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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.

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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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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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Irwin S.

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

32 Reviews
Grayslake, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaching since 2014
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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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Melissa A.

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

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Vietnamese
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Bachelor of the Arts in Music Performance from Cal Poly Pomona
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Jimmy N.

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I teach many different styles of ukulele playing! From simultaneously singing and playing, to full instrumental arrangements. Also with the incorporation of different genres into our curriculum, lessons will feel very diverse and inclusive to fit each student's needs.

About Jimmy

I am a professional soloist performer and a music teacher. I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelors in Music Performance in classical guitar. I have studied classical guitar since I was 14 years old. While in college, I also studied jazz guitar and arranging. I was a part of both classic

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Bryan
Really enjoy the lessons as I am always learning new concepts, but would like to see us maybe continue practicing the same song for a longer period of time as new songs get introduced almost every other lesson. Overall, I have a great experience every weekend and look forward to each session!

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"Ian is an incredible teacher. Very patient and professional. The way he teaches is very straight forward and easy to understand. I can’t wait to learn more & more... less than a week has passed since my lesson. I already feel so comfortable with my ukulele,
All the utube lessons were useless for me. I realized this after 1 lesson with Ian. The frustration factor on utube was a waste of time for me. I am so happy I chose ian & this company.
Thank you so much, jen"
Jen
Took Ukulele lessons from Ian M.
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"Awesome teacher! He is very patient and teaches at my level and what I want to learn. He’s the best!"
Katy
Took Ukulele lessons from Grant H.
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"It was a musical experiance, not a boring lesson

His goal was to make it a fun experience while simultaneously practicing and learning about music theory. He had us making original songs on the second day."
William H
Took Ukulele lessons from Matthew K.
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"Very good instructor. Able to keep me focussed and pick up on some things the change my chord construction and strumming. Very positive."
Ben
Took Ukulele lessons from Vanessa G.
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"Antonia is a great instructor. Patient and easy to work with. Her passion for music is contagious."
Nkosi
Took Ukulele lessons from Antonia B.
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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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"GREAT UKE teacher. Patient, Encouraging, very knowledgeable, makes good comments about how to improve my playing. Makes complex music theory simple .
Nice and flexible. Listens well. MOST of ALL, makes me want to PRACTICE more
and study more. Pure MAGIC."
Anne
Took Ukulele lessons from Phillip Z.
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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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"Very nice and knowledgeable"
Ankita
Took Ukulele lessons from Melissa M.
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"Very professional and knowledgeable in the field. Highly recommend."
Ace
Took Ukulele lessons from James R.
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