Team Building

Team Building Options

Mardi teaches groups how to play ukulele as a team building activity. She also teaches how to perform singing telegrams, focusing on innovation, creativity and team building. The results: your team will have more trust and acceptance, and more ease in working together.

Mardi offers one-hour, two-hour and three-hour ukulele workshops and six-hour singing telegram workshops. Your group will improve communication and collaboration; at the same time having fun and relieving stress. Workshops are designed for 6 to 40 people. Specific exercises are designed to improve innovative thinking, communication and to help employees bond.
She brings all the equipment – ukuleles, song charts, Hawaiian shirts, singing telegram costumes — to your work site, or to your favorite off site location.
At strategic planning sessions, retreats and other corporate meetings Mardi helps leaders get to know each other in a new way. She keeps the energy level high and offers a refreshing break from left-brained activities such as problem solving and discussion.

1-hour Ukulele Team Building Workshop – “You Can Uke”

Benefits: Improved communication, collaboration and employee bonding.

The ukulele has only four strings (the guitar has six) which makes it easy to learn even for those with no musical training or experience.

Team building workshop participants learn how to hold and strum the ukulele, read chord sheets, play 2 chords and play through 2-3 songs together.

Mardi provides ukuleles, Hawaiian leis, Hawaiian shirts, flower hair accessories, chord sheets with lyrics. Her clients provide meeting space, (indoors or outdoors) chairs, whiteboard or flip chart and snacks for participants if desired.

2-hour Ukulele Workshop – “Ukulele Rock Star”

Benefits: All the bonding and improved communication of the 1-hour workshop, plus the collaborative exercise of forming a band and the stretch of performing in front of co-workers.

Participants learn how to hold and strum the ukulele, read chord sheets, play 3 chords and play through 2-3 songs. They’re divided into small groups of 3-6 people to learn a song together and then perform it for the whole group. This team building exercise raises the stakes and helps the teams gel as they learn to work together. Debriefing questions include: How did the individual role each band member played contribute to the band’s overall success? How does this relate to the day-to-day workplace?

3-hour Ukulele Workshop – “Ukulele Songwriting Camp”

Benefits: Problem solving, innovation, plus team bonding and collaboration. This one is most effective in helping your team work better together.

Participants learn how to hold and strum the ukulele, read chord sheets, play 3 chords and play through 2-3 songs. They’re divided into small groups of 3-6 people to learn a song together and then perform it for the whole group. This team building exercise raises the stakes and helps the teams gel as they learn to work together. Debriefing questions include: How did the individual role each band member played contribute to the band’s overall success? How does this relate to the day-to-day workplace?

Pitch Perfect – The Singing Telegram Workshop

Consists of one workshop and one performance. Each is 3 hours. The workshop helps participants create a character, costume, select a song or poem and practice the singing telegram. The performance is for co-workers, family and friends so they can see everyone perform their singing telegrams.

Mardi provides costumes, props, song and poem suggestions (with lyric sheets), balloon bouquets, chocolates and flowers.

NOTE: You do not have to be a good singer to do a singing telegram. We provide a selection of easy songs, poems, limericks, rap songs, etc. that everyone can perform. A successful telegram is more about connecting with your audience and having fun than being a great singer.