Ukulele Lessons in Downey, CA

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Mauricio O.

11 Reviews
Gardena, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Ecuadorian Guitarist from City of Los Angeles, California.
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mauricio O.

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If you’re a beginner or your son or daughter and you’re looking for easy, fun songs to help you get started I will open up a world of possibilities for your ukulele playing.

About Mauricio

Guitar instructor, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with more of 10 years of experience in variety of musical genres. Completed studies at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA. With record of success in teaching private guitar lessons as well some group lessons, composition, perform

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We purchased a 12-lesson package for my daughter as a Christmas Gift. My daughter is 14 years old, and after completing these lessons her love for music has grown. She had only taken a beginner's level course in piano and guitar prior to working with Mauricio. My daughter looked forward to every lesson, and would come home to keep practicing and improving her skills. We plan to work with Mauricio again in the near future and would highly recommend him!
Maria
3rd lesson so far, and my daughter has learned so much!! She enjoys her classes with Mauricio and looks forward to each class. Mauricio has a small home studio with various musical instruments. His experience and skill in teaching music is quite apparent and much appreciated!
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Elias S.

3 Reviews
Costa Mesa, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Elias S.

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In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 27 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools!

In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun.

To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired.

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violins, viola, mandolin, guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, recording equipment

About Elias

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a profe

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Joni
I am very impressed with Elias! He listened well, offered helpful suggestions, laughed and was very congenial to work with. We discussed how to hold a bow and, since I have some arthritis in my hands, he was very open to other possible options that might work better for me. Taking lessons from him will be a bright spot in my week. I would recommend him in a heart beat!
Gene
A fun and informative lesson. Looking forward to the next one.
Jacqui
Elias is great! My daughter is 7 and this was her first exposure to violin lessons. She loves Elias, says how patient and nice he is, and can’t wait for her next lesson each week. I highly recommend him!
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Teresa Y.

57 Reviews
Northridge, CA
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  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Teresa Y.

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I especially enjoy introducing beginners of all ages to the ukulele, which was my first musical passion as a young child! These days, my passion is working with my students in ways that prepare them to pursue their musical interests armed with correct posture and hand position, foundational technique, music-reading capabilities, and what I call the "building blocks" of music: knowledge of functional music theory and how to use it.

"Functional music theory" can sound daunting, but in fact it is fascinating, at least the way I teach it, using analogies appropriate to the age of the student, from chords like different types of sandwiches (yum!) to chord progressions like the materials and equipment used to build a house.

I also encourage my students from the start to EXPRESS themselves musically, emotionally, playfully, in ways that keep their imaginations engaged in their musical studies, rather than private lessons becoming stressful or tedious.

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About Teresa

A musician since age 4, Teresa's dad took her early passion for music seriously. So she respects the power that parents have to foster their children's musical lives! She notes the many stories she has heard over the years: "If someone had just supported my interest"... "If my teacher had listened

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Freddie B.
She is a good teacher! Kind, and very informative.
CJ
Teresa is an amazing music teacher! This was my first time getting singing lessons, and I was really nervous going into it, but she did such a great job at helping me feel more comfortable in the beginning. She’s so kind and she’s a great teacher too. The techniques and skills that she taught me have been extremely helpful, and she teaches them in a really easy-to-understand way. I would definitely recommend her!
Melody L.
Teresa is very nice, she teaches my first lesson with her heart as well as her knowledge and skills.

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Carlos H.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • B.A. Contemporary music from USFQ College of Music
  • Teaches students Male: 10 and up; Female: 8 and up
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Carlos H.

2 Reviews
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We can learn melodies, different chords and songs that you like, and how to play them in different ways. We can add a little bit of technical exercises and theory if you want! You can start playing ukulele in just a few lessons!

About Carlos

I am a professional jazz guitar player. I graduated from USFQ College of Music in Ecuador, and got my Master’s degree at the New England Conservatory of Music. Also, I’m currently studying music education. In the past couple years, I’ve recorded two albums as a collaborator, and had one tour throug

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Tene J.
Carlos definitely earned a 5 star rating! Bought lessons for a friend as a gift after I watched a couple of his YouTube videos. Before and after bookong, he was communicative and flexible on scheduling. My friend just took her first lesson and could not contain her excitement! Said she learned more in 45 minutes than she had in for plus years. She plans to continue learning from him. Thanks Carlos!
Charles W.
Coming from piano, the guitar has always seemed daunting to me. Prior to my lessons with Carlos, I had tried to teach myself songs/chords without much luck. Fortunately for me, Carlos turned out to be an extremely patient, friendly and competent teacher - I immediately knew I’d be progressing quickly with him! His qualifications speak for themselves, but I can’t recommend Carlos enough.
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Rodrigo R.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Music Faculty Scholarship from El Camino College, Torrance CA
  • Professional Technician from Escuela de Música Martell
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Rodrigo R.

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fingerpicking and harmony concepts.

About Rodrigo

With an associates degree from El Camino, and lots of musical studies in Mexico, I have been fortunate to tour through the States and through my country. My lessons include real working tips for the real life, keeping it fun as the material is created for your specific needs. I am a multi-instrumen

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Connor Bulakites
Rodrigo is very knowledgeable and helpful—he helped make many concepts clear to me in only a few lessons. I am excited to practice and continue to improve my playing!
Mariano S.
Great first lessons
Cassidy
Rodrigo is an excellent instructor! He explains everything thoroughly and makes the accordion less intimidating to play.
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Jake B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jake B.

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Come learn uke with Jake!

About Jake

What makes lessons with Jake fun is that he is very approachable and friendly. Jake has experience teaching kids in the classroom and also online- he is good at both! You can expect to have some fun while gaining a solid foundation in the basics and making progress towards your goals. Jake wa

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Average Cost of Ukulele Lessons in Downey, CA

The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in Downey 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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$48 average
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"David is very patient and kind especially since this was my first ukulele lesson ever."
Mary Jo Patrick
Took Ukulele lessons from David B.
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"Jessica is an amazing teacher! A few months ago I was having trouble learning the ukulele and I decided to start lessons with her. It was a great decision because ever since then I have learned way more than I could on YouTube! She is everything you want in a teacher, so helpful, supportive, fun, easy going, and kind. She has brought me so much further as a player and now I can write songs, have learned 15 of my favorite songs, am learning how to combine my instrument with others on my computer, and understand music so much more than ever. Thank you Jessica:)"
Caroleigh
Took Ukulele lessons from Jessica R.
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"Ryan is a very good teacher. I have been trying to learn how to play for a long time, but his techniques helped me grasp the basics quickly. He provided notes, recordings and homework after every class which helped a lot while practising and getting better at playing the ukelele. He was able to solve my doubts and issues effectively as he would imitate my play and figure out my problem areas and advise accordingly. He's very patient and consistent, it was a great experience learning with him!"
Manopriya
Took Ukulele lessons from Ryan B.
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"Zachary has the patience of Jobe"
Cindy Dauphin
Took Ukulele lessons from Zachary D.
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"Zach is amazing he's very knowledgeable and most importantly takes his time. He moves along as you progress. If you need him he's only a phone call away. Took one lesson with him and learned so much! Highly recommend for the beginner."
Jeremy
Took Ukulele lessons from Zachary D.
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"Jordan is an outstanding teacher! I don't think I could ask for anything more in a ukulele teacher. I am an adult learner who requested structured learning. Jordan provides that structure during lessons and homework assignments but allows for individual initiative and efforts. He listens to my goals and helps me accomplish them by moving me ahead at a good pace and continually helping me fine tune what I have already learned. He is not intimidating and wants to see me have fun playing music. He also provides an environment for learning good musical habits and techniques."
Joan Nutting
Took Ukulele lessons from Jordan D.
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"Chris is patient and help me focus on technique."
Ben
Took Ukulele lessons from Chris V.
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"Liz is a relaxed and helpful teacher."
Christopher
Took Ukulele lessons from Liz Fanora J.
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"Edwin quickly found where I needed the most help (strumming patterns), and within minutes was guiding me through progressions to help me make progress. He also gave me some lessons on notation and helped me write some progressions down so that I could practice between now and our next lesson. He listened to my goals and taught in a way that will help me meet them."
Matthew
Took Ukulele lessons from Edwin I.
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"Zach is the perfect match for me. He's intelligent, patient and imparts not too much information so I was relaxed and learned much and already see progress from my first lesson. I made a great choice."
Loyce
Took Ukulele lessons from Zachary D.
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