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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • 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 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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Michael
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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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Melissa A.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Music Education from Vandercook College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 8 to 18
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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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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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Irwin S.

Highland Park, IL
Starting at $59
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1976
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Irwin S.

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I am a dedicated, talented and enthusiastic music instructor. I love sharing my knowledge on the joys of making music with my students. I teach because I want to teach. Not because I have to teach.

The disciplines that I have acquired through my music have helped me in all areas of my life, and I love the idea that I can share some of those lessons with other people.

I love seeing a child's eyes light up the first time they play a song or grasp a concept. I enjoy working with adults whose life long ambition has been to learn to play an instrument, and have finally found the time for their studies.

About Irwin

I am a dedicated, talented and enthusiastic music instructor. I love sharing my knowledge on the joys of making music with my students. I teach because I want to teach. Not because I have to teach. The disciplines that I have acquired through my music have helped me in all areas of my life, and I

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Chris V.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
  • Associate of Music from Pierce Community College
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Chris V.

21 Reviews
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Learn some fun songs on this great sounding instrument! We might even sing a few together

About Chris

I am a jazz guitarist based out of beautiful Los Angeles, California. I received and Associate of Arts degree in Music in 2015, and have been pursuing a bachelors in Jazz Studies since then. While in community college I really grew into my own as a musician and discovered that I love jazz and th

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Cameron Partee
i'm learning so much
Ben P.
Chris is patient and help me focus on technique.
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Matthew B.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Music Performance from Musician's Institute
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Matthew B.

6 Reviews
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Focus on learning chords through the use of popular songs.

About Matthew

I'm a performer/instructor residing in Los Angeles,CA. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where I founded the band Synasis with my brother. We played several local shows, as well as opening for national touring artists. While living in Ohio I also attended The Recording Workshop, where I studied audio eng

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VENKATESAN CADAMBI
Great!
Jules
Matthew teaches preschool music classes with our music company and he’s just wonderful with the young children.
He’s enthusiastic, upbeat and gets all the kids singing and dancing along. The kids have so much fun they don’t even know that they’re learning.
Matthew has a big repertoire of kids friendly songs and musical fun activities.
Matthew is a pleasure to work with.
We are so happy to have Matthew as a part of our music family.
Jules Moss, JULES MUSIC 4 KIDS, LLC
Patrick Tupper
Great instructor.
Took group classes with guitar and ukulele.

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"My daughter enjoyed herself!"
Claire
Took Ukulele lessons from Kat M.
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"Nice and puts no pressure on you!"
Elizabeth
Took Ukulele lessons from Janis V.
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"Very patience. I picked up pretty quick than I expected."
Midi
Took Ukulele lessons from Jennifer P.
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"My 13 year old daughter just finished her first lesson with Ryan. She was so excited to show me what she learned and said he is a great teacher and is looking forward to future lessons. She is usually a bit shy, but assured me she was comfortable with him, and my husband confirmed. So glad we found him!"
Kelly
Took Ukulele lessons from Ryan B.
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"My daughter is really picky about teachers of this nature but she really liked Jordan and his style. She states, "He really knows what he's doing and is really nice.""
Abby
Took Ukulele lessons from Jordan M.
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"First lesson completed. Teresa is wonderful. She absolutely LOVES music and is so excited to share it with others. Can't wait to continue my lessons."
Brittain
Took Ukulele lessons from Teresa Y.
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"Patience , working with new beginners, Tony has confidence that anyone can play and do it their way is inspiring."
Lee
Took Ukulele lessons from Tony N.
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"I learned so much using interesting methods!"
Victor
Took Ukulele lessons from Ricardo P.
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"My 8 year old son wanted to learn how to play the Ukulele. He's very active and it's difficult for him to sit still and pay attention, but Jordan was so kind and so patient with him. He learned so much, so fast! I would recommend Jordan to anyone of any age trying to learn how to play!"
Sean
Took Ukulele lessons from Jordan M.
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"Eric is a very kind and patient teacher. I took lessons from him , as well as my 7 and 9 year old grandsons. We have all learned a lot from him. Eric is very flexible to change dates and times to meet our needs. I hate to discontinue my lessons but must due to health issues. My grandson’s have many other interests but may return to lessons at some point. I highly recommend Eric for adults and children alike."
Gavin & Liam
Took Ukulele lessons from Eric L.
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