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Tammy Y.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Awarded Berklee Achievement Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
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Tammy Y.

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With the current COVID-19 virus crisis, I have been shifting all my students to online classes. Check out my pictures to see my online classroom set up, or feel free to send me a message if you have questions! :)

I structure most lessons according to the following:
- Basics of ukulele
- Understanding chords and chord charts
- Strum patterns
- Finger picking
- Songwriting (optional)

About Tammy

With the current COVID-19 virus crisis, I have been shifting all my students to online classes. Check out my pictures to see my online classroom set up, or feel free to send me a message if you have questions! :) *I conduct group lessons for young children, which I am unable to state on my profi

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Jillian
Tammy is a wonderful instructor. She is very friendly and empathetic. My daughter loves her guitar lessons and is very motivated to practice on her own! ;-)
Chase H.
My child loved his first lesson with Tammy! She is detail oriented, fun and thorough. Supper happy for my child.
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My son had a great first lesson! Looking forward to more.
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Robert M.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts from University of North Carolina at Asheville
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Robert M.

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About Robert

Professional musician in the Asheville, NC. area offering private guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, and bass lessons. I am also available for studio recording and live performance. With over 28 years experience, I have been teaching all ages, styles, and levels. This is not a hobby or part-time

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Wilfred B.
Very insightful — was able to immediately diagnose issues with my playing and offer solutions.
Matthew
I get a lot out of every lesson and a lot to take away and work on in practice as well. Great experience and I've noticeably improved after just a few lessons.
Ayman
Very insightful and made me feel comfortable right away
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Carolyn O.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Japanese, Hawaiian, English, French
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1981
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Carolyn O.

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Learn how to play basic chords and sing your favorite songs.
Explore how chords are built and how to read music charts.
How to watch videos and play like your favorite artists.
Compile your Ukulele Songbook - and maybe create your own songs?

About Carolyn

Coming from a large extended family in Hawaii, I was surrounded by luau music, kachi-kachi dancing, Japanese bon dances, handsome local guys singing and playing their guitars and my aunties strumming their ukes and singing old songs. I reveled in walking alone in Nature or playing piano and singing

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Talitha
Had a great first lesson! I wasn't sure what to expect from an online music lesson, but Carolyn is a great teacher and I could hear the difference after a single lesson.
Milena Gomes
Great!
Natalia S.
Best teacher ever!
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David R.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Italian, Italian
  • Guitar Performance from Florida State University - School of Music
  • Awarded Solo Recitalist Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
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David R.

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Student can learn strumming techniques, accompanying, finger-style techniques, popular and classical solo arrangements.

About David

David discovered his love for music early on at the age of seven with the musical/movie: The Sound of Music. He and his siblings would entertain their babysitter by acting out the entire musical - singing and dancing along with the soundtrack. To make it even more fun, they would sometimes speed

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laura R.
David is a great teacher. He is very patient and he remains positive. HIs encouragement has helped me tremendously.
Aravinda K.
My daughter has been with David for 4 to 5 years, and he is an excellent teacher. He was extremely passionate, encouraging, and patient while teaching. I would 100% recommend David to anyone wanting to learn guitar.
Erin
My 11 year old daughter Alexa is enjoying her lessons with David. He has been very patient and helpful in teaching her how to play the ukulele. She has made some nice progress in just a few sessions.
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Janis V.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $85
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Janis V.

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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 5 mile radius or succesfully teach on-line lessons via Takelessons.com. I teach all ages of students and have experience with ADHD children.

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Greg C.

161 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1989
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Greg C.

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I am truly passionate about your success in becoming the best ukulele player you choose to be! I like to teach with repetition (wax on wax off) and prefer to present the big picture first so that every obstacle may potentially never be an obstacle for you. I take years of teaching experience and what have been topics of frustration brought to me from students in the past... I try to smooth the road and teach you so you get the highest yield of success for your money with as little headaches as possible :)

About Greg

Hey there! I am VERY excited to help you get to your best potential through lots of flight hours as quickly as you like! I hope you'll pick me to help you avoid common set backs in your progress. I look forward to helping you be your best on your instrument! I am a cutting edge multi-instrumenta

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Pedro Lopez
Very personable. Has a ton of knowledge and open to answer any to all questions.
Steve
I am taking my first ever guitar lessons as an older student. Greg has been customizing the lessons to fit my very basic skill set and lack of dexterity. He is the perfect instructor for an older student.
Joe Mckenna
Greg is great. I have learned more in 4 or 5 lessons then a year of trying to learn using online courses. He figured out right where I am and seems to have just the right training to help me progress.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing ukulele teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Average Cost of Ukulele Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $117 per hour.
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$64 average

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"This lesson was great. Chris is an excellent teacher, and is giving me just enough of a challenge to keep me interested. I feel I will learn to play the ukulele very well with Chris as my teacher. I look forward to my next lesson."
Scott
Took Ukulele lessons from Christopher B.
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"Excellent teacher. He makes learning a positive and happy experience. Looking forward to my next class. Thank you, Ramy."
Cyndi
Took Ukulele lessons from Raymond (Remi) L.
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"Edwin quickly found where I needed the most help (strumming patterns), and within minutes was guiding me through progressions to help me make progress. He also gave me some lessons on notation and helped me write some progressions down so that I could practice between now and our next lesson. He listened to my goals and taught in a way that will help me meet them."
Matthew
Took Ukulele lessons from Edwin I.
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"Great teacher, very knowledgeable!"
Kate
Took Ukulele lessons from Mitchell C.
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"Grant quickly recognized my level of understanding with chord movement (beginner to intermediate) and we analyzed a song together that will help me recognize chord motion in other songs. This will allow greater chord pattern recognition, and therefore memorization should come easier - which I really want to happen!
This is only my first lesson with Grant, so I likely won't write another review until I've had a few more."
Bill
Took Ukulele lessons from Grant H.
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"Liz is great with my son. She has a great demeanor with kids. She talks to them on their level. My son is enjoying his lessons with Liz. We definitely recommend her as a music teacher especially to young kids!"
Henry
Took Ukulele lessons from Liz Fanora J.
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"Awesome guy!

He was eager to help me with anything he can. Courteous. Polite. Organized. Great teacher. Thanks Bobby!!!"
Christopher
Took Ukulele lessons from Robert M.
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"It was a No-Pressure first lesson so I’m looking forward to the next one."
Jane
Took Ukulele lessons from John B.
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"Very friendly, easy to understand and follow his direction"
Kyong
Took Ukulele lessons from Eric C.
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"Brandi was so patient and very informative. My daughter can’t wait for her next lesson."
Aryssa
Took Ukulele lessons from Brandi B.
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Private Ukulele Lessons Near You

In the late 19th century, immigrants left Portugal to work on sugar cane farms in Hawaii. Some of these immigrants were also woodworkers and instrument makers. With them, they brought two traditional Portuguese instruments, the braguinha and the rajão. 

The builders combined parts from both of these traditional instruments to make the machete, which eventually evolved into an instrument that became known as the "ukulele." Ukulele means “jumping flea,” and in its native Hawaiian it’s pronounced oo-koo-lay-lay. No matter how you choose to say it, you'll love learning to play this fun and cheerful-sounding instrument!

Why Learn to Play Ukulele?

For starters, the sound of almost any song played on the ukulele will undoubtedly conjure up peaceful, island feelings thanks to the instrument's Hawaiian origins. Playing instruments is proven to relieve stress, lower blood pressure, and improve the immune system. So, it's possible learning to play the ukulele could be the best vitamin you ever take.

Playing the ukulele also has additional physical benefits, like fine-tuning your motor skills and hand-eye coordination while you learn to play on its soft, nylon strings. Practicing the proper way to hold the instrument will also improve your posture, which will relieve headaches, back pain, facilitate easier breathing, and improve your digestion. 

The ukulele is a great starter instrument for children, because of its size and simplicity. Unlike other string instruments, the ukulele is small and rather easy to learn. It’s also extremely inexpensive in comparison to most instruments. 

Topics You'll Learn in Ukulele Classes Near You

If you want to learn to play ukulele, learning with a private tutor is the best way to go. With prompt feedback, personalized lessons, and one-on-one attention, you'll learn ukulele faster than you could in a large class setting. 

Our private tutors customize their course materials and teaching style to your individual needs and interests. As a result, ukulele lessons for kids differ quite a bit from ukulele classes for adults when it comes to lesson topics and pace. Below, we’ll go more in-depth on the topics you’ll learn at each level of ukulele lessons. 

Sample Curriculum from Ukulele Lessons for Beginners

Ukulele lessons for beginners will vary if the student has previous musical experience. However new you are to music though, you'll enjoy the relaxed vibe of ukulele lessons and being able to play simple songs after your very first lesson. Beginner lessons often cover the following topics:

  • Tuning
  • Proper way to hold the instrument
  • Instrument care
  • Easy strumming patterns and techniques
  • Major, minor, open-position, and 7th chords
  • Songs with simple chord sequences
  • Intro to music theory
  • Reading sheet music and tablature 

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Ukulele Classes

Intermediate ukulele lessons are designed to continue developing your skills as you learn ukulele. You'll be introduced to new, more challenging techniques and be able to play more complex songs. Intermediate ukulele lessons near you will likely cover the following topics:

  • Finger picking
  • Major and minor scales
  • Arpeggios
  • Articulations
  • Substitution chords
  • Hammer-ons
  • Bending
  • Tremolo picking
  • Harmonics
  • Practicing difficult chord sequences

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Ukulele Lessons

When you're ready for advanced lessons, you've nearly mastered the ukulele. At this level, you'll practice advanced strumming techniques and fancy finger work. Other class topics may include the following:

  • Improvisation
  • Alternative tunings
  • Advanced strumming - Eight finger roll - Three string strum - Ten finger roll - Rhythm filler strum - Sextuplet strum - The flick - Strum picking - Golpe - Muted plucking

  • Professional advice for performing and recording

  • Singing while playing

How to Find a Ukulele Teacher Near You

The first step to being able to make beautiful ukulele music of your own is finding an experienced ukulele teacher near you. A quick search here at TakeLessons will reveal a long list of ukulele teachers who provide local and online lessons to students of all ages and skill levels. 

When browsing through our directory, you'll see find teachers who are highly qualified, educated, and have industry knowledge of the music business. You can also read through the hundreds of reviews left by other students just like you.  

The ukulele leaves room for variety of genres, since it’s used in many different musical styles such as folk and reggae. So when choosing an instructor for your first ukulele class, we recommend looking for a teacher who plays the same genre of music you hope to. 

So why not get started today? Whether you plan to play for your friends, bring the ukulele out at parties, or take a slot at your town's next open mic night, learning to play the ukulele will add a bit of musical sunshine to your life!

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Stars, they're just like us! Just like you, these famous figures learned chords and simple songs on the ukulele, spent hours practicing, and fell in love with this Hawaiian instrument. Check out these videos of 10 celebrities who you probably didn't know played the ukulele. 1. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson For such a big guy, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson looks right at home holding a tiny ukulele. 2. Ryan Gosling Please hold your swoons until the end of the Gos' ukulele performance. 3. …

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