Ukulele Lessons in Wicker Park. Amazing Teachers.

Flexible & affordable ukulele lessons. In person or online.

“Today is my opportunity to practice ukulele.”

Popular Ukulele Teachers in Wicker Park

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Ryan B.

94 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Ryan B.

94 Reviews
Book Now
Private Ukulele Teacher

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

Recent Reviews
Lauren Arnett
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!
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Melissa A.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 8 to 18
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Melissa A.

Book Now
Private Ukulele Teacher

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

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Music from Roosevelt University
  • Teaching since 1997
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Matt O.

25 Reviews
Book Now
Private Ukulele Teacher

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.

Recent Reviews
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!!
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Irwin S.

Highland Park, IL
Starting at $59
  • Teaching since 1976
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Bachelor of Science in Music Education from University of Illinois - Champaign/Urbana
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Irwin S.

Book Now
Private Ukulele Teacher

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

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Elias S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Elias S.

4 Reviews
Book Now
Private Ukulele Teacher

In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 27 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools!

In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun.

To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired.

**Studio Equipment**
violins, viola, mandolin, guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, recording equipment

About Elias

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a profes

Recent Reviews
Sara
Elias is the best! Such a knowledge and passion of music. He has been my sons guitar instructor going on 5 months. My son has learned so much and always enjoys and looks forward to his lessons. My son is is not only learning guitar but violin as well from him. Fantastic instructor A+
Joni
I am very impressed with Elias! He listened well, offered helpful suggestions, laughed and was very congenial to work with. We discussed how to hold a bow and, since I have some arthritis in my hands, he was very open to other possible options that might work better for me. Taking lessons from him will be a bright spot in my week. I would recommend him in a heart beat!
Gene
A fun and informative lesson. Looking forward to the next one.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Eric C.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Eric C.

39 Reviews
Book Now
Private Ukulele Teacher

A great instrument to begin with and to learn the basics of music, but also a great secondary instrument to learn from a new perspective. Whether you are just getting started or have been playing for years and have found yourself in a rut and want to refresh and do some new things, ukulele lessons will help you to set and realize your goals in music.

About Eric

Performing and recording musician with several groups for over 15 years. I have been teaching private lessons and classes in community education to students of all ages since 2007. I have also taught music in early childhood education, St. Paul Public Schools as well as music therapy programs at

Recent Reviews
Jackie L Micklewright
Eric has been very patient and accommodating of our 7 year old who is learning the ukulele. The instruction is age-appropriate and he provides a lot of positive reinforcement/feedback.
Mackenzie
Instructor was well prepared and very clear on what is expected.
River G.
Eric is very patient and personable.

Looking for an online Ukulele teacher in Wicker Park?

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing ukulele teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream ukulele teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect ukulele teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each ukulele lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Ukulele Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

Profile_239288_pi_175cda8e56dfe5dadd48dfa0607222a3bc09fea0
"Eccentric, organized, and full of heart. Great instructor!"
elan
Took Ukulele lessons from Omar W.
Profile_192603_pi_E928D6E0-A27A-4E5B-AF21-80F7361F69F8
"Grant was great! Very down to earth, and he kept my 10 year old engaged and yearning for more the entire hour!"
Mikey
Took Ukulele lessons from Grant H.
Profile_192603_pi_E928D6E0-A27A-4E5B-AF21-80F7361F69F8
"Great session. Teacher says I'm making progress; he must be hard-of hearing. Highly recommend Teacher Grant for group or private lessons."
Martina
Took Ukulele lessons from Grant H.
306668_7mrk2n897y7sm4nbl8xl
"Great musician, great instructor. Learned more than I ever thought I would be able to at this age. Very patient."
Sara
Took Ukulele lessons from Nick R.
Profile_194638_pi_Jordan%20Profile%201%20Studio%20A
"My daughter has been taking Ukulele lessons with Jordan, and she absolutely loves it! He comes to our home each week and has been very flexible with scheduling, working around school and other activities. Jordan's lessons are a highlight of my daughter's week. He is always patient and able to individualize his teaching based on age and where you are at in the learning process. Jordan is very knowledgeable of music and a great person to learn from!"
Danielle
Took Ukulele lessons from Jordan D.
Profile_236924_pi_e535dcddc04dca4cb863822f8e673a9eeec6f4e0
"Very professional and knowledgeable in the field. Highly recommend."
Ace
Took Ukulele lessons from James R.
218161_245380_1323198684
"My daughter enjoy very much learning with Edwin, he is encourage, charismatic and patience Teacher who makes fun to learn for his students,,, clearly He love his job!!
Thank you Edwin,"
Miranda
Took Ukulele lessons from Edwin I.
Profile_205073_pi_Joe%20and%20Chrissy%20Wedding-0159
"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.
Profile_192603_pi_E928D6E0-A27A-4E5B-AF21-80F7361F69F8
"He is a great teacher that meets you at your skill level."
Mason
Took Ukulele lessons from Grant H.
416936_7g3d8gypc2vkjtb5sgjh
"My 7 year old daughter had a great experience with Rick and is looking forward to her next lesson!!"
Emma
Took Ukulele lessons from Richard W.
View More
View Less

Popular Ukulele Articles from our Blog

4 Basic Ukulele Chords & 10 Easy Songs to Play for Beginners

Are you ready to learn some tunes using basic ukulele chords? The great news is, learning just a few ukulele chords means you can learn hundreds of songs on uke. Once you have your uke in hand, you’ll be cranking out tunes in no time. All you need to do is learn the basics, and get a few easy ukulele chords under your fingers. What Basic Ukulele Chords Should I Learn? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlXsL_-hMhw&t=5s To play the most songs, the most important basic ukulele chords to le …

By Jeff S.

3 Easy Ukulele Songs Kids Can Play With Just 2 Chords

Are you ready to learn how to play the ukulele? Try these fun, 2 chord songs from music teacher Teresa Y. to get started. The ukulele is one of the easiest instruments for students of all ages to pick up and play. Make fast progress and get hooked on the ukulele with these simple 2 chord songs in the key of C. Even kids will be able to play these 3 easy ukulele songs! Easy Ukulele Songs with 2 Chords Chord diagrams for C and G7 are all that you need to get started. Here's a guide to unde …

By Megan L.

5 Easy Ukulele Songs to Brighten a Bad Day

Looking for a pick me up? Music teacher Willy M. put this great list of easy ukulele songs together that are sure to turn your frown upside down... I’ve had bad days; you’ve had bad days, it seems that sometimes there’s no escaping them. It’s like the wise sage once said, “it rains on the just and the unjust.” Well, you can sit around and sulk, eat a pint of ice cream and watch movies that make you cry your eyes out, or you can learn these five easy ukulele songs that …

By Megan L.