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Mark B.

29 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • No degree from University Of The Pacific
  • Awarded King Of The Blues from Guitar Center
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Mark B.

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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. Now I am a bandleader and perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started taking guitar lessons a

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Amit Dubey
Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth.
Serena C.
Mark is an awesome instructor who makes learning the ukulele fun. I feel like I've already learned so much in the 7 classes I've taken. He is patient, creative, and easy to learn from.
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Jesse T.

10 Reviews
Oakland, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jesse T.

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Jesse began studying guitar at the age of ten, and in his studies has developed an unwitting passion for playing and teaching. Bay Area native Jesse has studied with classical guitarist Angel Miguel Lejarza Leo, flamenco guitar virtuoso Jason McGuire, and has worked under the mindful instruction of classical guitarist Nicholas Goluses at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, New York. There Jesse completed his Bachelors in Music (Classical Performance) with distinction, and was honored with a Performer’s Certificate, demonstrating excellence in guitar performance. During his undergraduate studies, Jesse performed in masterclasses led by the prestigious GFA winner, Tengyue Zhang, and Bach expert, Paul Galbraith. His time at Eastman has given him a strong background in music theory; he is an advocate for the written and aural analysis of music, and stresses the importance of composition and instrumental exploration. As a performer and teacher, Jesse specializes in ...

About Jesse

I love music and have been composing and performing for many years. And although I love to compose and perform, teaching is probably my favorite aspect of working in music. I get the most joy in teaching when an individual learns something new, or when things start to "click" so to speak. Further, I

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Pranidhi
Jesse is an excellent teacher. He is calm, warm and incredibly patient with my 6 year old daughter. After having a thoughtful discussion about how we should start lessons, we agreed on an approach that would further encourage her natural enthusiasm for music. She loves it. Jesse has also been very flexible with offering zoom and in person classes. I have been really impressed with how well he holds my daughter’s attention even over zoom. He is a wonderful teacher and I could not recommend him more.
Lily
Jesse masters the art of making teaching be FUN! He is an incredible musician, but knows how to connect with kids to open up their world to love and learn music. My 6 year old son and 7 year old daughter both do ukulele lessons with Jesse, and it’s a highlight of their week. As a parent, I’m excited to have them learning an instrument, and at the same time, I see it building their confidence too. Being brave to practice singing and playing the instrument, despite feeling nervous about it. Jesse has a beautiful way of connecting to the kids with humor and encouragement, so they feel both comfortable and confident. I’m so happy we started music lessons with Jesse, and honestly cannot recommend him enough!!
Patrick Kennedy
Jesse structures lessons for the skill of the student and the direction the student wants to go in. Emphasizing the students abilities. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of music. Jesse explains concepts well and also ensures the student understands what is being thought. Great guitarist and great teacher.
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Rhonda S.

47 Reviews
Hayward, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Minor from California State University, Hayward
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Rhonda S.

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Learn how to read music and chords! Start playing songs right away.

About Rhonda

I have always had a love for music. From all the music trivia games my family won't play with me, to my large collection of records, cassettes, and CDs - I am hooked! I made my solo performance debut at age 7 by singing "It's A Small World" acapella in a school talent show. At age 9 I started

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Lisa M.

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Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner
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Lisa M.

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We will cover playing notes and chords, strumming and accompanying.

About Lisa

I earned my BA in Music at the University of Virginia and Masters at UMET in Puerto Rico. I began playing music in the 5th grade. With support and encouragement from my teachers and parents, I joined the school orchestra, enjoyed violin, piano and guitar lessons, and competed on Regional and State

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Kent L.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Emphasis in Musical Theatre from College of Dupage
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Kent L.

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I have over 50 years of joyful experience. You'll be playing songs the first day. I love the ukulele, and you (kelele) will too!

About Kent

I've played the ukulele since I was in kindergarten, and I've played guitar, piano, and bass in pop bands since I was in high school. I'm a professional actor and I play MANY musical instruments. I've played my guitar as Johnny Cash in "Ring of Fire", I've played guitar, banjo and piano in "Once

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Julia
Incredibly patient and super enthusiastic! Perfect for anyone at any level
Natalie
Kent is an excellent guitar teacher. Not only does he hold a plethora of knowledge and fun techniques to share, he has the ability to teach you pretty much any song you request. (Even ones he has never heard, he can teach himself easily!) This makes it an even more fun and personal experience. Take lessons from Kent! You will not regret it.
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Courtney W.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Courtney W.

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I have been teaching private piano, violin, guitar, and ukulele lessons for ten years. I won competitions, hundreds of dollars, and a scholarship through the Desert Valley Music Teacher Association (DVMTA). I have written and self-published two piano books with more in the works. I have worked on a Music Theory degree at MCC and plan to transfer to ASU to finish my bachelor's. I help students find the fun in music again with many involved music games and incentive programs. I instill a love and confidence in students of composing their own music from a young age.

About Courtney

I've been teaching piano and violin for over ten years now and now guitar and ukulele for six. I play the organ in church every week and have helped many people spread their love with music. I have not finished my bachelors in Music Theory and Composition due to medical reasons, but I plan to go ba

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Julie C.
Courtney was great!!!
Carly Sessions
Courtney has been amazing with my kids! She is low pressure so they don’t feel overwhelmed but still encouraging so they keep working and learning and having fun.
Rhea R.
Courtney,
She was amazing with my 7 yrs old. My kid is eagerly waiting for her classes.

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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 $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $60 and $80 per hour.
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"Ms. Panayiotou's empathy for her students and her love of her craft are evident in her teaching style. Her dedication and skill, not only to music, but to tailoring lessons to the individuality of each of her students sets her apart from other teachers. She's not a task master that uses rigid method, but teaches skills through level-appropriate music that engages her students on an individual basis."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Rebecca P.
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"Richard is a friendly and thoughtful instructor. I enjoy my ukulele lessons with him."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Richard C.
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"she is excellent . My kids really enjoy her lessons. she makes is fun and interesting."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Vanessa G.
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"Our first lesson was fantastic! Lee went over all of the basics while also tailoring the lesson to my knowledge and skill level. She was good with time and covered a lot in 45 minutes. I'm excited for my next lesson!"
Domenique
Took Ukulele lessons from Lee Q.
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"Very patient, made my granddaughter feel comfortable. She learned a lot at the first session. Looking forward to more."
Morgan
Took Ukulele lessons from Ryan B.
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"Our daughter has taken classes with Nick as part of her after school program with a larger group of kids. After the COVID-19 situation she continued having classes via zoom, and she very much wanted to do so. We observed great progress in both her musical skills and her desire to continue engaging with the instrument, ukulele in this case. The transition between in person and online class went smoothly, and Nick's follow up emails made sure we are on track with topics covered as well as the homework. Nick has a lot of patience and he's ways of engaging with Students are at age appropriate.
We continued ukulele classes online in a small group (2x1) and we are absolutely happy with our decision to continue taking ukulele lessons with Nick."
Fadila
Took Ukulele lessons from Nick R.
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"He is a awesome instructor"
teala
Took Ukulele lessons from Jason M.
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"Greg is great and very experienced in online tutoring"
Ryan
Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"Great lesson. Looking forward to getting a deep understanding of music theory and applying those patterns to my ukulele and guitar skills."
Anne
Took Ukulele lessons from Jeff S.
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"Great teacher. Very knowledgeable. And a lot of fun!"
Elizabeth
Took Ukulele lessons from Karney S.
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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

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, 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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