Ukulele Lessons in San Rafael, CA

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Jesse T.

10 Reviews
Oakland, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Marc D.

9 Reviews
Petaluma, CA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Marc D.

9 Reviews
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Chords,tunes, strumming and finger picking patterns

About Marc

I've been playing music since I was 14 years old. I studied classical guitar at State University in Buffalo, NY. and also studied guitar at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I love just about every style of music. I mostly play Celtic, Bluegrass, American traditional, jazz, and classical. I al

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Jana Harrington
I appreciate Marc’s knowledge, professionalism, and teaching methods. I also appreciate his practice of social distancing and mask wearing. He was thorough, good-humored, and patient during my lesson.
Roger H.
He is very good with me. I'm not a very good student. I have bad habits and I'm overly sensitive to criticism, yet he has not made me feel bad at all about my playing if you want to call it that. I also have a short attention span and can't read music fluently. But his patience is much appreciated, and each week get a little better at it all. I recommend him to those trying their best to sound a little better.
Avery B.
It was really good information and I had a lot of fun.
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Ricardo P.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 6 to 80
  • Awarded 1st place winner of the 2011 International Blues Challenge from International Blues Challenge
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Ricardo P.

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Learn to play all your favorite ukulele songs. Learn all about strumming and chords and if you want to dig deeper how to solo on the ukulele.

About Ricardo

I have been a professional musician and teacher all my adult life. Music is my passion and has always been how I make a living. I teach piano/keyboards, guitar, voice, bass and ukulele. I studied classical piano at SUNY at Buffalo and I initially learned to play guitar and singing on my own. Years l

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Don W.
I had been looking for a Hamond Instructor for a long time. Finally found one - and I can not say enough good things about Ricardo.

I recently was discharged Sep 3rd)) from one of our local hospitals. My health, and my age (86 today) will prevent me from taking any further lessons.

After all these years of hunting for an instructor, I feel I just can not keep going -- and I also feel like an anchor to Ricardo.
Victor P.
This was the BEST ukelele lesson!! (so far) i'm giving this a 5 star review!!
Don W.
It has been a long time for me to find a Hammond teacher!! Very pleased with first lesson and really looking forward to practice time this week. Ricardo has given me ample material to work on without making it impossible. Now it is up to me as I do not want to disappoint Ricardo when I play for him next lesson.
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Jon A.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Awarded Blue Note Guitar Competition from The Blue Note
  • BA in Classical Guitar Performance from The College of Mt. St. Joseph
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Jon A.

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Students will gain an understanding of the anatomy of the instrument, chording and strumming, and how to read charts and learn their favorite songs.

About Jon

I have been playing guitar since the age of 9. I have studied Classical, and Jazz at CCM's Prep Dept. in middle school and throughout high school as well as rock, folk, country etc. with other local teachers. I started teaching lessons at the age of 18 in local music stores and have never stopped.

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Jeff W.
My first lesson was heavy on intro and establishing a practice routine consisting mainly of exercises. This traditional method is what I grew up with and I'm looking forward to learning with Jon.
Cathy Miller M.
One of the best teachers that we have had! Great Experience
Mariah R.
Jon is an awesome teacher! He is great at explaining things and has helped me learn so much already, all while learning some awesome songs
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Zelda S.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded 'The Elegant Solution' TV Series Song of the Year Nomination from AGSC Australian Guild of Screen Composers
  • Bachelor Arts Communications maj Psychology from University of New England
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Zelda S.

35 Reviews
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Do you dream of being a ukulele player? Imagine you playing ukulele with confidence and control delivering any song and style you choose. With some simple yet powerful training you can learn to play ukulele using the techniques of professionals and get amazing results. Zelda S. is not only a seasoned and professional ukulele performer, author, certified and music teacher but also an inspiring coach gifted in taking ukulele players of all ages and popular styles to the next level.

About Zelda

Zelda has been teaching private lessons for over 12 years and is currently available to teach weekly voice, performance and music lessons online and at her home studio in Nashville, TN, USA. She provides a dynamic, student-structured training curriculum for voice, singing, confident speaking, ac

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Linda
Zelda started my lesson with the very basics, which I told her I really needed to avoid my getting frustrated (as I had when I originally tried to learn the ukulele all on my own). She taught me the names of the different parts of the ukulele and how to hold my instrument. Zelda also helped me properly tune my ukulele, taught me a mnemonic phrase to remember the names of the strings and taught me finger placement for my first two chords . . . all in a half hour lesson. Now I’ll practice strumming and changing between these two chords until it becomes more natural for me and we meet again for next week’s lesson!
SALLY
Have really enjoyed my singing lessons so far with Zelda! Scheduled them for enjoyment as a destress from work. Booked my next five lessons and am very excited
SALLY
Had a really fun first lesson with Zelda! She provided a really clear structure to the session and I liked the pace. Very positive and upbeat energy, excited to continue <3
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Mark S.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
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Mark S.

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With my broad performance and compositional background in folk, classical, jazz, rock, bluegrass, soul, blues, and musical theater, I offer students a wide musical perspective and tailor lessons to match student interests. I work with students on music of their choosing to improve technique and develop an understanding of music theory, improvisation, and composition.

About Mark

I am a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter working in a variety of genres. I regularly perform around the Washington, DC, area as a solo guitarist, as a singer/songwriter, and with numerous classical, folk, rock, and musical theater groups. My primary musical influences include folk and

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Melody L.
Mark was very patient yet informative. He pointed out areas to improve upon and complemented me where I had been working hard. I was comfortable with his online lesson because he looked me straight in the eyes as though we were face to face. I know he will teach me how to play my mandolin; so looking forward to the next lesson!
Kristen
Mark has been a great teacher for this adult beginner! I take lessons in clawhammer banjo and ukulele with him, and his easy-going nature and skill in identifying ways to improve make it a joyful experience! Highly recommend.
SK
Mr. Sylvester is one of the greatest. He is not just an amazing guitarist, but he is also very kind. He treats people with so much respect. He speaks to me and my mom so nicely. He is very patient. He has a deep knowledge of music and knows how to get the most out of even the least talented people (like me!). He doesn't ever get mad if you make a mistake or forget to bring your music notes. We were so lucky to find Mr. Sylvester.

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The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in San Rafael 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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"Matthew was able to help more in one lesson than 2 years of trying to self teach using internet videos. Very easy to understand, good gauge of his students, gets you going with something you can gt reasonably quickly so you feel you have something to show for your efforts right off."
Mark
Took Ukulele lessons from Matthew H.
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"Teresa is excellent with my 8 year old daughter. We found her on-line and a truly fun and amazing journey has started for our family. Teresa is knowledgeable, kind, and has made learning fun. She encourages my daughters inner voice and has let her be creative and fostered her development with solid theory and she's developing an "ear" for notes. Not sure if there is a correlation, but her math comprehension is improving in school as well. My daughter has come to love the instrument and is interested in transitioning to guitar as she's ready. This process is happening organically and with joy. So delighted that we met Teresa."
Crystal Becks
Took Ukulele lessons from Teresa Y.
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"Jeremie is patiently progressing me, very encouraging"
Paul
Took Ukulele lessons from Jeremie W.
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"Christopher was very knowledgeable of his profession and patient with my 5 years old daughter. He has done extremely great job on online lessons."
danny
Took Ukulele lessons from Christopher S.
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"Awesome; Justin is so kind, positive and helpful. It was a lot of explanation, but that is understandable for a first session. I learned some helpful technique and I feel great about working with Justin!"
Grace
Took Ukulele lessons from Justin M.
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"great instructor: good balance of basic techniques and understanding the underlying music. good information on the science and approaches to learning."
Molly
Took Ukulele lessons from Justin M.
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"great experience for my daughter. David was very knowledgeable and supportive! Highly recommend"
Grace
Took Ukulele lessons from David D.
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"Excellent teacher with lot of patience and works at the pace of the student. My child looks forward to the weekly Ukelele class"
VS
Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"Such a versatile musician!

Jesse makes lessons fun! It's so great to have him playing back up guitar to my attempt at the ukelele! He's helped me with theory as well as chord development... I'm hoping to join a ukelele club to see where I stand! Thanks, Jesse!,"
Louise
Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse M.
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"Carolyn is a wonderful teacher! Our 9-year-old daughter has been taking ukulele lessons (online) with her for a few weeks now. She came to LOVE her lessons, and has already made a lot of progress. Carolyn is an accomplished musician and singer (beautiful voice!!), yet she has no problem taking a beginner's perspective and explaining things in a clear, simple, kid-friendly way. She is fun and easy-going, and also incredibly patient. Overall, great experience!"
Rita
Took Ukulele lessons from Carolyn O.
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