping on large stones pretending to sing for an audience πŸ˜‚
We make sure that we leave the house early enough to get her comfortable with her new routine.

This also leaves us almost no time to do ukulele with Norah in the mornings... We are trying to sort out her schedule to do ukulele and hope to connect with everyone online real soon ❀️

Thank you so much for being on this journey with us and we will be back in a bit! 🎢

09/08/2023

Goooood morning everyone!
Norah insisted to play Hot Cross Buns and Rain rain go away today. She played and sang by herself at one point, which was nice!

..And then I remembered it's Singapore National Day today, I should have sang a Singapore song with her 🫣 I may do it tomorrow if I could!!

Have a great day πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ₯³

02/08/2023

Gooood morning! Norah chose to play 2 songs today and did her best till the end! Looking forward to seeing her improve as we play more music together πŸ₯°

We did Roar and I like the flowers, enjoy! πŸ˜†πŸ¦πŸŒΈ

25/07/2023

Norah's school has a matsuri celebration today so she is wearing a jinbei! πŸŽ‡β˜€οΈπŸ˜

We introduced her to her first full disney movie, moana, and she loved it! She has been calling the "How Far I'll Go" song the sad and brave song πŸ˜‚

So here is the sad and brave song!!

Enjoy πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈπŸŽΆ

14/07/2023

Soooo happy for Norah that she started trying to play songs with 2 chords! 😍

Today's song is Lion Sleeps Tonight, in C chord and F chord.

If you would like the music sheet, just drop me a message ☺️

Enjoy and have a good day ❀️

10/07/2023

We're back from ukulele camp and it's been soooo hot lately πŸ₯΅
Norah learnt lots of songs, including "I like the flowers" and wanted to sing it today.

If you would like the music sheet, just drop me a message!

Enjoy and stay cool and hydrated! 😎🎢

30/06/2023

New song successfully learnt! 🐝

Norah managed to play the bumblebee song on the C Chord and learnt some simple actions as well. It's gonna be a great day 🀩❀️

If you would like the song sheet, please drop us a message ☺️

29/06/2023

The weather has been sooo hot and we're perspiring just being inside the house πŸ₯΅

Today, Norah really wanted to hold her bunny toy and sing a song about bunnies. The Japanese song "panda, usagi (rabbit), koala" came to mind. We did not have a koala toy so she improvised πŸ˜‚

Enjoy!!! ❀️🐼🐰🐨❀️

21/06/2023

Hello, hope everyone is having a good week! πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈ

Norah decided to sing the Tulip song again and played the C Chord along with it πŸ’

She will be 3 years old in a few months and I am thinking I should be stepping up as a teacher mommy soon and getting her to play songs with more than 1 chord πŸ€”

Enjoy and have a great week! ❀️

14/06/2023

Hellooooo 🎢
Norah decided to play and sing on her own today!

Here is Tulip song, on the C Chord.

Enjoy and have a good day ❀️

06/06/2023

Good morning! πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈ

Today's song request from Norah is Anpanman, on the C Chord πŸ˜†

For those of you who don't know anpanman, she's been watch a lot of videos like this: https://youtu.be/oHABszHy7DI

Have a great day and enjoy!

02/06/2023

Norah has been super interested in playdough, thanks to a gift from an auntie, and the only way to get her interested to do music time is to incorporate a song with playdough πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Enjoy!
If you're in Tokyo, take good care in the rain β˜”οΈβ€οΈ

29/05/2023

Gooood morning!
We have a special song request to sing Hurry Drive the Fire Truck, and Norah agreed to do it πŸš’πŸ‘©β€πŸš’πŸŽΆ

Thank you and hope you enjoy!!! 😎❀️

29/05/2023

Goood morning 😎🎢
It's a rainy day in Tokyo but that won't stop us from making some music! πŸ€ͺ
Finally, Norah chose to sing something else! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Enjoy and have a good week ahead ❀️πŸ’ͺ

22/05/2023

Poor girl was sick with adenovirus but recovered again! Let's hope that she will be healthy for longer this time πŸ₯Ή

So, AGAIN we are starting to get back on track with ukulele! No prizes to guess what she requested again but it was nice that she sang loudly and clearly πŸ˜†

Hope you enjoy and have a great day ahead! πŸ˜†πŸŽΆ

09/05/2023

Hellooooooooo πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈ
Hope all has been well! We just came back from visiting family during golden week and managed to do ukulele time before going to school. πŸ˜†

Today, Norah requested a total of 3 songs and I attempted to be a little stricter with her in terms of ukulele techniques. Sometimes she is willing to take that information, sometimes not and it's a delicate balance of slowly getting her to play with proper techniques, and allowing her to express herself freely πŸ™ˆ

Enjoyyyy πŸ€ͺ

20/04/2023

Goood morning! πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈ Yet another nice sunny day!

Norah said ok to playing different songs on CONDITION that we do ukulele at a different spot πŸ˜‚ Ok fine Norah let's do it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Presenting songs "I can play my C Chord" and "Baa baa black sheep" πŸ‘

Enjoy! ❀️🎢

20/04/2023

Goooood morning!

No presents if you guessed what Norah wanted to play today πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ
So as long as she enjoys the ukulele, and enjoys singing, I guess this will be ok for a while! I'll continue to keep trying to get her to play other things in the meantime πŸ€ͺ If you have ideas please let me know πŸ˜‚

Have a great day and enjoy! 🎢

14/04/2023

Hello everyone πŸ˜†πŸŽΆ
Oh my god the entire family was so sick last week and it was the worst 😩 So glad the worst is over and slowly picking up the pace of things πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€ͺ May this peace last long this time!

Today, Norah would like to treat us to a looong video of many songs: small world, tulip, we will rock you, and I can play my C Chord!

We had fiesty moments but alls well in the end.

Enjoy and take care 😎πŸ’ͺ

29/03/2023

Good morning! Norah was fiddling around with lego today and wanted me to make a helicopter that could fit her lego characters 🚁
So we agreed to sing "rock scissors paper" in Japanese that made helicopter!

Enjoy πŸ€ͺ

28/03/2023

Good morning! It's so rainy here in Tokyo πŸ˜…

I was trying to get Norah to sing "rain rain go away" but she insisted on "it's a small world" AGAIN πŸ™ˆ
Children's interest always wins so we went along with it. She was more cooperative and managed to work on her strumming today! Great work Norah 😎

27/03/2023

Gooood morning!
We had family over and took a mini break! 😎
Now we're back to the daily negotiations to get norah to learn the ukulele πŸ˜‚

Today's negotiation went from let's play and sing --> let's play --> let's sing --> let's sing together 🀣🀣🀣

Enjoy 😎🎢

07/03/2023

Ok Norah is definitely into soft toys right now...
At least she agreed to press the C Chord!

5 little bunnies jumping on the bed

Enjoy 🐰🎢

03/03/2023

We have a guest today! 😎🎢

Norah would not let go of her doll so we sang rock a bye baby πŸ‘Ά

Enjoy! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

02/03/2023

Norah wouldn't let go of her toy bear today πŸ™ˆ
Norah sees a bear, norah sees a bear, and it's love 😍😍😍

Inspired by a pinkfong song!

Enjoy πŸ˜‚

26/02/2023

One of these days where it takes a lot of coaxing to get her to sing πŸ˜‚

It's a small world 🌎 πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ
Enjoy ❀️

21/02/2023

We will rock you 😎
Her soft toys are her audience today πŸ§ΈπŸ‡πŸ¦–

Enjoy! 🎢

15/02/2023

Under the sea today as requested πŸ¦€πŸ πŸŒŠ
Norah learnt how to play the F Chord too!

Enjoy! 😍

08/02/2023

Norah wanted to play the ukulele today, and sing too! 😍😍
It's a japanese song about an acorn, γ©γ‚“γγ‚Šγ“γ‚γ“γ‚, and I'm veryyy surprised she knows the 2nd verse 😲

Enjoy and have a great day πŸ₯³

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Videos (show all)

Goooood morning everyone! Norah insisted to play Hot Cross Buns and Rain rain go away today. She played and sang by hers...
Gooood morning! Norah chose to play 2 songs today and did her best till the end! Looking forward to seeing her improve a...
Norah's school has a matsuri celebration today so she is wearing a jinbei! πŸŽ‡β˜€οΈπŸ˜We introduced her to her first full disne...
Soooo happy for Norah that she started trying to play songs with 2 chords! 😍 Today's song is Lion Sleeps Tonight, in C c...
We're back from ukulele camp and it's been soooo hot lately πŸ₯΅Norah learnt lots of songs, including "I like the flowers" ...
New song successfully learnt! 🐝 Norah managed to play the bumblebee song on the C Chord and learnt some simple actions a...
The weather has been sooo hot and we're perspiring just being inside the house πŸ₯΅Today, Norah really wanted to hold her b...
Hello, hope everyone is having a good week! πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈNorah decided to sing the Tulip song again and played the C Chord along w...
Hellooooo 🎢Norah decided to play and sing on her own today! Here is Tulip song, on the C Chord. Enjoy and have a good da...
Good morning! πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈToday's song request from Norah is Anpanman, on the C Chord πŸ˜†For those of you who don't know anpanman, ...
Norah has been super interested in playdough, thanks to a gift from an auntie, and the only way to get her interested to...
Gooood morning! We have a special song request to sing Hurry Drive the Fire Truck, and Norah agreed to do it πŸš’πŸ‘©β€πŸš’πŸŽΆThank ...