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Daniel G.

Daniel G.

4.8(28)
I will show them how to play chords notes tablature strum patterns fingerpicking patterns how do follow the chords play them in the song
$1$25
/30 mins
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David E.

David E.

4.9(31)
I teach all the way to the Intermediate level and have a good understanding of the primary chords and scales of the Ukulele.
$1$25
/30 mins
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Ruben D.

Ruben D.

5(33)
Learn rhythm, chords, finger technique and improvisation to learn music of many styles.
$1$30
/30 mins
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Jesse H.

Jesse H.

4.9(85)
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.
$1$35
/30 mins
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Claire A.

Claire A.

4.9(70)
Learn chords, strumming and finger-style patterns and how to play your favorite songs on the ukulele! Ukulele is a wonderful instrument for young children to start their music education on, as well as a great course of study for adults and especially guitarists wanting to improve their chord theory. I've been playing ukulele for 13 years and teaching for 8 years
$1$35
/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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Jonathan B.

Jonathan B.

4.7(36)
The ukulele is the #1 instrument I recommend for beginners, though I also use it on professional recordings. It's a versatile instrument that provided an excellent gateway to connecting with other musicians. When I teach ukuklele, I of course focus on the fundamentals of technique that make it easy to play well, but I also work from the goals of the students and help them develop a plan to connect to to other people or an experience.
$1$25
/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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Great first introduction to the instrument.

Mike Elwell (Ukulele lessons with Ruben D.)

Rubens good. I do wish I would have known what to bring before the 1st lesson as I feel I lost some time by not having the necessary tools right up front. I brought my Uke only. Looking forward to

Brad (Ukulele lessons with Ruben D.)

everything I want and some.... very knowledgeable

george (Ukulele lessons with Ruben D.)

Ruben is such a bright, talented teacher! He has found the perfect blend of pushing me as a student to achieve goals, but also patience to get through the more difficult techniques. I highly recommend

Susan Thoen (Ukulele lessons with Ruben D.)

Great first introduction to the instrument.

Mike Elwell (Ukulele lessons with Ruben D.)

Rubens good. I do wish I would have known what to bring before the 1st lesson as I feel I lost some time by not having the necessary tools right up front. I brought my Uke only. Looking forward to

Brad (Ukulele lessons with Ruben D.)

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