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Popular Ukulele Teachers Near Minneapolis

Eric C.

Saint Paul, MN
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Don S.

Minneapolis, MN
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Rick W.

Minneapolis, MN
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Eric C. Saint Paul, MN

About Me

Performing and recording musician with several groups for over ten years. Current projects include, Hot Date and Batteryboy among others. I have been teaching private lessons and classes in community education to students of all ages since 2007. I have also taught music in early childhood education as well as music therapy programs at Minnesota Veterans Homes. I am always excited to witness my students joy as they reach and exceed their goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
Relaxed lessons geared toward the students goals. Various styles and techniques; Fun and efficient practice exercises; Improvisation; Patience and attention to progress; Wide Chord Vocabulary; Music Theory in a way that is easy to understand; Tone development and playing by ear.

Every student is an individual and responds better to different teaching styles as well as learn at their own pace. My goal as a teacher is to give you an enjoyable experience in learning a new instrument and to tailor the lessons based on your interests and goals. After the first few months a beginner student can expect to have learned basic techniques and useful skills to allow them to start playing simple songs and melodies quickly.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons are taught in a studio with amps, acoustic guitars and electric guitars, ukuleles, along with fretless and fretted bass guitars, drums, microphones, recording equipment and software, are available for a student to use during the lesson time.

*** Specialties ***
Simplifying concepts and process. Breaking down elements of how to play Pop, Jazz, Funk, Blues, Rock, Folk etc.

Don S. Minneapolis, MN

About Me

Upbeat, fun and patient. Professional performer/teacher with a BA in music (with honors) and English from Wesleyan University, graduate study in music education from University of St. Thomas and film production/screenwriting with honors from Minneapolis College (MCTC). I specialize in helping you to unleash your creativity and self-expression. Guitar, songwriting, composition/music production (Garageband, etc), computer-based "beat-making", ensembles, and pop vocal coaching. Tutoring and computer help also offered. Many years experience in K-12 music and digital media technology (audio and video) working with gifted/talented and special needs students as well as in-school artist residencies. Adult students are a specialty of mine and are most welcome as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
In individual lessons, instruction will be tailored to the individual desires and needs of each student. Fun "family-style" lessons with parent(s) and young children are also a new option.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars, ukuleles, bass guitars, strum-sticks, various percussion instruments, ProTools Digi002, Garageband, Kurzweil 2500, Mac Pro Desktop computers, various keyboards, synthesizers and music composition/production software and amps.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Teacher brings instruments/supplies/books as needed, and can arrange to provide instruments for students as well.

*** Specialties ***
Individual or group instruction in folk, jazz, blues, rock, guitar/vocal performance coaching, songwriting, lyric writing, instrumental improvisation, digital media production/composition, iMovie, Garageband, "beat-making" and therapeutic music for youth, adult and special needs students. Tutoring/homework help in English, mac computers and basic academic subjects for K-12 and adult students. Technology (geek) help/support with computers, digital gadgets (especially Apple) for "non-techies".

Rick W. Minneapolis, MN

About Me

Rick's been teaching Pop Styles Guitar at the Mount Olivet School of Music in South Minneapolis (M-Th) ever since graduating with a degree in Music from the University of Minnesota (T.C. and Duluth Campuses) in 2003. He also teaches traveling lessons to students in the south and southwest metro areas. Rick plays around town in 3 bands and also does the occasional Musical Pit Orchestra and Wedding gig. He also taught at Dayjams Rock Music camp in St. Paul for the five summers of its existence. In his spare time he writes YA Stories and Musicals, as well as running a Songwriting and Music Theory Blog about Tonal Trends in popular music, and a Guitar Curriculum Blog based on Karate Belts.

*** Lesson Details ***
Depending on student interest, lessons can consist of Ear Training, Improv/Jamming, learning Popular Guitar Riffs/Changes/Parts/Etc., Note Reading, the Music Biz, and learning about all the cool new Music Technologies of the day. Rick also loves to transcribe any and all music the student wants to learn but for which they cannot find the sheet music or internet tab. Rick prefers to teach what the student wants to learn, but if they're not sure what that is, he helps them figure that out.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Wifi, Computer, and iPhone. I make good use of technology during lessons. Much used apps include Guitarbots, Slow Down Music Trainer, TabPro, and the Guitar Toolkit (metronome, tuner, etc.)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music Stand (if needed), and iphone tech.

*** Specialties ***
Music Theory and Songwriting.

Paul E.

Saint Paul, MN
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Abby S.

Saint Paul, MN
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David W.

Saint Michael, MN
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Paul E. Saint Paul, MN

About Me

Guitar teacher, Musicologist, performer and over-all happy guy, I simply love living a musical life! It's wonderful being a positive force in my students exploration of music, and I feel like I learn just as much from them, as they do from me . I studied musicology all over the world, completing my education in Amsterdam with a focus on world music and composition. My most loved music genres are the same ones that happen to be my specialties: Blues, Rock, Classical, Metal, and Flamenco. Yes, Metal AND Flamenco!!!

Besides teaching, I am a Blakhart-guitars endorsed artist with the heavy-metal band "We are Legion". We are currently finishing a new album to be released spring 2013, while I work to finish my third solo album, which will be a collection of Flamenco pieces I composed. Should be fun!

Thanks for taking a moment to stop by and read! I hope to hear from you soon! -Paul

Abby S. Saint Paul, MN

About Me

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I currently am an elementary music teacher. I am 24 years old, have been teaching in schools for 3 years, playing piano since age 7, ukulele for 2 years, trumpet since age 11 and singing my whole life. I also am currently Zumba certified along with having my CPR.
I am looking to offer Zumba group fitness classes, teach beginning piano and ukulele, along with beginning to intermediate trumpet.
I received my degree in K-12 Instrumental Music from the University of Minnesota Duluth in May 2012.

David W. Saint Michael, MN

About Me

Howdy! My name is David, and I am an experienced musician and english educator.
On the music side, I've been making some kind of noise ever since I got my first guitar at the age of 6. I am well-educated in theory, technique, and applications for all things musical, but my focus is and always has been guitar. I have a lot of live and studio playing experience, and have excellent knowledge of the technical aspects of the instrument, such as amps, pedals, wiring, and more. I love everything about the instrument, and my goal is to help you learn to love it too!
The English language has always been my strong suit when it comes to schooling. I've participated in various creative writing contests, tutored peers at the high school and college level, and have been enrolled in advanced courses concerning the subject since they were first available to me. There's a beauty to putting your thoughts into words, and the way we express ourselves is becoming more important now than ever before.

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