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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
/30 mins
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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! Get Ukulele Lessons ✔︎ ✔︎ Reserve ukulele lessons with Steven B ✔︎ Let Steven know all about your goals in ukulele ✔︎ You and Steven agree on the day for the lessons All Five-Star 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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Brandi B.

Brandi B.

4.9(51)
I have been playing the ukulele for approximately 10 years. I can help you to acquire a solid foundation of music theory knowledge. You can help to better understand music theory concepts if they are paired with instrumental techniques to supplement them. If you are a complete beginner of any age, do not be afraid! I will help you to learn at a pace which is comfortable but still effective for you. These lessons will be focused and designed to fit YOUR needs. Let's learn together :)
$1$33
/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
/30 mins
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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!
$1$25
/30 mins
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Jonathan B.

Jonathan B.

4.7(36)
The ukulele is the #1 instrument I recommend for beginners, though I also use it on professional recordings. It's a versatile instrument that provided an excellent gateway to connecting with other musicians. When I teach ukuklele, I of course focus on the fundamentals of technique that make it easy to play well, but I also work from the goals of the students and help them develop a plan to connect to to other people or an experience.
$1$25
/30 mins
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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
/30 mins
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Priscilla L.

Priscilla L.

4.8(67)
The first thing I do before the first day of class is send out an enthusiastic email to introduce myself. We then Briefly discuss the learning goals for the course based on the visual literacy, technical, and intellectual competencies the students would like to achieve by the end of a period through the questionnaire. This is ideal for me to design the course or update an existing course for the student's desired outcomes. The customized syllabus and the schedule are completed along with a comprehensive strategy for what will take place during our lesson together. I incorporate technology all the time. I'm also inclusive driven because I believe everyone can learn no matter their capabilities or background, I also engage with my students by catering to their interests, and I embrace my dualities and share them with my students.
$1$50
/30 mins
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Francesca is an amazing teacher! We absolutely love her!

Lila (Ukulele lessons with Francesca V.)

Francesca is absolutely fantastic. I did a LOT of research when I was selecting a teacher. The teacher had to be multi-faceted (I wanted to explore singing, performing, and learning guitar/ukulele).

Daniel Andresen (Ukulele lessons with Francesca V.)

My 8 year old son wanted to learn how to play the Ukulele. He's very active and it's difficult for him to sit still and pay attention, but Jordan was so kind and so patient with him. He learned so muc

Sean Najera (Ukulele lessons with Jordan M.)

Jordan was amazing! He was so nice and very professional. My 10 yr old daughter really liked him. He brought some ukulele books and left one for my daughter to practice with-she is looking forward to

Taylor (Ukulele lessons with Jordan M.)

Francesca is an amazing teacher! We absolutely love her!

Lila (Ukulele lessons with Francesca V.)

Francesca is absolutely fantastic. I did a LOT of research when I was selecting a teacher. The teacher had to be multi-faceted (I wanted to explore singing, performing, and learning guitar/ukulele).

Daniel Andresen (Ukulele lessons with Francesca V.)

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