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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
  • 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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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
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Music Education from Vandercook College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
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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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music from Roosevelt University
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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 Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1976
  • Bachelor of Science in Music Education from University of Illinois - Champaign/Urbana
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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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Zelda S.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Awarded 'The Elegant Solution' TV Series Song of the Year Nomination from AGSC Australian Guild of Screen Composers
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Zelda S.

39 Reviews
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Do you dream of being a ukulele player? Imagine you playing ukulele with confidence and control delivering any song and style you choose. With some simple yet powerful training you can learn to play ukulele using the techniques of professionals and get amazing results. Zelda S. is not only a seasoned and professional ukulele performer, author, certified and music teacher but also an inspiring coach gifted in taking ukulele players of all ages and popular styles to the next level.

About Zelda

Zelda has been teaching private lessons for over 12 years and is currently available to teach weekly voice, performance and music lessons online and at her home studio in Nashville, TN, USA. She provides a dynamic, student-structured training curriculum for voice, singing, confident speaking, ac

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Amy
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Working with Zelda has shaped me as an artist in every way! I anticipated on merely learning to sing well, and how to home in on the aspects of my voice that make it unique. However, I have received so much more than that.
I have learned how to create melodies, and build momentum throughout a song using the vocal techniques we practice throughout my lessons, and how to dissect the structure of some of my favorite songs, to build understanding as to why they are written the way they are.
This has not only opened my mind, and heart, but most importantly my voice to a whole new world of musical possibilities and understanding.
Amanda
I’ve learned a lot about my singing abilities so far in the first lesson! Zelda is fun and knowledgeable, I’m excited to continue my lessons with her :)
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Gus C.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gus C.

3 Reviews
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I have been teaching ukulele for 4+ years to people of all ages. We can focus on whatever you're interested in, whether it be a well-rounded musical education or just a specific style or song.

About Gus

Hello future students! I am a multi-instrumentalist and teacher of many instruments. I love music and teaching and strive to make learning music FUN, even if we are just working on the basics. I have taught hundreds students of all ages over the last 6 years and have witnessed a very positive res

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Chris C.
Gus was super knowledgeable, patient and fun to work with. He directed the lessons skillfully and we were able to make good progress together. He is friendly, open to conversation, and can tell you everything about Abelton and more!
Dan
Gus seemed knowledgable and we got right to work on key areas to improve in a fun and friendly way.
Elaine M.
Gus is great! Super patient and creative in helping me. elaine

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"Great teacher with a lot of patience! My daughter looked forward to her Ukulele classes every week!"
Vandana
Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"I purchased ukulele's for my kids on our last vacation to Hawaii. I figured the best way to make sure they played them was to sign them up for lessons. Alex allowed the kids to take their lessons together which was really nice for them. They thought Alex was an excellent teacher and they learned a lot from him. I was surprised at how fast they learned. He was very patient and open to helping them learn the things they wanted to know. They just want to play for personal enjoyment. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Alex for anyone, no matter what your skill level is."
Kalani
Took Ukulele lessons from Alexander A.
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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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"Patient, competent and personable. Looking forward to my lessons."
Richard (Rick)
Took Ukulele lessons from Allison T.
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"John is great. I really enjoy my ukulele lessons with him."
Chris
Took Ukulele lessons from John B.
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"He was really patient with my reluctant 5 year old. He was happy to play special songs for him to get him interested in the instrument and the lesson."
Oliver
Took Ukulele lessons from Edwin I.
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"Jesse is an absolute delight of a teacher. He’s patient and encouraging and excellent with technique, music theory, I’m just the joy of playing!"
Janet
Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse H.
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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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"My Aunty is turning 80 this weekend and I decided to learn how to play Happy Birthday on the ukulele as a surprise for her. Jeff not only helped me accomplish my goal but also got me started on other songs as well. His patience and enthusiastic personality made the lessons not ony productive but personable as well!!! 2 thumbs up to an awesome instructor!!!!!"
James
Took Ukulele lessons from Jeff S.
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"Kids first lesson with Mr. Kefer went very well! No regrets!"
Christopher & Winter
Took Ukulele lessons from Chris K.
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