Ukulele Lessons in Washington, DC

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John B.

92 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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John B.

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See how easy it is to learn how to play the Ukulele!

With one to one instruction, you'll learn to play chords, scales, note reading, tablature, finger picking, strum patterns and improvisation. Within just a few lessons, students will begin learning how to play their favorite songs, including, "Somewhere over the Rainbow" ," I'm Yours", "Hey Soul Sister" and many more. Also, students will learn how to play various styles of music like, Blues, Pop, Classical and Rock.

About John

I have been playing for about 35 years and teaching music and guitar for 25 years. I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Classical guitar. I've taught at the University level and currently maintain a professional studio in Arlington, Virginia. I am very well versed in many different styles of musi

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Basma E.
John is a great teacher and musician, he is really patient and professional, I enjoy every class.
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Ken M.
Enjoying my lessons. John understands my questions and answers them thoroughly. Has many materials at hand for the student.
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Wilma Evangeline B.

35 Reviews
Bowie, MD
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Tagalog, English
  • Teaches students 4 to 60
  • Teaching since 1995
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Wilma Evangeline B.

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This class is intended for those who have never played a `ukulele, a beginner or continuing student. Yao will learn how to hold, tune, and play the `ukulele for sing-alongs. Basic theory such as rhythmic values (whole, half, quarter, eighth notes), time signatures, etc. will be introduced. You should be able to play several different basic strumming styles, read and understand `ukulele chord charts, transpose songs into other keys, and play along to a large selection of songs, or play at least one song all the way through!

For intermediate students, you will work on more advanced arrangements of songs, strumming styles, increase your chord vocabulary and generally gain a greater knowledge of the `ukulele. You will also learn how to read tablature to play simple melody lines. It will help if you are familiar with the following music theory concepts: key signature (especially the keys of C, F, and G), time signature (3/4, 4/4 and 6/8), and rhythmic values including whole, half, ...

About Wilma Evangeline

*** Studio Equipment *** Upright Piano Yamaha Electric Keyboard, Guitar, Violin, Flute & Drums *** Travel Equipment *** Guitar, Keyboard, *** Specialties *** Early Childhood Music, General Music Education, Music Therapy & Special Education Services

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Selah A.
Wilma is a very sweet and knowledgeable instructor. My kids enjoy her.
Godson O.
Great teacher
Gionni C.
My son left very happy, he wanted to show me what he learned. So far so good
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Aleksis B.

41 Reviews
Germantown, MD
Starting at $37
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Aleksis B.

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Whether you want to strum along to your favorite songs or learn to read music let's have fun together

About Aleksis

My name is Aleksis B., but many of my students know me as Mr. B. I am a professional instructor and performing musician who combines a love of music with a desire to help others who want to achieve their highest musical potential. I try to make that passion show in everything I do. My educatio

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Elisa C.
Aleksis is a very patient and enthusiastic teacher!
Sommer F.
My 14 year old daughter enjoyed Aleksis’ laid back but knowledgeable style. Highly recommended for teenagers.
Sophie B.
Aleksis taught three consecutive lessons to our 9, 11, and 14 year old - two piano and one guitar. He was professional, patient, and fun. Kids enjoyed having him so off to a good start.

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David C.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best Original Music Score from Animadness 2006 Film Festival
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David C.

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At this time I teach Baritone Ukulele.

About David

Hello! My name is David, and I am a music teacher of many different subjects. These include guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, recording, music theory, production, composition and film music composition. All styles, and all ages. Classical, Rock, Alternative, Slide Guitar, Blues, Jazz, and more!

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Albert Cerrato
Well I’m 76 years old and took guitar lessons and piano lessons years ago and kind of faded away but Always a music lover. And now I need a guitar which they said they would tell me where to buy one I’m looking forward to this very professional operation. I am impressed.
Jennifer & Sarah G.
I actually feel I got somewhere on the first lesson. He starts by teaching a song. Love it.
Jordan Waits
Awesome lesson very knowledgeable and fun to be around
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Jessica K.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Music Education from Westminster College
  • Teaches Beginner
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Jessica K.

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I love the ukulele! It is such a fun and happy sounding instrument- and is a great precursor to learning the guitar. With just four strings, the ukulele is a great instrument for children to play. I love to work on chords and scales with my students to give them all the tools they need to learn the songs they want to play.

About Jessica

Hi there! My name is Miss Jess. I have been teaching music for the last ten years in all kinds of ways! I started teaching private lessons while studying Music Education in college, and have continued through my music business, Horizon Music Studio. I perform violin, piano and/or voice in my city

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JJ
I have a tough time learning but Miss Jess explained everything in a way where I was able to actually understand. She is an INCREDIBLE instructor and I'm so blessed to be able to learn piano with her. She's one of the most patient teachers I've ever worked with and didn't make me feel like I was unteachable like people have in the past. If you're even debating yes or no, just pull the trigger and go learn with her!! I'm so thankful
Susie
Miss Jess taught our kids for 2 years, and we loved her lessons! She moved away from where we live and we miss her dearly. She is a wonderful teacher and we highly recommend her!
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Stephen W.

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Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Stephen W.

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Ukulele is a fantastic string instrument to get started with. It takes little effort to start playing music, but it still offers a wide variety of challenge and discovery as you continue to learn!

About Stephen

Hello! Thank you for checking into my profile for lessons! I would love to get to know you and discuss your previous experience and future goals in music. I have a wide range of experience in teaching and performing with students of all ages. Let's get together and talk about how we can work to

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Noelle
My two boys have taken lessons from Mr. West for a few years now. They have progressed throughout and are both enthusiastic to practice the music chosen for them.

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Average Cost of Ukulele Lessons in Washington, DC

The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in Washington is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $175 per hour.
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"Laura is knowledgable and patient. She make every lesson fun and I learn something new with each lesson."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Laura G.
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"Richard was terrific. Patient, knowledgeable and enthusiastic! I look forward to continuing to work with him!"
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Took Ukulele lessons from Richard C.
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"Incredibly patient. Very experienced. Flexible with different age levels in class. (8-60+) We saw our progress clearly every week."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Laura G.
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"Rachel was really easy to get along with. She gave a lot of good tips and tricks in regards to practicing. Really knowledgeable about instrument and passionate about her job. She makes the lessons very enjoyable. Absolutely recommend!"
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Took Ukulele lessons from Rachel H.
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"My daughter really liked Loralee. She was is excited to be taking lessons with her."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Loralee W.
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"Ian is enjoying the lessons so far! Thank you!"
Danielle
Took Ukulele lessons from Jordan M.
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"Wonderful lesson. My daughter is so excited to be doing the online lessons. Loren has excellent communication and follow through before and after the lessons."
Madison
Took Ukulele lessons from Loren P.
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"Phillip is very patient and kind. Phillip gives you confidence that you are doing fine/good, which at times I don't feel like I am doing good. He takes away the frustration of learning something new and gives you the confidence that yes you can learn something new. So far so good"
Bonnie
Took Ukulele lessons from Phillip Z.
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A patient teacher obviously well versed in music theory, who disseminates information in an easily adaptable manner. No rodomontad thrasonic bombastries, he paces teaching to the rate at which I'm learning, as he evaluates my progress."
Larry
Took Ukulele lessons from Glenn S.
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"Dave is really great - sent me very helpful materials, and suggested songs that I enjoyed and were easy to play. I was playing after my first lesson!"
Jennifer
Took Ukulele lessons from David H.
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Taking Ukulele Lessons in Washington, DC

So, you want to learn to play the ukulele? Though you might not think so, Washington DC is actually a wonderful place to get started with this tropical instrument! With your ukulele lessons in Washington DC, you’ll be strumming along to “America the Beautiful” in no time.

The first thing you need to get started with lessons is a uke of your own. Find a local music shop close to you that’s convenient for you to visit, because trust me, you won’t be able to stay away! Luckily, there are several fantastic shops in town where you can buy a ukulele, pick up sheet music and new strings, or even have your uke repaired if need be.

Music on the Hill (http://musiconthehilldc.com/) is on Pennsylvania Ave, right in the heart of the capital. This is a wonderful shop where you can pick up a starter kit for ukulele or take your child to ukulele group classes.

Middle C Music (http://www.middlecmusic.com/) is another great local music store where knowledgeable staff can help you find the best instrument for you. Middle C is also known for their excellent service when it comes to instrument repairs. Like Music on the Hill, Middle C also offers group ukulele lessons for children.

Or, you might like Chuck Levin’s (http://www.chucklevins.com/). Chuck Levin’s has a huge inventory and a great website. If you like to do your research online, this is the place for you! The shop itself has been around since 1958 and has a rich history in the local music scene.

Once you’ve got your ukulele and you’ve started taking ukulele lessons in Washington DC, the next step is to get out there and play! The Northern Virginia Ukulele Society’s Meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/NoVA-Uke-Ensemble/) is a great place to meet other ukulele players and start sharing your musical skills.

Or, if you feel like getting away from it all, you can take a weekend road trip in May to the Ashokan Uke Fest (http://ashokan.org/camps/uke-fest/). Camp out at this family-friendly event and enjoy sharing the music with beginner to advanced ukulele players. There are workshops during the day and dancing and open mics at night.

If you’re in the mood to see a great ukulele performance, be sure to follow the Hawaii State Society of Washington, DC on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiStateSocietyWDC) for updates on gatherings and events. At many of their events, you’ll hear traditional Hawaiian music on the ukulele that will inspire you to keep working hard at your lessons and practice every day.

Remember, just like any other musical instrument, learning to play the ukulele takes time and practice to master. Be patient with yourself and enjoy every step of your musical journey. With so many great ukulele shops, performances and private music teachers available to you in Washington DC, you’re in the perfect position to learn. So go out there, grab a uke, and get strumming!

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