Ukulele Lessons in Elgin, IL

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Popular Ukulele Teachers in Elgin, IL

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Claire C.

20 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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Josh Y.
Great first class. Super encouraging.
Tage
Super patient and knowledgeable.
Matthew T.
Great first lesson with Claire. She listens and understands and comes up with a plan accordingly. Very highly recommend.

Jeremie W.

26 Reviews
McHenry, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
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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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Dev K.
It was great for a first session
Danny
Jeremie is a great instructor. He moves and a good pace, really knows the details of what he is teaching, and caters the lesson material to you to keep it interesting. Would highly recommend!
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Ryan B.

76 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • 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 Jefferson Park 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

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Ryan provides thorough and patient instruction.

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Steven F.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Steven F.

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It is my goal as a teacher to give you the tools to play music but more importantly to create music.

My Teaching Philosophy
The Uke is a wonderful instrument that any style of music can be played on. From pop hits of today to pop hits of the 1920's, classical, jazz and beyond.
We will start by learning all of our chords, strum patterns as well as basic melodies. Then progress into finger picking and "claw-hammer" style of uke playing.

Left Hand-
Scales and arpeggios our the bedrock of music. They are the foundation of everything harmonically and melodically. We will begin with learning our major, minor and pentatonic scales and corresponding arpeggios. Once we have an understanding of those we will delve into our modes and more “exotic” scales.

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The right hand is our time machine. It gives us the ability to play in time and with groove and feel. We will work on rhythmic studies string crossings and practicing with a metronome. Remembering music is ...

About Steven

Steven F offers instruction for electric or acoustic bass guitar, upright bass, mandolin and ukulele as well as music theory. Steven F., a professional musician and teacher for over fifteen years, graduated cum laude with a performance degree in the upright bass from The Ohio State Universit

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Beau
I can’t believe how much material was covered in a 60 minute lesson! Steven was engaging and encouraging. My 16 year old son learned a lot and had a great time doing it. We are looking forward to future lessons!
Brad N.
Steven is an excellent teacher. He had a lot of helpful information and made a great effort to assess my needs. I’m looking forward to more lessons!
Will Peterson
Steven is an excellent instructor. He is patient and kind. He breaks things down to make it easier to learn and play. I see improvement in my lessons every week.
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Steven S.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Andres Segovia Memorial Scholarship from California State University, Northridge
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Steven S.

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Ukulele lessons are fun for all styles, ages and levels. I'll help your musical dreams come true! Beginners are encouraged to apply. You'll have fun while reaching your musical goals.

About Steven

Steven graduated with his bachelor of music degree from California State University, Northridge and obtained his teaching credential from Cal Lutheran University. While at C.S.U.N., Steven was the winner of the Andres Segovia memorial scholarship and the Randy Rhoads memorial scholarship. Also, St

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Thomas S.
Fun experience.
Fredrick B.
Steve is an exellent instructor. Easy going and brings a beginner like me to ease and motivated. Look forward to my next class!
Linda
Wow! My son had absolutely NO prior experience and after just 4 lesson's he was rocking it and even reading music! Steven is absolutely wonderful with teens. My son looked forward to every lesson. Best teacher ever!!!!!
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Cameron D.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Music Performance (Percussion) from Schwob School of Music
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Cameron D.

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Ukulele is just like a better guitar... I can help you learn whatever song you want- or even make your own! I have an extra ukulele for you to learn on as well.

About Cameron

Hey I'm Cameron, I'll try to cater lessons to your goals and have fun in the process. I love sharing my knowledge, musical experience, and love for music! High energy and engaging!

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Michaelynne W.
Cameron is a great teacher!
Michaelynne W.
Great lesson! Thanks!
Bryson/Jaxson
Patient with us learning! Great instructor

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Average Cost of Ukulele Lessons in Elgin, IL

The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in Elgin is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $140 per hour.
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$39 average
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$51 average
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$63 average

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"I thought I'd be able to teach myself the ukulele, but there is so many nuances to the process that I had missed. I like the way Remi corrected bad habits immediately and the way he simplified chord changes. Really looking forward to practicing some specific items this week and to my next lesson."
Amanda
Took Ukulele lessons from Raymond (Remi) L.
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"Dave is great! My daughter loved taking lessons and really expanded her knowledge and interest in the ukelele. Highly recomnended!"
Mia
Took Ukulele lessons from Dave B.
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"Eric was the right fit for me. He started me on the basics in a very relaxed way. Plus - his favorite Beatle is George!"
Karin Eide
Took Ukulele lessons from Eric C.
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"Geoff is great and very patient!!"
Natasha
Took Ukulele lessons from Geoff S.
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"A gifted teacher and a lovely person. I couldn't ask for more."
Paul
Took Ukulele lessons from Tara L.
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"Terrific instructor...just what i was looking for."
Grant
Took Ukulele lessons from Joe S.
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"Lee is an exceptional instructor and excellent at helping us with Ukulele from beginner to experienced musician. She is also great with our young son with lots of patience yet a great touch teaching him over the internet. Her computer skills are good too running our lessons efficiently yet fun and lively!"
Michael
Took Ukulele lessons from Lee Q.
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"It was a musical experiance, not a boring lesson

His goal was to make it a fun experience while simultaneously practicing and learning about music theory. He had us making original songs on the second day."
William H
Took Ukulele lessons from Matthew K.
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"My son is always engaged during his lessons and happy to practice during the week! So happy. And it is very easy to communicate with Tammy. She is very engaging."
Phinneas
Took Ukulele lessons from Tammy Y.
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"Great experience as a first lesson! Luke is an amazing teacher, and he can find the right speed and approach for his students. Thank you!"
Vadim
Took Ukulele lessons from Luke P.
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