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Elias S.

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Costa Mesa, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Oberlin College
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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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Rodrigo R.

23 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Music Faculty Scholarship from El Camino College, Torrance CA
  • Teaching since 1986
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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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Joseph R.

Long Beach, CA
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joseph R.

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Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, and Music Theory lessons! All ages welcome! All styles and abilities. In-person or online. Over 20 years of teaching experience. Lessons are customized to fit your musical ambitions. I can even assist in picking out the right instrument and/or gear. Let me help you hone your craft and get what you are seeking out of playing music!

About Joseph

I began playing guitar at the age of thirteen with dreams of becoming a rock legend. I never took formal guitar lessons, but I was trained in music theory. This background helped my song writing and composition immensely and helped me to decipher the seemingly overwhelming world of music. In my

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Cindle V.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Music Education from Malone University
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year from Magnolia Science Academy
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Cindle V.

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A great starter instrument, the ukulele can be learned by anyone. I have taught children as young as four and all the way up. I have been teaching for many years and can help you learn this instruments.

About Cindle

Hello, my name is Cindle V. and I love teaching music and chess. I have been teaching for 12 years. I have a bachelor's degree in music education and am currently teaching around 30 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My experience working with all types of

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Larry B.
Cindle was easy going and made learning enjoyable. Highly recommend!
Mía
Really like her attention to the studen and her organization
Bob
Good lesson. I enjoyed it.
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Gregory V.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from Hands 4 Hope After School Arts Program;Lydia Floyd:CEO, Diane Allen:Program Director-North Hollywood Arts District
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Gregory V.

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You, or your child will LOVE their new Ukulele teacher!

About Gregory

Los Angeles native currently looking for New Students who are excited about taking that first step and beyond! The most direct & illustrious methods to unveiling one's musical dreams! Empathic & motivating instructor bringing out the best in you and quite possibly the unexpected! I teach Voice, Gu

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Holly P.
Great teacher. I feel very comfortable during lessons. And I also feel confident that I'll grow and reach my goals with my acoustic guitar.
Diana Y.
First lesson was so informative. Jumped right in and he knew exactly where to start with me and what I needed. .Great personality and knows how to teach, that coming from a teacher myself. Looking forward to the next one!
Sean
Great Lesson!
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Shannon B.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Awarded Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgia Southern University
  • Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Gerogia Southern University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Shannon B.

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Learning to play the Ukulele is so much fun! Young and old alike enjoy being able to play chords in just a few short lessons to favorite songs. This instrument is especially great for little ones- it's a great starter to string instruments of all types. You can find an inexpensive but good quality Ukulele at most music stores. I teach chords, rhythm and individual note reading so students enjoy themselves while learning to read music!

About Shannon

Music is my passion, my hobby, my career and my gift. I have been performing since age 7 and teaching for the last 25 years. I have a bachelor's and master's degree in music and love to share my knowledge and experience with all ages and aptitudes - even special needs. My approach to teaching is

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Evie S.
My daughter’s first lesson with Shannon was fantastic! Shannon has such a warm personality that immediately put us all at ease. She is so patient, kind and knowledgable. She had many tips and tricks to help my daughter learn. My daughter left the lesson eager to practice what she learned, and eager to go to her next lesson. I couldn’t ask for a better outcome!
Danni D.
very patient. my 6yr old had a good time
Gregg T.
Shannon is an excellent violin teacher. She makes learning fun and exciting. My daughter always looks forward to going to her lessons. She says that Shannon “inspires her to keep trying until she succeeds”.

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Average Cost of Ukulele Lessons in Huntington Beach, CA

The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in Huntington Beach 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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"Melissa was great. Thank you Melissa."
Mason
Took Ukulele lessons from Melissa M.
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"Eric was the right fit for me. He started me on the basics in a very relaxed way. Plus - his favorite Beatle is George!"
Karin Eide
Took Ukulele lessons from Eric C.
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"My daughters first online lessons and a wonderful experience! Ruben is very engaging, friendly and knowledgeable. He is easy to contact, accommodating and quick to respond to questions. Would highly recommend!"
Nalani
Took Ukulele lessons from Ruben D.
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"Tony was awesome, he knows all students are not alike, I am super motivated to know I can learn at my own pace!"
Lee
Took Ukulele lessons from Tony N.
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"Started with some basics and built on that. Was very helpful in showing me tuning, proper hand positioning, and how to improve my fingering (those pesky notes). Got a lot for the first class and enough homework to keep me busy! Will be meeting again next week."
Rodger
Took Ukulele lessons from Judy G.
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"Fun very patient instructor"
Candace
Took Ukulele lessons from Richard C.
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"My Aunty is turning 80 this weekend and I decided to learn how to play Happy Birthday on the ukulele as a surprise for her. Jeff not only helped me accomplish my goal but also got me started on other songs as well. His patience and enthusiastic personality made the lessons not ony productive but personable as well!!! 2 thumbs up to an awesome instructor!!!!!"
James
Took Ukulele lessons from Jeff S.
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"Savannah was very happy with her lessons. She learned new techniques and the proper sized instruments."
Savananh
Took Ukulele lessons from Matthew K.
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"Albino is fabulous. I accomplished so much more in my lessons with him than I thought possible! He's so talented and also very patient."
Alexandra Fallon
Took Ukulele lessons from Albino M.
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"Zachary has the patience of Jobe"
Cindy Dauphin
Took Ukulele lessons from Zachary D.
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Hawaiian Harmonies in Huntington: Learning Ukulele in Huntington Beach, CA

By Matt Z. - Huntington Beach Guitar Teacher

I’m Matt Z. and I teach ukulele lessons in Huntington Beach, CA. I actually knew you were going to read this, so I read your horoscope earlier and you will never guess what it said: “There’s nothing more soothing than sitting on the beach with your feet buried in the sand, listening to the ocean waves crash onto shore, and strumming some joyful, island harmonies on the ukulele. Trust me.” Ready to take the universe’s advice? Let’s get started!

Short of being in Hawaii or the South Pacific, there’s no better place to find that sunny, tropical environment than in Surf City itself- Huntington Beach, California. If you find yourself in the capital of Orange County and hoping to pick up the fun-loving ukulele at any level, there are

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plenty of opportunities for you to learn, grow, and get exposure as an up-and-coming artist.

First of all, you are going to need a ukulele (unless you are seeking a prolific career as an air ukulele player, then you can skip to the next paragraph). If you don’t have one already, no need to worry; decent ukulele starter kits are available at a fraction of the cost of most other instruments. Apart from standard music stores like Guitar Center and Sam Ash Music, there are some solid local establishments that would be thrilled to help you hit the ground running with your ukulele lessons in Huntington Beach. The best of the local stores is Island Bazaar, a one-stop-shop for all things ukulele, located at 16582 Gothard St. Suite R, Huntington Beach, CA 92647, (714) 843-9350. Island Bazaar sells ukuleles, accessories, books, CDs, and DVDs; everything you could possibly need to get started!

Once you’ve bought a ukulele, you need to get signed up for lessons. There’s no better place on earth than TakeLessons to find affordable, quality lessons from highly trained and educated musicians, all of whom have been screened, background checked and are patiently awaiting your call! The great thing about ukulele lessons is that they are effective for students of any age. Young children can learn ukulele easily because it is smaller with less spacing between frets and strings, while advanced students of any age can easily achieve more virtuosic techniques due to the ease of navigation achieved by the instrument’s size. So if you’re on the fence, just take the plunge! You’ll be surprised how simple it is to get started with ukulele lessons in Huntington Beach!

Ok, so now you’re in regular ukulele lessons in Huntington Beach and you can play a wicked rendition of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” Israel Kamakawiwo-style. Congrats! But now, you need to play in front of your future adoring fans and become the most famous ukulele-er in history! So how do you get exposure in Huntington Beach? Island Bazaar has regular concerts and performing groups who meet five days out of the week. However, the place to be for artists in Huntington is downtown on Main Street. Tuesday Nights are Surf City Nights, and Main Street is closed to all traffic for a weekly market night with local vendors and entertainers. This is the ideal place to register as a performer and get yourself some exposure, so sign up here: http://www.surfcitynights.com/performer. Make sure you have a valid ID and have some business cards and even some CDs of your glorious playing to sell.

During the rest of the week, there are plenty of amateur musicians and entertainers competing for tourist attention downtown, so get out there and be confident in the FANTASTIC training you received at TakeLessons. You are fully prepared to rock the faces off of tourists and locals with the soothing sounds of your optimistic instrument! Soon enough you will join the list of music legends who call Huntington Beach their home: Avenged Sevenfold, Reel Big Fish, The Vandals, The Dirty Heads, Hellogoodbye, Suburban Legends, Emblem3, Matt Costa, (Hed)p.e., Dryden Mitchell of Alien Ant Farm, The Offspring’s Dexter Holland, Christian Jacobs of The Aquabats, Scott Weiland of Velvet Revolver & Stone Temple Pilots, Joe and Luke McGarry of Pop Noir, David Silveria of Korn, and Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean who co-wrote “Surf City”, the #1 hit from 1963 that gave Huntington Beach its nickname.

Lastly, don’t forget that (insert the name of person you want to impress here) loves the ukulele and thinks it’s super dreamy. So find a great teacher for ukulele lessons in Huntington Beach, sink your toes in the sand, and get started today!

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