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Popular Ukulele Teachers Near La Mesa

Aaron D.

San Diego, CA
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Ronaldo P.

Chula Vista, CA
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Grant F.

La Jolla, CA
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Aaron D. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Banjo, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

Hello fellow and future musicians, and thanks for checking out my profile!

To tell you a little about myself, I was exposed to music at a very young age since my dad was a musician. I first picked up the drums at the age of 5, and took piano lessons for a year when I was 6. I later played the saxophone in 4th grade, and finally discovered the guitar when I was 9. (Ironic since my dad is a guitarist and the guitar was around the house forever!) He showed me my first chords and really got me started on the instrument, and I played in several local bands in high school playing a range of musical styles from rock, blues, funk, and reggae. I really didn't take music seriously until I was in college, and began studying under Jerry Coelho, a member of the very first graduating class of the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA, and Dominic Castillo, a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, who was a student of Jerry's as well. After studying under these talented musicians, I went on to pursue my education in music and received my BA in Music from San Jose State University in 2004. I started teaching music privately during my time with Jerry and Dominic and continued to teach during college up until the present, and have taught hundreds of students since. I now live in San Diego where I teach, work as a freelance musician, and play in local funk/jazz/rock group Science Fiction Jazz and gypsy/kickstomp outfit Quel Bordel!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very easy going, friendly individual who believes that learning music is built upon a strong relationship between teacher and student. This relationship involves good communication, honesty, open mindedness, and most importantly the desire to LEARN and have FUN. I approach teaching music by knowing and understanding the student's musical goals, and teaching fundamentals, theory, and technique through the style(s) of music that the student wants to learn. For beginners, I tend to teach basic techniques and chords through simple songs to get the student playing music as quickly as possible.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room: couches, table and TV, music stand, student can borrow instrument for first lesson, parents can sit in on lesson

*** Specialties ***
My main musical styles that I perform and teach are rock, blues, jazz, funk, R&B, and reggae. I studied jazz in college so I also have extensive knowledge of jazz theory.

Ronaldo P. Chula Vista, CA

Subjects Taught

Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Ukulele

About Me

I am a self taught musician before I studied guitar. I am a passionate solo performer, acoustic rock and folk singer. I always believe that people who are good in music are also good in math. I have a degree in Civil Engineering. Music is an integral part of my life and I know that I wouldn’t be where I am now if not for my love and passion for guitar playing and singing.

*** Lesson Details ***
It is my goal to make sure that all of my students will get a good solid foundation in music theory as applied to guitar. My focus of studies is geared in developing my students’ musical skills, talents and potentials. Every lessons begin with finger exercises on guitar and a review of previous book assignment before moving forward to a new lesson. Lessons are structured using Guitar Method Books that progress in level and difficulty. As the student gains skills and understanding, instructions will expand to tackle students’ choice of songs and genre. Students are encourage to participate in a yearly recital to gain experience in performing on stage improve their guitar playing confidence and skills.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I encourage students to bring their own instrument so that they can get acquainted with using it. But i do have extra guitars in my home studio in case the students can't bring their guitar for some reasons. I have a upright piano for theory demonstration and electric tuner to tune the guitar when needed. I have guitar amplifiers to use for students who have preference in learning electric guitars.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Fingerstyle, Rock, Folk and country.

Grant F. La Jolla, CA

Subjects Taught

Ableton, Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Disc Golf, Ear Training, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

I help my students fulfill their musical goals through personalized lessons. I don’t force my students to learn, I inspire interest in music and try to foster everyone’s natural talent. I teach guitar, ukulele, bass, theory, and music production, please inquire below! Here are a couple of testimonials from long time students.

“As a personal student of Grant, I highly recommend him. He is the first guitar instructor that has not given me boring and uninspired drills that left me feeling frustrated and as if I wanted to slam my lovely guitar against the wall. If you’re looking for someone extremely knowledgeable that will make your guitar learning experience fun, then look no further.” – Natasha

“His musical background is a solid as it comes. His communication skills are impressive and refreshing and he proved readily adaptive to my needs and desires as a student.” - Irwin

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As a teacher, Grant has helped aspiring musicians of all ages to master the music that they want to play through personalized lessons based on students' backgrounds and learning styles. Lessons are paced at the student's comfort level while positive growth is encouraged as much as possible. Even absolute beginners can be playing their favorite songs within weeks!

As basic guitar skills are acquired, lessons will focus in on crucial elements such as maintaining healthy technique, reading music notation, learning music by ear, music theory, and stylistic elements of guitar playing. As students advance, lessons will cover performance preparation and how to achieve long term goals as a musician.

Grant can also help with College/Master's preparation to ensure that you have the best chance of getting into the school or conservatory of your choice!

*** Studio Equipment ***
My centrally located teaching studio is equipped with instruments, amplifiers, music stands, and educational materials for students.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring my guitar and writing supplies, the student should have their own instrument and a quiet area where we can have our lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Modern Improvisation in both Jazz and Rock music
Healthy Technique for both hands
Learning music by ear and playing songs in a personal way
Advanced Rhythmic Concepts

Ruben D.

Vista, CA
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Jordan M.

San Diego, CA
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Dallon G.

La Jolla, CA
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Ruben D. Vista, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

Over the course of my musical career, I have had the opportunity to learn from many musicians. From University Professors to Street Corner Musicians, I have gathered much knowledge on how to play music. Applying that knowledge to my guitar playing has opened up many doors of opportunity and has made my life very interesting. One of my talents is to take complicated ideas and convey them in easy to understand ideas for my students. I now wish to share all my knowledge and experiences with you to enjoy a life of music.
Students of mine have been able to create their own music to record and perform. Ensembles that I have directed have performed at many local venues. I have also invited students to join me at my performances to help them become more confident in their playing.

I have been teaching guitar professionally since 2001 and performing professionally since 1994.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is custom made to directly benefit each student. The music the student enjoys listening to, is explored to identify what skills are needed to play that music on their instrument. Exercises are then tailored to give students the finger strength and dexterity to directly attain those needed skills.

Favorite songs are also examined to understand the musical theory concepts that were used to create those songs. Once those concepts are understood there is no stopping the student from creating their own music.

Parents and guardians are more than welcome to be part of the process. Involving parents in their children's education is my pleasure. My studio has a comfortable waiting area where you can wait until the lesson is done. Questions are always appreciated.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Two chairs, music, computer, internet, digital recording equipment, guitar, guitar amps, parents can sit in on lesson, bass, ukulele.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide whatever is necessary. Student should provide their instrument, music stand, and two chairs. Access to electrical outlet not mandatory.

*** Specialties ***
Latin, Rock, Blues, Classical

Jordan M. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Clarinet, Guitar, Harmonica, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele

About Me

Do you want a teacher who keeps you motivated and focused, who can show you all the skills of a well-rounded musician in a relaxed, friendly environment? I am the teacher for you! With a solid foundation in classical technique and experience as a jazz performer, we will tailor a plan for you to achieve your dreams in any style.

Jordan was born and raised in the El Centro, California where he began playing the alto sax in the elementary band program. At the age of 12, he began his study of guitar and drums, performing in several rock and ska bands around his home town and San Diego. At age 14, is where he found his love for brass instruments when he took up the trombone. While in high school he became a featured soloist with the Imperial Valley College Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of the legendary trumpeter Jimmy Cannon. It was this that lead Jordan to accept the Constance Weldon Music Scholarship to attend the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL.

While performing in South Florida Jordan appeared with major acts including 10,000 Maniacs, and appeared on the Spanish television show "Calle Ocho." He also gained invaluable experience teaching in Miami public schools. His first teaching assignment was at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School where he directed 3 beginning bands, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and their highly decorated Jazz Band. Later Jordan moved into the elementary setting, teaching vocal and instrumental music for grades K-5 at Cypress Elementary.

In 2007, Jordan returned to California to pursue a music career in San Diego. He can be seen performing all over San Diego, Orange, and LA Counties in styles ranging from rock, jazz, funk, blues, hip-hop, Latin, and more. He performs primarily on trombone, piano, and guitar, but is known to pick up percussion, harmonica, and other wind instruments as well. Jordan, along with the rest of the aggressively funky cover band SuperMagnetic, were the grand prize winner of the 2010 Viejas Ultimate Music Challenge 4. In 2011, Tori Roze & The Hot Mess were nominated for a San Diego Music Award in the category of "Best Blues Artist" after the release of their first album "From The Hip." They released their second album "Turbulence" last December, and are heard regularly on local San Diego radio. This album has also been nominated for Best Pop album for the 2013 San Diego Music Awards. This spring, Jordan completed his Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University.

On stage, Jordan is a talented and versatile performer. He is known for his trombone sound and improvisational ability, as well as his positive relationship with his fellow musicians. In lessons, Jordan is energetic and creative.

*** Lesson Details ***
I enjoy teaching kids and adults of all ages. When I arrive for our first lesson, we'll start by getting to know your musical tastes and aspirations. Then we make a plan. Then we play!

Everybody's path is different, but we must start with a strong foundation in the fundamentals. After we start to establish some technique on your instrument we will explore music that suits you from a practical stand point in your development, and very importantly, stylistically. Together we will plan a curriculum that keeps you motivated toward your goals and that fits your life style.

You can expect a laid back, yet focused environment. Most of all, you can look forward to progress! Hope to see you soon.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room with large wall mirror, good lighting, with full size keyboard, weighted

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to provide an instrument for themselves. I also require a student to come prepared with sheet music, pencils, a binder or folder, and the texts from which they would like to study.

*** Specialties ***
I have an extensive background in jazz bands, classical wind ensembles, and improvisation. I also currently perform in both original and cover bands on trombone, keyboard and guitar, in a range of styles including rock, reggae, Latin, and funk. I teach beginning and intermediate piano, guitar, and woodwind instruments, as well as advanced brass.

Dallon G. La Jolla, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Blues Guitar, Country Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

I have been making music for over 15 years. I have a diverse background. I started out sampling, and sequencing all types of music back in the 90's. I made dance music, hiphop, RnB, rock, etc. I was more of a producer than performer then. Then I decided to go to school and get a degree in music. I went to Cal State San Marcos and obtained my bachelors in music. I developed into a fingerstyle guitarist while I was there. I also learned how to play the piano while I was there. But I concentrated on the acoustic guitar.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will be developed according to each student. I am laid back, but I do challenge students, so that they are learning and using their ears, and their mind. I teach songs, I teach technique, I also teach music theory- because I believe every musician should have a solid foundation with theory. IF a student wants to learn scales and how to play lead- I teach that as well. But I focus on melody instead of just simply playing scales. After 3-6 months the student will have a good knowledge of keys, chords, and will be able to recognize all the notes on the guitar. They will also move freely between chords with accuracy and ease.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The home studio lessons are in the living room. Parents can wait in the living room area or outside courtyard. Street parking is available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide instruments, a laptop for recording, an ipod to record the lesson. I expect the students to have instruments as well

*** Specialties ***
Blues, Folk, Rock, Country

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