Ukulele Lessons in Elgin, IL

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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt O.

25 Reviews
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My Ukulele teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***LESSONS ARE TAUGHT IN PERSON AT MY STUDIO OR ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy.

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Evan
I have been learning tenor banjo (Irish tuning) from Matt. Although I'm a complete beginner, Matt has been a very patient teacher. He balances lessons between learning songs and music theory. His wit and humor make every lesson enjoyable.
Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Grayslake, IL
Starting at $30
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
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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'Brien

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Paul R.
Jeremie is patiently progressing me, very encouraging
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.
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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
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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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The best!
Ryan
I have been working with Ryan on the Banjo for over a year now. He is incredible patient, encouraging and seriously knows his stuff!
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Brian C.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Brian C.

30 Reviews
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Lean all the basics! Basic songs, chords & melodies are taught.

About Brian

I graduated Cum Laude from New York University, where I received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance. I have performed all styles of music on club dates, college shows, concerts, and recording dates. I have also released a full length commercial recording of my original pop/rock music

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Austin K.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Austin K.

23 Reviews
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Get started on your musical journey the right way! Most teachers will hand you a book and walk you through boring lessons. I have a more fun and better way of approaching Ukulele! Gain all the fundamentals, technique, music reading, chords, and more! In less time than most teachers can teach using a book. No one should be held back because of their teacher, so get started on the right path! One created just for you!

About Austin

I have been playing piano, guitar and ukulele since 2004. Since 2004 I've tutored others in music, including a high school piano class. Starting in 2017 I began teaching professionally. I evaluate how each student learns best. Set goals with them, and create a curriculum that is fun, exciting, an

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Kenna
Austin has been great for my daughter. Highly recommend.
Matthew S.
Great first lesson!
Gideon
My son enjoyed his first piano lesson with Austin! He was engaged and asking Austin alot of questions.
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Megan W.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Megan W.

20 Reviews
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Ukelele is a super fun and easy instrument to pick up - with only four strings, it's a little easier to handle than a guitar, and it's widely used in popular music today. I have students as young as 4 years old all the way up to adults looking for a new hobby in their retirement.

Let's sing and play together!

About Megan

I grew up in a music store, and learned a love for music at an early age. I started piano at age 3, and just kept adding instruments from there. I majored in music at MidAmerica Nazarene University, where I was on scholarship for Piano, Trumpet and French Horn. I have taught General Music, Beginni

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Colin
Megan is an excellent music teacher that helped show me different ways to overcome challenges that I was having. She is very patient and kind and she worked hard to make connections with me and personalize my lessons.
Willa
I honestly think one of the best decisions of my life was deciding to take a lesson with a music teacher I found through a friend. I was nine and desperate to find a teacher who would take me seriously and help me grow as a musician. I remember first liking her Harry Potter necklace, and then being so surprised that she taught me in an hour the chords I had been trying to learn on my own for six months. Six years later, Megan has become not only my mentor, best friend, and biggest supporter, but has also modeled for me how to be a strong, confident woman in today's society. She constantly pushes me to be better, and she is always there for me whether it be for music theory questions or movie suggestions. I would not be where I am today musically, lyrically, or emotionally without Megan and her amazing lessons. I owe so so much to her and continue to learn so much from every class. She is everything I hope to be and the best teacher anyone could hope for.
Amanda
Megan has been instructing my sons for over 8 years. She began with piano but as their interests grew and changed, she helped them move to learning the electric bass, drums and ukulele. My kiddos have very strong personalities. I do not put them in classes with just anyone. Megan has consistently showed up with strength and excellence, inviting my sons to not just grow in their love for music but in their character. They have learned to persevere when things are challenging and Megan is there to guide them in that with a mastery that is hard to find anywhere else. As an educator myself, I have been deeply impressed with Megan’s musical ability and her absolute to connect with and instruct my kids. She has been a huge part of their development, not just in the arts but in their lives.

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Average Cost of Ukulele Lessons in Elgin, IL

The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in Elgin is $61. 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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"Our daughter has taken classes with Nick as part of her after school program with a larger group of kids. After the COVID-19 situation she continued having classes via zoom, and she very much wanted to do so. We observed great progress in both her musical skills and her desire to continue engaging with the instrument, ukulele in this case. The transition between in person and online class went smoothly, and Nick's follow up emails made sure we are on track with topics covered as well as the homework. Nick has a lot of patience and he's ways of engaging with Students are at age appropriate.
We continued ukulele classes online in a small group (2x1) and we are absolutely happy with our decision to continue taking ukulele lessons with Nick."
Fadila
Took Ukulele lessons from Nick R.
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"Liz is great with my son. She has a great demeanor with kids. She talks to them on their level. My son is enjoying his lessons with Liz. We definitely recommend her as a music teacher especially to young kids!"
Henry
Took Ukulele lessons from Liz Fanora J.
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"My son really liked Lee. She was nice, patient and gave clear instructions."
Adam
Took Ukulele lessons from Lee Q.
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"My first lesson was wonderful! Grant was able to aptly identify how to help me progress with my study, and challenged me in the right ways to move forward.

I'm looking forward to my next lesson!"
alyssa
Took Ukulele lessons from Grant H.
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"Strum stick rather than ukulele but it went well."
Jerry
Took Ukulele lessons from Christopher S.
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"Amazing teacher!!! First class my daughter asked to stay for extra time with Lisa."
Isabella
Took Ukulele lessons from Lisa C.
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"She's lesson is very efficient and fun! Can't wait next lesson!"
Yuki
Took Ukulele lessons from Judy G.
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A patient teacher obviously well versed in music theory, who disseminates information in an easily adaptable manner. No rodomontad thrasonic bombastries, he paces teaching to the rate at which I'm learning, as he evaluates my progress."
Larry
Took Ukulele lessons from Glenn S.
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"Zach was the best ukulele teacher we could have asked for. He personalized the lessons around my 12 year old’s progress and interests, was easily relatable and highly knowledgeable, was always accommodating if lesson times needed to be changed, communicated after all lessons about how they went and what to work on and went above and beyond giving us a digital copy of his book and offering extra help if ever needed. We highly recommend Zach!"
Anne
Took Ukulele lessons from Zachary D.
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"Rebecca has really been a fantastic instructor. I have no experience with any musical instruments. In my case the old saying of you can't teach an old dog new tricks is false! She's helped me do something I never thought I could achieve. With her guidance and consistent encouragement, I am learning a new art. I will be playing more confidently and proficiently in no time on my ukulele. She's definitely earned all 5 star's!"
Kerry Swalley
Took Ukulele lessons from Rebecca P.
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