Ukulele Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

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Ian M.

8 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Ian M.

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About Ian

I started playing guitar originally in 1991. I picked up bass and ukulele (and then over the ensuing years, gradually a plethora of other instruments, such as voice, drums, piano, and harp). I started teaching in 2001 throughout the Chicagoland area. First in music stores, then schools, then people

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William Z.
First lesson was great. It took a little time setting up and getting to know each other. For a first lesson, I came away with some very useful information on a song I was having a problem with. I like the direction it is going. Looking forward to the next lesson.
Krista S.
Well hello there budding musician- I started taking ukulele lessons with nearly zero previous experience and little idea what to expect a few months ago. As a teacher, Ian is extremely patient, accommodating, and attentive, but remains very much human throughout the whole process. His years spent teaching across instruments, ages, and levels of expertise make for a trustworthy experience. Definitely recommend.
Savoy
I have taken guitar lessons in the past and wanted to revisit one of my passions again. I decided to take lessons with Ian since he is in my neighborhood and I’m really glad I did. Ian has been very patient and attentive to my learning style. As our lessons have progressed so has the direction of each class. It’s really cool to see how all the concepts we have gone over build on each other. I feel like Ian really goes above and beyond to learn about his students and what they are hoping to achieve. Ian has also been very flexible with my work schedule. After several months of lessons with Ian I can say I’ve learned several things from finger picking, timing, and reading notes. I can’t wait to continue my journey!
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Claire C.

20 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachaoler's of Music from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaching since 2012
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Claire C.

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Learning the basics is the best way to develop a solid foundation for your musical journey. We'll learn to tune, build chords and finger pick simple melodies. We'll learn to listen to songs and pick out the melody by ear, allowing you to learn any song you want!

About Claire

My name is Claire and I have been making a living as a touring/gigging musician for the last eight years. I studied music performance and production at Columbia College Chicago. I have played in a variety of styles, both solo and as part of a band. I currently tour with my band, The Lucky Dutch on

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Matthew T.
Great first lesson with Claire. She listens and understands and comes up with a plan accordingly. Very highly recommend.
Richard H.
All is well on the first day of class!
Alex Ivanov
Claire is extremely patient, positive, and most importantly knowledgeable. After only five lessons, she's given me a lot to work with and I can without a doubt say my singing has improved.

I recommend Claire to anyone interested in improving their singing, regardless of skill level, age, style, etc. She's fantastic!

Felicia B.

6 Reviews
Dundee, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Felicia B.

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I picked up the ukulele a couple years ago and happy to teach beginner ukulele. The student will know how to finger pick and strum chords with or without singing along. Students will also learn a couple classic ukulele music and also popular songs.

About Felicia

I graduated with a bachelors in music education at Western Illinois University in 2012. At the university I received talent grants to play in the symphony orchestra as a violinist, I also sang in the school of music top choir. After graduating I immediately was offered a position at a music studio

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Les
She asked me what I wanted to learn and assisted me in a very patient way, and showed me the correct way of strumming and whatever else that was needed. A very good start.
Alyson
Felicia is a great teacher! We work well together, she asks how I want to learn and she helps me to understand what I’m learning! As an adult learner, it helps that she can modify my lesson to suit my specific needs. I think this will be a great partnership!!
Autumn
Felicia has truly helped me improve on the viola. From spotting my wrong bow hold to making sure that I am absolutely positive on where the fingerings are for the key, she has most definetly improved my playing over all and is helping me advance past most of my peers in my school orchestra.

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Joe S.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joe S.

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This instrument is fun...flat out. Great for all ages, and can be used as a great springboard to guitar and other stringed instruments. I'm able to incorporate decades of music experience and knowledge into teaching the instrument and hope to help the student get the most out of it.

About Joe

I absolutely love teaching music! After over 20 years of teaching, performing, writing, and recording in all styles/genres, it continues to be a great adventure. It is a joy to pass this on to others...especially seeing my students that never touched the instrument going on to be very proficient

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Stephen C.
This was my first lesson with Joe. He was very knowledgable, thorough and patient. I am looking forward to my next lesson with him.
Maria P.
Joe is awesome, patient and kind. Makes feel no pressure. Learned a lot in my first lesson.
Highly recommend! -Maria🙂
Carl
Have had one lesson and thoroughly enjoyed it. Joe is very knowledgeable and patient. Looking forward to more lessons.
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James H.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music from Indiana University School of Music
  • Teaching since 1987
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James H.

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As a classical guitar player I also love playing ukulele. You just can’t help but smile and feel happy when you have a ukulele in your hands. I specialize in classical and finger style ukulele.

About James

My name is James Hawes. I provide weekly online private music lessons in classical guitar and ukulele. Students of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. I've been teaching for many years and I love what I do. I am very patient and easy going. I love working with kids and work hard to

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Sarah
Our son has been taking piano lessons with Mr. Hawes for 2 years and we couldn't be happier! He is a wonderful teacher, and we have seen our son grow and learn and get excited about lessons! Mr. Hawes has patience in working with students, and I am always amazed at his knack for getting even squirrely little boys to sit still and get engaged in a lesson! Mr. Hawes is a wonderful teacher, who is passionate about his students and loves working with them, which is apparent in each lesson. We are truly blessed to have found such a wonderful teacher for our son, and would highly recommend him.
Sarah
Our son has been taking piano lessons with Mr. Hawes for 2 years and we couldn't be happier! He is a wonderful teacher, and we have seen our son grow and learn and get excited about lessons! Mr. Hawes has patience in working with students, and I am always amazed at his knack for getting even squirrely little boys to sit still and get engaged in a lesson! Mr. Hawes is a wonderful teacher, who is passionate about his students and loves working with them, which is apparent in each lesson. We are truly blessed to have found such a wonderful teacher for our son, and would highly recommend him.
Jeni
Mr. Hawes has been teaching my daughters piano lessons for 2 plus years. He is knowledgeable, experienced, reliable, kind patient, trustworthy, and always easy tonwork with. We appreciate his dedication to helping our daughters learn to appreciate music more & more. A truly wonderful teacher we feel blessed to work with.
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Daniel G.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, English
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Awarded Day Jams Vocal Instructor of Excellence from Day Jams Rock and Roll Camp
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Daniel G.

22 Reviews
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I will show them how to play chords notes tablature strum patterns fingerpicking patterns how do follow the chords play them in the song

About Daniel

Music lessons should be fun and focus on what you want! I am willing to travel to you or welcome you to my studios: Reseda pr Canoga Park. I travel to homes San Diego and Los Angeles Counties. What is your goal? School or Church choir? Musical programs?Learn to Cantor or lead songs at Church/

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Stefanie
Mr. G goes over and above to help me pursue my interests. He helped me sing through a difficult time while my voice was changing. He supports me at performances and never fails to make me laugh. Working with him has been a fantastic experience and I feel that I have grown so much.

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Average Cost of Ukulele Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in Des Plaines 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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"Katie, is amazingly talented and so sweet! My daughter Paisley felt comfortable and can’t wait for her next lesson.

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Paisley
Took Ukulele lessons from Katie H.
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"Jonathan is very personable and we had fun."
Jackie
Took Ukulele lessons from Jonathan B.
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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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"Awesome teacher! He is very patient and teaches at my level and what I want to learn. He’s the best!"
Katy
Took Ukulele lessons from Grant H.
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"Our 9 year old daughter took her very first ukulele lesson with Zelda and she was really amazing! She was very patient and had a fun, upbeat, friendly personality. We are definitely adding more lessons than originally intended and we'd love Zelda to give her singing lessons as well. We are really excited! Thank you, Zelda!"
Amy
Took Ukulele lessons from Zelda S.
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"Livv is an amazing and a gifted teacher. She’s very knowledgeable, but she’s completely humble. Her easy-going personality makes learning fun and enjoyable. She’s funny and down to earth. Learning a new task can sometimes be very frustrating, but she’s incredibly patient and supportive. She allowed me to learn at a pace that I’m most comfortable with. She adapted to my learning style and tailored the lessons to my desired goals. First of all, I wanted to be able to play the ukulele and secondly, I wanted to be able to play some of my favorite songs on the ukulele. She taught me how to play. She wrote the tabs for the songs I requested. We went over those songs together and my goals were met. In addition to reaching my goals, I’ve learned and reached other objectives along the way. She taught me how to read music in general, how to read chord diagrams, how to read tabs, how to strum and she gave me tips on different ways to play the barre chords. I never thought that I could ever play the dreaded barre chords, but with her guidance and patience, I was able to do that. She communicated with me every step of the way about my progress and what’s on the horizon for the coming week. She’s a well-rounded teacher and she gets my highest recommendation. Livv, thank you for your insights and encouragement throughout my journey."
Penny
Took Ukulele lessons from Olivia D.
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"We are 2 beginners taking the class together. We have taken 3 lessons. Rich is teaching us finger strengthening exercises, chords and notes which we can use to play songs, and encouraging us to find melodies using just the strings. The lesson flies by and already we can see our improvement. Last summer I tried to teach myself using YouTube and I have learned so much more in 3 weeks than I learned all summer. He is upbeat and positive. I would recommend him as a ukulele teacher."
Adrienne
Took Ukulele lessons from Richard C.
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"I have had a great time learning to play the Ukelele with Gkenn. So fun. Looking forward to learning more"
Laura
Took Ukulele lessons from Glenn S.
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"David is very patient teacher and he truly personalizes his lessons. He focuses on what you want to learn (e.g. how to read music, learn to play a specific song), and he gets you there with great, fun exercises to encourage learning. He is really good with beginners. I would highly recommend David for the Uke."
Lisa
Took Ukulele lessons from David E.
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"Joel is such a great teacher. He's very nice and patient with beginners. I've learned a lot so far in my lessons. I would recommend anyone to take lessons from him."
Erica
Took Ukulele lessons from Joel B.
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