Ukulele Lessons in San Francisco, CA

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Mark B.

29 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mark B.

29 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. 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

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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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Brian Lee B.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 6 and up; Female: 4 and up
  • Teaching since 1991
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Brian Lee B.

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About Brian Lee

LEARN TO PLAY: guitar, piano, banjo, ukulele, or saxophone AND MORE from a PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN with over 30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE in music performance and instruction. I am also a Board Certified Music Therapist from Maryville University with an additional Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I

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Mike G.
Second lesson - good motivator! Thanks!
Mike G.
Great first lesson!
Matthew J.
Just finished up my first lesson with Brian. I'm an adult picking up the banjo for the first time. Brian was curious about where I wanted to go with the instrument; he was incredibly encouraging; he was patient, too. It's clear Brian loves the music, too, and his enthusiasm for teaching was clear. I'm looking forward to learning more in the months and years ahead.
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Geoff S.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Geoff S.

14 Reviews
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Experienced in teaching ukulele for over 5 years. Experienced in teaching other stringed instruments (guitar, bass, mandolin) for over 30 years.

About Geoff

I played on a toy piano when I was very young, learning a bit of sight reading from my Mother, while listening to classical, jazz, and rock music. When I was 12, I learned guitar and later took private piano lessons from a prominent Philadelphia instructor. After playing in a rock band in high sc

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Art B.
Cherry
I totally enjoyed my class with Geoff. We immediately started my lesson with tuning the ukulele. Then we went over the cords and strumming. I have been researching on playing the ukulele and his explanation on the strumming was a lot better than the book. He is teaching me how to play by listening to the notes which is great because I would be able to play the Hawaiian music for my hula classes. In addition, his studio is only a 5 minute drive from my house, which means I don’t have to deal with traffic.
Bill Smoot
great understanding of what I know and how to improve! Experienced instructor

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Aleksis B.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $43
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Aleksis B.

49 Reviews
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Online Ukulele Teacher

Whether you want to strum along to your favorite songs or learn to read music let's have fun together

About Aleksis

My name is Aleksis B., but many of my students know me as Mr. B. I am a professional instructor and performing musician who combines a love of music with a desire to help others who want to achieve their highest musical potential. I try to make that passion show in everything I do. My educatio

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Julia
I have no strings background and I thoroughly enjoyed my first Ukulele lesson with Aleksis. Not only did we go through techniques, we also got to play a Bob Marley song at the end of the lesson. Who knew it was possible to play an entire song on the first lesson?! It was really fun and I really look forward to our next lesson.
Musa A.
Patience kind and positive. We had a good experience
Johanna H.
Really knowledgable, informative and explain things very clearly. And he taught me several new valuable things in the first lesson. The that they never even mentioned in music school. I'm so happy to have found him to take lessons from. I already look forward to the next lesson!
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Vivian L.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Music Education from East Carolina University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Vivian L.

16 Reviews
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Online Ukulele Teacher

I have been a professional Music Educator for nearly 5 years. Even during my time in college, I held private lessons with several local students. When you take Ukulele lessons with me, you will be receiving professional quality lessons that are tailored to YOU. I will evaluate your ability, meet you at your skill level, and we will go from there. Your input during our sessions will be valued and will help me to build a practice timeline that is just right for you!

About Vivian

Hello and welcome to my TakeLessons profile! My name is Vivian and I have been teaching private lessons on various instruments since 2013. I have also been teaching professionally in public schools since 2015. I play several instruments including Ukulele, French Horn, Trumpet, Clarinet, Trombone, F

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Anna
Very friendly, very professional and patient. My daughter is very excited for next class.
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Sandra Guzman
My son Franklin and I love the experience he had by having Ms. Lewis as his clarinet instructor, in a very short time he went from not knowing anything about the instrument to making to the the county competition but unfortunately it was canceled due to COVID-19. I do absolutely recommend her! She is very professional, kind, and cares about her students!!
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Daniel G.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, English
  • BA Liberal Arts with secondary emphasis on Theater and Musical Performance Teaching Credential from University of San Diego BA Chapman University Teaching Credential
  • Teaches Intermediate
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Daniel G.

22 Reviews
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Online Ukulele Teacher

I will show them how to play chords notes tablature strum patterns fingerpicking patterns how do follow the chords play them in the song

About Daniel

Music lessons should be fun and focus on what you want! I am willing to travel to you or welcome you to my studios: Reseda pr Canoga Park. I travel to homes San Diego and Los Angeles Counties. What is your goal? School or Church choir? Musical programs?Learn to Cantor or lead songs at Church/

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Stefanie
Mr. G goes over and above to help me pursue my interests. He helped me sing through a difficult time while my voice was changing. He supports me at performances and never fails to make me laugh. Working with him has been a fantastic experience and I feel that I have grown so much.

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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 $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $100 per hour.
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$36 average
45 min
$47 average
60 min
$58 average

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"I have been under the instruction of Noah for a little over two months now and I really enjoy his teaching style. I am older and not a proficient reader of music so Noah has had to start with very basic skills for me. He has done a great job of making it understandable. I am learning to read music and to play the ukulele at the same time, and am enjoying the online lessons."
Shannon
Took Ukulele lessons from Noah T.
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"Very good experience with Kirk! He was knowledgeable and patient, and I could tell he really enjoys teaching."
Deanna
Took Ukulele lessons from Kirk R.
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"Rachel, is the best, patience and very knowledgeable Musician. She is fantastic with my daughter, she loves going to her lessons. She has learn so much in a short time. Highly recommend!"
Julia
Took Ukulele lessons from Rachel H.
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"My son had a great experience and learned a lot in the first lesson."
Amanda
Took Ukulele lessons from Chris S.
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"My 13 year old has never played and Ani was super patient and kind. Ani has a great way beginners and my daughter was absolutely delighted with her. She can't wait for her next lesson! I'm a happy momma!"
Sofia
Took Ukulele lessons from Ani K.
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"My son just loves every 3-month recitals; he proudly collects all medals from each concert. We can see improvements not only with the ukulele but also with self-discipline. Online group lessons are very productive and energetic."
Maria
Took Ukulele lessons from Anna P.
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"Jesse is great. He is patient and kind. We are taking it slowly and methodically and that works great for me. He is also very encouraging."
Beverly
Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse H.
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"This is my first experience with music lessons. Omar is very patient and supportive and knowledgeable. Very happy with him."
Ellen
Took Ukulele lessons from Omar W.
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"Grant was able to feel out my interest and musical level surprisingly quickly and get me going toward MY goal. I felt more comfortable than expected and came away encouraged in my goals. Looking forward to more."
Marti
Took Ukulele lessons from Grant H.
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"My 9 year old just completed his first lesson with Greg and it was great. He is very patient and understanding. My son is excited about his next lesson."
Jack
Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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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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