Ukulele Lessons in Newton, MA

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Karen D.

26 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

26 Reviews
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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

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Catherine
I thought I wanted to take viola lessons. Then I read her website and I realized that she might be able to help me get my voice back! I thought there was no hope ever. She has been extremely generous with her time, and I haven't seen her yet, but I'm not buying the viola I was planning on buying. I play cello, and piano still, but I am going to see if she can help me with my voice. She sounds incredible. I never dreamed that I could even have HOPE like this!
Ferrari
She sounds like she is amazing
Olive
Karen is a great teacher! I love her!

Maximillian L.

4 Reviews
Brookline, MA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Bachelor of the Arts in Music from Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Maximillian L.

4 Reviews
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I like to cater the lessons to the student, so it all depends on what you want to get out of it! I will happily spend the time teaching you how to play your favorite songs, give you different techniques for different styles of playing, or dive into the endless depths of music theory which can lead to all new levels of learning possibilities!

About Maximillian

Since 2010, I have taught private music lessons to students of all ages. Focusing on instrument techniques and the concepts of music theory, I guide students along their musical journeys and help them find joy in the music-making process. The music instructors I had over the years made a lasting im

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Douglas H.
Great lesson!
Leo C.
My son said it was great!
Alan R.
Max was prompt knowledgeable and easy to
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Very patient and I would recommend him for any
age student.

Albino M.

16 Reviews
Cambridge, MA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Portuguse and English, portuguese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Performance, Music production and Sound Engineering from Berklee College Of Music
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Albino M.

16 Reviews
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I have been playing Ukulele since 2007.
Usually play it in a band setting and accompanying singers!!

About Albino

Albino was born in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, a country in southern Africa known for its rich musical and cultural heritage. Fueled by the resourcefulness and determination that have always characterized Mozambicans, he built his first guitar at 16 from a 5-liter can of oil, scrap wood, and

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Hilary F.
Albino was very patient and encouraging!
Dan
Albino - I just wanted to say thanks again so much for everything you did for me, I'm having so much fun recording. I just finished up my first track and was able to include guitars, bass, piano, drum and vocals, I can't believe how quickly you taught me all of this stuff. This is a huge improvement from where I was a few months ago. Thank you again!!!
Franny
Albino is an amazing teacher and musician. He has the ability to inspire you musically and make you feel very comfortable while doing it. He has taught me many new approaches, tips, and tricks to music theory. He has helped me to be able to really understand why things are the way they are, and not just figure things out on paper like an equation. Definitely the best tutor I've ever had! I'd highly recommend him.

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Aaron B.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $23
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Studio Recording and Production from Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences
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Aaron B.

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Build a foundation of techniques to be able to play riffs, scales, chords and songs as quickly as possible. Build strength and dexterity through different patterns and have an overall understanding of how the instrument works and how to be creative with it.

About Aaron

Teaching drums professionally since 1998, Aaron has influenced hundreds of budding musicians to get the most from their instrument. He has studied privately with Rob Laytham (Modern Drummer columnist), Joe Leroux (marching band guru), Gary Chaffe (legendary drummer) and many others throughout the

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Arin
Aaron is very patient, and keeps the classes interesting. My 7 year old son had another instructor for couple months earlier but lost interest in djembe. With Aaron, my son is enjoying the classes and started liking djembe again. Highly recommended.
Norm R.
Very patient teacher.
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Phillip Z.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Phillip Z.

27 Reviews
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Ukulele students start with five subjects.

1) Technique is concerned with the development of the physical mechanics involved in playing the instrument.

2) Scales are a part of basic music vocabulary and building blocks of the musical language.

3) Chords are also basic vocabulary of the musical language.

4) Note reading is not required for every student. It really depends on the students' goals. However, I strongly encourage everyone learn to read musical notation, (more than tablature). Literacy in reading music is analogous to literacy in reading in our English language. Can you imagine how much smaller our world would be if we couldn't read?

5) Songs utilize the skills and concepts of all the previously mentioned subjects and are the goal of studying music. The student chooses what songs they want to play, guided by my suggestions; Jazz, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, R &B - "How deep is the ocean, how high is the sky?"

A beginning student will practice ...

About Phillip

I teach music. The guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele just happen to be the particular instruments I choose. Music as a language, discipline, and art, is the goal. I've been teaching, performing, studying, composing, for some thirty years. I've studied and gigged in the classical, jazz, rock, bl

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Thomas
Phillip demonstrated a high degree of professionalism while making my son feel very comfortable.
Carolyn P.
Phil is a naturally gifted teacher. He listens well and took time to understand what I feel I need to concentrate on right now. He knows how to work with a person effectively.
Carolyn P.
Phil is a naturally gifted teacher. He listens well and took time to understand what I feel I need to concentrate on right now. He knows how to work with a person effectively.
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Janis V.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $85
  • Speaks Spanish
  • BA Biology (Marine and Environmental) from California State University Northridge
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Janis V.

9 Reviews
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Online Ukulele Teacher

Strength in teaching baritone uke, but can also teach traditional uke. Students can expect to learn basic and intermediate chords, strum patterns and songs.

About Janis

LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA Hi, I teach local lessons at my home in Southern California, travel to you within a 7 mile radius or succesfully teach on-line lessons via Facetime. I teach all ages of students and have experience with ADHD children.

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Elizabeth B.
Nice and puts no pressure on you!
Mastaneh
Janis has been working with my daughter on multiple subjects, including Piano, reading, math, science, and ukulele since she was 4 years old. The impact that she has had on my child goes beyond just being a teacher - she has helped shape her personality and has instilled in her a love and enthusiasm for learning that is priceless.
Mojgan
Janis has been an amazing teacher and mentor to my children for the past 15 years. She was the kindest, and the most patient teacher with the greatest teaching method for math and English as a tutor to my son, who is currently studying for his MBA. And she was the most patient and flexible as well as detail oriented piano instructor for my younger daughter. Her unique teaching methods help her students learn and retain information and her kind smile and sense of humor make the kids want to continue their work and practice.

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Average Cost of Ukulele Lessons in Newton, MA

The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in Newton is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $175 per hour.
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$39 average
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$51 average
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$64 average

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"Highly recommend."
- Laura
Took Ukulele lessons from Glenn S.
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"TRY HIM, YOU'LL LIKE HIM!!!

As a blind retired executive, with a passion for good music, I decided to try to emulate Warren Buffet and his passion for the ukulele. Steve has been extremely patient with my difficulty finding the right strings with the right fingers, but nevertheless with a short training period under my belt, we feel I am making great progress. Not only is Steve patient, but he is music smart, interesting, and so accomplished with the equipment. I highly recommend him as a great instructor for another candidate with the desire to play!"
- Greg
Took Ukulele lessons from Steve G.
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A patient teacher obviously well versed in music theory, who disseminates information in an easily adaptable manner. No rodomontad thrasonic bombastries, he paces teaching to the rate at which I'm learning, as he evaluates my progress."
- Larry
Took Ukulele lessons from Glenn S.
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- Sandeep
Took Ukulele lessons from Alexia P.
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"I had my first lesson with Omar and he was great! It's my first time to play any string instrument, but since I do have some experience with music, he tailored the lesson time to me. He was also enthusiastic about the music/songs I wanted to learn and I left my first lesson feeling excited to continue practicing."
- Sharon
Took Ukulele lessons from Omar W.
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"Keith was very patient and considerate of my very beginners status."
- Cindy Westfall
Took Ukulele lessons from Keith P.
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"Nicole is a great teacher, profession, patient and positive""
- Jean
Took Ukulele lessons from Nicole C.
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"Great teacher

I wasn't sure how taking lessons via Skype would work, not having that in person interaction, but it's been really great. Phil is a really good teacher and has an immense amount of patience and encouragement. Even when I haven't had any time to practice and I'm struggling with the lesson, he insists that I'm doing great and boosts my confidence. This is the first instrument I've ever played and I've appreciated the bits of music history he's thrown in to help me connect things and the lessons are always so much fun too."
- sarah
Took Ukulele lessons from Phillip Z.
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"Halle finished her 5th lesson today. She is really enjoying her lessons and learning quickly. We are very happy we found Matt."
- Halle
Took Ukulele lessons from Matthew H.
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"Dave is really great - sent me very helpful materials, and suggested songs that I enjoyed and were easy to play. I was playing after my first lesson!"
- Jennifer
Took Ukulele lessons from David H.
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