Ukulele Lessons in Capitola, CA

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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jesse M.

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Beginner
I'm not currently taking beginner guitar students, but I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62

Intermediate
Learn about common variations of the tonalities you already know and start to venture into more complex rhythm ideas like polyrhythms. Also start to build the chops to learn parts more accurately when learning songs.

Advanced
Expand into more complex polyrhythms as well as asymmetrical meters. Also expand harmony and melody to include modes and chromaticism. Push your skills through original creations or original arrangements of existing material.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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David D.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Most Unique Project Studio from Pensado Awards
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David D.

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"Learn the rules like a pro, then break them as an artist" - Pablo Picasso

Each student’s curriculum is individualized and adaptable to their level and interests. Songs are our greatest tool for teaching music, so students are encouraged to choose songs they love and want to learn. Besides, who wants to learn songs they don’t like?

About David

David is a multi-instrumentalist, music producer, mix engineer, and music instructor who works with artists and students at varying levels developing their skills, creativity, and music. After nearly 2 decades of studio work and live performance gigs, David has an understanding of the skillset and m

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Grace S.
great experience for my daughter. David was very knowledgeable and supportive! Highly recommend
Kimberly
I'm re-learning the piano with David and he has changed my relationship to music for the better. After only a few lessons with David I've gotten a greater understanding of music theory than I had in my few years of early piano training. He is patient and flexible with his style of teaching. If it's taking me awhile to understand a concept he's good at explaining it more clearly. I definitely recommend him for learning the piano!
Christian J.
David is a highly skilled multi-instrumentalist and producer. I was introduced when he recorded an EP for my band and since then, we've spent many an evening talking about performing, recording, teaching and making music. He is kind, patient and extremely knowledgable about his craft. I always learn something new, interesting and immediately applicable to my playing when I work with him. I've had the privilege of sharing the stage with some of his students and they have always been exceptionally professional and prepared. I highly recommend David for lessons in whatever discipline you request - the crossover knowledge from all of his experiences will be invaluable to you.
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Patrick D.

1 Review
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2004
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Patrick D.

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I have been teaching the ukulele for over 10 years to students of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. The primary focus is learning chords, techniques, and strumming patterns that we can apply to various popular songs. We will also explore reading sheet music, reading tablature, and understanding music theory. Materials used for this class include various method books, songbooks, and customized lesson plans.

About Patrick

Patrick is a multi-instrumentalist whose teaching method empowers students to discover their own artistry through the vocabulary of theory, style, and musicianship. Shortly before beginning school at Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2002, Patrick began teaching private guitar lessons in his hom

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Scott
I was impressed with the one on one lessons. I got those lessons from Patrick after I took a group class with him. I learned a lot in that short lesson. A one on one was even better. He used Zoom to make the chord charts and everything available to me. I learned new major and minor chords in the first lesson. He understood my goals and was able to adapt to them and plan future lessons in an efficient way. I recommend lessons from him.
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Andy K.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish, French
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Andy K.

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Hi, my name is Andy. I've been teaching music professionally for the past 15 years. In that time, I've worked with students of almost every conceivable age and ability level on a wide variety of instruments (ukulele, guitar, bass guitar, banjo, harmonica, piano) and am here to help make your musical dreams come true.

I customize my lessons to the needs/learning style of each individual student with a focus on technique, music theory, and songwriting. With all that in mind, I'd love to hear about your musical goals and figure out the best path to get you there.

About Andy

I'm a well rounded musician that plays/teaches a wide variety of instruments including acoustic, electric, and bass guitar, ukulele, banjo, harmonica, and piano/keyboards in addition to being a seasoned vocalist. I have a gained great deal of teaching and performance experience over the past 15 yea

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Tom
Andy has been a lifesaver during the pandemic! Before working with Andy, I felt like music was off limits to me. I went from zero experience to being competent in multiple instruments. I started with banjo and later went into acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, and a DAW.

His flexible teaching style was responsive to my musical growth and interests. As we went, Andy sprinkled in some easy to understand music theory. I learned a lot of my favorite songs (including several out of the mainstream). He worked with me to adapt songs written for guitar to banjo. He also helped me to pick quality instruments that were right for me and my budget.

Highly recommend!
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Ben R.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Bachelors's Degree from Hanover College
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Ben R.

9 Reviews
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Ukulele is the perfect instrument for young students learning their first instrument. It's incredibly easy to get off the ground and start making music right away. For that reason, it's one of my favorite instruments to teach, and it's the instrument I recommend to first-time music students, even if they eventually want to switch to other instruments.

About Ben

Hi, I'm a lifelong musician and educator with 20+ years of experience writing, recording, performing and improvising across multiple instruments and genres. After years of teaching music on the side, I left my day job as a college history professor in 2018 to devote myself full time to building a co

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Peng D.
I'm a new learner in guitar, I barely read notes. Ben is very patient on me. The learning process is dense but smooth. Ben let me feel I can achieve my goal in near future. Thanks!
Sandra S.
Ben has character attributes one would like to find in a teacher, knowledge, patience and presence! Looking forward to our next lesson. Thanks Ben!
Aena
Fantastic, patient and kind ukelele instructor. I recommend Ben without reservation.
Thanks Ben!
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Tim H.

1 Review
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tim H.

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Students will benefit from a personally customized approach to learning, exploring musical styles that range from rock to pop, blues to country, punk to folk, and at every level of musical experience. Tim is a teacher with 20 years of teaching and performing experience.

About Tim

Tim has been playing music at local venues and with local bands and musicians for 20 years, and has been teaching privately and for music studios and schools for 10 years. He fell in love with music at an early age and quickly picked up a variety of instruments including guitar and drums. As a priva

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Caileigh M.
Tim is wonderful! Very musically intelligent which is so important. Fantastic demeanor and cadence with my daughter, which is important for her learning style. So pleased to have found him!

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Average Cost of Ukulele Lessons in Capitola, CA

The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in Capitola is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $130 per hour.
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"Awesome! If I can learn to play the Uke anyone can."
Mike
Took Ukulele lessons from Mary Ann G.
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"My daughter really liked Vanessa. She was very easy to work with and patient...looking forward to the next lesson!"
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Took Ukulele lessons from Vanessa G.
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"Wonderful lesson! Great teacher."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Chris S.
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"Lessons for my daughter are going great!"
Elizabeth
Took Ukulele lessons from Brandi B.
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"She's lesson is very efficient and fun! Can't wait next lesson!"
Yuki
Took Ukulele lessons from Judy G.
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"Matthew was able to help more in one lesson than 2 years of trying to self teach using internet videos. Very easy to understand, good gauge of his students, gets you going with something you can gt reasonably quickly so you feel you have something to show for your efforts right off."
Mark
Took Ukulele lessons from Matthew H.
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"Great experience. Signing up for more lessons shortly!"
Daniel
Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse H.
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"Great teacher

I wasn't sure how taking lessons via Skype would work, not having that in person interaction, but it's been really great. Phil is a really good teacher and has an immense amount of patience and encouragement. Even when I haven't had any time to practice and I'm struggling with the lesson, he insists that I'm doing great and boosts my confidence. This is the first instrument I've ever played and I've appreciated the bits of music history he's thrown in to help me connect things and the lessons are always so much fun too."
sarah
Took Ukulele lessons from Phillip Z.
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"Lesson was great fun. Judy is very good at making you feel that you're actually making progress and she is very patient with absolute rookies."
Martin
Took Ukulele lessons from Judy G.
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"John has been a great and patient teacher for my 7yo daughter. She’s learning to sight read, music theory and rhythm :)"
Sophia
Took Ukulele lessons from John B.
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