Ukulele Lessons in Wilmette, IL

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Danny L.

Lisle, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • B. A. in Jazz Performance from University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Teaching since 2008
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Danny L.

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Students always seem surprised when I tell them they can learn any song on the ukulele. Any song? Yes, any song! Even if there's not a ukulele in it! I'll show you chords, scales, technique, and ear training so you can play ANY SONG!

You can hear me play ukulele in the videos section on my profile!

About Danny

I'm a professional musician from Lisle, IL with a wide range of musical knowledge and expertise. I hold two degrees in Upright Bass Jazz Performance (M.M. and B.A) from Northern Illinois University and University of Illinois at Chicago. I also play guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and love to produce mus

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Ryan B.

76 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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 Jefferson Park 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

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Barbara K.
Patient teacher and expert practitioner. Really cares about student's growth. He also reminds you to have fun. Always on time for lesson, too.
Ryan
Great first lesson, Ryan!
Vincent
He seemed angry and disinterested, not really wanting to teach the lesson. Bad experience and bad teacher in general.

Felicia B.

6 Reviews
Dundee, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Music Education from Western Illinois University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Felicia B.

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I picked up the ukulele a couple years ago and happy to teach beginner ukulele. The student will know how to finger pick and strum chords with or without singing along. Students will also learn a couple classic ukulele music and also popular songs.

About Felicia

I graduated with a bachelors in music education at Western Illinois University in 2012. At the university I received talent grants to play in the symphony orchestra as a violinist, I also sang in the school of music top choir. After graduating I immediately was offered a position at a music studio

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Les
She asked me what I wanted to learn and assisted me in a very patient way, and showed me the correct way of strumming and whatever else that was needed. A very good start.
Alyson
Felicia is a great teacher! We work well together, she asks how I want to learn and she helps me to understand what I’m learning! As an adult learner, it helps that she can modify my lesson to suit my specific needs. I think this will be a great partnership!!
Autumn
Felicia has truly helped me improve on the viola. From spotting my wrong bow hold to making sure that I am absolutely positive on where the fingerings are for the key, she has most definetly improved my playing over all and is helping me advance past most of my peers in my school orchestra.

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Kevin F.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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

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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!
Jack
Kevin Fleming is an excellent teacher. He is a world-class guitarist, who relates well to his students, including a novice like me. With his help, I progressed from a middle-aged beginner to a modestly competent guitarist who can play and sing along by memory to over 30 songs from my youth.
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Nick R.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • M.A. in performance from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nick R.

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finger style and plectrum (pick) techniques

Both soprano and baritone uke tunings

About Nick

Nick performs with Paul McCartney, Jon Batiste (Colbert Show), Zeb Bangash, Antonique Smith, Rob Morrow, John Lithgow, The Hot Sardines, grammy nominated producer/composer/Indian percussionist, Deep Singh (tabla player with Sting, Katy Perry, Robert Plant) and grammy nominated producer/trumpet pla

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Jim
I have been taking guitar lessons with Nick Russo since February 2018. In my opinion, Nick Russo is a terrific musician and an outstanding teacher. He is an active gigging musician with an encyclopedic knowledge of music theory and music history and is well-versed in various types of music including,but not limited to classical, jazz, metal, folk, world music, etc., etc. Nick comes from a musical family and is very passionate about music, and this comes accross loud and clear in his lessons.He lives and breathes music.

I came to Nick after taking lessons for several years with another teacher. I liked this teacher very much, and the lessons only ended because the teacher moved to another geographic location. Although I did like this teacher, the lessons were starting to get stale and repetitious. When I started working with Nick that feeling was turned around. Lessons with Nick are very stimulating and interesting. Although Nick knows sight reading and theory well, he places a great emphasis on aural (ear) training. I have worked with him learning intervals, scales and songs, using my ears instead of my head. It’s a little hard to explain, but it’s a very organic kind of way to learn music. You learn the instrument more intuitively and I have had a number of’ “aha” moments when some pattern or connection or aspect of theory makes sense in a deep way. In the time that I’ve worked with Nick, my knowledge of the fretboard, and my ability to figure things out by ear has improved tremendously although I still have a long way to go.

Nick is also an incredibly kind and compassionate person, and he has shown a great deal of patience when working with me. If I don’t understand something he will try to break it down or present it in such a way that it finally makes sense to me. He has also worked a lot with me on my technique, and has tried to help me play more efficiently and ergonomically. Earlier in my guitar playing career, I developed

tendonitis in my left hand from playing. In addition, I have chronic lower back problems. Nick has made numerous helpful suggestions so that I don’t exacerbate these problems or injure myself again. One suggestion that was particularly helpful was to use a bass guitar strap for my electric guitar. Because the bass strap is much wider than a regular guitar strap, the weight is more evenly distributed across my back, resulting in less back strain.

I began my lessons with Nick face-to-face, but this changed to video due to the coronavirus pandemic. We utilize Skype and it seems to work pretty well, although there’s no substitute for meeting in person. Nick seems very adept at working in this modality. For example, he will have me position the camera so he can see how I am playing something. He will also provide close-ups of his own fingering to show me how he is playing something. In addition, Nick sends his students notes regarding the most salient points of each session. This is something he did even prior to the pandemic. Nick allows me to audio tape the sessions, and when I am able to go through the tape I gain an even deeper understanding of whatever was covered.

In short I feel that Nick is great person and a terrific teacher and that I was very lucky to have found him. I would recommend him to anyone with no reservation.
Brian
He is fanstastic! A very patient teacher who was always willing to go the extra step to help me learn and improve. I miss our lessons. However I still follow much of the advice and tricks he taught me!
J.E.P.
My son, who is 10 and has been playing guitar for two years, has been taking Nick’s band class for the last 9 months and we are very happy with it. Nick is not only a great musician, but as a father himself knows well how to teach kids and make them engage in whatever they are playing.

He has taught my son not only how to play with well with other musicians, but also how to find his “voice” within a band both in the rhythmic and solo sections of the songs.

He was accommodating when we had to reschedule a class due to personal reasons, and is always willing to make the class a little bit longer if necessary to finish what they were practicing.

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to have the lessons remotely, he started to use ZOOM and, while things remotely cannot be the same, he did a great job at making sure that they stayed as close to true form as possible.

Jackie B.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Music Teacher of the Month from The Music Den
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music, Music Education from Ithaca College
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Jackie B.

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I teach music lessons starting with and building upon basic techniques-including proper hand position, reading music, counting rhythms, maintaining a steady beat, and for wind instruments-proper breathing technique, embouchure, etc. I think it is important to establish these foundations and build upon them to keep music frustration-free and joyful. I enjoy playing along with and modeling the playing of my instrument so that students can hear and strive toward producing a good sound.

About Jackie

Jackie received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Ithaca College and Master of Arts degree in Music & Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently a K-3rd Grade Music Teacher at an elementary school where she teaches general music classes and ukule

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Delores B.
My daughter loves Jackie. She learned pretty quickly. She really enjoys when Jackie comes over and gives her lessons. Definitely recommend!
Kamille A.
Kamille enjoyed meeting Jackie and she told me that she really likes her. Jackie was very sweet and I think they will do well together.

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The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in Wilmette 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 $112 per hour.
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"Mr. Campbell is an awesome teacher, he was really good at making each lesson personal to what I need. Over the years he has taught me ukelele, guitar, and vocals. Such an awesome teacher!!"
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"Damien was great. He made me feel very comfortable. 100% recommend!"
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"Jeremie listened to my experience level and where I wanted to go. The, as he watched me play, he was good at picking up on my technique errors."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Jeremie W.
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"Ed has been inspiring me to move forward, takes risks and keep moving forward with my learning. Saturday classes are fun!"
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Took Ukulele lessons from Ed D.
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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! :)"
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Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse H.
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"I find Steven to be very encouraging, his explanations are clear and concise, and the lessons are a lot of fun. I am amazed at how much we're able to accomplish in a thirty minute lesson."
Tony
Took Ukulele lessons from Steven F.
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"Tara is very warm and patient. My 7-years old daughter (and I) really enjoyed her introduction lessons to Ukulele."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Tara L.
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"Low-key, low-stress lesson for adult. Fun also! I was sent home with appropriate assignments. The lesson time was productive."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Teresa Y.
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"Aaron has been teaching my 13 yr old daughter for a few weeks now and it's going great. He's teaching her songs she wants to learn and great tips to create her own songs. I would recommend him to teach anyone."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Aaron D.
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