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Wilma Evangeline B.

37 Reviews
Bowie, MD
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Tagalog, English
  • Masters Degree in Special Education from UP Diliman
  • 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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Adrienne E.
This has been an amazing process with my God son. He has ADHD and while initially he had some difficulty being focused he is beginning to slow down and is grasping the ability to learn. Wilma is very patient and an excellent instructor. We really approach her.
Keion G.
WILMA is very good working with Keion. He is very hyperactive however she is very patient with him and after one session he has learned a lot
Selah A.
Wilma is a very sweet and knowledgeable instructor. My kids enjoy her.
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David S.

27 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • B.A. in Music Composition from Salisbury University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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David S.

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David enjoys teaching ukulele to beginner and intermediate students. Whether you are just starting out or you've been playing for a while, he is happy to teach you! Over all, he is fairly laid back, as long as you practice. He teaches chord formations and strum patterns, along with learning specific songs the student would like to learn.

David is also very pro music theory. He usually incorporates music theory into the curriculum in conjunction with the material already being discussed. He is also very knowledgeable about composition/songwriting, and if the student is interested in learning more about this area, he is happy to share what he knows!

About David

David is a successful singer/songwriter/guitarist out of Fairfax, VA. He has a bachelor's degree in Music with a concentration in composition from Salisbury University, where he also studied jazz and classical guitar . In the 25 years he has been performing (20 of those professionally) and playin

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John B.

105 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
  • Teaching since 1986
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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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Maya B.
John is an excellent teacher, very patient, and helps you work on your technique. He definitely is the best classical guitar teacher I have ever had.
Anna
John is very patient and listens to what you are trying to get out of your lesson. I cannot recommend him enough.
Syed M.
Very approachable and knowledgeable!

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Julia P.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Associate's Degree in Theatre Performance from MacEwan University
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Julia P.

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When I was growing up, we all learned ukulele in Elementary school - when Uke started making its resurgence these last couple of years, I was quick to jump in and start teaching this super-fun, portable, "easy to get started" instrument! Play songs, accompany yourself singing - be the life of every party!

About Julia

I'm a passionate professional vocalist and a fourth generation music educator. With 20+ years of professional performing, coaching and teaching experience under my belt, I emphasize rhythm and musicality alongside technique and note reading. I always set myself the goal of learning what makes a mus

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Maddy
She was fun
Sarah
Julia is an amazing piano teacher who is always more than accommodating with her schedule. I love the way she teaches and she always uses great analogies to help me understand the lesson better. I am an adult who has never played piano and she has really made the learning experience fun for me. I look forward to continuing my lessons with her. Highly recommend!!
Vivi I.
Julia is great. Very professional and with great attitude to students.

Janis V.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $85
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Janis V.

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Online Ukulele Teacher

Strength in teaching baritone uke, but can also teach traditional uke. Students can expect to learn basic and intermediate chords, strum patterns and songs.

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LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA Hi, I teach local lessons at my home in Southern California, travel to you within a 5 mile radius or succesfully teach on-line lessons via Takelessons.com. I teach all ages of students and have experience with ADHD children. Cancellation Policy: Music Lesson Cancellation a

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Anabela
It's was fantastic! In short period I learned a lot. Thank you Jenis for your patience and kindness!!!!. The best Teacher ever!!!!❤
Ana Bela
The teacher was very kind and helpful. Normally I am very shy, and I have low confidence in my self, but with Janis I felt good and comfortable. Thank you so much.
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Matt M.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Matt M.

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I have been teaching ukulele for over 5 years. Curriculum is student-specific but in most cases will include chord theory, strum patterns, finger picking, etc.

About Matt

Hi! My name is Matt M. and I am the owner and founder of Black & White Music Services, Inc., a professional music education and production company. I began teaching at a fairly early age and moved to teaching privately over 9 years ago. I have a deep passion for music and the guitar and do my bes

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Denis D.
Great friendly instructor!
Kevin K.
Matt continues to challenge me. His teaching methods are great - he doesn't just teach techniques, he immediately puts techniques to work by applying them to a song I would like to learn. He is also very good about explaining the reasoning behind certain techniques/habits.

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Average Cost of Ukulele Lessons in Washington, DC

The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in Washington is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $130 per hour.
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"Vanessa is an excellent teacher, supportive and encouraging. She is knowledgable, friendly and makes each lesson comfortable and fun. The studio is conveniently located and professional. I highly recommend her and look forward to continuing my lessons in another series."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Vanessa G.
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"My son had a great first lesson! Looking forward to more."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Russell P.
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"David is an excellent teacher, unfortunately my schedule doesn't allow me to continue taking lessons. I would highly recommend David to anyone looking for music lessons."
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Took Ukulele lessons from David L.
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"Adam does a great job of adjusting to the student's level of experience. I'm a beginner with some minimal uke experience, and he adjusted the pace of the lesson accordingly. I especially like his emphasis on contemporary music; he seems to have fun with music which, as someone who endured years of strict classical piano training as a kid, I find very refreshing."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Adam C.
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"Just what I was looking for!"
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Took Ukulele lessons from Phillip Z.
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"great instructor: good balance of basic techniques and understanding the underlying music. good information on the science and approaches to learning."
Molly
Took Ukulele lessons from Justin M.
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"My 12 year old daughter has taken several lessons taught by Vivian and has benefited greatly from those lessons. Vivian has been patient, encouraging and committed to helping her to not only learn the fundamentals but to guide her to grow in her knowledge of music theory and practicality of music making. My daughter's interest in music, and more broadly, her sense of the value of dedication and discipline have been positively impacted from being taught by Vivian. I unequivocally recommend Vivian as an able, skilled and goal oriented instructor,"
Summer
Took Ukulele lessons from Vivian L.
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"First lesion... Ryan Doesn't rush, explains in detail, listens and answers questions. Ryan is a very good instructor."
Bill
Took Ukulele lessons from Ryan B.
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"Talented musician that can really teach!

Aaron did an amazing job teaching the core fundamentals I needed to grow as a beginner. He is a talented musician that is also well educated and knowledgeable in music theory. When it comes to teaching, he is second to none! He worked with me to understand what my goals were and developed a plan to accomplish them. During this time Aaron went out of his way to quickly respond to any questions I had and provide me with videos he made "on the fly" so I could refer to them later while practicing at home. I will definitely be taking more lessons from Aaron in the future."
Jason
Took Ukulele lessons from Aaron D.
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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

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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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