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Judy G.

20 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BS Radio & TV Broadcasting from San Francisco State University
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Judy G.

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Greetings!
I've been teaching ukulele for 15 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to tune the instrument and play easy chords and songs.

My lessons tailored to the student. We’ll create a Lesson plan with goals and a have live performance opportunity quarterly.

I typically use Hal Leonard books, as well as various other ukulele books and songs. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels. I can't wait to meet you!

About Judy

Greetings! Thanks for checking out my lessons. My name is Judy aka Groovy Judy. I'm a guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer. I've been playing music for 45 years and teaching private and group lessons for 17 years. I teach guitar, ukulele, beginning electric bass, beginning piano and songwri

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McKenzie H.
This was my daughter's first lesson. She loved working with Judy. Said she makes learning to play the Ukulele fun and easy.
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Groovy Judy is an excellent teacher. Very responsive, patient and most importantly fun to learn from. She follows up each class with an email including the music we worked on and short video of the strumming patterns if needed. So glad I signed up to learn Uke from her!
Samantha
Judy is a great teacher. Strongly recommend!!!
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Brian C.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 to 65
  • Teaching since 1995
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Brian C.

26 Reviews
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Lean all the basics! Basic songs, chords & melodies are taught.

About Brian

I graduated Cum Laude from New York University, where I received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance. I have performed all styles of music on club dates, college shows, concerts, and recording dates. I have also released a full length commercial recording of my original pop/rock musi

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Excellent first class
Lily Hipp
Brian is the man! I've been casually learning how to play guitar on my own for the last few years, but I have very little actual music theory knowledge and I've definitely picked up some not-so-good habits along the way. Brian has been awesome at filling in the gaps and getting my fundamentals straightened out - I've learned more in just a few lessons with him than I have in years of "noodling".
Edward
Off to a great start - thanks, Brian.
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Kevin T.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $90
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 3 to 93
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Kevin T.

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Ukulele taught Beginner to Advanced levels

About Kevin

Kevin T. is a music professor at MUM, Vice president of the San Diego Songwriters guild, and CEO of Songwriting Planet. He is an instructor of guitar, bass, voice, piano, songwriting, composition, orchestration, jazz arranging, music theory, ear training, production and engineering, and music busin

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Keith
I’ve been taking lessons from Kevin for about 2 months. Before that I’d been kind of aimlessly playing around with guitar. I was playing by myself for about 20 years and basically had no timing and rhythm. I’m not a funk master yet but Kevin has given me tools that have greatly improved my timing and for the first time actually believing that I’m going to do this. Thanks
Asam
I started taking lessons with Kevin about a month ago I took lessons when I was a kid, and remember some things, but my hands do not yet so what my head is telling them. Kevin has been great, adjusting to what I already know and adding a lot of music theory, which I never had learned before. Highly recommend Kevin.
Jo
I started learning Ukulele with Kevin and then picked up Guitar lately, Kevin has a systematic way of teaching, instead of covering each and every chords, he summarizes them by different shapes, and also their variations, so you can memorize the basics and find their "relative" chords easier. He also taught music theories, how each chord is formed, and if you want to play a specific song, he's also glad to help on finding the exact chord and transfer them into different notes that suits you. Definitely have your notebook ready since there's a lot to learn. The harder thing for myself is with the online class, it's not as efficient as a face-to-face one, I also tend to be less motivated to practise but you ought to just find your own motivation!
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Francesca V.

101 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 3 to 75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Francesca V.

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Teaching all styles of uke, Francesca is equally comfortable on a soprano as a tenor.

About Francesca

Alumnae of CSULAs music department with an emphasis in classical voice and guitar, Francesca's skills cover a vast ocean of information. With a background and formal education in opera and "the classics", Francesca is equally comfortable on stage at The House of Blues as she is at Disney Hall.

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Heather
Francesca is wonderful. My son has developed a love of learning piano and reading music. He looks forward to every lesson. I have never had to remind him to practice- he seeks opportunities to share what he is learning and is eager to share his progress with Francesca every week. She is supportive and motivating. I know she loves to develop a love music in her students by her obvious dedication to developing their love and understanding of music.
Nicole L.
My 7 year old son won't stop singing so I figured I'd put him in some lessons. She's a good mix of patient and fun while still keeping him on track. I thought it would just be a lot of scales, but she teaches him all aspects about singing/performance and uses his favorite genres to teach them. Excellent instructor!
Andrea D.
I've been working with Francesca for a few months now, and I feel I've grown so much. Prior to this I've sparsely attempted to play instruments, but she has taken her knowledge and passion and been able to pass that on to me while constantly reminding me that one day I will be good. And I believe it! I've come a long way to establish a regular practice routine, still working on it with her, and I have high expectations for the future. I recommend her to my own people and I recommend her to you.
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Tony N.

24 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tony N.

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Ukulele teacher experienced with teaching people aged 5-45! Whether you want to learn simple chords to play your favorite tunes or shed some licks, I pride myself in providing an accessible, comfortable learning environment whether you're just starting out or are looking to improve your musicality.

About Tony

Hi! My name is Tony, and I'm a music educator passionate about giving my students the skills to play music and the tools to take charge of their learning. I have been teaching guitar, piano, voice, music production, and songwriting for 10 years and have worked with pre-school aged kids, teens, and

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Rachel Ioffe
Tony is seriously the best music teacher I have EVER had. He is so supportive, understanding, and knowledgeable. I have learned more about music theory in the past few months that I have taken lessons with Tony than I have across a whole 5 years. The way he explains all of the new concepts is very understandable and his encouraging nature makes you feel comfortable even if you make a mistake. He also lets you learn songs that you actually want to play, making the lessons even more enjoyable. Overall, Tony has truly helped me improve and actually makes me want to practice during my free time to become a better musician. Thank you Tony!
Lee
Tony creates a class just for me. Each class adds another layer to what I have already learned. I am progressing faster than I expected.
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Justin M.

34 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Justin M.

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Experienced ukelele teacher of 10 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of fingerstyle ukelele skills. I specialize in reggae, pop and world music, typically use Hal Leonard books (among others), and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: sound recording equipment, sheet music, and more.

About Justin

Like most guitarists, I had always wanted to play the guitar as a little kid. Luckily, my parents finally caved to the request (ok ok, incessant begging) and I began my guitar journey at the age of 11. After now 20 years of playing and 12 years of teaching, I am excited to share my experience and t

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Allison
Had a great 1st lesson with Justin. He listened to my goals and I feel great about starting with him!
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The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons 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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"Albino was great with my young daughter. She was really excited to practice what he taught. She was able to play a simple song after her first lesson. He connected with her."
Amalie
Took Ukulele lessons from Albino M.
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"Great first lesson. hoping to learn more on my future lessons."
Luis L
Took Ukulele lessons from Jeremy R.
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"Tom is fantastic! Teaches two of my children and they come out of their lessons beaming!"
Remy
Took Ukulele lessons from Tom S.
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"Good first lesson.. good framework to get over my plateau and finally learn to play beyond the basics..."
Cleve Littlefield
Took Ukulele lessons from Jordan M.
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"Great first lesson! Super excited to continue to work with Cole."
Josh
Took Ukulele lessons from Russell P.
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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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"Great first lesson for adult beginner. Appreciate you."
Erik
Took Ukulele lessons from Lee Q.
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"Cant say enough good things about Joel. He doesnt get frustrated when I don't grasp a concept he breaks it down to where I can understand and work through it. Works to play what I'm interested and what I really want to play. I thought going to learn an instrument at 27 would be rough but it has been fun and enjoyable."
Ernest
Took Ukulele lessons from Joel B.
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"Mr. Greg is very patient in teaching my son, he uses his talents to create music with simple picks and chords that the beginners could easily learn and enjoy. Best instructor ever!"
Xiaoxu
Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"My daughter just had her first lesson and she enjoyed it so much!
He is really knowledgeable and easy to learn from,
highly recommend."
Hayden
Took Ukulele lessons from Christopher M.
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Ukulele Lessons

Ukulele Lessons

The ukulele is a small guitar-like instrument that has roots tracing back to Hawaii. It has a light and cheery sound that makes it delightful to hear in all kinds of songs, from Hawaiian love songs to folk numbers. The ukulele has become more popular than ever, so why not learn how to play one for yourself?

Whether you are just getting acquainted with this stringed instrument or you’ve always wanted to learn how to play it, you’ve come to the right place. Here at TakeLessons, we offer friendly ukulele lessons for students of all skill levels. With the help of a private ukulele teacher, you will be strumming away on your favorite songs before you even know it.

Why Learn the Ukulele?

There are countless reasons to learn the ukulele. For sta

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rters, learning this instrument opens up a world of musical opportunities. Not only will you learn to play some fun songs, but you can challenge yourself and discover new tunes and different genres. And just think; you could even join a band or start a solo performance!

Learning the ukulele is an exciting adventure, and it can also be good for your health. Some studies show that learning a new instrument can improve your cognitive abilities, reduce stress, build confidence, and enhance your creativity. With so many benefits, it’s no wonder so many students are signing up for ukulele lessons!

Why Take Ukulele Classes?

When you sign up for our ukulele classes for kids or adults, you will receive one-on-one instruction from a certified music teacher. Our private ukulele lessons make it easy for you to grasp musical concepts and improve your skill set because you have your ukulele teacher’s undivided attention at all times.

With the help of your teacher, you will learn your way around this instrument, memorize chords, discover fingerpicking techniques, and practice all kinds of songs. What’s more, your teacher will work with you to achieve your goals, whether you want to master a certain genre or try out for the local talent show. With a few lessons under your belt, you’ll be unstoppable when it comes to playing the ukulele.

Sample Curriculum from Ukulele Lessons for Beginners

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:

  • 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:

  • 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

Sign Up For Ukulele Lessons Near You

Here at TakeLessons, we offer convenient, affordable, and hassle-free ukulele lessons for beginners. To find a teacher near you, check out our listing of professional and experienced teachers in your area. You can browse each one’s profile to find out more about their background and expertise, and then choose the teacher who best suits your preferences.

Ready to learn how to play like a pro? Then it’s time to sign up for lessons right here with us. We even offer all new students a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on their first classes. Join today, and you’ll be a ukulele-playing rockstar in no time.

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How to Tune a Ukulele

Thanks to its refreshing island sound, the ukulele is becoming an increasingly popular instrument. However, if you don't know how to tune a ukulele properly, its sweet tropical notes can start to go sour fast! Luckily there are several easy methods of tuning that you can use to ensure your ukulele always sounds top notch! In standard tuning, a ukulele's strings are tuned to the following notes: G on the fourth string from the bottom, C on the third, E on the second, and A on the first or …

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5 Easy Ukulele Songs to Brighten a Bad Day

Looking for a pick me up? Music teacher Willy M. put this great list of easy ukulele songs together that are sure to turn your frown upside down... I’ve had bad days; you’ve had bad days, it seems that sometimes there’s no escaping them. It’s like the wise sage once said, “it rains on the just and the unjust.” Well, you can sit around and sulk, eat a pint of ice cream and watch movies that make you cry your eyes out, or you can learn these five easy ukulele songs that …

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How to Improvise on a Fretted Instrument: a Step-by-Step Guide

Learning how to improvise is often seen as a more advanced skill attempted only after you have mastered the basics. It is often clouded in mystery and seems almost like magic when demonstrated through a great improviser. However, we can turn that idea on its head and use improvising as a path to learning how to play an instrument, even from the early stages. Humans are naturally improvisational (just think about how you like to move or even “drum” to songs you love), and we can use t …

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