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Cosima Y.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Cosima Y.

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Ukulele is a fairly simple instrument to learn for all ages! Have fun and just learn the basics so you can play for your friends or take it to the next level with some music theory and be a musician!
Intro to chords, tablature and simple strumming patterns, singing while playing, basic music theory and reading charts, lead sheets, and more. Lesson packages include study materials.

About Cosima

My main subject is voice but I also teach acoustic guitar, ukulele and songwriting for the student who desires to develop their own style and create their own songs. Not only is it fun but the music education that comes with it is highly valuable for future musicians. (guitar and ukulele rentals a

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Lilia S.
Cosima is the Best!
Penelope
She is teaching my daughter proper breathing techniques while singing. She's great with my child.
John R.
Just finished my very first lesson with Cosima. I already learned so much. She really broke down that art of singing and made it very clear how the voice works. Then we did exercises afterwards which helped me know what I need to work on. Definitely need to check her out. She’s great!(:
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Brian Lee B.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Therapy from Maryville University
  • Teaches students Male: 6 and up; Female: 4 and up
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Brian Lee B.

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ALL AGES AND ABILITIES!

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About Brian Lee

LEARN TO PLAY: guitar, piano, banjo, ukulele, or saxophone AND MORE from a PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN with over 30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE in music performance and instruction. I am also a Board Certified Music Therapist from Maryville University with an additional Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I

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David
Brian is fantastic. He quickly got a sense of where I am and customized our lessons just for me. Super knowledgeable, helpful and friendly!
Mike G.
Second lesson - good motivator! Thanks!
Mike G.
Great first lesson!

Lyle R.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Bachelor of Music from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
  • Teaches Beginner
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Lyle R.

26 Reviews
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We will cover the basics of ukulele chords and strumming, with the goal of being able to accompany popular songs.

About Lyle

- Degree in Music Theory / History from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. - 25 years' teaching and performing experience. - Fluent in all electric styles, plus acoustic and classical. *** Lesson Details *** I like to cover the fundamentals while focusing on your personal goals. All stages

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Scott R.
So far so good. Very patient as mistakes after mistake was made. Corrected quite a few mistakes I was making so that my habits would be good habits from the start. Let me talk to myself as I messed up and complimented me when I was on the right track.
Nancy C.
Great lesson! Thanks!
Robert C.
complete novice; adult student. First lesson very relaxed. Excellent blend through-out lesson of questions and information my goals and background as well as instructor's goals for me and his background. First "technical" part of lesson was manageable and care taken by Lyle to make sure I understood what was being presented. I left the first lesson feeling this would be a good fit between instructor and student
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Jared C.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, German
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • BFA Music Performance - Jazz Guitar from Columbia College Chicago
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Jared C.

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For students who have played an instrument prior to our lessons, I try and shape a curriculum entirely based upon the specific goals of the student, and I rarely use text books although I use a lot of exercises and educational material when appropriate.  I feel learning to play and transcribe songs and solos to increase a students self reliance and confidence is my most important job.  

Most students come to me looking for structure so I try and provide a clear path to their goals. For students with no prior musical experience I use text books and exercises to strengthen their technique, expose them to musical ideas, and give them a foundation for basic theory.  After that is accomplished I move into a curriculum that is more personal to their specific goals.

About Jared

I have been playing instruments and performing live since I was eleven. In college, I studied both piano and guitar, and received a bachelors of fine arts with a concentration in jazz guitar from Columbia College Chicago in 2004. I moved to Seattle in 2004 and have been performing and giving privat

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Conrad
Great first lesson.
Raahil J.
He pays attention to detail, is super organized with a definite plan and knows how to keep a student's interest. He is balanced and very realistic in his approach. He is talented and meets the student where he is. He is even transcribing a Bollywood song for my son and my son is loving it! He is flexible... We are so happy to have found him.
Sofia
First lesson with Jared was great. Looking forward to many more in the future!
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John B.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
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John B.

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See how easy it is to learn how to play the Ukulele!

With one to one instruction, you'll learn to play chords, scales, note reading, tablature, finger picking, strum patterns and improvisation. Within just a few lessons, students will begin learning how to play their favorite songs, including, "Somewhere over the Rainbow" ," I'm Yours", "Hey Soul Sister" and many more. Also, students will learn how to play various styles of music like, Blues, Pop, Classical and Rock.

About John

I have been playing for about 35 years and teaching music and guitar for 25 years. I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Classical guitar. I've taught at the University level and currently maintain a professional studio in Arlington, Virginia. I am very well versed in many different styles of musi

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Syed M.
Very approachable and knowledgeable!
Scott B.
John is very patient and extremely knowledgeable. He is the best instructor/teacher i have had in the many years I have taken lessons.
Judith W.
Excellent and it's just my first lesson!
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Neil S.

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  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Psychology from University of Arizona
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Neil S.

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Music is an exploration. Human beings are musical by nature. We walk to a beat, we dance to a beat, we communicate to a beat, and our hearts beat to a beat. My goal as a music teacher is provide knowledge in how we can use music to express ourselves. Through our musical exploration it is important to learn from everyone, follow no one, watch for patterns and most importantly to work every hard!

Through my studies as a music therapist, I have learned and practiced various way to provide the best instruction and musical experience to students of all ages and learning styles.

Due to covid-19 it is important to continue to grow and learn new skills. I have invested in high quality video cameras and audio equipment to provide the best quality lessons.

About Neil

Extensive knowledge in various styles of guitar, ukulele, and music theory. I have two degrees in music therapy and psychology. As an educator, I believe in making the musical experience fun and educational by creating an individualized lesson plan that will provide each student with the best o

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Online Lessons That Boost Your Ukulele Skills

If you’re a music lover, you’ve almost certainly heard the sound of a ukulele at some point in your musical exploration. The ukulele is used in a variety of settings and genres to provide a sense of whimsy, sweetness, and gentle strumming texture. In fact, many of today’s artists like to experiment with the ukulele by using it to play genres and styles that wouldn’t typically include ukulele, creating an interesting juxtaposition of moods and sounds.

Maybe you’re well acquainted with the signature sound of the ukulele but don’t know much about where it comes from. Though the ukulele is extremely popular all over the world for beginner musicians as well as seasoned experts, the ukulele was only invented around 140 years ago by native Hawaiians.

If you’re not familiar with how a ukulele looks, you may end up mistaking it for a small guitar. Though ukuleles are designed with a very similar body and fretboard to the typical acoustic guitar, they produce a very different sound, mostly due to the type of string they use (nylon instead of steel) and the sheer size of the body. Because ukuleles are smaller than guitars, they create a softer, less resonant sound than guitars that many musicians prefer in order to create a gentler feeling within their music.

Getting to Know the Ukulele

Much like guitars and many other types of instruments, the materials used to build a ukulele will make a huge difference in its ease of playing and the sound it produces. For example, most high-end ukuleles are made of koa wood, which is native to Hawaii, or mahogany, while cheaper models are typically made of plywood or even plastic. Ukuleles made of higher-quality wood will have a richer, more resonant sound than ukuleles made of plastic or lower-quality wood.

Additionally, many potential ukulele players will peruse the different types of ukuleles available depending on their sound and tone quality preferences. The standard type of ukulele, which is what you’ll typically see in most abundance in music stores or onstage being played by performers, is also called the soprano ukulele and employs the instrument’s standard tuning practices.

Those looking for a slightly deeper sound might consider a baritone, bass, or even contrabass ukulele. Baritone ukuleles have a lower tuning than standard or even tenor ukuleles and can provide a deeper, richer sound more similar to a guitar than a typical ukulele. Bass and contrabass have the same tuning as each other but are offset by an octave, making the contrabass model the deepest, most resonant type of ukulele available to musicians.

Benefits of Ukulele Classes

Learning any instrument can provide a host of benefits no matter your age, musical taste, or experience level. Indeed, regular music lessons can provide you with a sense of routine from week to week while also providing you with quantifiable, attainable goals that will improve your self-esteem and encourage you to seek even more useful skills.

With all of these benefits from general music lessons, you may be wondering, why should I choose to take ukulele classes over any other instrument? An important detail to keep in mind is that the possibilities are endless, and as long as you have the time in your schedule, you can learn to play as many instruments as you’d like! However, taking online ukulele lessons does have some distinct benefits that are important to keep in mind as you browse your options.

The ukulele is known for its small size. That means that this instrument is extremely lightweight, easy to hold, and convenient to carry around with you anywhere. This provides the ukulele with an advantage over an instrument like a guitar, which is still somewhat convenient to carry but significantly heavier than a ukulele and more difficult to hold for kids or those with smaller body types.

Additionally, due to the ukulele’s small size, the fretboard is extremely easy for hands of all sizes to maneuver and master. The guitar’s long fretboard can take a good deal of practice to get used to, not to mention the rough feel of steel strings that require regular players to develop callouses. With ukulele classes, you won’t have to worry about developing thicker skin on your fingertips in order to effectively learn and play your instrument.

Find a Ukulele Teacher Online for Fun, Affordable Ukulele Classes

Though messing around with your ukulele on your own can be fun and inspiring, working one-on-one with a highly experienced and trained ukulele teacher will improve your playing and musicality in a major way. No amount of generalized online information can compare to the experience of working in real time with someone who truly knows the ins and outs of the instrument and what to say to improve your technique and performance.

Unfortunately, many potential ukulele students are deterred by the inconvenience and hassle of in-person lessons. If you’re a busy person that simply wants to work on a musical skill in your free time, it can be difficult to fit a weekly ukulele lesson as well as the necessary travel time into your packed schedule. If you relate to this predicament, you can rest assured knowing that there is an alternative that will reap the same results for your ukulele practice: online ukulele lessons.

As long as you have a device with a camera and a microphone as well as a reliable Internet connection, there’s no reason why your online ukulele classes won’t be just as productive and useful as in-person music lessons. With TakeLessons, you’ll have scheduled one-on-one time with a professional music teacher who will work with you on the technique of playing the ukulele, help you learn the songs you want to play, and teach you how to prevent hand, wrist, and arm injuries that can occur from playing incorrectly.

As a beginner, entering a ukulele instructor’s home or teaching studio for the first time can seem extremely intimidating. Online ukulele classes help to remove this negative experience by allowing you to begin working on your new skill with a professional from the comfort and safety of your own home. Plus, you won’t even have to change out of your pajamas in order to sign on for your lesson!

How Can I Find the Right Ukulele Teacher for Me?

The sheer amount of ukulele teachers available on TakeLessons can seem daunting at first. However, our customizable search function can be a huge help. This function features several distinct specifications that you can choose from in order to find a ukulele teacher that will check all of your boxes.

Some of the most significant barriers that potential students face when on the hunt for online ukulele lessons are the price, lesson length, and scheduling availability. Luckily, the TakeLessons customizable search makes it easy to enter in your weekly budget, how long you’d like your lessons to be, and your weekly availability all in one go. Most ukulele classes are offered in 30-minute, 40-minute, or 1-hour intervals and rates start as low as $40 depending on the teacher.

Once you have all of the specifics like rates, lesson lengths, and lesson times out of the way, it can still be difficult to decide which online ukulele teacher you’d like to hire. All of our TakeLessons teachers have extremely impressive resumes that include prestigious schools and conservatories, professional accolades, and many years of teaching experience. Therefore, it’s no wonder that narrowing down your search to just one candidate can seem impossible.

One of the best ways to get to know a teacher’s personality before booking online ukulele lessons with them is to read their reviews left by current and former students. These reviews will give you a clear picture of your potential teacher’s lesson format, their teaching style, and how they make their students feel whether it’s lesson one or lesson one hundred. Additionally, many students will rate their teachers out of five stars to help give potential new students an idea of the quality of instruction that they received.

Get Started with Online Ukulele Classes Today

Learning ukulele online with a passionate, dedicated teacher will do more than just allow you to play your favorite songs, though that is a huge plus. Taking regular ukulele classes online with TakeLessons will allow you to practice a useful skill that you can share with your friends and family and even potentially teach to others one day. Plus, it will improve your work ethic and provide you with a much-needed mental break from the many other responsibilities of your day-to-day life.

Getting started with online ukulele lessons at TakeLessons is easy. If you have any questions that need answering before you book your first lesson, you can always message your potential teacher before making the investment and they’ll be happy to alleviate your worries or answer your specific queries. Make a significant positive change in your life today by signing up for an online ukulele lesson on TakeLessons, satisfaction 100% guaranteed.

Average Cost of Online Ukulele Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $100 per hour.
30 min
$36 average
45 min
$48 average
60 min
$60 average

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"It was great! I had fun! Can't wait for the next lesson! Karney was so professional and understood my musical goals!"
Kennda
Took Ukulele lessons from Karney S.
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"Mary Ann is patient and great with little kids."
Christian
Took Ukulele lessons from Mary Ann G.
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"We were new to the whole online, private lesson world and only tried as a test for our 10 yr-old son. He has now been working with Jason for several months now and shows no signs of stopping. Our son is progressing, has gained confidence and still seems to have fun. Jason is on time and if you cannot make a lesson he is flexible in rescheduling if given some notice. Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much Jason packs into his lessons without overwhelming the student. We highly recommend him!"
Rosa
Took Ukulele lessons from Jason M.
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"Rick has a great teaching style that resonates with my son. Highly recommend."
Mason
Took Ukulele lessons from Richard W.
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"John is an excellent teacher. I’m a real beginner, and , instead of acting bored with my level of “playing”, he was very encouraging. His instruction is clear and precise. He had me transitioning between four different chords in my first half hour! So pleased!"
Karen
Took Ukulele lessons from John B.
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"I'm an ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, and James is very patient and thorough. I look forward to each lesson!"
Barbara
Took Ukulele lessons from James R.
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"Robert has been teaching our son (age 12) ukulele online for several months. He has done a terrific job, engaging him. Our son has been taking piano for 7 years, so he had a good musical foundation to build on. Robert has good bandwidth and high resolution mic & camera."
Christina
Took Ukulele lessons from Robert M.
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"Patient, knowledgeable, and affable."
Cliff
Took Ukulele lessons from Michael J.
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"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.
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"Mike is very approachable and makes learning easy. I tried to learn the ukulele on my own and it was overwhelming and frustrating. He is very knowledgeable and is experienced in a variety of music, including drums. In every lesson, my skills and confidence improve! Mike is the best!"
Linda
Took Ukulele lessons from Michael R.
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