Ukulele Lessons in La Grange, IL

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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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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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Phillip Z.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Phillip Z.

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Ukulele students start with five subjects.

1) Technique is concerned with the development of the physical mechanics involved in playing the instrument.

2) Scales are a part of basic music vocabulary and building blocks of the musical language.

3) Chords are also basic vocabulary of the musical language.

4) Note reading is not required for every student. It really depends on the students' goals. However, I strongly encourage everyone learn to read musical notation, (more than tablature). Literacy in reading music is analogous to literacy in reading in our English language. Can you imagine how much smaller our world would be if we couldn't read?

5) Songs utilize the skills and concepts of all the previously mentioned subjects and are the goal of studying music. The student chooses what songs they want to play, guided by my suggestions; Jazz, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, R &B - "How deep is the ocean, how high is the sky?"

A beginning student will practice ...

About Phillip

I teach music. The guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele just happen to be the particular instruments I choose. Music as a language, discipline, and art, is the goal. I've been teaching, performing, studying, composing, for some thirty years. I've studied and gigged in the classical, jazz, rock, blu

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Rhea
Phil is a consummate musician and is extremely knowledgeable and patient. He helped me to arrange several songs and encouraged me to write my own arrangements, as that really helps one better understand the instrument. I loved our lessons on learning all the scales and modes, too.
Orlando R.
Phillips teaching is very low key and suttle but very effective. I am astounded at how much he has taught me in a few weeks.
Max
Kind, super knowledgeable, and a clear communicator. Looking forward to the second one.
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David E.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Awarded Ibanez Solo Competition 2017 from Ibanez
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David E.

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Ukulele is very similar to guitar and started to pick it up about 7 years ago and have had a blast learning and teaching this instrument. So much fun to play and easy to get started with.

About David

I stated playing guitar when I was 8yrs old. By the time I was 15 I was playing in band s and local venues in Phoenix. When I was 18 I relocated to L.A. and attended Musician's Institute in Hollywood CA. I performed and recorded for many artist while living out there. Ranging from up and coming arti

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Fernanda
Just had my first lesson with David and it was so much fun! David is kind, patient and a great instructor!
David Rickers
Excellent lessons, always fun and exciting.
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Jeremy P.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from Kennesaw State University
  • Teaching since 2017
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Jeremy P.

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My students will learn to play simple chords, chord progressions, and tunes and be able to develop an ear where they can learn all kinds of material on the ukulele!

About Jeremy

Hello! I'm currently a Doctoral Candidate studying Trumpet Performance at Florida State University where I am studying with Dr. Christopher Moore. I have participated in several different ensembles throughout my studies and have played in and around the metro Atlanta, and Mid-Michigan areas. I enjoy

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Arthur
Jeremy was patient and thoughtful in teaching my son how to play trumpet.
Josie
Jeremy Is amazing!
Aileen
Jeremy was great! My daughter’s first lesson went very well. Her first instructor joined the military, so we were left to select someone new. By God’s grace and a lot of help from Michael at TakeLessons, we landed on Jeremy’s profile. We couldn’t have gotten a better instructor the second time around! It’s like an extension of the first lessons! Jeremy is knowledgeable, kind, sincere, laid back, patient, and encouraging. What more could we ask for? As a mother, I really appreciate his communication with me via phone and email. If you are looking for a great instructor, you can do no better than Jeremy!
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Athena M.

88 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Athena M.

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Experienced teacher of 26 years available for eager beginner and intermediate students of all ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of rhythm, chords, knowledge of the instrument and proper hand skills. I specialize in pop and rock and typically use songs the students choose to help them develop their skills.

About Athena

About Me If you can recognize your favorite song when you hear it, you already have what it takes to be a great musician! MY PROMISE TO YOU: 1. Your lesson will always be geared toward what YOU want to learn, and if it seems like we are working on something that doesn't match that, I wil

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Shab
Athena is professional, results oriented, kind, knows how to encourage young learners, and has a delightful sense of humor. I highly recommend her classes.
Sande
Athena is fantastic! I am old and learning how to play guitar so was really nervous. Athena is moving at my pace and makes it really easy. I like how she explains the why behind what she asks me to do.
Lisa
Amazing! My 14 year looks forward to working with her each week.
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Stephanie A.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Stephanie A.

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Ukulele can be a great first instrument for young music lovers! Perfect for little hands, the ukulele gives students the opportunity to practice playing a string instrument! Kids will be learning chords from their first lesson and may be surprised to find out how many popular songs can be played on a ukulele! I am a laid back and fun teacher and kids can learn in a low-pressure environment with lots of encouragement and support from me! *Group lessons available by request*

About Stephanie

Hi, there! My name is Stephanie and I can't wait to meet you! I am a singer/songwriter with more than 25 years personal experience. I wrote my first song when I was 12 years old and was singing before I could talk. I have been playing the guitar since I was 15 years old. I studied Fine and Performin

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Nora
Great intro lesson for our 6 year old! She had fun and Stephanie was very patient and great about reviewing the material multiple times
Hia M Weitzman
Stephanie is wonderful! She is engaging, encouraging, enthusiastic and fun! She is also patient and really takes the time to assess her students and give explicit direction to move them forward. My daughter has come a long way in just 4 lessons! Great choice!!

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Average Cost of Ukulele Lessons in La Grange, IL

The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in La Grange 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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"Jordan is a talented teacher knowing how to best start you out on an instrument but not hesitant on challenging his students with more difficult material. I learned heaps in my first five lessons with Jordan and was stoked on the outcome!"
Brennan G.
Took Ukulele lessons from Jordan D.
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"Jordan is a great teacher! He is personable, encouraging, and consistent & has helped me to greatly improve my technique on ukelele in a short time. I would fully recommend him to anyone!"
Molly
Took Ukulele lessons from Jordan D.
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"Sign up for classes with John. Just do it, and you won't regret it.

Whatever the opposite of musically-gifted is, that is what I am. I'm an adult beginner in the truest sense of the word - never read sheet music, couldn't hold a beat to save my life, and hadn't played an instrument. EVER. That's why I'm still amazed that I've learned to play a couple of simple songs after a few lessons with John - it's a great achievement on his part!

John has the patience of a saint and a great ability to teach. If I don't understand a concept or have difficulty contorting my fingers to hold a certain chord, he shows me a different way and can break it down to simpler terms. He's really a great teacher. On top of that, he's laid back, approachable, amiable, and very understanding of my busy work schedule. He makes sure I leave each lesson with enough homework to practice and gives me constructive criticism to work on my technique. Like another reviewer said, John is really worth his weight in gold!!"
Amanda
Took Ukulele lessons from John B.
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"Nick is an amazing ukelele teacher! He has been teaching my 9-year-old son for about 8 months now. He is cheerful and enthusiastic, and an undeniable talent. His teaching style is at once relaxed ("feeling" the music over strict adherence to technique), and rigorous (dropping in some heavy music theory early on). He's teaching my son to be a "musician", not just a "ukulele player". He encourages creativity and tailors the lessons to what our son enjoys. He sends a great summary email after each lesson with notes and reminders and things to work on for the next week. And his lessons even carry over nicely to how my son is learning piano. We would recommend him highly."
Peter
Took Ukulele lessons from Nick R.
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"Our first lesson was fantastic! Lee went over all of the basics while also tailoring the lesson to my knowledge and skill level. She was good with time and covered a lot in 45 minutes. I'm excited for my next lesson!"
Domenique
Took Ukulele lessons from Lee Q.
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"Ryan is a very good teacher. I have been trying to learn how to play for a long time, but his techniques helped me grasp the basics quickly. He provided notes, recordings and homework after every class which helped a lot while practising and getting better at playing the ukelele. He was able to solve my doubts and issues effectively as he would imitate my play and figure out my problem areas and advise accordingly. He's very patient and consistent, it was a great experience learning with him!"
Manopriya
Took Ukulele lessons from Ryan B.
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"Jesse is a wonderful coach and teacher. We really enjoyed our time with him.

Thanks Jesse"
Wyatt
Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse H.
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"Love his method of teaching! Encourages you to your best abilities! Recommend!!!"
Nawal
Took Ukulele lessons from David L.
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Maureen
Took Ukulele lessons from Edwin I.
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"Very insightful and enthusiastic about teaching the ukulele! Very excited to continue to learn."
Cheander Harris
Took Ukulele lessons from Mike G.
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