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Popular Ukulele Teachers in Elgin, IL

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Ian M.

(7)
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
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Ian M.

Chicago, IL

(7)

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About Ian

I started playing guitar originally in 1991. I picked up bass and ukulele (and then gradually a plethora of other instruments) over the ensuing years. I started teaching in 2001 throughout the Chicagoland area. First in music stores, then schools, then people's homes (including mine) and then onlin

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October 28, 2019
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!
October 26, 2019
Juie S.
I wish I could leave a review on his teaching but unfortunately, I couldn't even experience his teaching prowess. I gifted 5 in-home guitar lessons to my fiance as a birthday present. After speaking to Takelesson representatives I was told that we were in Ian's in home radius. Ian did not teach my fiance because he did not find "parking", which felt like a little bit of an unreasonable answer. When my fiance asked to be taught on weekdays he declined that too and instead offered online classes. The point of in-home is flexibility and 1:1 attention and we were disappointed that we could not have that opportunity due to how unaccommodating it felt. Would like to leave feedback to both Ian and Takelessons to include these nuances as customers are often really excited only to be let down.
August 5, 2019
Jen K.
Ian is an incredible teacher. Very patient and professional. The way he teaches is very straight forward and easy to understand. I can’t wait to learn more & more... less than a week has passed since my lesson. I already feel so comfortable with my ukulele,
All the utube lessons were useless for me. I realized this after 1 lesson with Ian. The frustration factor on utube was a waste of time for me. I am so happy I chose ian & this company.
Thank you so much, jen
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Jeremie W.

(25)
McHenry, IL
Starting at $35
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Teaching Locations:
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  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeremie W.

McHenry, IL

(25)

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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 nearly 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

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November 9, 2018
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!
October 27, 2018
Anoop A.
September 22, 2018
Danny
Jeremie is knowledgeable and easy to work with. He caters the lesson to your goals and I have no doubt I will achieve what I want if I stick with it! Would definitely recommend!
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Felicia B.

(6)
Dundee, IL
Starting at $35
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  • Teaching since 2012
  • Music Education from Western Illinois University
  • Teaches Beginner
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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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June 26, 2019
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.
June 18, 2018
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!!
March 18, 2018
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.

Meet Online Ukulele Teachers Serving Elgin, IL

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Zander W.

(4)
Ukulele
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 6 and up
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Online Ukulele Teacher

” Everybody should have and play a uke, it’s so simple to carry with you and it is one instrument you can’t play and not laugh” -George Harrison

About Zander

I am a Nashville session musician, sideman and music teacher. I received a Bachelor of Music degree in Commercial Music with a Composition and Arranging Emphasis from Belmont University. Coming from a family of Classical and Jazz musicians, I have been exposed to music my whole life. Over the year

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October 17, 2016
Suzana
Wonderful instructor! I'm finally getting rid of my old bad habits. I very much look forward to every new lesson. Highly recommended.
June 22, 2016
Cate
Zander is extremely knowledgable and has the ability to communicate that knowledge in an easy tower and way. Great teacher!
June 20, 2016
David Otto
I am a first time stringed instrument student. Zander has a talent for structuring lessons to make me 'work' to see progress. He is patient and answers my questions in a manner that make sense. I'm fortunate to have connected with him. Given his multi instrument proficiency and obvious knowledge base I can't help but recommend his teaching skills.
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Chloe B.

(1)
Ukulele
Starting at $42
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Chloe B.

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Online Ukulele Teacher

I can teach chords, strumming patterns, and how to sing and play. I can teach almost any song using chords.

About Chloe

My name is Chloe and I have been playing piano since I was 7 years old. I teach elementary school music/piano and would like to extend my work by teaching private lessons. I enjoy playing and learning music, but I most of all enjoy working with people. I value my elementary school students each as

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October 16, 2019
Jen
Unfortunately we had only 1 lesson and then were informed the night before our second lesson that the teacher is canceling because it's too far for her to travel. We had already purchased materials she recommended and paid fees to takelessons.com which we have been told are not refundable. This is terrible service. The teacher signed up for lessons knowing what our address was so she could have simply checked her travel time before agreeing. Now we have wasted a lot of our own time and money. I am hesitant to use takelessons again because of the customer service I have received. Why should I pay a placement fee if an instructor can cancel after just one lesson.
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Steven F.

(12)
Ukulele
Starting at $25
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio

  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Online Ukulele Teacher

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.

Right Hand-
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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February 26, 2019
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!
November 12, 2018
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!
October 29, 2018
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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Average Cost of Ukulele Lessons in Elgin, IL

The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in Elgin is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $25 and $175 per hour.
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$40 average
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$51 average
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"WHAT A GREAT TEACHER! NO PLANS OF STOPPING LESSONS. SO HAPPY WITH OUR PROGRESS. THANK YOU!"
- GRACE
Took Ukulele lessons from Cole P.
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"Jesse is our first music teacher and my 9 year old son is really enjoying his Ukulele lessons. My favorite thing about Jesse is how often he compliments my son during his 30 minute lesson. Practicing has yet to be a struggle and my son looks forward to his lesson. Jesse is able to keep my son's attention and make his lesson fun for him. In 5 lessons my son has learned to read music and several basic songs. It is easy to welcome Jesse in our home for the lesson. We highly recomend him as a teacher. My son wants me to add that when Jesse rides his motorcycle to our house for the lesson it is also super cool!"
- Blake
Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse H.
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"He was very good in explaining the steps to Jessica and took time with her to make sure she understood."
- Jessica
Took Ukulele lessons from Aaron D.
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"Patient, encouraging, and enthusiastic, excellent instructor my six year old son looks forward to!"
- Lincoln
Took Ukulele lessons from Vanessa G.
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"Very patient...looking forward to more lessons."
- Landrey
Took Ukulele lessons from Raymond (Remi) L.
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"Sara introduced my 6 year old son to ukulele though online lessons. She was patient, positive, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Sara if you are thinking about having your son or daughter try out an instrument."
- Meghan
Took Ukulele lessons from Sara C.
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"My son is a BEGINNER beginner. Rodrigo is a very nice guy and seems to know his stuff very well. I would give him 5 stars but I don't think he realized that my son needed the basic, basic 1st lesson (i.e. how to hold the instrument). We've only attended one session so this is fully based on that one lesson. I'm sure he'll adjust his teaching from here on out."
- Tui
Took Ukulele lessons from Rodrigo R.
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"Excellent instructor. Knows how to keep you engaged even when you have no musical experience at all."
- Maryann
Took Ukulele lessons from Geoff S.
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"Aaron has been GREAT with my son. He is only 4 and begged for lessons. Aaron is very accepting and patient! Thank you for working with us."
- Drake
Took Ukulele lessons from Aaron D.
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"Great 1st lesson. Thx"
- Jaci
Took Ukulele lessons from Grant H.
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