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Antonia B.

Antonia B.

5(13)
Ukulele is a great instrument for everyone to play. It's an easy way for kids or adult beginners to get started playing music. In ukulele lessons, I will teach you how to read melody lines and tablature as well as chords and rhythms. You will be accompanying yourself in no time!
$1$45
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Mary-Elizabeth H.

Mary-Elizabeth H.

4.9(46)
Beginner-intermediate lessons for children or adults. Music lessons with me are FUN! I am here to help you learn and support you along your journey. My teaching method is special because it is tailored very specifically to your needs. You are welcome if you're brand new to ukulele or if you've played for a few years. I have been teaching privately and in music schools for 23 years and beginners are my specialty! I teach ages 4+. We learn songs that you are interested in. You will receive a balanced music education that covers all aspects of playing music.
$1$40
/30 mins
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Nils B.

Nils B.

4.9(59)
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$1$55
/30 mins
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Edwin I.

Edwin I.

4.9(126)
All styles - strumming, fingerpicking Improvisation soloing Proper technique Repertoire Music analysis
$1$49
/30 mins
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Chris V.

Chris V.

4.9(21)
Learn some fun songs on this great sounding instrument! We might even sing a few together
$1$35
/30 mins
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Vanessa G.

Vanessa G.

4.9(89)
Chords and finger-picking will be studied to play favorite tunes.
$1$40
/30 mins
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Lela G.

Lela G.

5(10)
I have been playing ukulele for over 10 years. I like to structure my lessons based around your goals and needs. A typical outline for our time together would start with warm ups and exercises/techniques followed by working through a song of your choice. If you don't have a song in mind you'd like to learn I do have a list of fun ukulele songs we can look at and choose from!
$1$25
/30 mins
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Ryan B.

Ryan B.

4.8(96)
I've been teaching ukulele for 4 years helping students develop a love for the instrument and learn more about music along the way. Ukulele is a great instrument for an introduction into stringed instruments and as a casual pastime, but when pursued seriously can be as rigorous as any other. Within the first few lessons you'll have a solid base of strumming patterns and chord changes and even a few simple songs under your belt. Moving on from there I will craft lessons to move you toward a "goal song," making sure to cater your progress to your needs while keeping a focus on good technique. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experiences and I can't wait to meet you!
$1$30
/30 mins
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I'm three lessons deep into the ukulele and I'm really satisfied with Ryan. We've met once in person and twice online; I've had some health issues and he has been really accomodating switching this up

Jonathan (Ukulele lessons with Ryan B.)

Nicole was a wonderful online instructor. My daughter (9 y.o.) learned so much - chords, how to read notes, rhythms and songs. Nicole also helped her prepare for a virtual talent show. Nicole went abo

Amy Miskovsky (Ukulele lessons with Nicole D.)

Adam is prompt, professional and patient. He allows you to learn at your own pace and makes lessons fun by teaching popular songs.

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Great first lesson. We covered a lot of ground, or notes, rather. btw, you had sent her the wrong date, so she was not expecting me, but we regrouped and had a great time.

Peter (Ukulele lessons with Mary Ann G.)

I'm three lessons deep into the ukulele and I'm really satisfied with Ryan. We've met once in person and twice online; I've had some health issues and he has been really accomodating switching this up

Jonathan (Ukulele lessons with Ryan B.)

Nicole was a wonderful online instructor. My daughter (9 y.o.) learned so much - chords, how to read notes, rhythms and songs. Nicole also helped her prepare for a virtual talent show. Nicole went abo

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Ukulele Life Thrives: Ukulele Lessons in Sherman Oaks

By Teresa Y. - Sherman Oaks Ukulele Teacher

Like many other aspects of rich, diverse life in sunny Southern California, Greater Los Angeles is a musical mecca. Though L.A. isn’t exactly known for the ukulele—I just visited lovely Kauai, where I could buy a uke in ten different places within ten miles!—there’s plenty of ukulele action here, and taking ukulele lessons in Sherman Oaks is always a good idea!

East Side Are you yearning to make some uke music with a group, or to hear a ukulele ensemble, of all wonderful things? Well, you’re in luck, because L.A.’s “Pluckin’ Strummers” can accommodate you either way. Hosted on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month by Christ Church Griffith Park in Atwater Village, the group runs through tunes from 10am to noon with a mid-morning break, then performs again from noon to 12:30pm.

Founders Brett “Tooch” Santucci and Alisa Loren Klein have been creating local ukulele ensemble experiences for years, and they have it down. Their approach and website (https://pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com/) are well organized. Take a walk on the Pluckin’ Strummers’ side of town (or come in your car, like most Angelinos :) and bring your instrument. All ages are welcome!

West Side Buy a ukulele, restore or repair one, snag method books and other accessories, hear some great performers and more at McCabe’s Guitar Shop (http://www.mccabes.com/) in Santa Monica. McCabe’s is one of those local haunts that you might hear about or stumble onto a few years into your life in L.A. and your experience as a uke or strings player. So here’s your community treasure alert: don’t wait!

In business on the same block since 1958, McCabe’s caters to everyone from local pros to beginners who want to rent before buying, and every kind of browser and music fan in between. Their back-room concerts are legendary, as is their inventory of exotic instruments. Go feast your ears and your eyes. You’ll head back to your ukulele lessons in Sherman Oaks inspired.

Downtown If you find yourself in proximity to Little Tokyo downtown, head to the beautiful Japanese American Cultural Community Center, or JACCC, where you’ll find another treasure: U-Space L.A., the active brainchild of uke pros Jason Arimoto and Daniel Ho in collaboration with the JACCC. Jason and Daniel met at a music festival in Australia, learned they had grown up near one another in Honolulu and lived within a few miles of each other in L.A., and thus, before long, U-Space (http://uspacela.com/) hit the scene.

U-Space is an amazing concept, functioning as a retail store, music venue, café that takes its freshly roasted coffee very seriously (yum!), instructional space—check out their UKE Jam 101 on Sundays at 1pm—and cultural center. Did you know that back in the day, one of the ukulele’s first functions was to accompany the Hula? You can learn this majestic dance at U-Space.

U-Space hosts regular songwriter showcases, open mics, and Kanikapila jam sessions. Kanikapila jamming is a chill, improvisational approach to making group music, usually featuring the ukulele, and most definitely featuring it here. U-Space also collaborates with the JACCC to get instruments into the hands of underserved young people. Beautiful, right?

San Fernando Valley North L.A. is my neck of the woods, so I’m happy to share the news that the “Jumpin’ Flea Circus Players” have come to town. More precisely, they’ve been making local ukulele music for eleven years. The Jumpin’ Fleas meet once a month, on first Thursdays, at Congregational Church of the Chimes in Sherman Oaks, from 7:15 to 9:15pm, led by musical director Clay James.

Clay says they play mostly Americana from the ‘20s to the ‘70s, including “novelty, jazz standards, country, gospel, Beatles and classic rock-n-roll.” Besides their monthly meetings, they play about three to five events a year. He says everyone is welcome and that participants often range from teens to folks “as old as the hills.” It’s just my cup of tea, as there’s something very satisfying about ensemble experiences that connect people of varying ages to enjoy community life and one another. And this opportunity centers around the ukulele? Bonus!

Do you know of other great L.A. ukulele experiences and resources? Have you begun your journey with ukulele lessons in Sherman Oaks? Please do tell! Meanwhile, keep — or start — strummin’ on one. As some wise soul once said, they really are happiness machines.

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