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Jesse H.

Jesse H.

4.9(85)
The ukulele is a creative adaptation and redesign of the machete de braga, a small stringed instrument that was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants in August of 1879. The Hawaiian people fell in love with the sound of the instrument and named it “ukulele" because the fingers of the performer dancing around on the neck and strings as a song was played resembled jumping fleas. Ukulele means jumping fleas in the Hawaiian language. Since the ukulele is related to a European instrument and the guitar from Spain, the relative tuning is the same. It should be tuned a perfect fourth up from a guitar, so the first string is tuned to an A, second string should be tuned to an E, third string will be a C, & the fourth string should be tuned to a G an octave up. Most ukuleles have a fourth string that is an octave above what the normal progression would be of most stringed instruments. If your G string is not tuned an octave up it’s a larger size than the average ukulele G string and would be considered a “drop G” tuning. I use a drop G tuning on my instrument because I prefer that configuration. The scale and chord patterns on the ukulele are similar to guitar, so if you know how to play some guitar you will have a big head start on the ukulele. You can think of it as a guitar that has a capo placed on the fifth fret. You can play a C chord on this guitar with the fifth fret capped, but it’s not really a C chord, right? It’s now an F chord because it must be transposed up a perfect fourth. Now play a D chord on the ukulele. It’s really a G chord because it must be transposed up just like if you were playing a guitar with a capo on the fifth fret. Simple, right? I have been a professional working musician for over thirty years and while my main instrument is guitar, I do use the ukulele in my work from time to time. I also have been teaching this instrument since 2009 because so many people are interested in it now. It has really seen a huge resurgence in the last couple of years. Previously it was very popular back in the 1920’s. I sincerely hope that we have a chance to get together and work on developing your talent. I am certain that you will consider this to be one of your most interesting and rewarding experiences.
$1$35
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Steven B.

Steven B.

4.9(42)
Steven B is a superb professional teacher of three instruments: GUITAR - UKULELE - PIANO - VOICE This professional teacher has taught over 30,000 ukulele, guitar, piano, and voice lessons. His students have gone on to play in bands, receive standing ovations, and have music careers. He teaches most ages and all skill levels. Most of his students learn to have fun! ❤️ Ukulele 🎶 Steven B teaches many styles of ukulele songs. He really likes to combine ukulele lessons paired with voice lessons. That's a lot of fun for the student. You may learn singing and ukulele in 60-minute lessons. With Steven B, prepare to learn and have a lot of fun! You may take ukulele lessons in In Your Home Online - See Online Gift In Your Place Online - See Online Gift In Studio - *public health issue protocol* 🎁 Online Gift - Free Webcam You catch a quality FREE USB webcam if needed. Steven B does this as a courtesy for the student. All in all, this is one sweet bargain. You get the quality item along with one of the best instructors out there. Steven B has taught thousands of online ukulele, guitar, piano, and voice lessons. He uses multiple camera angles, along with great audio coming from a USB microphone. You feel like you are right there. With Steven B, you may take ukulele and singing lessons on any device: tablet, iPad, cell phone, notebook, desktop, or laptop.➞ Steven B is a phenomenal online ukulele teacher! Three Steps To Get Ukulele Lessons ✔︎ Reserve ukulele lessons with Steven B here on TakeLessons ✔︎ Let Steven know all about your goals for the ukulele ✔︎ You and the teacher agree on the time for lessons Reviews: 👩🏼 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Jennifer Ukulele, Online Steve is patient, insightful, thoughtful, joyful, and invested in his students. I very much enjoyed our online ukulele lessons. He was more patient then I was with my progress and his encouragement helped me feel more comfortable with my frustration with incremental gains. 👩🏻‍🦰 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Jackie Guitar, Online It was a great lesson. Steven is an excellent teacher. He is very patient and he is so caring. I really enjoyed meeting him over Skype. I was nervous about online lessons at first, but the lesson is wonderful!! 👨🏻‍🦱 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Chad Guitar, Online Steven is awesome! He's very patient, encouraging, thorough and most of all he makes learning guitar fun. After only 4.5 months of once-weekly online lessons, he has me jamming to several of my favorite songs! Thanks, Steven! 🧑🏽 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Bianca Guitar, Online Steven has been amazing!! I have little to no experience playing guitar, but I'm already getting the hang of playing well-known songs! He does a great job of critiquing but also making the lesson fun! He tells me exactly what I need to do and the tools I need for the following lessons, so I always have a plan AND it's all in the comfort of my own home. I would highly recommend Steven, and if you're skeptical about taking an online lesson, don't be, because the attention Steven gives during lessons makes you feel like he's right there! Happy Strumming! 👨🏼 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Tim Guitar Steven, a patient, gifted teacher has supervised my studies on guitar with good humor, wit, and flexibility. I would recommend him without hesitation to rookie players young and old. 🙋‍♀️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Heather Guitar, Online Steven is very attuned to how to get the student started and playing guitar well. He designs each lesson to rapidly promote foundational skills for more advanced playing. He has helped improve my self-confidence. 👱🏻‍♂️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Nick Guitar, Online A fun and engaging instructor. He obviously enjoys his job. The lesson was practical and easy to apply to a new song right away. Simple and clear lesson plans for practice between sessions. 👱🏻‍♀️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Stephanie Guitar and Voice Fantastic, passionate musician and teacher. Vast experience with guitar, voice, and piano. Provides tailored lessons to your experience and skill level. You will see incredible progress and improvement if you follow his instruction and guidance. He is very friendly and kind and wants to see you succeed!
$1$47
/30 mins
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Claire A.

Claire A.

4.9(70)
Learn chords, strumming and finger-style patterns and how to play your favorite songs on the ukulele! Ukulele is a wonderful instrument for young children to start their music education on, as well as a great course of study for adults and especially guitarists wanting to improve their chord theory. I've been playing ukulele for 13 years and teaching for 8 years
$1$35
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Ryan B.

Ryan B.

4.8(96)
I've been teaching ukulele for 4 years helping students develop a love for the instrument and learn more about music along the way. Ukulele is a great instrument for an introduction into stringed instruments and as a casual pastime, but when pursued seriously can be as rigorous as any other. Within the first few lessons you'll have a solid base of strumming patterns and chord changes and even a few simple songs under your belt. Moving on from there I will craft lessons to move you toward a "goal song," making sure to cater your progress to your needs while keeping a focus on good technique. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experiences and I can't wait to meet you!
$1$30
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Athena M.

Athena M.

4.8(90)
Experienced teacher of 26 years available for eager beginner and intermediate students of all ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of rhythm, chords, knowledge of the instrument and proper hand skills. I specialize in pop and rock and typically use songs the students choose to help them develop their skills.
$1$25
/30 mins
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Reina M.

Reina M.

4.9(98)
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$1$30
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Lela G.

Lela G.

5(10)
I have been playing ukulele for over 10 years. I like to structure my lessons based around your goals and needs. A typical outline for our time together would start with warm ups and exercises/techniques followed by working through a song of your choice. If you don't have a song in mind you'd like to learn I do have a list of fun ukulele songs we can look at and choose from!
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Rhonda C.

Rhonda C.

5(19)
We are going to HAVE FUN! I will be customizing your lessons to your needs, your skill level, your age, and most importantly, what you would like to learn on the Ukulele. The Ukulele is such a fun instrument to play. It's a small instrument with a big sound. There are 4 main sizes: Soprano, Concert, Tenor, and Baritone. I teach all 4. The Soprano, Concert and Tenor are all tuned the same which is G, C, E, A. The Baritone is tuned to D, G, B, E which happens to be the same as the first four strings on a guitar. If you like the guitar, but you are feeling a bit intimidated to master 6 strings, then the Baritone Ukulele would be a great choice! it will be easier to learn than a guitar, yet still has a full, rich deep sound. I would liken it to being midway between a standard ukulele and a guitar. If you want the true Hawaiian sound you will need the Soprano or concert Ukulele. If you have larger hands or thick fingers, you may want to go with the Tenor or Baritone ukulele. When signing up for Ukulele lessons, be sure to specify which size ukulele you have. Lesson material is based on the 2 different tunings, so you will need the correct books to match your ukulele. I will help you sight read music (new songs) which is extremely useful should you join a group or accompany others and they suddenly place a piece of music in front of you and would like you to play it. Sight reading helps you to play songs you've never seen or had a chance to practice ahead of time. Of course the most important is learning the genre of music (songs) you like. I am fairly versed in most music genres and we can discuss the areas you are most interested in before signing up to see if we are a good fit in this area. Before moving on to Lesson Details, should you sign up for Ukulele lessons, I want you to know that the above mentioned is not in concrete. I will never force a student of mine to do something they absolutely do not want to do. I will encourage you to try it, but once you've come to the conclusion you have no desire for certain areas, we will focus on what it is you desire to learn and feel most comfortable at learning. NEW! Starting on 9/1/2021: I have decided to offer all new students an "indefinite discount" for not only back-to-school students, but for all ages. To be a bit of a financial help, I've lowered my current prices to give a long term discount. A 30 minute lesson is usually $28.00. With the discount, it will be $23. A 45 minute lesson is usually $39, with the discount, it will be $34. A 60 minute lesson is usually $50, with the discount, it will be $45. *** Lesson Details *** Listed here are the basics you will need to get off to a great start at your first lesson and future lessons. These are required items to learn properly, as well as for me to teach you adequately. Without these tools, we will struggle as both teacher and student, which is not what either of us would want. Please be sure to order these items as soon as possible once you've committed to lessons. If these items have not arrived before the lesson, I do have material we can and will use, so again, don't fret over this. As you will see, I am flexible and want this to be fun, not frustrating for you. 1. Soprano, Concert or Tenor Ukulele. Make sure there is little difficulty when pressing down on the strings with the left hand. If you find it extremely difficult to press down, you may have a Ukulele with a warped neck or it has been damaged. Options are to take it to a shop where it can be fixed, or at best, get an honest opinion as to whether or not it can be refurbished to work well for you. Be cautious when ordering a used instrument online. If you are not familiar with purchasing used instruments in this manner, have someone who is experienced in buying online help you make your purchase. My suggestion, is go to a music store where you can try out the instrument to see if it's a good fit for you or your child. This way you will know what you are getting. I have a recommendation for an excellent quality Ukulele that has a very reasonable price, and is great for both children and adults. Aklot Solid Mahogany Ukulele. The price range I've seen is between $49-$69 depending on the size. It comes with a case, tuner, and some other goodies. This is the Ukulele I own and I really enjoy playing it. It has a great sound, easy to play, stays in tune, built very well, and excellent craftsmanship. 2. Tuner. This is the one I recommend: Snark ST-8 Super Tight Clip On Tuner (Current Model). If you purchase the Aklot Ukulele, it comes with a tuner that works great. 3. Lesson Books. Once you are signed up and paid, I will send you an email with the books you'll need to order. I like to start with lesson books that are great for all ages. They will be relatively easy, thus making learning how to play the Ukulele fun, not grueling. As you progress through the first series of lesson books, I will send you an email with next series of books to be able to continue with lessons, if you so desire. *If you have a particular book you would like to work out of, please send me the name of the book so I can review it (and purchase if need be) so I can help you with it. *** Studio Equipment *** I have a dedicated area of my home where I keep all my instruments as well as having high quality audio equipment, a computer with high speed internet, and excellent lighting. As a side note, this is my home in which I also have a business raising Bernese Mountain Dogs. They may come and go in the background, but I can assure you that if they appear to be a distraction in any manner, especially for younger children, I will make sure they are placed appropriately so as to remove this form of distraction before the lesson begins. *** Students Equipment *** Before starting the first lesson, I do expect the student to have a Ukulele, a tuner and lesson book(s) as mentioned above in "Lesson Details". You must have access to a computer with a good internet that will not drop or freeze in a Zoom lesson. *Note: I do not recommend viewing lessons from a smart phone or iPad. There are multiple reasons they are not conducive for zoom lessons. If this is the only method available when first starting lessons, this is understandable, but try your best to transition to a laptop. An iPad is better than a smartphone, but unless you have a high speed internet, there can be issues at times with iPads as well as with a smart phone. ***Steps to Prepare your Computer*** There are some important steps you as the student (or parent of a child/children) can take to prepare your computer to work efficiently for online lessons. I will list them here for you, as well as send them in an email along with the lesson books you will need to purchase. If you run into problems with any of the steps, try to find someone (friend, family member, neighbor) who may have a good working knowledge of computers to help you. If you have no one, I am willing to talk you through it over the phone, which could be a bit of a challenge, but worth trying! 1. Clear history, cookies, cache prior to each lesson. 2. Download zoom occasionally to ensure you are using the most recent/updated version. 3. Make sure others in the household are not online (on other devices) during your lesson. 4. Close all programs running in the background. 5. Stop or delete any unnecessary apps that may be running in the background. 6. Try to avoid using an iPad or a smartphone for lessons, if at all possible. Thank You for viewing my profile. Please feel free to ask me questions through Take Lessons. I will do my very best to answer each and every one to the best of my abilities. To Your Success! Rhonda
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I'm three lessons deep into the ukulele and I'm really satisfied with Ryan. We've met once in person and twice online; I've had some health issues and he has been really accomodating switching this up

Jonathan (Ukulele lessons with Ryan B.)

Nicole was a wonderful online instructor. My daughter (9 y.o.) learned so much - chords, how to read notes, rhythms and songs. Nicole also helped her prepare for a virtual talent show. Nicole went abo

Amy Miskovsky (Ukulele lessons with Nicole D.)

Adam is prompt, professional and patient. He allows you to learn at your own pace and makes lessons fun by teaching popular songs.

Theo Barton (Ukulele lessons with Adam C.)

Great first lesson. We covered a lot of ground, or notes, rather. btw, you had sent her the wrong date, so she was not expecting me, but we regrouped and had a great time.

Peter (Ukulele lessons with Mary Ann G.)

I'm three lessons deep into the ukulele and I'm really satisfied with Ryan. We've met once in person and twice online; I've had some health issues and he has been really accomodating switching this up

Jonathan (Ukulele lessons with Ryan B.)

Nicole was a wonderful online instructor. My daughter (9 y.o.) learned so much - chords, how to read notes, rhythms and songs. Nicole also helped her prepare for a virtual talent show. Nicole went abo

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