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David B.

42 Reviews
La Mesa, CA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks English, English
  • Music, Acoustics and Recording from University of Salford
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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David B.

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All levels, variety of styles

About David

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I h

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Eleanor C.
David is a great instructor! He is patient and encouraging. His lessons use songs to demonstrate the techniques we are learning. His lessons are fun and I learn many things each time.
Andrew G.
Great teacher and very patient.
Jacob P.
David has been a great teacher for my son. He's learned so much in a short amount of time.
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Jesse H.

73 Reviews
Del Mar, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Music from UCSD
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jesse H.

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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 ...

About Jesse

Jesse H. plays guitar with The Mar Dels, one of San Diego’s best-known dance and party bands. But he’s more than just a rock-and-roller — he’s studied jazz and classical guitar with other master musicians. His lessons focus on developing: - Right and left hand technique - Finger picking and

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I've only had my first lesson so far- had a really great experience. He is patient, knowledgeable and highly skilled at his craft. I feel motivated to practice and am excited about improving my skills!
Daniel
Great experience. Signing up for more lessons shortly!
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Jessica R.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • A.A. from Saint Petersburg College
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Jessica R.

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Hello! I have been playing Ukulele for several years. My approach emphasizes learning the music that you are passionate about! Simply let me know what style of music you like and we will delve in and work on getting you playing.

I am passionate, energetic, and love my students. I especially love helping those who are new into music, and adore my shy students! I want to help you explore your passions.

About Jessica

Hi! My name is Jessica If you're looking for an enthusiastic teacher who loves her students (and may be a little bit nerdy), look no further! I teach voice, piano, ukulele, and steel drums. Pasta, my dogs, and the color green are all the greatest things in life. Music is a personal journe

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Jessica F.
Jessica is great: she is knowledgeable, flexible, and super helpful! I liked my classes with her a lot!
Arcelia
Jessica is so encouraging and my daughter has learned so much in such a short time.
Jessica F.
Wonderful teacher

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Jackie T.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Professional Diploma of Performance Studies from Mannes School of Music, The New School
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
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Jackie T.

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Basic understanding of the ukulele, general music theory, studying chords to build songs

About Jackie

Hello! I am a graduate student at the Mannes School of Music at The New School in New York City pursuing my Professional Studies Diploma in Flute Performance with Judith Mendenhall. I have many years of teaching experience, including private flute lessons, ukulele lessons, general music classes

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Salvador B.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
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Salvador B.

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I have experience teaching students from beginner to advanced ages 4+. This is a fun instrument especially for kids to start with as they progress through their musical journey.

About Salvador

I am a professional musician and educator. I have always enjoyed and been eager to share the musical knowledge that I learned from the very first music lesson I ever had; this feeling in me has never changed. I simply love to help people who want to learn new instruments. I am patient and encourag

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Jordan
Teacher wasn't at location yet I've still paid!
Patti
I had my very first lesson today with Sal, and I’m excited about some very cute things he taught me in just a short period of time. He is very talented, approachable, enjoyable to work with, and knows what he’s doing. I look forward to learning and growing with him.
Felix
This brief lesson was helpful, especially since its my first time learning. I learned a few chords and now have some homework to do. Very personable and straightforward! I just moved back to Dallas and needing some instructions to finally get started.
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Elisa B.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Finnish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 3 to 70
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Elisa B.

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Beginning ukulele instruction. Correct play position, pick hold, fun beginning level song repertoire. Learning to strum chords and chord progressions.

About Elisa

Violin Teacher's Certificate - Sibelius Academy, Finland Suzuki Teacher Training - Marylhurst University, OR Classical and Suzuki options - starting Suzuki students as early as 3 yrs old. Teaching Suzuki Books 1-11. Beginners, intermediate and advanced levels I am using classical method books

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Susan S.
I had a great first lesson. Will practice and look forward to my next lesson
Nickolaus D.
Thank you for all the help!

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"Vanessa arrived on time which made a good first impression. She began by asking about my goals. I was amazed at all I learned in my very first lesson. Vanessa's instructions were clear and easy to follow. She gave me my homework for next week's session which I am excited to learn. She was very encouraging and reassuring. She made me feel like I had made the right decision in choosing takelessons and Vanessa as my instructor."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Vanessa G.
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"Priscilla was very patient with me. I had to ask her to explain what the Tab was (a few times) and she explained patiently."
Francine
Took Ukulele lessons from Priscilla D.
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"He's super friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. I'm really enjoying my work with Jason!"
Jeremy
Took Ukulele lessons from Jason M.
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"My son really liked Lee. She was nice, patient and gave clear instructions."
Adam
Took Ukulele lessons from Lee Q.
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"Great teacher! Funny, easy going and went along with me at the right pace. Totally recommend him."
Huda
Took Ukulele lessons from Richard W.
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"Wonderful experience! Grant tailored the session to my experience level and interest, and he went nice and slow and I never felt lost. I'm already looking forward to our next session. I highly recommend working with him!"
Amy
Took Ukulele lessons from Grant H.
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"My daughter really enjoyed the lesson and looks forward to future lessons."
Abby
Took Ukulele lessons from Aaron D.
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"Low-key, low-stress lesson for adult. Fun also! I was sent home with appropriate assignments. The lesson time was productive."
Melinda
Took Ukulele lessons from Teresa Y.
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"Jesse has been a great guitar/ukulele teacher for our daughter. He keeps the lessons interesting by introducing new and hip music. He is patient and always punctual. Da Best! :)"
Pam
Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse H.
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"Rick has been great in writing out (and instructing me how to play) music that I have enjoyed... Really knowledgeable and patient... It was a really good experience.. I would continue, but my schedule has become too cluttered.."
John
Took Ukulele lessons from Richard W.
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