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Chris D.

11 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $37
  • Bachelor of Arts: Music (Performance and Pedagogy) from North Central University
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Chris D.

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The ukulele is a friendly-looking instrument. While the basics may be a little easier to pick up on than the guitar, strum patterns still might come as a challenge. I enjoy breaking down strum patterns of popular songs like "Riptide" and "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" to help students play them just like the song. Beyond the beginner level, I enjoy showing how the ukulele can be treated like a small classical guitar, playing virtuosic pieces on the travel-size instrument.

About Chris

Chris grew up hearing his dad play guitar around the house and at live shows. He “caught the bug” around age 13 and hasn’t stopped playing since! He’s been teaching guitar since 2003 and received his Bachelor of Arts in Music at North Central University in 2008 where he studied jazz, blues, rock, c

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Renee
My 15 year-old son started guitar this summer. He has truly enjoyed working with Chris. Chris is patient and encouraging, as well as being a cool guy that my son looks up to.
Helen
My 13-years old son was reluctant to take music lessons. He had not liked piano (with a different instructor) when he was younger, but agreed to try guitar. Since the first trial lesson, he has been excited to learn more!

Chris is a fun teacher who knows his stuff and who communicates well with both his students and their parents. I have three kids and have found it’s difficult to find a teacher who is responsive to parents + engaging with youth + gifted at music.

His rates are very reasonable for our area. His in-home lesson space is professional and comfortable — I get to sit on a comfy couch and get work done during my son’s weekly lesson. In addition, Chris goes above and beyond to make sure the lessons are meeting our expectations. He tracked down strings for us when we accidentally broke one. He has rescheduled lessons due to our busy schedules. He is genuinely kind and such a pleasure to work with — we couldn’t be more thrilled!
Brian
Our kids have loved working with Chris. He picks songs they're excited to play, teaches them patiently, and has a lot of fun with them. They've made a ton of progress since they started with Chris, and they're always excited to see him!
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Eric C.

38 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Eric C.

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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

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Mackenzie
Instructor was well prepared and very clear on what is expected.
River G.
Eric is very patient and personable.
Burnam
Always great!

Richard W.

18 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $26
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded Best Musical Act 2013 from Minnesota Renaissance Festival
  • BA in Music from U of Minnesota, Duluth and Twin Cities Campuses
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Richard W.

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Did you know the Ukulele is tuned exactly like the top 4 strings of a guitar capoed up 5 frets, and the 4th string is tuned an octave up? this being the case, all the shapes one learns on one or the other is transferable knowledge! Want to know more about nature's most accessible chording instrument? Give Uke lessons a try.

About Richard

Rick's been teaching Guitar, Banjo, and Ukulele at his home, and at the Mount Olivet School of Music in South Minneapolis, ever since graduating with a degree in Music from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2003. He plays around town in 3 bands and also does the occasional Pit Orchestra and Wed

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Jordan G.
Richard is awesome! Really knows his stuff and funny too!
Andrea
As an adult learner, I was put at ease and able to work on songs I was interested in right away. Wonderful teaching style.
Nathan
I've had a great experience with Rick so far. He quickly identified my level of play and has provided good content for me to learn as well as new styles. Very knowledgeable on banjo, I would recommend to anyone looking to improve their banjo skills.

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Todd A.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Awarded St. Louis' 9 Best Albums and 9 Best Songs of 2018 from Riverfront Times
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Associate's in Guitar Performance from Southwestern Illinois College
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Todd A.

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Learn the note names on each string, learn chords, and learn how to play songs that the student chooses to learn. I can also teach theory and ear training if the student wishes to do learn that as well. :)

About Todd

Hello! My name is Todd. I've been playing music for most of my life. My first instrument was a Casio keyboard when I was about ten years old but I moved over to guitar as a teenager and fell in love with it. I recently graduated from Webster University with a BA in music after receiving an AA in gu

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Rebecca C.
he is so nice so patient just the best teacher ever
Neha
Todd is wonderful! The lessons are always a combination of fun and challenging. I'm so engrossed in the lesson, 60 minutes just go right by. He's so patient and calm and encouraging, an ideal personality for a teacher.
Would highly recommend lessons with Todd to anyone who wishes to learn ukulele!
Neha
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Ian M.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Ian M.

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About Ian

I started playing guitar originally in 1991. I picked up bass and ukulele (and then over the ensuing years, gradually a plethora of other instruments, such as voice, drums, piano, and harp). I started teaching in 2001 throughout the Chicagoland area. First in music stores, then schools, then people

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William Z.
First lesson was great. It took a little time setting up and getting to know each other. For a first lesson, I came away with some very useful information on a song I was having a problem with. I like the direction it is going. Looking forward to the next lesson.
Krista S.
Well hello there budding musician- I started taking ukulele lessons with nearly zero previous experience and little idea what to expect a few months ago. As a teacher, Ian is extremely patient, accommodating, and attentive, but remains very much human throughout the whole process. His years spent teaching across instruments, ages, and levels of expertise make for a trustworthy experience. Definitely recommend.
Savoy
I have taken guitar lessons in the past and wanted to revisit one of my passions again. I decided to take lessons with Ian since he is in my neighborhood and I’m really glad I did. Ian has been very patient and attentive to my learning style. As our lessons have progressed so has the direction of each class. It’s really cool to see how all the concepts we have gone over build on each other. I feel like Ian really goes above and beyond to learn about his students and what they are hoping to achieve. Ian has also been very flexible with my work schedule. After several months of lessons with Ian I can say I’ve learned several things from finger picking, timing, and reading notes. I can’t wait to continue my journey!
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Ben R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelors's Degree from Hanover College
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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, there! My name is Ben and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have taught students of all ages from 3 to adult. I have experience not just with teaching but also with writing, recording, and performing music in successful bands and on multiple instruments

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Kamal
Ben has been instructing my 2 kids (now aged 11 and 9) in-home for at least 5 years. We started off with piano for the first few years but then switched to a combination of piano and acoustic guitar (half a session dedicated to each instrument).

He is patient, kind, and highly knowledgeable. I clearly see the upward trajectory in my kids' musical capabilities. One of my kids can be difficult to deal with, especially when he is tired, but Ben would mold his approach to the lesson on the spot to keep my kid engaged (e.g., instead of continuing the lesson on the actual piano, he'd switch to a fun music-oriented game).
Lauren
I hadn't played a musical instrument since elementary school when I started Ukulele lessons with Ben. Ben started from the beginning, answered all my questions along the way, and built upon that information in each lesson. It wasn't in a didactic way, but in a way that was really customized to fit my Ukulele lesson goals. Ben's teaching style is very flexible also. I had some Ukulele lesson books I had been gifted and we worked from those. I didn't feel that I had to buy a bunch of additional equipment, books, etc.

I recommend Ben as a music teacher. He is understanding, encouraging, and inspirational. I am looking forward to continuing lessons with Ben and JC Instrumental.
Pam
Ben has been working with our daughter since January 2019, when she turned 6 1/2. He arrives at our home on time each week and he works with her at an age appropriate level. We appreciate that he recognizes the effort she puts into the weeks when she practices often and he gently makes her aware when she hasn't practiced enough. He always speaks with her in a kind way and with us in a collaborative manner. We all want her to enjoy her piano experience, and we are thankful to have found Ben just a few blocks away from our home.

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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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"Jordan was great. Excited to keep learning and improving."
Riley
Took Ukulele lessons from Jordan D.
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"I'm progressing with Jesse teaching uke, but just wanted to say in his behalf that he takes extraordinary care prepping for our sessions. He listens carefully each time, figures out what I need as we go, then comes back with THE MOST APPROPRIATE LESSON, next session....a superb teacher"
Don
Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse H.
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"We are so glad that Joel is our 12 year olds Ukulele instructor. Joel is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled musician. He is especially gifted in putting students at ease and guiding them in pursuing their individual music styles. After only a short number of lesson with Joel, our shy girl is playing and singing her favorite popular songs !!"
Laura
Took Ukulele lessons from Joel B.
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"Excellent. Carl was great, patient yet high expectations."
Mike
Took Ukulele lessons from Carl G.
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"I had such a good expérience With David. He's a wonderful teacher ! I will recommande him to antbody :)"
Dominique
Took Ukulele lessons from David B.
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"this man listened to me play a song first and told me i was intermediate. he proceeded to look at my finger patterns of the notes on songs he will work with me. some new notes and i wrote them down to be able to play his music. he will send thru email for me for other classes. i did get one emailed song during this class and printed and added additional musical notes and he will teach me a calipso strum on this new song next class. warm person and easy to understand. i think i will be able to learn from him."
Nancy
Took Ukulele lessons from Raymond (Remi) L.
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"I have had a great time learning to play the Ukelele with Gkenn. So fun. Looking forward to learning more"
Laura
Took Ukulele lessons from Glenn S.
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"I highly recommend Lee. She is very knowledgeable about music and accommodating!"
Roza
Took Ukulele lessons from Lee Q.
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"Jesse is an absolute delight of a teacher. He’s patient and encouraging and excellent with technique, music theory, I’m just the joy of playing!"
Janet
Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse H.
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