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Jesse H.

Jesse H.

4.9 (86)
The ukulele is a creative adaptation and redesign of the machete de braga, a small stringed instrument that was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants in August of 1879. The Hawaiian people fell in love with the sound of the instrument and named it “ukulele" because the fingers of the performer dancing around on the neck and strings as a song was played resembled jumping fleas. Ukulele means jumping fleas in the Hawaiian language. Since the ukulele is related to a European instrument and the guitar from Spain, the relative tuning is the same. It should be tuned a perfect fourth up from a guitar, so the first string is tuned to an A, second string should be tuned to an E, third string will be a C, & the fourth string should be tuned to a G an octave up. Most ukuleles have a fourth string that is an octave above what the normal progression would be of most stringed instruments. If your G string is not tuned an octave up it’s a larger size than the average ukulele G string and would be considered a “drop G” tuning. I use a drop G tuning on my instrument because I prefer that configuration. The scale and chord patterns on the ukulele are similar to guitar, so if you know how to play some guitar you will have a big head start on the ukulele. You can think of it as a guitar that has a capo placed on the fifth fret. You can play a C chord on this guitar with the fifth fret capped, but it’s not really a C chord, right? It’s now an F chord because it must be transposed up a perfect fourth. Now play a D chord on the ukulele. It’s really a G chord because it must be transposed up just like if you were playing a guitar with a capo on the fifth fret. Simple, right? I have been a professional working musician for over thirty years and while my main instrument is guitar, I do use the ukulele in my work from time to time. I also have been teaching this instrument since 2009 because so many people are interested in it now. It has really seen a huge resurgence in the last couple of years. Previously it was very popular back in the 1920’s. I sincerely hope that we have a chance to get together and work on developing your talent. I am certain that you will consider this to be one of your most interesting and rewarding experiences.
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Steven B.

Steven B.

4.9 (42)
You, your child, or a loved one can learn to sing and play! Mr. Steven B is a superb professional teacher of: GUITAR - VOICE - PIANO 💙 Take Ukulele Lessons Reserve ukulele lessons with Steven B here at Takelessons. Then Steven will call you, talk with you about your goals in ukulele, answer your questions, and confirm the weekday and time for the lessons. Get the guitar lessons online with Steven. Why? Because Steven assists you with setting up online guitar lessons. He is a superb guitar teacher and a great online guitar teacher. You get everything you need. And you save time and expense traveling to and from a studio. You can take the ukulele lessons with Steven on any device: tablet, iPad, cell phone, notebook, desktop, or laptop! 🎸 UKULELE 🎶 The guitar is the most popular instrument in the world. Steven B is one of the best guitar teachers out there. He teaches many styles of guitar music, pop, rock, and blues. Classic guitar songs. He teaches all the areas of hand positions, fingering, strumming, fingerpicking, and hybrid picking. For students who like to sing, Steven is the creator of a unique method of getting students to sing beautifully on top of their guitar playing. His guitar and voice students love it. All levels taught. Beginners are always welcome. Online ukulele lessons are the best way to go. It is a perfect combination of having a good guitar teacher who is also a phenomenal online guitar teacher. Steven has taught 10,000 online music lessons. He makes sure you always get a great online ukulele lesson. (See Online Gift) With Steven as your ukulele teacher, you will learn guitar, be productive, and have fun! REVIEWS 🧑🏽⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Bianca in Alabama Steven has been amazing!! I have little to no experience playing guitar, but I'm already getting the hang of playing well-known songs! He does a great job of critiquing but also making the lesson fun! He tells me exactly what I need to do and the tools I need for the following lessons, so I always have a plan AND it's all in the comfort of my own home. I would highly recommend Steven, and if you're skeptical about taking an online lesson, don't be, because the attention Steven gives during lessons makes you feel like he's right there! Happy Strumming! 👨🏻‍🦱⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Chad in Oklahoma Steven is awesome! He's very patient, encouraging, thorough and most of all he makes learning guitar fun. After only 4.5 months of once-weekly online lessons, he has me jamming to several of my favorite songs! Thanks, Steven! 👩🏻‍🦰⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Jackie in Chicago It was a great lesson. Steven is an excellent teacher. He is very patient and he is so caring. I really enjoyed meeting him over Skype. I was nervous about online lessons at first, but the lesson is wonderful!! 👨🏼⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Tim in Coronado Steven, a patient, gifted teacher has supervised my studies on guitar with good humor, wit, and flexibility. I would recommend him without hesitation to rookie players young and old. 👱🏻‍♀️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Amy in Virginia Steven is a wonderful teacher! He is talented, always enthusiastic, and extremely motivational! Each lesson is designed specifically for our daughter Kelsey's ability and desired genre of music! Kelsey began guitar and vocal lessons in the Coronado studio and is now taking lessons via Skype since our move to Virginia. The lessons are convenient, affordable, and productive. We are excited to be able to still have Steven as her guitar and vocal teacher! 🙋‍♀️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Heather in Vermont Steven is very attuned to how to get the student started and playing guitar well. He designs each lesson to rapidly promote foundational skills for more advanced playing. He has helped improve my self-confidence. 👱🏻‍♂️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Nick in Illinois A fun and engaging instructor. He obviously enjoys his job. The lesson was practical and easy to apply to a new song right away. Simple and clear lesson plans for practice between sessions. 👦🏻⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Chase in South San Diego Great experience! I started with a couple lessons in the studio and now all the lessons are on my laptop in my home. 👩🏼⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Stephanie in the United States Navy Fantastic, passionate musician and teacher. Vast experience with guitar, voice, and piano. Provides tailored lessons to your experience and skill level. You will see incredible progress and improvement if you follow his instruction and guidance. He is very friendly and kind and wants to see you succeed! - Stephanie 👵🏻⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By J. Hagan in Illinois Steven is a great guitar teacher. He is very patient, but thorough. He is very good at explaining things. I look forward to my lesson every week. 👩🏻‍🦱⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Christina in California My son has taken guitar and voice lessons with Steven Bruce for the last year. We are pleased with classes and the improvement we've seen in comparison to a previous instructor. Steven is punctual and extremely respectful of the time and money it takes to provide lessons. He can be counted on to be both friendly and professional. He comes prepared for lessons and expects the same of his students. If you are serious about learning and improving your skills, we highly recommend him. - Christina 🎁 Online Gift - Free Webcam You catch a quality FREE USB Webcam if needed. Steven does this as a courtesy to the student. Steven has taught thousands of online guitar lessons throughout the United States, Canada, and other countries. Steven uses multiple camera angles, with pristine audio emanating from microphones, and everything is crystal clear. You will love the convenience of having ukulele lessons in your home. With Steven, a phenomenal online guitar teacher, you may take ukulele lessons on any device: tablet, iPad, cell phone, notebook, desktop, or laptop. A Fun Note ♪ This professional piano-guitar-voice teacher also produced and released a new record CD album of 25 original songs. Listen to an excerpt from the album and meet your ukulele teacher Mr. Steven in the profile video!
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Francesca is absolutely fantastic. I did a LOT of research when I was selecting a teacher. The teacher had to be multi-faceted (I wanted to explore singing, performing, and learning guitar/ukulele).

Daniel Andresen (Ukulele lessons with Francesca V.)

My 8 year old son wanted to learn how to play the Ukulele. He's very active and it's difficult for him to sit still and pay attention, but Jordan was so kind and so patient with him. He learned so muc

Sean Najera (Ukulele lessons with Jordan M.)

Jordan was amazing! He was so nice and very professional. My 10 yr old daughter really liked him. He brought some ukulele books and left one for my daughter to practice with-she is looking forward to

Taylor (Ukulele lessons with Jordan M.)

Francesca is an amazing teacher! We absolutely love her!

Lila (Ukulele lessons with Francesca V.)