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Ukulele Lessons

Students love coming to ukulele lessons! With teachers who are fun and encouraging, our number one goal at the studio is to make lessons a positive and fun experience for students. 

Imagine being able to sit down and play your favorite songs for your family and friends during the holidays, with ease and enjoyment!

Or watch your child build confidence while having fun and developing a unique skill.

Not only do ukulele lessons foster creativity and appreciation for the arts, but learning music has real implications on improving brain development, mental acuity, and intelligence. Read More.

During lessons each week, students are guided and coached towards achieving their goals, whether that's learning how to play Bach or Justin Bieber! 

What ages do you accept?

 

We love teaching both children and adults!

 

Students can begin learning ukulele at the age of 5 years old. ​

What Styles Do You Teach?

Our guitar teachers have training in various styles of music and can teach chords, strumming, finger style, classical, rock, jazz, or pop.

In lessons students learn:

  • How to read and play chords

  • Understand and play various rhythms

  • Proper hand shape and technique

  • How to hold the ukulele

  • Strumming Patterns

  • Music Theory as it applies to the music 

How often and how long are lessons?

 

Lessons are generally once a week and we offer 30-minute, 45-minute, and 60-minute time slots. The lesson length that is ideal will depend on the age of the student and their goals. For young beginning students under the age of 10, a thirty-minute is ideal. For older or more advanced students, we generally recommend a longer lesson time to allow time for more questions, discussions, and cover more repertoire. 

We recommend consistent weekly lessons. Consistency is one of the most powerful habits for students to develop for musical success.

 

Coming to lessons every week ensures that students don't lose ground on the progress they've made and that bad habits don't have time to take hold. 

Lesson Times

 

We have various times throughout the week, please inquire for availability.

 

What progress should I expect? 

For experienced students, your teacher will be getting a sense of your learning style, goals, and making a plan for your learning path and keep building upon the experience you already have. 

While everyone learns and understands musical concepts at a different pace, here is a general guideline for the progress beginning students should expect to make:

  • During your first few months, lessons will be all about setting the foundation. Lessons are generally focused on the basics of ukulele technique and an introduction to reading chords, making the correct hand-shapes, and rhythms.

 

  • After 3 months, a beginning student should be able to read easy sheet music, understand simple rhythms and chords, play with a steady beat, and have completed several songs. 

 

  • After 6 months, students should be starting to have relative ease with reading lead sheets and playing chord shapes and starting to master basic techniques and coordination and may begin branching into learning music of interest in addition to the method books.

Do I need a ukulele?

 

Yes, you will need to have an instrument to bring to lessons. 

Ukuleles are not too expensive. You can get a decent ukulele for $50-$150 (more or less depending on if it's new or used). 

Ukuleles come in 3 sizes that are tuned exactly the same:

  • Soprano Ukulele: is the smallest and bright sounding and is the most "standard" size ukulele. This is also the most popular and common size you will find.

  • Concert Ukulele and Tenor Ukulele: these ukuleles are larger, allowing more finger room between the frets, as well as a warmer tone and more sound projection.

There is also a Baritone Ukulele, however, it is the largest, and has a different tuning than the other ukuleles. 

 

We recommend sticking with the Soprano or Concert Ukuleles. 

But what if...

We've often heard reasons why a student thinks they can't learn an instrument:

 

  • My fingers are... too short, too long, and even too fat! 

  • Too old

  • No time

  • I have... learning difficulties, short memory, bad eyesight

 

But we're here to tell you that very little will prevent you from being able to learn an instrument if it's your wish.

 

Let us help you overcome your barriers and make music for yourself! 

How to Enroll

It's very easy to get started!

Enrollment is on-going throughout the month and we're open all year long. That means you can sign up for lessons at any time.

 

No need to wait until the beginning of the month, summer break, back-to-school season, the New Year... or any other reason!

Let's Get Started!

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