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Karen D.

35 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner
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Karen D.

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Ukulele:
Sometimes abbreviated to uke, it is a member of the lute family of instruments; it generally employs four nylon or gut strings or four courses of strings. Some strings may be paired in courses, giving the instrument a total of six or eight strings. The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian adaptation of the Portuguese machete, a small guitar-like instrument, which was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, mainly from Madeira and the Azores. The tone and volume of the instrument vary with size and construction. Ukuleles commonly come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. If you just want to play songs I'm happy to teach you the songs you love. I can also teach you to become a musician by teaching from the beginning with the very basics of finger placement, reading, notes, rhythms, songs, scales, theory and improvisation....or, we can do both!

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
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Nick R.

54 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks English
  • M.A. in performance from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nick R.

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Private Ukulele Teacher

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 play

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Kara
Nick was a patient and enthusiastic teacher. I was nervous to start music lessons in my late 30s, but he made me feel comfortable and I never felt embarrassed. He taught me the songs I was interested in learning, but snuck in music theory and the basics along the way! Highly recommend
Shannon
Nick has done a great job with our 14 year old son! He has a great laid back style that is appreciated and keeps the lessons fun and engaging. Not only is he learning to play some of his favorite songs, but he is also getting ear training, music reading, picking, chord building, etc. We would highly recommend Nick!
Rachel
I would very highly recommend Nick as a guitar teacher. I've been taking lessons for five weeks and he has already helped me a lot with my technique. He has a great combination of the knowledge of a professional musician and also the patience and guidance of a very experienced teacher.

I also like that he is helping me with ear training. I've had previous experience with reading music, but he is really expanding my horizons with listening to music and trying to figure it out by using basic principles. This is a way to learn that I hadn't experience before in guitar lessons in the past, and I think it's a great way to learn.

I'm looking forward to many more lessons to come. This has really helped me to enjoy playing the guitar again!
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Seth H.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music from University of Idaho
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Seth H.

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My formal background is on the nylon-stringed classical guitar, so I focus as much on fingerpicking and melodic playing as I do on strumming chords.

About Seth

Hello, I'm Seth! I'm a guitarist and composer/arranger from the Pacific Northwest. I have a Master's Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Idaho, as well as a B.Mus. in Composition and a B.A. in Spanish and French. I especially love the music from South America: Bossa

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Cindy
I've been learning with Seth for a few months now and my classical guitar has really come a long way. I thought online learning would add on to the difficulty of learning, but it really hasn't changed my experience that much. Seth is patient and offers very useful feedback and advice on pieces you are learning.

He's very knowledgeable and experienced with classical guitar and music in general, definitely recommend!
Scott
Seth is a talented guitarist and a patient instructor. He is very creative in developing techniques / suggestions to assist your understanding and progress. Useful aides he provides (via email) include PDF's with musical examples, arrangements, and videos.

Online guitar instruction is a difficult endeavour to do well. Seth is skillful at this challenge. It will be well worth your consideration to work with him. He will help you to improve your musicianship.

I am confident you will not regret the time, effort, and money invested to study with Seth.
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Trevor S.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Trevor S.

46 Reviews
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With me, you can expect to learn chords, popular songs arranged for ukulele, scales and arpeggios.

About Trevor

I am a diverse and skilled lead and rhythm guitarist. I play Rock, Jazz, Blues, and Balkan music. I started my journey with Eric Clapton and George Harrison in 2004. I graduated with honors from the Contemporary Music Program at Santa Fe University of Art & Design in 2015. During my time at school,

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Thanks for the class Trevor! I just got my ukulele today, signed up for a free trial and came across your class! Chat or voice options weren't working for me so I couldn't respond during the class but just want to let you know it was great:)
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Mark C.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Best Short Film - "Grand Scheme" from Long Beach Indie International Film Festival
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mark C.

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Ukulele is a very fun instrument, and it's especially great for beginner musicians, or guitarists who want some new inspiration. When I decided to learn ukulele, I found it very rewarding. I even ended up building my own! So, sign up! Let's get started! You won't regret it.
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Mark is an American composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer.

I started teaching private music lessons my senior year of high school, in 2006. Since then I've taught over 100 different students of all ages from 3 years old to 78 years old. While still living in Ohio, I was the one and only official guitar teacher for Guitar Center Youngstown through the duration of 2008-2009. In late 2009, after moving to Los Angeles, I continued to teach privately and with several music schools all around the city. I currently live in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of LA with my wife and two little kids.

About Mark

Hi! I'm Mark. I'm an American music teacher, composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer. I started teaching private music lessons my senior year of high school, in 2006. Since then I've taught over 100 different students of all ages from 3 years old to 78 years old.

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Barbara E.
I have taken lessons with Mark several months now He is a great teacher. He gives practical very helpful lessons!
Maryann
My 14 y/o son took lessons for bass guitar with Mark. Mark was very patient in helping my son learn things that interested him.
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Nicholas C.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Nicholas C.

5 Reviews
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I have been playing the Ukulele for almost 10 years. I have taught many people wanting to learn in person Ukulele. I have also taught a lot of Ukulele lessons over Zoom. I am very experienced and will make sure you get the best value for your money. We will have a great time learning the ins and outs of the amazing Hawaiian instrument, the Ukulele.

About Nicholas

Hello! My name is Nick and I have been playing the Ukulele for over 10 years. I have a lot of experience with all ages from 5 to 55. I am so excited to show people the wonderful instrument known as the Ukulele! I am very patient and I know the struggles of starting a new instrument. I will work with

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Ben W.
Jasmine L.
Nicholas was very patient and attentive. He gave me lots of encouragement during my first lesson. I enjoyed our session and look forward to my next lesson.
Tracey H.
Great start to the instruction! Very relaxed, informal, and patient. Nice to NOT have a rigid one-size-fits-all instructor

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The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in Bedford 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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"I am such a newbie.
Instructor was very patient with me.
...ask me again after lesson number 20"
Mike
Took Ukulele lessons from Jordan D.
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"Patient. Attentive. Good Humor. Talented."
Cole
Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"My daughter really loved her session with Kimberly, and also the fact that she can help with singing. Kimberly is a legit teacher and provides structure and homework for the student to work on"
Elise
Took Ukulele lessons from Kimberly C.
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"Greg is a top-notch instructor. He is experienced in and can instruct in several instruments. He has great performance experience and he is knowledgeable in theory to competently teach to an advanced level. He is also kind, personable, and works great with children, adults, and even family groups! Our family thoroughly enjoyed taking guitar and ukulele lessons from Greg. We would still be doing so if we hadn't moved. Thanks Greg!"
Gina
Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"This review is in regards to Teresa teaching my 7-year-old daughter to play the ukulele, but I have to begin with my own journey as a musician. I’m a 53 year old jazz sax player who didn’t start playing until I was 33, so I never took music classes in school, meaning that most of my training and instruction came from private one-on-one lessons as opposed to group lessons. That being the case, I have had a lot of experience with music teachers, both first hand and through feedback from other music students that I’ve known, and I can tell you that great music teachers are few and far between, and I mean that sincerely. Living in Los Angeles, we’re surrounded by great players – some of the best players in the world call this city home – but just because a person is a great musician doesn’t mean they are also a great music teacher.

Being a great teacher means being able to distill the information that you have to share into a form that the student can understand and use, while at the same time keeping them motivated and excited about learning – and about practicing! It’s a rare gift and Teresa definitely has it!

About a year before meeting Teresa, my daughter tried piano for a few months, also with a private teacher. The results were ok, but her progress was slow, she wasn’t excited about it and practice was definitely a chore for her. But for the longest time she’s said that it’s her dream to one day become a rock star, so we thought maybe ukulele would be something good to try. We never really planned for her lessons to become a long-term commitment. We figured she’d learn a few chords, learn to play a couple of songs, and then kind of explore the instrument on her own to see if it ‘stuck’, thereby avoiding the ‘chore’ of having to practice on a regular schedule.

I also expected that I would have to go through several teachers before I found one that was even halfway decent. But we hit the lottery with Teresa! It was clear from the first lesson that she was a very special teacher (and person)! She’s one of those people that just glows – always positive, always in a great mood, and one of those people that it’s just a joy to be around.

She and my daughter hit it off right away. And that’s all great, but if she wasn’t a competent teacher, then ultimately it would be a waste of time and money in regards to our objective – teaching my daughter to become a musician. But Teresa is the most fantastic teacher! In addition to being able to inspire and motivate, she’s also shown the ability to translate complex info, like music theory, in such a way that a 7-year-old not only understands it, but is excited about it. She’s also been really great at being flexible in her study plan. Many of the music teachers that I’ve met, even the good ones, like to go from A to B to C, etc., following what they have determined is the best route for guiding the student on the journey to become a better musician. But sometimes you have to be able to deviate from that plan, to include additional material necessary to keep the student inspired. And again, Teresa is excellent at that! My daughter has brought several songs to her that she wanted to learn, and not only was Teresa open to teaching them to her, but she spent a considerable amount of her free time creating lead sheets for these songs so that my daughter could learn them!

I could go on singing her praises all day, but suffice it to say, my wife and I think the world of Teresa and are amazed and delighted at the progress my daughter is making with her (she’s already performed at one recital – singing and playing simultaneously, and she’ll probably be doing another one in the fall!). So if you’re looking for a music teacher, we can’t recommend her highly enough! (Note: though she teaches our daughter ukulele, I know that she teaches other instruments, as well. For sure piano, voice, drums and guitar, but I’ve seen a trumpet in her studio, so she may teach that as well!)"
Roman
Took Ukulele lessons from Teresa Y.
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"Omar is super patient, extremely knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with :)"
Carrie
Took Ukulele lessons from Omar W.
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"Mitchell’s been incredibly helpful and made the learning process fun!"
Kai
Took Ukulele lessons from Mitchell C.
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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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"Kind, super knowledgeable, and a clear communicator. Looking forward to the second one."
Max
Took Ukulele lessons from Phillip Z.
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"She's a good teacher . She also put up with me not knowing anything well."
Molly
Took Ukulele lessons from Judy G.
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