Ukulele Lessons in San Diego, CA

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Kevin T.

21 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 to 85
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Kevin T.

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Ukulele taught Beginner to Advanced levels

About Kevin

Kevin T. is a music professor at MUM, Vice president of the San Diego Songwriters guild, and CEO of Songwriting Planet. He is an instructor of guitar, bass, voice, piano, songwriting, composition, orchestration, jazz arranging, music theory, ear training, production and engineering, and music busin

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Anthony
Kevin offers helpful advice and insight. An instructor with a deep understanding of music, he demonstrates a great ability to guide new students. He brought clarity to problems I experienced as a new guitar player. I highly recommend inviting Kevin into your music journey.
Taya Ziegler
We covered a lot today! I think we're going to work well together
Daniel
Kevin was very knowledgeable and patient
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Jesse H.

65 Reviews
Del Mar, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music from UCSD
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Jesse H.

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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 ...

About Jesse

Jesse H. plays guitar with The Mar Dels, one of San Diego’s best-known dance and party bands. But he’s more than just a rock-and-roller — he’s studied jazz and classical guitar with other master musicians. His lessons focus on developing: - Right and left hand technique - Finger picking and

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Manasa H.
Totally would recommend Jesse for guitar teaching. He is very patient and teaches in a fun way my child was able to grasp and learn from. He is very experienced and a great teacher to learn from. My son was 7 years old when Jesse taught him guitar, and he loves playing guitar now - all thanks to Jesse.
Bruce
Fantastic instructor. Really cares about teaching his students.
Kevin
I have Jessie teaching me and 2 teenagers. He is a great communicator, has genuine feedback and is very talented.
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David B.

40 Reviews
La Mesa, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2005
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David B.

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All levels, variety of styles

About David

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I h

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Jacob P.
David has been a great teacher for my son. He's learned so much in a short amount of time.
Gabriela S.
David is an excellent teacher! Have been taking my 8 year old to him and she has learned a lot in three 30 minute lessons. Looking forward to continuing with David.
Aiden B.
David, Greg, and the female guitar teacher ( I have forgotten her name ) were all very welcoming and offered great insight into my son's advancement with his guitar and drum playing. He can't wait for his next lesson. Regards, Baron Baker

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Greg C.

225 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Greg C.

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I am truly passionate about your success in becoming the best ukulele player you choose to be! I like to teach with repetition (wax on wax off) and prefer to present the big picture first so that every obstacle may potentially never be an obstacle for you. I take years of teaching experience and what have been topics of frustration brought to me from students in the past... I try to smooth the road and teach you so you get the highest yield of success for your money with as little headaches as possible :)

About Greg

Hey there! I am VERY excited to help you get to your best potential through lots of flight hours as quickly as you like! I hope you'll pick me to help you avoid common set backs in your progress. I look forward to helping you be your best on your instrument! I am a cutting edge multi-instrumenta

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Vaarya
Greg was very pleasant and patient. He made my daughter very comfortable even though the class was online and it was her first time learning an instrument.
Ryan
Really helped me learn how to play the guitar the last couple of months
Michael
Good all around dude and a heck of a bass player.

Robert M.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 4 to 75
  • Awarded Graduate Assistantship Scholarship from Texas Christian University School of Music
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Robert M.

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One of my favorite instruments as it is so accessible for very person and age. Prepare to play in several style and techniques including Hawaiian, Pop, Rock, and Folk. You will be surprised how much you can do with this increasingly popular instrument. Check out my videos from my elementary school students.

About Robert

I am a Music EC-12 Certified Educator with a degree from The University of St. Thomas and a Masters of Music Education from Texas Christian University. My previous career roles include being Children's Choir Director for All Saints Catholic School (2015-16), instructor at Cool Cats, General Mus

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Isidro V.
Very encouraging with my dad. He gave him confidence and positive reinforcement. And very thankful he was so flexible with scheduling.
Robert Turner
He did a good job
Gay
Excellent teacher and very patient.

Julia P.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Julia P.

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When I was growing up, we all learned ukulele in Elementary school - when Uke started making its resurgence these last couple of years, I was quick to jump in and start teaching this super-fun, portable, "easy to get started" instrument! Play songs, accompany yourself singing - be the life of every party!

About Julia

I'm a passionate professional vocalist and a fourth generation music educator. With 20+ years of professional performing, coaching and teaching experience under my belt, I emphasize rhythm and musicality alongside technique and note reading. I always set myself the goal of learning what makes a mus

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Sarah
Julia is an amazing piano teacher who is always more than accommodating with her schedule. I love the way she teaches and she always uses great analogies to help me understand the lesson better. I am an adult who has never played piano and she has really made the learning experience fun for me. I look forward to continuing my lessons with her. Highly recommend!!
Vivi I.
Julia is great. Very professional and with great attitude to students.
Sandra H.
Julia is simply AWESOME!! She is intuitive and patient!! And let’s not forget knowledgeable and extremely talented!! I am so lucky to have her as my teacher!!

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Average Cost of Ukulele Lessons in San Diego, CA

The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in San Diego is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $175 per hour.
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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 for me. He's easy going and takes his time expaining history, theory, and taking it step by step while remaining encouraging and giving honest feedback. He wastes no time and you really get the most out of your lesson. I look forward to continuing on with Ryan. As a teacher and performer myself, I appreciate that he gets down to the business of doing the work but is just very nice as well!"
Jonathan
Took Ukulele lessons from Ryan B.
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"We were new to the whole online, private lesson world and only tried as a test for our 10 yr-old son. He has now been working with Jason for several months now and shows no signs of stopping. Our son is progressing, has gained confidence and still seems to have fun. Jason is on time and if you cannot make a lesson he is flexible in rescheduling if given some notice. Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much Jason packs into his lessons without overwhelming the student. We highly recommend him!"
Rosa
Took Ukulele lessons from Jason M.
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"We had a great 1st lesson! Robert is great with kids ! My son left his lesson saying "Well that was fun! I can't wait for my next one !""
Aidan
Took Ukulele lessons from Robert M.
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"John is an excellent teacher. I’m a real beginner, and , instead of acting bored with my level of “playing”, he was very encouraging. His instruction is clear and precise. He had me transitioning between four different chords in my first half hour! So pleased!"
Karen
Took Ukulele lessons from John B.
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"I learned a lot. It was ice to see someone enjoy playing the ukulele."
Jillian
Took Ukulele lessons from Tina D.
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"Just my first lesson but I enjoyed it and feel like I am learning the basics well."
Reenee
Took Ukulele lessons from Phil C.
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"Melissa was great. Thank you Melissa."
Mason
Took Ukulele lessons from Melissa M.
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"Jude says it was fun. He liked his teacher."
Jude
Took Ukulele lessons from Camden O.
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"Great musician, great instructor. Learned more than I ever thought I would be able to at this age. Very patient."
Sara
Took Ukulele lessons from Nick R.
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"Lucas is an awesome teacher! He taught me ukulele and my son guitar. He is a pro and really cares."
Alexis
Took Ukulele lessons from Lucas M.
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Enjoy Your Ukulele Lessons in San Diego

Sitting on the beach in America’s Finest City is the perfect place to learn to play the ukulele! If you’re looking for ukulele lessons in San Diego, you’ll find a welcoming music scene, great shops to visit, and tons of fun in your future. Even if you’ve never picked up an instrument in your life, the San Diego ukulele community will make it fun and easy to get started.

First things first, you’re going to want to head to a local music store and pick out your dream uke. Hale Ukulele (http://haleukulele.com/) in Clairemont is a great place to start! Not only do they carry a wide variety of ukulele brands, Hale Ukulele also stocks all the supplies you’ll need to keep your ukulele in tip top shape. Plus, if you ever need a repair, they can help you out. Hale Ukulele also features their own recording studio in the shop, for when you’re ready to lay down some ukulele tracks!

Bertrand’s Music (http://www.bertrandsmusic.com/index.php) is another local music shop worth checking out. Here you can buy or rent a ukulele, try out group classes, and attend ukulele events. They also have starter packs for many instruments available for purchase online.

If you’re in the market for a custom ukulele, get in touch with Hank Johnson at Kimo Ukulele (http://www.kimoukulele.com/). Hank’s ukuleles are made with beautiful wood and other natural elements in a way that allows the beauty of his materials to shine.

Once you have your ukulele and a few lessons under your belt, you’re going to want to start jamming with other uke lovers! The Hau`oli Strummers (Happy Strummers) Meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/SDUkulele/) is a great place to have fun playing with other musicians. Some of their meetings are done open mic style, while others are more like workshops focusing on particular skills and styles of ukulele playing. In the past, the group has even volunteered at the library in Downtown San Diego to share their love for the ukulele with the community.

Finally, don’t miss the annual San Diego Ukulele Festival (http://www.sandiegoukefestival.com/) in June! Every year, ukulele enthusiasts gather at the Cal State San Marcos campus for a day of musical fun. Catch live performances from amazing ukulele players on two outdoor stages, attend a workshop, or check out the many ukulele vendors who have brought their products to the festival. Bring a friend or your family and spend a day getting inspired to keep practicing your ukulele!

As you can see, there are many wonderful resources available to complement your ukulele lessons in San Diego. The best way to make progress in your lessons is to practice every day, and don’t expect to play like a professional overnight. All good things take time, and learning to play the ukulele is no exception. If you stick with it, keep a positive attitude, and keep playing music you love, you’ll find playing the ukulele gets easier and easier -- and more fun too!

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