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I teach all the basics any ukulele student needs to learn, play, and enjoy their instrument
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 ...
A great instrument to play! And LOTS of fun. You can be up and playing basic ukulele in a very short time, and as you progress, we will add all the rhythmic strums that make the ukulele come alive. The ukulele can cover almost every style of music there is...from traditional Hawaiian music to rock!... and everything in between. Let me show you how to express your inner musician with the ukulele. You will have a blast!
I cater my lessons to the wants and needs of the individual student. Whether it be to be able to play singalongs or do more advanced material, we'll find out what your goals are and then work to achieve those goals and if you want to, we can continue to work and exceed your original goals. I'm well versed in teaching almost every musical genre there is. So let's work together in whatever style you would like to play and set upon achieving those goals.
Ukulele is an interesting instrument with a lot of similar characteristics to guitar. I have been playing ukulele for the past year now and it's substantially easier to play and faster to learn then guitar, but you can develop skills that will transfer over to the guitar.
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Why learn how to play the ukulele? It is one of the most underrated string instruments on the market today. Unlike other string instruments, the ukulele is small and portable, rather easy to learn for beginners, and is extremely inexpensive in comparison to most other string instruments.
The ukulele is a great starter instrument for children, because of its size and simplicity. It also leaves room for variety of genres, since it’s used in many different musical styles, such as folk, Hawaiian, reggae and rock. With private ukulele lessons from a professional teacher, you can make worlds of progress in just a few months!
TakeLessons offers an extensive roster of safe, certified ukulele teachers who can help you improve your skills and reach your musical goals. You’ll also have access to an online journal so that you can track your progress. Your lessons will be customized based on your skill level, age and interests so that you are gaining the most possible from your music lesson experience. If not, you’re protected by our 100% Money Back Guarantee.