Ukulele Lessons in Manhattan Beach, CA

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Teresa Y.

57 Reviews
Northridge, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor of Music Education from University of Southern Mississippi
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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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.

Chris V.

21 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
  • Associate of Music from Pierce Community College
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Chris V.

21 Reviews
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Learn some fun songs on this great sounding instrument! We might even sing a few together

About Chris

I am a jazz guitarist based out of beautiful Los Angeles, California. I received and Associate of Arts degree in Music in 2015, and have been pursuing a bachelors in Jazz Studies since then. While in community college I really grew into my own as a musician and discovered that I love jazz and t

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Cameron Partee
i'm learning so much
Ben P.
Chris is patient and help me focus on technique.
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David D.

9 Reviews
Studio City, CA
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Awarded Most Unique Project Studio from Pensado Awards
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David D.

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

As a music producer, mix engineer and artist, I understand the need for proficiency as well as the artistry. My approach to teaching is customized to each individual as we are not all the same. I pay close attention to how each person learns and work with what the student can excel in. When needed we will do drills or work on theory or break down your technique to overcome any obstacles. With my industry expertise, I can help you become a proficient musician and help develop your style and artistry.

I look forward to working with you!

About David

I am a multi-instrumentalist, music producer, and mix engineer who works with artists at varying levels developing their skills, creativity, and music. Over the course of nearly 2 decades playing in bands and working in music production, I know the skillset and mindset necessary to perform at a pro

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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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Brett R.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Español
  • Teaching since 2000
  • AAAS digital/analog audio engineering from Shoreline Comm. College
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Brett R.

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The basic "chord-families" will be taught first, followed by melodic runs on the 4-string fret board. Tuning is easy! see Guitar instruction.

About Brett

MUSIC INSTRUCTION AND ENJOYMENT OFFERED. Very enthusiastic and experienced musician available for instruction offering the following: # In-depth written music theory coupled with an equivalent of ear training and tone recognition # Introduction to performance skills with instruments

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Julie
I'm into my second month of weekly guitar lessons with Brett and can't believe how well I am playing already!! I've had some basic guitar lessons in the past but still very much a beginner. Brett knew precisely where to start and what I needed next to advance my playing, and broke it down into attainable steps. So far I've learned a good handful of strum patterns; I can finally play two songs pretty well and sing along; and I am in the rudimentary stage of learning to finger pick. Really love the fact that beautiful sounds are coming from my instrument! Highly recommend if you're ready to make the commitment to becoming a capable player.
Charlie E.
What a terrible experience. I signed up for lessons for my wife from Brett as a gift because he listed times that would work for my wife given that we have a young daughter, and have a hard time making time for lessons. Brett told us 3 days before the lesson that the time wouldn't work, then simply never showed for the rescheduled first lesson. Worse, he simply refused to do scheduling via email (he would leave voicemails and failed to return my wife's call when she called back as they were playing phone tag), and then told us he had another commitment during the slot we had supposedly reserved for him. Worse, he failed to update the site as he continually cancelled lessons and never showed up for scheduled times. I now have a huge hassle of getting a refund on the money I paid for lessons as opposed to a lovely gift for my wife. Life's too short and we're too busy for such an awful experience.
Scott P.
Great teacher for my young daughter

Brett has been a great teacher for my 5 year old daughter. She is just learning the basics of piano and Brett has been great at expanding her skill sets. She really enjoys practicing with him and actually looks forward to when he comes over every week!
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Damien S.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Damien S.

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I teach ukulele for the beginner to the player that likes to play with bands

About Damien

St. Augustine based composer and guitarist Damien has made a name for himself as a writer of scores for film, theater and dance productions.;A graduate of Music Composition at SUNY Purchase (New York) and Musicology at the University College of Dublin (Ireland). Years of touring internationally and

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Corinne C.
Great first lesson. Took the time to see where I am with my skills and took it from there. Looking forward to working with him to get better.

Ani K.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $18
  • Speaks Armenian, Turkish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1991
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Ani K.

21 Reviews
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Online Ukulele Teacher

I teach uke to beginners. My background specialty is in piano, and secondary for string instruments. Whatever your goals are I will take them personally and help you grow and work towards them.

About Ani

Lessons are tailored to the students' level and goal. Caring and compassionate instructor. Your dream is my dream and I will diligently work with you to help you on your path. If you have the will to learn and practice, you will see improvements and achievements. ‚Äč I've been teaching music to ch

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Nicole N.
love love love soooooo goood
Nicole N.
so good learned so much from her 10/10.
Nicole N.
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Average Cost of Ukulele Lessons in Manhattan Beach, CA

The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in Manhattan 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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"I’m having great time in my lessons with Ms. P. She makes it easy for me to follow along with the materials and I feel that I’m actually starting to sound like a proficient ukelele musician."
Kara
Took Ukulele lessons from Priscilla D.
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"Greg started out teaching guitar to 2 of my sons but we had so much fun with the ukulele that my sons switched over and I started taking lessons too. We had fun and learned a lot! Greg is knowledgeable, versatile on several instruments, and has lots of performance experience. He is always willing to work with you where you are and where you want to go and is willing to make changes as desired. He is personable and kind. He was patient and so understanding with my Asperger's son. Greg is great!"
Gina
Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"Jesse is a great teacher! I am a novice Ukelele player. On our first lesson he was able to perceive what I knew and what I needed to progress. I’ve had fun each day working the exercises he gave me. Looking forward to further lessons and learning more!"
Jennifer
Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse H.
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"My daughter’s first lesson was great!"
Ava
Took Ukulele lessons from Maria S.
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"Luke is a very patient and enthusiastic teacher."
Rick
Took Ukulele lessons from Luke P.
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"Great first lesson. hoping to learn more on my future lessons."
Luis L
Took Ukulele lessons from Jeremy R.
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"Fun very patient instructor"
Candace
Took Ukulele lessons from Richard C.
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"Awesome teacher! He is very patient and teaches at my level and what I want to learn. He’s the best!"
Katy
Took Ukulele lessons from Grant H.
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"Very patient with my 7 year old daughter. Thank you!"
Savanna
Took Ukulele lessons from Kirk R.
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"As a beginner I was really frustrated before coming to Kirsty and it seemed like an insurmountable task. She made the whole experience quite beneficial and enjoyable and was able to reach my goal. Thank you so much."
Michael
Took Ukulele lessons from Kirsty C.
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