Ukulele Lessons in San Diego, CA

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Jesse H.

76 Reviews
Del Mar, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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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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Matt G.
Great first lesson. Look forward to many more.
Steve
Really liked this lesson Jesse is a very competent, patient, articulate, and understanding teacher. He worked with me at the level I was at and at one pint we actually played a kind of duet! That is just my first lesson. Loved it.

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Jesse was super kind and laid back. He has your best interest at heart and was really encouraging during the lesson. Can’t wait to continue uke lessons with him!
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David B.

43 Reviews
La Mesa, CA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • 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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Sara
He really took the time to see where I was in my playing, and gave me things to practice based on that assessment. I’m excited and ready for the next one.
Eleanor C.
David is a great instructor! He is patient and encouraging. His lessons use songs to demonstrate the techniques we are learning. His lessons are fun and I learn many things each time.
Andrew G.
Great teacher and very patient.
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Rachael F.

3 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2016
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Rachael F.

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My goal is to inspire students to create and share music that reflects their unique interests and voice, while providing a strong foundation of the fundamentals of music. Ukulele is a fun way to sing along to your favorite songs, while also introducing the student to rhythm, chord progressions, and reading music.

About Rachael

Hi! My name is Rachael, and I've been teaching piano, drums, guitar, and ukulele throughout San Diego County since 2016. I earned my Bachelor's degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston where I was a piano major with a focus on contemporary writing and production. After graduating in 2012, my wo

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Jeremy P.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from Kennesaw State University
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jeremy P.

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My students will learn to play simple chords, chord progressions, and tunes and be able to develop an ear where they can learn all kinds of material on the ukulele!

About Jeremy

Hello! I'm currently a Masters Student studying Trumpet Performance at Michigan State University where I am studying with Justin Emerich. I have participated in several different ensembles through my studies and have played in and around the metro Atlanta area. I enjoy playing the trumpet as its be

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Jeremy was patient and thoughtful in teaching my son how to play trumpet.
Josie
Jeremy Is amazing!
Aileen
Jeremy was great! My daughter’s first lesson went very well. Her first instructor joined the military, so we were left to select someone new. By God’s grace and a lot of help from Michael at TakeLessons, we landed on Jeremy’s profile. We couldn’t have gotten a better instructor the second time around! It’s like an extension of the first lessons! Jeremy is knowledgeable, kind, sincere, laid back, patient, and encouraging. What more could we ask for? As a mother, I really appreciate his communication with me via phone and email. If you are looking for a great instructor, you can do no better than Jeremy!
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Jordan M.

116 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jordan M.

116 Reviews
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Strum and sing your favorite songs! Learn ukulele in a relaxed, encouraging environment with a friendly expert :) Experienced guitar teacher for over 15 years and more than 11,000 lessons taught. Posture, hand position, chords, strumming, scales, music reading, and most importantly - your favorite songs!

About Jordan

1. All my students feel like rock stars! Each lesson is fun and enriching. 2. I provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels, and performances. *Experienced teacher and professional musician. *Has performed with: The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bobby Kimball former lead s

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Thaddeus
JJordan was patient and instructive. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for a novice like me.
Rick
My first lesson with Jordan was very cool. Extremely knowledgeable, great patience, great communication and very supportive.
I can’t wait for my next lesson. I’m going to practice now. Everyone should be awake. 👊🏻
Jim Catalano
Jordan is a genuinely kind man with a very positive & encouraging approach to teaching music. he is knowledgeable, meets you where you are in terms of skill level and makes the whole experience motivating and fun. Can't wait for my next lesson.
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Fabian D.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition from California State Assembly
  • Teaching since 2012
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Fabian D.

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*Learning exciting songs and scales
*Learning to read music and play by ear
*Improving your timing and musicality
*Learning any song you would like

About Fabian

My goal as a teacher is to direct my students to a more extensive use of their instrument without losing that special quality that sets each individual apart. I will help you establish a solid foundation of technique so you can meet any musical challenge squarely and with confidence. I love working

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Travis W.
Good teacher
Tom
Great teacher, very patient with my son.
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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 $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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"Great experience. My son loves the lesson."
Alex
Took Ukulele lessons from Paul M.
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"GREAT UKE teacher. Patient, Encouraging, very knowledgeable, makes good comments about how to improve my playing. Makes complex music theory simple .
Nice and flexible. Listens well. MOST of ALL, makes me want to PRACTICE more
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Anne
Took Ukulele lessons from Phillip Z.
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"Alex is enthusiastic, patient and a great teacher. He answered all my questions, and kept the lesson at my pace. He offered suggestions and tools that went above my expectations."
Tamarin
Took Ukulele lessons from Alexander A.
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"Great first lesson. hoping to learn more on my future lessons."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Jeremy R.
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"Very patient and skilled instructor."
Anton
Took Ukulele lessons from John B.
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"Lesson was great fun. Judy is very good at making you feel that you're actually making progress and she is very patient with absolute rookies."
Martin
Took Ukulele lessons from Judy G.
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"Great lesson! Ryan is patient, thoughtful, and teaches things step by step so it isn't overwhelming. Can't wait to come home from work and practice!"
Blanche
Took Ukulele lessons from Ryan B.
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"Ms. Taylor is a wonderful teacher and our 6 year old son looks forward to his ukulele lessons with her. As an educator myself, one that is affiliated with the International Baccalaureate Organization, I recognize and appreciate her patience and flexibility. She nicely balances these traits with focus and firm enough presence to keep a 6 year focused through an on-line lesson. We are very happy with the lessons and our son's progress."
Adam
Took Ukulele lessons from Susan T.
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"My daughter really liked Vanessa. She was very easy to work with and patient...looking forward to the next lesson!"
Ava
Took Ukulele lessons from Vanessa G.
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"I was so worried I wouldn’t be able to play ukulele or guitar at all cause it seemed really hard but grant knows how to break it down into easy steps. We will see how this goes as things progress. Thank you"
Heidi
Took Ukulele lessons from Grant H.
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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 the

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ir 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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