Ukulele Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

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Ryan B.

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

3 Reviews
Wheaton, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Education from Elmhurst College
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Mike G.

3 Reviews
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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.
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Jeremie W.

31 Reviews
Grayslake, IL
Starting at $30
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Jeremie W.

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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.

About Jeremie

I'm a self taught guitarist who has been playing for 20 years. I have played professionally in numerous bands and ensembles ranging from jazz to folk to rock, and I've been writing music for the same length of time. I currently perform with one of my students from TakeLessons named Mackenzie O'Brie

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Kris
Jeremie has been awesome. Super patient and works on what you want to play!
Didi L.
Based on my first lesson with Jeremie, I feel very confident that he will be able to help me achieve my music goals, to learn jazz guitar and music theory in a gradual manner without feeling overwhelmed.
Samantha Prestenbach
Great first lesson

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Rachel H.

63 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Finance from San Jacinto College - North
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Rachel H.

63 Reviews
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Oh boy, do I love the Ukulele! This instrument is FUN. I became passionate about the ukulele a few years ago.This instrument is fun. We will learn our chords, learn a lot of unique strumming patters and work on our rhythm. We will also learn how to take some classic rock and roll guitar songs and turn them into happy-go-lucky-uke tunes!
This instrument is PERFECT for beginners - adults and children!

About Rachel

I started my musical path in a Ballet Studio. I fell in love with the crackle of the vinyl record playing as I learned to listen and dance with the rhythm. I started playing the guitar when I was in elementary and took classical lessons until I was a teenager.I really enjoy the art of practice

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Victoria M.
Great first lesson! Thanks so much :)
Chloe
Loving my lessons and I won’t even say ‘so far’ because I know they’ll only get better. She makes learning the guitar fun and relaxed while also building a solid foundation. Looking forward to more!
Dana
I had so much fun. And I am learning more techniques than before.
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Carolyn O.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Japanese, Hawaiian, English, French
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Carolyn O.

25 Reviews
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Learn how to play basic chords and sing your favorite songs.
Explore how chords are built and how to read music charts.
How to watch videos and play like your favorite artists.
Compile your Ukulele Songbook - and maybe create your own songs?

About Carolyn

Coming from a large extended family in Hawaii, I was surrounded by luau music, kachi-kachi dancing, Japanese bon dances, handsome local guys singing and playing their guitars and my aunties strumming their ukes and singing old songs. I reveled in walking alone in Nature or playing piano and singing

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Rita
Carolyn is a wonderful teacher! Our 9-year-old daughter has been taking ukulele lessons (online) with her for a few weeks now. She came to LOVE her lessons, and has already made a lot of progress. Carolyn is an accomplished musician and singer (beautiful voice!!), yet she has no problem taking a beginner's perspective and explaining things in a clear, simple, kid-friendly way. She is fun and easy-going, and also incredibly patient. Overall, great experience!
Laurie
My teenage daughter has been taking piano lessons with Carolyn for several months now, and has thoroughly enjoyed her experience. Carolyn is flexible and willing to adapt her teaching style to the way that works best for you. She is also kind, encouraging, and open to teaching my daughter the piano pieces that most interest her.
Abbie Roles
Carolyn is very patient kind and caring and easy going and also fun I would recemend here and do other lessons she has:)
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Maria S.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German, French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Maria S.

39 Reviews
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Beginners focus on note and tablature reading basic melodies and chords in the first position. Once they reach the intermediate and advanced stage, we expand and learn to apply the foundation to music the student enjoys based on their own individual goals.

About Maria

Maria S’s love of the arts, innate gifts, and years of training have led her to perform leading and supporting roles in dozens of musicals and operas over the past 20 years. Some of those include: Meet Me In St. Louis, Guys and Dolls, The Last Five Years, Les Misérables, South Pacific, The King an

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Rose R.
Maria is by far the perfect person to start this journey with. Her knowledge is phenomenal, and I can't wait to keep growing in my singing abilities!!
Anthony C.
Maria was teaching my daughter opera, she learned a lot and we'll seek her out again to continue. She is an expert in her field. My daughter loved her and everyone she encountered in the music industry wanted to learn how she learned this and how she learned that when we told them they said she had a good teacher. We'll be back Maria. Thanks for all you've shown her.
Ava
My daughter’s first lesson was great!

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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 $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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"My Aunty is turning 80 this weekend and I decided to learn how to play Happy Birthday on the ukulele as a surprise for her. Jeff not only helped me accomplish my goal but also got me started on other songs as well. His patience and enthusiastic personality made the lessons not ony productive but personable as well!!! 2 thumbs up to an awesome instructor!!!!!"
James
Took Ukulele lessons from Jeff S.
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"FIRST LESSON was a great experience. Although my 12-year old son was hesitant about Ukulele lessons, he immediately felt relaxed with David. Of notable qualities...David was professional, very patient, redirected my son when he got off track, boosted his self-esteem with words of encouragement, and took the time to answer any questions my son had after the lesson was over. My son left excited and looks forward to his next lesson."
Nicholas
Took Ukulele lessons from David L.
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"Love that notes are sounding better. Even though chords are very difficult, today I tried one song with easier chords and did not do too badly. Even tempo felt better. No time-outs for me...yet.
Grant is a great and patient instructor."
Martina
Took Ukulele lessons from Grant H.
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"I am a total beginner. No musical knowledge at all. Kirk is very patient, and is willing to explain things in detail."
John
Took Ukulele lessons from Kirk R.
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"Great first lesson! Luke is very patient and was able to explain things in a way I could understand. I have no prior musical training."
Erin Malone
Took Ukulele lessons from Luke P.
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"Excellent instructor! Very flexible and able to cater to the students needs as needed. Would highly recommend Jason to anyone looking to start an instrument."
Kelly
Took Ukulele lessons from Jason 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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"Edwin quickly found where I needed the most help (strumming patterns), and within minutes was guiding me through progressions to help me make progress. He also gave me some lessons on notation and helped me write some progressions down so that I could practice between now and our next lesson. He listened to my goals and taught in a way that will help me meet them."
Matthew
Took Ukulele lessons from Edwin I.
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"I'm a first time music enthusiast! I know NOTHING about music. I left knowing how to tune my ukulele, the C, F,G chords, and the beginning portions of a Bob Marley "Three Little Birds" song! Teresa was wonderful, knowledgeable, and very comfortable to be around! I'm excited to work with her, and see where my skills develop! ;) I already am going to refer her to my friends!"
Lynelle
Took Ukulele lessons from Teresa Y.
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"Great teacher-organized & punctual. He has a passion for music and has a great disposition. My kids enjoyed their lesson and have been practicing on their own."
Nancy (mom)
Took Ukulele lessons from Joe S.
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