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Francesca V.

104 Reviews
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Starting at $125
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches students 3 to 75
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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 array of information. With a background and formal education in opera and "the classics", Francesca is equally comfortable on stage with a chamber orchestra as she is with a rock band.

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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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Jordan M.

118 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded 2013 Award for Outstanding Graduate Student - Music - from San Diego State University School of Music and Dance Faculty
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Jordan M.

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Strum and sing your favorite songs! Learn ukulele in a relaxed, encouraging environment with a friendly expert :) Experienced guitar teacher for over 15 years and more than 11,000 lessons taught. Posture, hand position, chords, strumming, scales, music reading, and most importantly - your favorite songs!

About Jordan

1. All my students feel like rock stars! Each lesson is fun and enriching. 2. I provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels, and performances. *Experienced teacher and professional musician. *Has performed with: The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bobby Kimball former lead si

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Ethan A.
Thank you so much for a great first lesson!
Jeff C.
Jordan is a professional, first class person and instructor
Thaddeus
JJordan was patient and instructive. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for a novice like me.
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Kevin T.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $90
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
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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 busine

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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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Kirsty C.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Kirsty C.

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About Kirsty

As a graduate of Immaculata University, I have a Bachelor's in Music Education and Music Therapy with a concentration in Flute Performance. I enjoy being a very active member of the Music Ministry group at my church. I am a flutist and vocalist for weddings and church services. For the past 15

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Thomas
Kirsty very knowledgeable about music. She is very friendly and helpful. I am looking forward to my next lesson.
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Tessa R.
My 10 year old daughter is taking flute lessons with Kirsty. Kirsty is a fabulous teacher. She knows how to make the lesson fun and productive. My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week and practicing the lessons Kirsty recommends. I highly recommend Kirsty for anyone wanting to learn the flute.
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Mark B.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded King Of The Blues from Guitar Center
  • Teaching since 1978
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Mark B.

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I teach beginners and intermediate students how to get around on the ukulele and have fun playing songs they want to learn.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. Now I am a bandleader and perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started taking guitar lessons a

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Amit Dubey
Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth.
Serena C.
Mark is an awesome instructor who makes learning the ukulele fun. I feel like I've already learned so much in the 7 classes I've taken. He is patient, creative, and easy to learn from.
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Tammy Y.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded Berklee Achievement Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
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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)

I'll teach you concepts via songs. If you have song requests, I'll definitely do my best to accommodate!

About Tammy

Hi there everyone! I'm Ms Tammy and I teach piano, ukulele, guitar and mandarin on Takelessons. With the current COVID-19 virus crisis, I am primarily teaching online. If you are located in Manhattan, NYC, I am teaching in-person classes on a case-by-case basis. For students located elsewhere, I

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Smokey
Tammy is smart, energetic, and fun. My son loves taking classes with her.
Helena M.
Great 1st lesson!
Morgan
Tammy was so patient and fun! Our 10-year old daughter loved the ukulele lesson and is looking forward to her next one. She even asked if she could have more than one lesson a week!

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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 $130 per hour.
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Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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"Kimberly is inspiring, encouraging, and makes the lesson a ton of fun! I have learned so much in so little time and can't put my ukulele down!"
James
Took Ukulele lessons from Kimberly C.
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"Greg is such a patient, kind teacher."
Annamaria Maier
Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"Richard was willing to introduce my 4 year old granddaughter to the instrument and he helped her with the most basic aspects of playing - how to hold it (he adjusted the strap to fit her properly) how to strum and how to use her left hand on the frets, etc. He was clear, concise, encouraging and patient!"
Penelope
Took Ukulele lessons from Richard W.
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"Megan's great! She makes learning fun."
Farshid
Took Ukulele lessons from Megan W.
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"Antonia is a great instructor. Patient and easy to work with. Her passion for music is contagious."
Nkosi
Took Ukulele lessons from Antonia B.
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"Judy is a fantastic teacher. She knew exactly how to help me get started at Ukulele and feel like I was making progress quickly! She makes students feel comfortable and successful. Highly recommended kids or adults!"
Leah Levine-Goldberg
Took Ukulele lessons from Judy G.
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"Edwin helped me meet my goals and more in the first session. He provided just the right amount of challenge and encouragement that I needed in my learning to play the ukulele. He also provided information on apps that support my independent learning. Edwin is absolutely the best! I am very grateful to have Edwin as my teacher!"
Kyrie
Took Ukulele lessons from Edwin I.
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"Awesome teacher! He is very patient and teaches at my level and what I want to learn. He’s the best!"
Katy
Took Ukulele lessons from Grant H.
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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!"
heather
Took Ukulele lessons from Judy G.
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"Kevin gave the perfect lesson. He listened to my needs and my abilities as a student. He tailored instruction; he did not just start teaching me out of a book. If you want to get excited about your instrument of choice, Kevin will help that happen."
Samantha
Took Ukulele lessons from Kevin M.
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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 starters, learning this inst

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rument 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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