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Jesse H.

The ukulele is a creative adaptation and redesign of the machete de braga, a small stringed instrument that was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants in August of 1879. The Hawaiian people fell in love with the sound of the instrument and named it “ukulele" because the fingers of the performer dancing around on the neck and strings as a song was played resembled jumping fleas. Ukulele means jumping fleas in the Hawaiian language. Since the ukulele is related to a European instrument and the guitar from Spain, the relative tuning is the same. It should be tuned a perfect fourth up from a guitar, so the first string is tuned to an A, second string should be tuned to an E, third string will be a C, & the fourth string should be tuned to a G an octave up. Most ukuleles have a fourth string that is an octave above what the normal progression would be of most stringed instruments. If your G string is not tuned an octave up it’s a larger size than the average ukulele G string and would be considered a “drop G” tuning. I use a drop G tuning on my instrument because I prefer that configuration. The scale and chord patterns on the ukulele are similar to guitar, so if you know how to play some guitar you will have a big head start on the ukulele. You can think of it as a guitar that has a capo placed on the fifth fret. You can play a C chord on this guitar with the fifth fret capped, but it’s not really a C chord, right? It’s now an F chord because it must be transposed up a perfect fourth. Now play a D chord on the ukulele. It’s really a G chord because it must be transposed up just like if you were playing a guitar with a capo on the fifth fret. Simple, right? I have been a professional working musician for over thirty years and while my main instrument is guitar, I do use the ukulele in my work from time to time. I also have been teaching this instrument since 2009 because so many people are interested in it now. It has really seen a huge resurgence in the last couple of years. Previously it was very popular back in the 1920’s. I sincerely hope that we have a chance to get together and work on developing your talent. I am certain that you will consider this to be one of your most interesting and rewarding experiences.
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Steven B.

Steven B is a superb professional teacher of three instruments: UKULELE - PIANO - VOICE Steven has taught over 30,000 ukulele, piano, and voice lessons in-studio and online. His students have gone on to play in bands, receive standing ovations, and have music careers. Great teacher. All levels taught. Beginners are welcome. Most of Steven's students take lessons to have fun playing and singing! ❤️ Ukulele 🎶 Steven B teaches many styles of ukulele songs. He really likes to combine ukulele lessons paired with voice lessons. That's a lot of fun for the student. You may learn singing and ukulele in 60-minute lessons. With Steven B, prepare to learn and have a lot of fun! You may take ukulele lessons in In Your Home Online - See Online Gift In Your Place Online - See Online Gift In Studio - *public health issue protocol* 🎁 Online Gift - Free Webcam You catch a quality FREE USB webcam if needed. Steven B does this as a courtesy for the student. All in all, this is one sweet bargain. You get the quality item along with one of the best instructors out there. Steven B has taught thousands of online ukulele, guitar, piano, and voice lessons. He uses multiple camera angles, along with great audio coming from a USB microphone. You feel like you are right there. With Steven B, you may take ukulele and singing lessons on any device: tablet, iPad, cell phone, notebook, desktop, or laptop. ☑️Steven is a phenomenal online ukulele teacher! Ukulele Lessons ✔︎ Reserve ukulele lessons with Steven B here on TakeLessons ✔︎ Let Steven know all about your goals for the ukulele ✔︎ You and the teacher agree on the time for lessons All of Steven’s students have given 5-Star Reviews: 👩🏼 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Jennifer Ukulele, Online Steve is patient, insightful, thoughtful, joyful, and invested in his students. I very much enjoyed our online ukulele lessons. He was more patient then I was with my progress and his encouragement helped me feel more comfortable with my frustration with incremental gains. 👩🏻‍🦰 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Jackie Guitar, Online It was a great lesson. Steven is an excellent teacher. He is very patient and he is so caring. I really enjoyed meeting him over Skype. I was nervous about online lessons at first, but the lesson is wonderful!! 👨🏻‍🦱 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Chad Guitar, Online Steven is awesome! He's very patient, encouraging, thorough and most of all he makes learning guitar fun. After only 4.5 months of once-weekly online lessons, he has me jamming to several of my favorite songs! Thanks, Steven! 🧑🏽 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Bianca Guitar, Online Steven has been amazing!! I have little to no experience playing guitar, but I'm already getting the hang of playing well-known songs! He does a great job of critiquing but also making the lesson fun! He tells me exactly what I need to do and the tools I need for the following lessons, so I always have a plan AND it's all in the comfort of my own home. I would highly recommend Steven, and if you're skeptical about taking an online lesson, don't be, because the attention Steven gives during lessons makes you feel like he's right there! Happy Strumming! 👨🏼 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Tim Guitar Steven, a patient, gifted teacher has supervised my studies on guitar with good humor, wit, and flexibility. I would recommend him without hesitation to rookie players young and old. 🙋‍♀️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Heather Guitar, Online Steven is very attuned to how to get the student started and playing guitar well. He designs each lesson to rapidly promote foundational skills for more advanced playing. He has helped improve my self-confidence. 👱🏻‍♂️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Nick Guitar, Online A fun and engaging instructor. He obviously enjoys his job. The lesson was practical and easy to apply to a new song right away. Simple and clear lesson plans for practice between sessions. 👱🏻‍♀️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Stephanie Guitar and Voice Fantastic, passionate musician and teacher. Vast experience with guitar, voice, and piano. Provides tailored lessons to your experience and skill level. You will see incredible progress and improvement if you follow his instruction and guidance. He is very friendly and kind and wants to see you succeed!
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Bill I.

I'm a rhythm and lead guitarist, bassist, ukulele player, & songwriter for for multiple projects with worldwide social recognition. I graduated from San Jose State with a Bachelor's of Music in jazz guitar, and am currently teaching around 40 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My versatility, experience and formal training helps me to make the learning experience easy, stress free and fun. Currently, I play in a number of performing groups gigging regularly & produce artists for their own projects. I spent much of the past 20 years touring with a blues gospel artist, EC Scott, in which I have played with and rubbed elbows with a number of well known musician celebrities. Since 2001, I have released 5 Albums which have received airplay worldwide on various digital platforms and radio stations. I am currently endorsed by Blade guitars by Gary Levinson. I teach my clients in my creative and comfortable home teaching studio in Gilroy, California. I work with singers, guitarists/bassists, pianists & songwriters/producers/composers in a wide age range, assorted skill levels with a variety of musical goals. Some of the musical styles I regularly teach: Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, and Folk. I am Currently teaching all styles in guitar, bass, and ukulele in a fun atmosphere!
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Jesse M.

Beginner I'm not currently taking beginner guitar students, but I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 Intermediate Learn about common variations of the tonalities you already know and start to venture into more complex rhythm ideas like polyrhythms. Also start to build the chops to learn parts more accurately when learning songs. Advanced Expand into more complex polyrhythms as well as asymmetrical meters. Also expand harmony and melody to include modes and chromaticism. Push your skills through original creations or original arrangements of existing material.
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Kevin T.

Ukulele taught Beginner to Advanced levels
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Francesca V.

Teaching all styles of uke, Francesca is equally comfortable on a soprano as a tenor.
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Spiros S.

Learning basic chords and fingerings so that we can start playing melodies and songs together from the first lesson!
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Elias S.

In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 27 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools! In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun. To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired. **Studio Equipment** violins, viola, mandolin, guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, recording equipment
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Francesca is an amazing teacher! We absolutely love her!

Lila (Ukulele lessons with Francesca V.)

Francesca is absolutely fantastic. I did a LOT of research when I was selecting a teacher. The teacher had to be multi-faceted (I wanted to explore singing, performing, and learning guitar/ukulele).

Daniel Andresen (Ukulele lessons with Francesca V.)

My 8 year old son wanted to learn how to play the Ukulele. He's very active and it's difficult for him to sit still and pay attention, but Jordan was so kind and so patient with him. He learned so muc

Sean Najera (Ukulele lessons with Jordan M.)

Jordan was amazing! He was so nice and very professional. My 10 yr old daughter really liked him. He brought some ukulele books and left one for my daughter to practice with-she is looking forward to

Taylor (Ukulele lessons with Jordan M.)

Francesca is an amazing teacher! We absolutely love her!

Lila (Ukulele lessons with Francesca V.)

Francesca is absolutely fantastic. I did a LOT of research when I was selecting a teacher. The teacher had to be multi-faceted (I wanted to explore singing, performing, and learning guitar/ukulele).

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