Ukulele Lessons in Evanston, IL

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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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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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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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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Grayslake, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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'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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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Matt O.

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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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Melissa A.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Teaches students 8 to 18
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Music Education from Vandercook College of Music
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Melissa A.

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Experienced music teacher of 10 years, specializing in teacher beginner ukulele students. We will work together to customize lessons to help you meet your goals. From learning how to hold the ukulele to beginning fingerpicking techniques, I'm here to help you on your journey to playing the happiest instrument in the world!

About Melissa

I am currently an elementary school music teacher, endorsed to teach K- 12th-grade students. I've been teaching for ten years and counting!! I attended Vandercook College of Music and received my B.A. in Music education. I later completed my Masters in Education Administration and Supervision at th

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Steve G.

53 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Steve G.

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A great instrument to play! And LOTS of fun. You can be up and playing basic ukulele in a very short time, and as you progress, we will add all the rhythmic strums that make the ukulele come alive. The ukulele can cover almost every style of music there is...from traditional Hawaiian music to rock!... and everything in between. Let me show you how to express your inner musician with the ukulele. You will have a blast!

About Steve

Music has been a part of my life for over 5 decades. I stepped onstage when I was 15, and have been active in the music business ever since. I was raised in the New York / New England area, and played in many bands in the 70's and 80's, most notably the band AVALON. I moved to Florida in the late 80

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Daniel K.
Steve actually researched a style of play that he was unfamiliar with to teach me. Obviously a master musician, he analyzed the basics of the style and started from my baseline, teaching me the technique from the ground up. A dedicated and friendly teacher, I'd recommend him to anyone.
Hannah B.
Wendy C.
we got right to it. lots for me to learn!
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Chris K.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education from West Chester University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Chris K.

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Inspiring students through private instrumental music lessons for ukulele, guitar, bass guitar, saxophone, clarinet, flute, and piano.

About Chris

I have been teaching private music lessons for fourteen years and have been a public school instrumental music teacher for eight years. I have a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and a Master of Science degree in Music Education. I have a K-12 teaching certification in Maryland. My educati

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Christopher & Winter W.
Kids first lesson with Mr. Kefer went very well! No regrets!

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Average Cost of Ukulele Lessons in Evanston, IL

The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in Evanston 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 $130 per hour.
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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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"Right away, Athena eased my son's nerves with her gentle approach and quirky humor. She understands how to meet a student where he is and take it from there. No undo pressure. Only joy. It's exactly what we were looking for."
Alex
Took Ukulele lessons from Athena M.
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"Subtle evaluation of my skill level and gave me some great tips. I'm coming back for more."
Ralph
Took Ukulele lessons from Mark C.
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"Nicole was very professional, with a warm personality and friendly attitude. She was able to nicely relate to my very shy daughter. We’re looking forward to the next lesson!"
Ava
Took Ukulele lessons from Nicole C.
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"Christopher was very friendly, organized and patient. He made playing the ukulele really easy to understand! Would highly recommend."
Rachel
Took Ukulele lessons from Christopher S.
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"Joe has been a great teacher. I am amazed how quickly the lessons have progressed. He is patient and his passion for music is apparent."
Aaron
Took Ukulele lessons from Joe S.
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"We are so glad that Joel is our 12 year olds Ukulele instructor. Joel is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled musician. He is especially gifted in putting students at ease and guiding them in pursuing their individual music styles. After only a short number of lesson with Joel, our shy girl is playing and singing her favorite popular songs !!"
Laura
Took Ukulele lessons from Joel B.
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"Joel is clearly very passionate and well versed in the language and study of music, providing a solid foundation for anyone wanting to learn the dynamics of music and performance. He doesn’t just teach mechanics, he teaches you the how and the understanding so you come away with more than the knowledge of how to play a few songs. He tailors the curriculum and home practice around the student’s unique interests to blend enjoyment and knowledge in a way that keeps you excited about music!"
Maria
Took Ukulele lessons from Joel M.
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"Edwin very quickly identifies where you need help and sets you in the right direction using a friendly approach."
Jack
Took Ukulele lessons from Edwin I.
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"Liz love's what she does, very patient & caring . I am so glad to have her as my Teacher . I do recommend Liz :)"
Monique
Took Ukulele lessons from Liz Fanora J.
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