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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2013
  • 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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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
  • Teaches students 8 to 18
  • Teaching since 2011
  • 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 Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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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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Ben R.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Ben R.

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Ukulele is the perfect instrument for young students learning their first instrument. It's incredibly easy to get off the ground and start making music right away. For that reason, it's one of my favorite instruments to teach, and it's the instrument I recommend to first-time music students, even if they eventually want to switch to other instruments.

About Ben

Hi, I'm a lifelong musician and educator with 20+ years of experience writing, recording, performing and improvising across multiple instruments and genres. After years of teaching music on the side, I left my day job as a college history professor in 2018 to devote myself full time to building a co

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Andrew
A great present for my wife to learn the ukelele. She annoyingly (jk) brings it out at all gatherings now. Thanks Ben!
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I'm a new learner in guitar, I barely read notes. Ben is very patient on me. The learning process is dense but smooth. Ben let me feel I can achieve my goal in near future. Thanks!
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Lee Q.

68 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Awarded Army Achievement Medal from U.S. Army
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1996
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Lee Q.

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Lee is an experienced teacher for acoustic guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, songwriting, and bassoon. She makes learning music fun and interesting, and offers a wide variety of songs and musical styles.

Can you pick up an instrument and play "Happy Birthday" in a key suited to your voice? Lee can show you how.

Want to move beyond beginning chords? Lee can show you easy ways to learn and remember as many chords as you like. Lee also knows ALL the Beatles songs :)

Lee has been playing guitar since age 14 and performing live since age 18, and specializes in making complex musical concepts simple and easy to understand.

• Award-winning performing singer-songwriter
• Bachelor of Music Education from Loyola University, New Orleans
• Master of Music from Belmont University, Nashville
• Guitar Instructor for community college, high school and middle school
 • "Acoustic Intensive" instructor in acoustic guitar, music theory and songwriting for the National Guitar Workshop in New ...

About Lee

Minimum age: 8 for ukulele 10 for guitar/bass guitar 12 for bassoon Lee Q. has a master's degree and comprehensive experience in music instruction and performance, including solo performance, orchestra, concert band, folk/bluegrass orchestra, chamber ensembles, rock/blues/folk and cover ban

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Violet
She is really nice and a great instructor, especially for beginning guitarists. She is patient and encouraging, and tailors your class to your interests.
Christine Hargrave
Lee is a great instructor! She lets me choose the kind of music I want to play but also provides structure and great guidance. Taking lessons online has been easy and it makes no difference that Lee and I are on opposite sides of the country. I highly recommend Lee!
John Bowman
Lee is an excellent music teacher. She has helped me get past my utter lack of confidence in my musical ability. After a year of guitar lessons with her patience and guidance I'm having fun and have gained the confidence to progress much further. I take both online and home lessons from her. I highly recommend her at all levels.

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"Jesse is an excellent teacher. He is calm, warm and incredibly patient with my 6 year old daughter. After having a thoughtful discussion about how we should start lessons, we agreed on an approach that would further encourage her natural enthusiasm for music. She loves it. Jesse has also been very flexible with offering zoom and in person classes. I have been really impressed with how well he holds my daughter’s attention even over zoom. He is a wonderful teacher and I could not recommend him more."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse T.
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"My daughter enjoyed herself!"
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Took Ukulele lessons from Kat M.
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"Tammy is a great teacher and is ready for all questions that I have, I'm looking forward to more lessons with her"
Michelle
Took Ukulele lessons from Tammy Y.
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"Great first lesson. My son really connected with Byron."
Joseph
Took Ukulele lessons from Byron T.
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"Dan is a very good teacher and his class was very interesting. Can't wait for the next one!"
Roberta
Took Ukulele lessons from Dan G.
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"My 11 year old daughter Alexa is enjoying her lessons with David. He has been very patient and helpful in teaching her how to play the ukulele. She has made some nice progress in just a few sessions."
Erin
Took Ukulele lessons from David R.
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"My 9 year old just completed his first lesson with Greg and it was great. He is very patient and understanding. My son is excited about his next lesson."
Jack
Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"Joe is awesome, patient and kind. Makes feel no pressure. Learned a lot in my first lesson.
Highly recommend! -Maria🙂"
Maria
Took Ukulele lessons from Joe S.
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"FIRST LESSON was a great experience. Although my 12-year old son was hesitant about Ukulele lessons, he immediately felt relaxed with David. Of notable qualities...David was professional, very patient, redirected my son when he got off track, boosted his self-esteem with words of encouragement, and took the time to answer any questions my son had after the lesson was over. My son left excited and looks forward to his next lesson."
Nicholas
Took Ukulele lessons from David L.
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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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