Ukulele Lessons in San Francisco, CA

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Taylor G.

3 Reviews
El Cerrito, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • BFA- Individualized (Sculpture, Sound, Community Art) from California College of the Arts
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Taylor G.

3 Reviews
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Chords, Songs, Frets, Strumming!

About Taylor

Taylor G. has been teaching lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home or at her studio. Taylor has helped students play the ukulele, woodwork, paint/draw, build with clay, sing, and explore. Taylor G. received her training at California College of the Arts in 2

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Ariana H.
Taylor is great with my 13 year old daughter. She is knowledgable, patient and nice.
Brian
Taylor, has been a very patient and perceptive teacher, helping me past the obstacles in my playing. She came up with exercises snd songs appropriate for the challenges i faced. I would strongly recommend her for a late beginner like myself.
Lily
great. my daughter had a first lesson with Taylor. she enjoyed it.

Mark B.

26 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • No degree from University Of The Pacific
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mark B.

26 Reviews
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I teach beginners and intermediate students how to get around on the ukulele and have fun playing songs they want to learn.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. I now perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started playing guitar at age 9, and recorded 2 si

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Tomas
Best instructor ever
Scott F.
great slide lesson today - really patient and effective teaching - breaking the song down and getting into technique - thank you Mark!!
Richard D.
Great instructor, gave me tips that immediately improved my playing.

Judy G.

14 Reviews
San Mateo, CA
Starting at $50
  • BS Radio & TV Broadcasting from San Francisco State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2014
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Judy G.

14 Reviews
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Greetings!
I've been teaching ukulele for 15 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to tune the instrument and play easy chords and songs.

My lessons tailored to the student. We’ll create a Lesson plan with goals and a have live performance opportunity quarterly.

I typically use Hal Leonard books, as well as various other ukulele books and songs. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels. I can't wait to meet you!

About Judy

Greetings! Thanks for checking out my lessons. My name is Judy aka Groovy Judy. I'm a guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer. I've been playing guitar for 40 years and teaching private and group lessons for 16 years. I teach guitar, ukulele, beginning electric bass, beginning piano and songwr

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Austin
Judy was very supportive, cheerful, and kind.
Molly
She's a good teacher . She also put up with me not knowing anything well.
Rodger R.
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.

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Fanjin M.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
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Fanjin M.

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It's time to play some Uku!
Ukulele is such an amazing instrument - it has beautiful sounds and it is very easy to learn. Come and play with me, and I guarantee you in the first class we shall be playing your favorite song!
My goal is to help you learn to play Ukulele with the correct posture and mechanics(strumming, finger picking), and know how to read the tabs(notes, rhythms) so that you could play songs on your own as long as you can find sheet music.
And I would love to see you improve and gain your independence - that is to not rely on me after some lessons and you can start playing Ukulele ON YOUR OWN! How exciting is that?
Oh, and I am a singing teacher too, so you are welcome to play Uku and sing with me in our class as well!
Come and enjoy Uku with me!

About Fanjin

Let me help your soul flow with music! As a classically-trained singer, a piano player, a ukulele player and a native Chinese speaker, who also used to work as an engineer in the IT industry and did psychology research, my own life has been blessed with colorful and diverse experiences, and as a re

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Gary M.
Xinye
Awesome as ever. She ‘debugged’ all the problems I faced during my own singing practice with me. Love, love, love her class! I hope you try her out if you are serious about what your voice can do~
Xinye
Fanjin is awesome <3 She is kind, patient, attentive, and she customizes her training according to my unique voice. I love her!

Matt M.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French
  • Audio Engineering from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaching since 2006
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Matt M.

9 Reviews
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I have been teaching ukulele for over 5 years. Curriculum is student-specific but in most cases will include chord theory, strum patterns, finger picking, etc.

About Matt

Hi! My name is Matt M. and I am the owner and founder of Black & White Music Services, Inc., a professional music education and production company. I began teaching at a fairly early age and moved to teaching privately over 9 years ago. I have a deep passion for music and the guitar and do my bes

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Denis D.
Great friendly instructor!
Kevin K.
Matt continues to challenge me. His teaching methods are great - he doesn't just teach techniques, he immediately puts techniques to work by applying them to a song I would like to learn. He is also very good about explaining the reasoning behind certain techniques/habits.
Gabriel J.
Excellent. Didn’t need so much info about electric guitars since we’re just starting and have an acoustic guitar. Otherwise, excellent.
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Joseph L.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors Degree from Moravian College
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Joseph L.

7 Reviews
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Portable and popular, the Ukulele is everyone's friend in music making! Learn to strum and play the easy way.... singing, too!

About Joseph

I enjoy teaching all types of music. My greatest passion is the legendary jazz rhythm guitar style of Freddie Green with the Count Basie Orchestra. That disciplined and understated beauty combines harmonic theory, rhythmic strength and dynamic sensitivity. Guitar in any ensemble or solo brings o

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Luis T.
Already learned some techniques to improve hand placement. Mr. Joseph was very helpful and easy to understand.
Ken
Friendly, patient, and fun.
Caleb
Works well with me.

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Average Cost of Ukulele Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in San Francisco 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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"Had my first lesson with Matthew last night. He was great - quickly figured out my skill level, and came up with some songs that fit me well. They were easy enough that I can learn them, but with some challenging parts to make it fun. The pace of the lesson was great; we mixed teaching with playing, and he even threw in some intro music theory tidbits to help me understand better what I was doing. I left motivated to practice, and I'm looking forward to my next lesson."
David
Took Ukulele lessons from Matthew K.
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"She is a great teacher! Very easy to learn from! Thank you."
Claire
Took Ukulele lessons from Tina D.
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"Remi is very patient and motivating. He has a very well trained eye to catch subtle mistakes and correct them before they become a habit. He makes learning an instrument seem so easy!"
Meesha
Took Ukulele lessons from Raymond (Remi) L.
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"Where to start about Kat??? She is simply incredible, kind, patient, caring, encouraging, creative, and did I mention she’s patient πŸ˜‰
I’ve wanted to learn to play an instrument since I was a kid (I’m 45 now) and I was always too busy to do it, but at 44 life decided it was time to put everything aside and battle leukemia. The chemotherapy, unfortunately caused neuropathy issues in my hands and feet and my sweet husband trying to find ways to strengthen my hands and fingers, gifted me a set of Ukulele lessons with Kat, and he couldn’t have chosen anyone better. Kat recorded the sweetest birthday message for me, which my husband shared when he gave me my gift 😍. I was so touched and emotional. Knowing that I had lots of restrictions to go out of my house, Kat automatically offered to come to my house to do my lessons. She is amazing!!! Thank you KatπŸ™πŸ½"
Vira
Took Ukulele lessons from Kat M.
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"David is very patient teacher and he truly personalizes his lessons. He focuses on what you want to learn (e.g. how to read music, learn to play a specific song), and he gets you there with great, fun exercises to encourage learning. He is really good with beginners. I would highly recommend David for the Uke."
Lisa
Took Ukulele lessons from David E.
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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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"Allison was fantastic. Kind, knowledgeable and enthusiastic."
Briana
Took Ukulele lessons from Allison T.
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"Dave is a great ukulele teacher! He is an impressive musician and is highly skilled in explaining the learning process. I'd recommend him to any aspiring musician."
Phoebe
Took Ukulele lessons from David H.
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"Linda gave me a lot to work on for my first lesson. I am enthusiastic for the week ahead, practicing what she showed me. Great lesson!"
Raye
Took Ukulele lessons from Linda L.
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"Highly recommended!

Our 6 year old daughter loved her Ukulele lessons with Jason and has made great progress with him. Highly recommended!"
Francis
Took Ukulele lessons from Jason M.
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Your Guide to Living the Good Life Ukulele-Style in San Francisco

Aloha, and congratulations on deciding to begin learning to play the ukulele! San Francisco is a fantastic city for aspiring ukulele players, with a fun community and great events to check out. Before you begin your ukulele lessons in San Francisco, make sure you check out a few of these spots, and mark your calendar for the next great ukulele event!

To get started, the first thing you’ll want to do is get a ukulele to call your own. Luckily for you, there are several great places in San Francisco where you can pick out an instrument. Next time you’re in Japantown, stop by Aloha Warehouse (http://www.alohawarehouse.com/). Walking into this store is like a mini-vacation to the islands! Alongside their great selection of ukuleles, you can also purchase leis, Hawaiian clothing, food, and lots of other great stuff, too.

A wonderful San Francisco music shop to check out is Exploring Music (http://exploringmusicusa.com/). The knowledgeable staff here can help out with any questions you might have as you’re picking out the perfect ukulele for you or your child. Exploring Music also offers repairs, so if your uke ever needs an adjustment, you know it will be in good hands here. You can also visit Exploring Music to purchase more ukulele strings, music books, or other supplies.

Ready to take in some great ukulele performances? San Francisco is a great city for live music, and it is also home to the Ukulele Festival of Northern California (http://www.ukulelefestivalnorcal.org/). Every April, ukulele players from all over the world perform, sell ukulele stuff, and celebrate their love of ukulele music together. The festival started in 1994, and it is still going strong! Bring your friends and family, and enjoy a day of sweet ukulele music together.

When you’re ready to start strumming your uke in a group setting, there are a couple of wonderful groups in San Francisco that are set up to help you do just that! San Francisco Ukulele Rebellion (http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Ukulele-Meetup/) is a bi-weekly Meetup group full of fun and friendly people who love to play music. Beginners and advanced players are equally welcome. What’s not to love?

If you’re looking for something a little bit different, the Ukulele Club of Chinatown (http://www.meetup.com/Ukulele-Club-of-Chinatown/) might be perfect for you. This group meets to sing songs from both American and Chinese culture as a way of celebrating the ukulele and bringing these two musical traditions together. This group meets once a month in Chinatown and tends to be a smaller crowd than San Francisco Ukulele Rebellion. It’s a great place to share music and meet new people!

What are you waiting for? Start taking ukulele lessons in San Francisco today so you can be a part of the fun! Remember, it takes time, practice, and patience to master a musical instrument. Practice playing the ukulele every day and enjoy yourself. You’ll be strumming with the best of them in no time!

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