Reply To: Guitar/Ukulele for General Music
Thank you for posting this question here on this site and forum! You pose some really good questions. I, personally, have used the guitar a lot in the general music classroom. It’s a pretty full sound, and the students are more “used” to the guitar than a ukulele. That said, I think the baritone would also work well, but you might want to consider trying out the guitar first before adding this in. Have you considered adding ukuleles for the entire class (i.e., students learn to play them)? This is also a good route to go for the elementary-aged children, and is a successful and engaging way to play instruments in the classroom.
As far as brands are concerned, there are a a number you can choose from. I’ve always liked Yamaha.
Good luck with your new role!