Ukulele Lessons in Chicago, IL

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Mike G.

3 Reviews
Wheaton, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Mike G.

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I try to teach in a way that best fits the student's needs. I really enjoy the "learning process" and love helping students find out how they learn best. Also, I make a point to have students progress in a natural way that allows them to be making music at every stage along the way.

About Mike

Hi there! I am an elementary music teacher by day looking to work with students in a one-on-one setting to help them reach their music/performing goals. I have also taught high school drum line for 5 years, in addition to beginning 5th grade band. I provide piano, drum, guitar, and ukulele less

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Meredith L.
Meredith loved her first lesson. Thanks!
Cheander Harris
Very insightful and enthusiastic about teaching the ukulele! Very excited to continue to learn.
Rushes P.
Patient. Responsive. Listens. Challenges. Supportive. Overall a good teacher. Our daughter likes him.

Matt M.

10 Reviews
Mokena, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Audio Engineering from Columbia College Chicago
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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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Ryan B.

90 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2013
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ryan B.

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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!

About Ryan

Ryan is a musician from Logan Square who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes he

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Kirsty C.

8 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2008
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Kirsty C.

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About Kirsty

As a graduate of Immaculata University, I have a Bachelor's in Music Education and Music Therapy with a concentration in Flute Performance. I enjoy being a very active member of the Music Ministry group at my church. I am a flutist and vocalist for weddings and church services. For the past 15

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Michael
As a beginner I was really frustrated before coming to Kirsty and it seemed like an insurmountable task. She made the whole experience quite beneficial and enjoyable and was able to reach my goal. Thank you so much.
Amy P.
Kirsty was so supportive for my first lesson - I am excited to continue
Keira
This was my daughters first music lesson ever, and Kirsty was very patient with her, and provided just the right instruction and practice incentives for a young beginner.
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David D.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Most Unique Project Studio from Pensado Awards
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David D.

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"Learn the rules like a pro, then break them as an artist" - Pablo Picasso

As a music producer, mix engineer and artist, I understand the need for proficiency as well as the artistry. My approach to teaching is customized to each individual as we are not all the same. I pay close attention to how each person learns and work with what the student can excel in. When needed we will do drills or work on theory or break down your technique to overcome any obstacles. With my industry expertise, I can help you become a proficient musician and help develop your style and artistry.

I look forward to working with you!

About David

I am a multi-instrumentalist, music producer, and mix engineer who works with artists at varying levels developing their skills, creativity, and music. Over the course of nearly 2 decades playing in bands and working in music production, I know the skillset and mindset necessary to perform at a pro

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Grace S.
great experience for my daughter. David was very knowledgeable and supportive! Highly recommend
Kimberly
I'm re-learning the piano with David and he has changed my relationship to music for the better. After only a few lessons with David I've gotten a greater understanding of music theory than I had in my few years of early piano training. He is patient and flexible with his style of teaching. If it's taking me awhile to understand a concept he's good at explaining it more clearly. I definitely recommend him for learning the piano!
Christian J.
David is a highly skilled multi-instrumentalist and producer. I was introduced when he recorded an EP for my band and since then, we've spent many an evening talking about performing, recording, teaching and making music. He is kind, patient and extremely knowledgable about his craft. I always learn something new, interesting and immediately applicable to my playing when I work with him. I've had the privilege of sharing the stage with some of his students and they have always been exceptionally professional and prepared. I highly recommend David for lessons in whatever discipline you request - the crossover knowledge from all of his experiences will be invaluable to you.
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Desiree M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Music Education from San Jose State University
  • Teaches Beginner
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Desiree M.

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Want to be a fantastic musician?! With personalized lessons to match your skills you will have FUN playing the flute. We will focus on breathing techniques, tone production, and rhythmic techniques. Our tunes will be based on what your focus. We will play duets often!

All ages welcome! New hobby? No one is too old for music.

- Fun and Engaging lessons via Zoom!
- Add theory, composition, or conducting to our lessons to expand your music knowledge. (All ages encouraged!)

About Desiree

My goal Is to make music fun. Even the hardest pieces will be fun Owen we work together. Our online lessons are personalized to your skill level and most importantly our lessons will be fun and engaging. We will talk about music news, history and watch musical performances. If you are interested in

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Average Cost of Ukulele Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in Chicago is $60. 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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$37 average
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$48 average
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$60 average

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"Great ukulele teacher! My daughter has so much fun at her ukulele lessons with Maria! She learned how to play many of her favorite songs and is always confident to perform them for her friends and family."
Veronica
Took Ukulele lessons from Maria A.
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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."
James Zidell
Took Ukulele lessons from Vanessa G.
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"Brand new to music and John was very patient and encouraging with me."
Jaclyn
Took Ukulele lessons from John B.
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"GREAT UKE teacher. Patient, Encouraging, very knowledgeable, makes good comments about how to improve my playing. Makes complex music theory simple .
Nice and flexible. Listens well. MOST of ALL, makes me want to PRACTICE more
and study more. Pure MAGIC."
Anne
Took Ukulele lessons from Phillip Z.
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"Edwin was patient and very knowledgeable, he moved me along by using my musical skills while emphasising the basics to provide a firm foundation. He gave me some immediate gratification and set up some good challenges to work on for my next lesson. He is a talented teacher, and it felt like he was right in the room with me. Highly recommend!"
Madeline Andrew
Took Ukulele lessons from Edwin I.
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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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"Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth."
Amit Dubey
Took Ukulele lessons from Mark B.
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"Vanessa knows how to get the most out of me :) She makes me feel good playing, and vectors my energy to what I need to practice.
She's a natural!"
Bob
Took Ukulele lessons from Vanessa G.
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"First on everything about playing Ukulele. Jason is very patient and provided lots of information for my learning needs. First lesson was a very good start, I have to do my part... practice, practice practice. Thanks Jason. Looking forward to next session to show my progress and learn more."
Tess
Took Ukulele lessons from Jason M.
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"Rosalind was very knowledgeable and explained things clearly. She made it easy to understand."
Susan proulx
Took Ukulele lessons from Rosalind H.
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Everything You Need to Know About Taking Ukulele Lessons in Chicago

When you think about playing the ukulele, do you imagine yourself drinking out of a coconut on a tropical beach, with a salty wind in your hair? Think again! The perfect place to learn to play the ukulele is actually right here in the windy city. With great local music shops to choose from and a thriving community of ukulele players, you’ll find yourself in good company taking ukulele lessons in Chicago.

If you need to buy a new ukulele, Chicago Music Exchange (http://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/) is a great place to start shopping. Chicago Music Exchange carries a range of new, used, and vintage instruments, so you’ll have a great selection of ukuleles to choose from. The friendly staff of musicians and experts at this shop will help you make sure you pick the perfect uke!

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The Old Town School of Folk Music (https://www.oldtownschool.org/musicstore/ukuleles/) is another fantastic place to pick up a ukulele or have one repaired. Plus, all the proceeds from purchases at The Old Town School Music Store go toward supporting music programs in the Chicago community.

Once you have a few lessons under your belt and you’re ready to hit the stage, Chicago abounds with opportunities for you to jam and perform! The Chicago Ukulele Cabaret (http://www.ukechicago.org/) is one popular event uke-lovers have got to check out. It’s an open-mic style night just for ukulele players that takes place every few months at Silvie's Lounge.

You might also enjoy joining a Meetup group for ukulele players in Chicago. Through Meetup groups, you’ll meet other people who share your interests, you’ll learn a lot, and you’ll have a ton of fun, too! Luckily for you, there are several ukulele Meetup groups in Chicago for you to choose from.

Free Range Ukulele Society of Oak Park (http://www.meetup.com/Free-Range-Ukulele-Society-of-Oak-Park/) meets just about every week to “play ukulele, sing, and have fun!” Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced player, you can have a great time with this group and join in the jam!

If you’re near Westmont, the UJM Ukulele Club (http://www.meetup.com/ujmukeclub/) gets together to sing and play on the fourth Saturday of every month. Beginners are welcome, and you can even borrow a ukulele if you don’t have one of your own yet.

In the Skokie area? Check out the North Shore Ukulele Society (http://www.meetup.com/NORTH-SHORE-UKULELE-SOCIETY/). They meet once monthly to learn new skills from various guest instructors. Past Meetups have focused on jazz, playing with a slide, and songwriting, just to name a few.

Finally, Wonderwall’s Ukulele Meetup Group (http://www.meetup.com/WonderwallsUkuleleMeetupGroup/) has meetings both in the north and south suburbs of Chicago. When you join this group, you can expect to strum along to a traditional Hawaiian song or a classic tune by the Beatles.

With such a thriving ukulele community around you, your ukulele lessons in Chicago are sure to be a success! Just like any instrument, you’ll want to be patient with yourself and practice every day. Keep going to lessons, studying music that you love, and working hard. Soon you’ll be playing ukulele like a pro!

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