Ukulele Lessons in New York, NY

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Gio A.

23 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • BA Music from University of Central Florida
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Gio A.

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I'm a professional musician and instructor, teaching various instruments for over ten years. My main instruments are guitar and drums/percussion, but I've also played and taught piano, mandolin, ukulele, and harmonica.

I would love to work with novice ukulele players of any age, to get you through the basics - chords, melodies, rhythms, strumming, finger-picking, and so much more! We can learn popular songs for the ukulele and/or talk about reading and writing music on the ukulele. I'll structure lessons according to the age, skill level, and interest of the student.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wh

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Adam C.

8 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Adam C.

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I will break down the nuances of learning the ukulele in a friendly, clear, and articulate manner. We will discuss various concepts of the ukulele in the styles and songs you enjoy most.

About Adam

A graduate of the University of Rochester with a B.A. in Music and Psychology and trained at renowned National Guitar Workshop, Adam is an experienced teacher and performer on the guitar, piano, ukulele, and bass in a variety of styles, including rock, pop, jazz, classical, and folk. Adam loves to

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David
David, 8yo, just started his guitar lessons with Adam and he is extremely happy with what he already knows after only one lesson! We cannot wait for the next one!
Vincent
Adam is awesome! Thank you so much!
Herbert
Adam is a teacher par excellence. I am self taught from a well known book. I was doing well I thought until I got stuck. Adam gently showed me where I erred and made great suggestions for me to move on correctly. I never felt rushed or “ put down.” Adam was patient, open for questions, encouraging, comforting. I know I need much help to correct and advance in guitar from matters such as tuning, restringing, reading, and other things too many to write about. I look forward to my next lesson with enthusiasm.
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Ben R.

5 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Christian R.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students Male: 7 and up; Female: 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2008
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Christian R.

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The Ukulele is such a fun instrument to play. It's a small instrument with a big sound. There is actually 4 different sizes you can choose from: Soprano, Concert, Tenor, and Baritone. The first 3 have the same string arrangement which is
G, C, E, A, and the Baritone is D, G, B, E, which is the same tuning as the first 4 strings on a guitar. Soprano is the smallest and the Baritone is the largest. If you want the true Hawaiian sound you need the Soprano. If you have really big hands or thick fingers you might want to go with the Concert or Tenor size so it will be easier to play.

They are very affordable instruments. The one I have is a Fender U Uke it was around 109.00. It's easier then guitar because you don't have to press down as hard on the strings.

Some of my favorite Ukulele players and bands that incorporate it are Jack Johnson, Brian May from Queen, Beach Boys, Elvis, Israel Iz, and many more.

I teach beginner to intermediate level for single and group lessons.

About Christian

Music is my passion. I've been playing music since I was a child but didn't get serious with it until I was 14, that's when I got my first electric guitar. So, from then on I've been playing and studying music for over 16 years. I play and teach guitar, piano, drums, and bass guitar. Aside from tak

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Ozzy S.
My son really enjoyed his time with Christian. He was really blown away by his knowledge. Thanks christian
Lori L.
Christian is super cool, relaxed and patient. He cares about you learning to be able to understand music as well as your instrument. He wants you to have fun and learn to play the music you want to play!!!
Tim R.
Christian is an excellent teacher. He listens to what I'm interested in and makes the lessons enjoyable. I would highly recommend.
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Rosalind H.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks I can sing in Italian, German or French., Italian
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner
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Rosalind H.

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We will learn staff, tab, chords, strumming patterns and self accompaniment techniques. Lessons are presented in a fun, multi sensory well rounded structure for kids and we work on the songs that students love for both kids and adults, as well as teaching music reading techniques needed to continue to improve

About Rosalind

Hello! My name is Rosalind and I believing in teaching music lessons that go the extra mile. Students and parents can expect excellence in customer service that goes beyond their weekly lessons. How are lessons with me different? -Convenient Locations in Downingtown, Coatesville, West Che

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Linda A.
I had a great experience! Loved every minute of it. Rosalind in easy to work with and made me feel at ease right from the beginning!
loved it and looking forward to the next lesson
Linda
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Rosalind was very knowledgeable and explained things clearly. She made it easy to understand.
Sarah P.
Rosalind quickly pinpointed problem areas and gave excellent instruction on how to work to improve by giving great explanations of what was happening with the voice and why. Highly recommend.
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Thomas M.

11 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music (Minors in Religion and Philosophy) from Bucknell University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Thomas M.

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Paul McCartney once said "it is impossible not to smile while playing a Ukulele." What is there not to love about the Uke? Beautiful, portable, and able to play full chords! It is much easier than you think! It is a perfect stepping stone to learning the Guitar. They are inexpensive (although make sure it is a real instrument and not a toy) and are great for flying, hikes, the beach, you name it! I have been teaching the Uke for over 5 years. Beginner to Jazz. I'll get you strummin' away.

About Thomas

I LOVE to teach and I am looking for a few more motivated students online and at my home studio on Merritt Island, Florida. Lessons are fun and motivating! Beginning students learn songs that they love while also learning basic theory and instrument technique. Advanced students will have their mind

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Jason
Tom taught my daughter for almost 3 years before moving back East. We were very sad, he is the best! My daughter always left her lessons happy and I could definitely hear her progress over time which was awesome! Highly recommend!
Tristan (.
thank you from first timer.
Jim B.
I really enjoy learning guitar theory from Thomas. He is very enthusiastic and fun.

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The average cost of 60-minute ukulele lessons in New York 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 $175 per hour.
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Kate
Took Ukulele lessons from Richard W.
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"When my son started Ukelele lesson, he was only 5 years old. Jesse has been very patient and taught him all the kids' songs. Ever since then, my son has increased interest in learning more and has memorized his finger positions really well. Jesse is very professional and always pleasant. We highly recommend him."
Canace
Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse H.
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"Great experience. Learning from a real pro"
Helen
Took Ukulele lessons from Kaia N.
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"Olivia is an excellent teacher! She always sends out lesson plans ahead of time, so I can get a head start if I like, or just know what to expect for the week. She explains everything clearly, and makes learning ukulele fun! I always look forward to my lessons. :)"
Juliet
Took Ukulele lessons from Olivia D.
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"My 13-year-old daughter learned so much in just her first lesson, and she really enjoyed it!"
Maera
Took Ukulele lessons from Vanessa G.
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"Albino is fabulous. I accomplished so much more in my lessons with him than I thought possible! He's so talented and also very patient."
Alexandra Fallon
Took Ukulele lessons from Albino M.
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"Greg gives clear instructions. My daughter really likes his class."
Lana
Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"My girls love Loralee!! She is very patient and teaches them using their pace. We would definitely recommend her."
Jetta
Took Ukulele lessons from Loralee W.
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"Kirk was very patient, knowledgeable, and encouraging as he taught me to play a special song on the ukulele for my husband to be. Highly recommend!"
Deanna
Took Ukulele lessons from Kirk R.
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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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An Interesting Alternative to Guitar - Ukulele Lessons in NYC

By Jessica D. - New York City Ukulele Teacher

As romantic, glamorous and magical as it might seem to be a musician, no one ever really thinks about the aspect of lugging your instrument around until it's too late. Well, my musically inclined friends, guitars are not light. I swear I can already see my back slowly starting to hunch over from the weight and strain of the thing. Perhaps that is one of the reasons ukulele looked so appealing to me about 6 years ago.

"How light this thing is" I said aloud when the store clerk set it into my hands. I imagined myself carrying 20 of them on my back and not even feeling a thing. Ukuleles have gained much popularity in the last few years, and I theorize that the size and weight have a huge amount to do with that.

As I carry my uke with me around NYC, I sometimes double check to make sure I still have it. It's the perfect instrument for a busy city dweller. As a musician and music teacher who currently lives in NYC, I spend a lot of time traveling to shows and lessons, carrying my guitar on the subway, on foot and by bike or bus - and I can really feel it. When I get home, I can't wait to get that guitar off my back. Not to mention that on crowded public transportation, the girl with the bright pink guitar case on her back becomes the enemy really fast. Sure, you can get a 3/4 size guitar which helps with the size and weight issue, but the lightness of the ukulele is incredibly appealing for kids and their tiny fingers, people who can't physically carry a heavy instrument around with them, and folks who are on the go.

Add to the list of tantalizing ukulele qualities that they are cost effective, easy to store in a small home, simple to learn (you'll be playing full songs at your first lesson) and totally adorable, and you've got yourself one irresistible instrument. Sign up for ukulele lessons in New York City today!

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