Ukulele Lessons in Vernon Hills, IL

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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Grayslake, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2014
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
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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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Ryan B.

93 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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
The best!
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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Laura P.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • BA in Music Therapy from California State University, Northridge
  • Teaching since 2001
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Laura P.

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I have been teaching ukulele since 2014. I teach in a therapeutic style, using my music therapy training to be as observant, adaptive and flexible as I need to be for the student's benefit. I teach at the student's pace and to their interests, while building their musicality, music theory, and performance skills. I often incorporate singing into ukulele lessons as well. 1-2 times a year, we work towards building a repertoire of 1-4 pieces (depending on the student) to play at a local assisted living facility or skilled nursing facility.

About Laura

I have been teaching music lessons since 2001. I teach piano, flute, guitar and ukulele. I have played piano for most of my life, then started playing the flute in elementary school, then the guitar and ukulele in college. I attended California State University, Northridge, where I received my b

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She's great! Can't wait for next session
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Kevin F.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded 1st prize- Georgia Music Teachers Association Competition from GMTA
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Kevin F.

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Taking Ukulele with me is unique because not only do I teach strumming techniques and songs, I also teach melody playing, harmony playing, and fingerpicking. For those that are interested: I also teach music theory to the highest level. I have Bachelors and Masters in Classical Guitar and I teach at a Major University.

About Kevin

My name is Kevin and I am a professional musician, performer, and teacher with over 20 years experience. I have earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Classical Guitar and have taught at 4 colleges, at 1 of which I am still faculty. I play Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, beginner P

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Norman Griswold
Kevin is an excellent instructor. He supports your desires for playing with great understanding of what you need to improve to achieve your goals. He is also very personable and easy to work with. His experience gives him the ability to understand what is difficult and how to master those situations.
Henry Curran
Kevin has guided me along my guitar journey for over 5 years. He is a patient instructor with musical knowledge and a pedigree to match any level student. From classical to Blue Grass, Kevin will help you reach your playing goals.
Jody
I have been taking banjo lessons from Kevin for a couple of years. Kevin is a wonderfully talented instructor and a great musician himself! He shapes my lessons around practical use in performance, always encouraging and ever-challenging, but with plenty of patience and just plain fun. Trust me, you will not find a better teacher!
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Mikala P.

6 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mikala P.

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Are you a beginner, intermediate or advanced ukulele player interested in learning more chords, notes, strumming patterns, finger picking styles, music theory or how to read tab? Do you just want to get better at that ukulele you've had? Or learn your favorite song for fun?

I personally adore the ukulele, especially as a starter instrument! I've been playing uke for 7 years now, and it's the perfect accompaniment whether you're on stage or in your bedroom. It's easy to travel with, too, if you have a busy life and are always on the go, ukulele is easy to learn and get good at quickly (but you obviously still need to put the practice time in!!) I write a lot of songs on the ukulele & love the unique style and sound it has.

Whether you are planning on performing with it, using it as accompaniment to someone else/yourself, or just want to learn for fun as a hobby, I can teach you all you need to know to meet your ukulele goals! If you have any questions, please message me & let's ...

About Mikala

Want to learn how to play or sing your favorite song? Are you interested in learning how to write your own songs? Since the start of my teaching career 4 years ago, my lessons have expanded to include guitar, ukulele, bass, piano, drums, singing, and even songwriting! I'm eager to help you find

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Rachel
Really great experience for our daughter working with Mikala.
Eric
Mikala was patient and encouraging, helped me learn techniques as well as have fun. A great experience!
Michael
Mikala has been providing lessons for my son Ben, and she has been amazing!! I love that she is not limited at all in her abilities to cross over her knowledge as a vocalist, piano player, percussion and strings! And her perspective as a professional musician is incredible! She is so energetic, my son is always engaged! Thank you Miki!!
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Todd A.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $20
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  • Associate's in Guitar Performance from Southwestern Illinois College
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Todd A.

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Learn the note names on each string, learn chords, and learn how to play songs that the student chooses to learn. I can also teach theory and ear training if the student wishes to do learn that as well. :)

About Todd

Hello! My name is Todd. I've been playing music for most of my life. My first instrument was a Casio keyboard when I was about ten years old but I moved over to guitar as a teenager and fell in love with it. I recently graduated from Webster University with a BA in music after receiving an AA in gui

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Jeff
He is kind. He is patient. I learn so much from him in each lesson. He is so knowledgeable!
Sirina
Todd is an excellent teacher. My daughter is a beginner and she is making excellent progress.

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The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in Vernon Hills is $61. 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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"Kateri was wonderful, patient, kind and supportive. I look forward to our next lesson!"
Marley
Took Ukulele lessons from Kateri L.
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"Really good. I think she is a experienced teacher."
Cheng
Took Ukulele lessons from Lee Q.
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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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"Very informative - tailors the lesson to the student. Understands musical theory and practice. Strong communicator and a pleasant demeanor that makes the experience a true joy."
Robert
Took Ukulele lessons from Robert M.
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"My ukulele mentor was extremely knowledgeable regarding the intricacies of various music formats. She broke down complex details into language that I could understand. She challenged me with next steps and was kind to make me feel accomplished."
William Schmalzel
Took Ukulele lessons from Melissa F.
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"Jason is very patient and encouraging.
I always feel better about my pace after our lesson."
Teresa
Took Ukulele lessons from Jason M.
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"Joel is a fantastic instructor! My 5-year-old son loves him and has enjoyed his lessons because Joel is so very patient and skilled at what he does. I highly recommend Joel if you have a child wanting to learn to play the guitar. His coming to our home for lessons has been wonderful!"
Tracy
Took Ukulele lessons from Joel B.
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"Christopher led a group lesson for several seniors who had never played the ukulele. He was wonderful! Very patient and positive. Would definitely hire him again!"
Abby
Took Ukulele lessons from Christopher S.
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"My sessions have been nothing but fun! I started playing the ukulele to relieve stress and classes with Zelda has made that possible. Going over chords, correct finger positioning, tempo, and playing popular songs has been exciting and I don't feel pressured. Each lesson is created to match my pace and gradually becomes more difficult as I improve. But, her instruction allows me to pick up the new skills with ease. Since taking classes, I feel I finally have a outlet to relieve stress from work/family through the rhythmic sounds of my ukulele. I would highly recommend this instructor for novice or veteran music lovers."
Randy
Took Ukulele lessons from Zelda S.
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"Rae loved her first lesson and we have so many new things to work on this week. She’s very excited to continue!!"
Raegan
Took Ukulele lessons from Fanjin M.
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