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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2013
  • 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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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 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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1997
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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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Jeremie W.

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

Highland Park, IL
Starting at $59
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Kevin T.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $90
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), English
  • Teaches students 3 to 93
  • B.A. Songwriting and Performance from Berklee College of Music
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Kevin T.

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Ukulele taught Beginner to Advanced levels

About Kevin

Kevin T. is a music professor at MUM, Vice president of the San Diego Songwriters guild, and CEO of Songwriting Planet. He is an instructor of guitar, bass, voice, piano, songwriting, composition, orchestration, jazz arranging, music theory, ear training, production and engineering, and music busine

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Keith
I’ve been taking lessons from Kevin for about 2 months. Before that I’d been kind of aimlessly playing around with guitar. I was playing by myself for about 20 years and basically had no timing and rhythm. I’m not a funk master yet but Kevin has given me tools that have greatly improved my timing and for the first time actually believing that I’m going to do this. Thanks
Asam
I started taking lessons with Kevin about a month ago I took lessons when I was a kid, and remember some things, but my hands do not yet so what my head is telling them. Kevin has been great, adjusting to what I already know and adding a lot of music theory, which I never had learned before. Highly recommend Kevin.
Jo
I started learning Ukulele with Kevin and then picked up Guitar lately, Kevin has a systematic way of teaching, instead of covering each and every chords, he summarizes them by different shapes, and also their variations, so you can memorize the basics and find their "relative" chords easier. He also taught music theories, how each chord is formed, and if you want to play a specific song, he's also glad to help on finding the exact chord and transfer them into different notes that suits you. Definitely have your notebook ready since there's a lot to learn. The harder thing for myself is with the online class, it's not as efficient as a face-to-face one, I also tend to be less motivated to practise but you ought to just find your own motivation!

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John
Took Ukulele lessons from Judy G.
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"My son just had his first lesson with Christopher and he loved it. Christopher is a very good teacher. Very professional. My son says he can't wait for the next lesson."
Taiki
Took Ukulele lessons from Christopher M.
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"Excellent instructor! Very flexible and able to cater to the students needs as needed. Would highly recommend Jason to anyone looking to start an instrument."
Kelly
Took Ukulele lessons from Jason M.
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"My daughter’s first lesson was great!"
Ava
Took Ukulele lessons from Maria S.
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"Ruben is such a bright, talented teacher! He has found the perfect blend of pushing me as a student to achieve goals, but also patience to get through the more difficult techniques. I highly recommend him as a teacher!"
Susan
Took Ukulele lessons from Ruben D.
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"My two sons (ages 8 and 6) have been taking ukulele lessons with Nick Russo via Zoom for about 5 months. I have been very impressed with the lessons in every way. He is teaching them ear training, reading music, and technique on the instrument. He is clearly an extremely talented musician, and he is an amazing teacher (I am speaking here as a teacher with many years of studying music in my background). He is able to hold their focus for the entire lesson and redirect them if needed; he breaks the lessons into small chunks to keep them engaged throughout; he mixes music they know with pieces he’s chosen so they are always excited about what they are playing; and he is always positive and patient with them."
Laura
Took Ukulele lessons from Nick R.
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"So far so good! Instructor very knowledgeable. Felt very comfortable with the online experience. First time for me. Feel quite motivated after first lesson. Look forward to next. Thank you Ryan."
Fran
Took Ukulele lessons from Ryan B.
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"Jesse has been a great guitar/ukulele teacher for our daughter. He keeps the lessons interesting by introducing new and hip music. He is patient and always punctual. Da Best! :)"
Pam
Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse H.
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"My daughter gets along with him. He's easy going and she enjoys her lessons. Recommend!"
Dan
Took Ukulele lessons from Ryan B.
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"Jesse was super kind and laid back. He has your best interest at heart and was really encouraging during the lesson. Can’t wait to continue uke lessons with him!"
Ellie
Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse H.
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