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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
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  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

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Ukulele:
Sometimes abbreviated to uke, it is a member of the lute family of instruments; it generally employs four nylon or gut strings or four courses of strings. Some strings may be paired in courses, giving the instrument a total of six or eight strings. The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian adaptation of the Portuguese machete, a small guitar-like instrument, which was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, mainly from Madeira and the Azores. The tone and volume of the instrument vary with size and construction. Ukuleles commonly come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. If you just want to play songs I'm happy to teach you the songs you love. I can also teach you to become a musician by teaching from the beginning with the very basics of finger placement, reading, notes, rhythms, songs, scales, theory and improvisation....or, we can do both!

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Lela G.

8 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lela G.

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I have been playing ukulele for four years.

About Lela

I currently teach lessons exclusively online using the online takelessons platform or Zoom. I do not travel for in home lessons. I am very passionate about music and believe it can serve as a gateway for many areas in life. It provides and assists with growth in many areas including: structure

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Nick Ostroff
I had virtually no musical ability or experience prior to my online lessons with Lela, however she has brought the joy out of finding a new musical part of my life. While I am no Carlos Santana, I'm enjoying slowly improving with Lela's guidance and look forward to daily practice.
Nataly W.
Lela is an excellent piano teacher. She has so much patience with my daughter who is autistic and very active. I’m so glad I made the right choice picking the right teacher for my daughter. Thank you Lela for being so kind.
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Chris K.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education from West Chester University
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Chris K.

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Whether you are just getting started with ukulele, or you have been playing for a while and want to learn more advanced techniques, my lessons meet you where you are and help you work towards your goals. I accommodate all levels and play in a wide range of styles, helping make lessons more enjoyable and relevant to you. Let's get started!

About Chris

I have been teaching private music lessons for fifteen years and have eight years of experience teaching instrumental and general music in public schools. I have a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and a Master of Science degree in Music Education. I have an Advanced Professional Certifica

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Emberlein D.
A very enthusiastic and positive teacher. Highly recommend!
DON
Chris is a great instructor has a good sense of where you are at even though I am a total beginner!!
Christopher & Winter W.
Kids first lesson with Mr. Kefer went very well! No regrets!
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Brandi B.

49 Reviews
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  • Bachelor of Music from Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Brandi B.

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I have been playing the ukulele for approximately 10 years.
I can help you to acquire a solid foundation of music theory knowledge. You can help to better understand music theory concepts if they are paired with instrumental techniques to supplement them.
If you are a complete beginner of any age, do not be afraid! I will help you to learn at a pace which is comfortable but still effective for you. These lessons will be focused and designed to fit YOUR needs. Let's learn together :)

About Brandi

My name is Brandi and I am ready to become your music teacher! Playing the guitar has been my passion for 15 years and counting. As a part of the talented music program throughout my high school years, I decided that I wanted to pursue music as a profession. I attended Southeastern Louisiana Uni

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Justin M.

66 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. Music from California Polytechnic State University
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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 th

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Justin is teaching me music just not how to play the ukulele. Really appreciate his individual approach which incorporates my learning style. When needed, Justin picks up when I need a change of strategy. I am a very very beginner and have learned so much so far.
Isaiah H.
I "shopped around" for a great teacher on this site.

For many new lesson takers, not only do you have no clue about your instrument, you aren't even sure what makes a great teacher!

So here are some things to look out for in a first lesson:

Your teacher should be personable and interested in your musical experience and taste. Ask them what they like! You might hear something you want to learn.

If you mention some level of experience, they will ask you to play something you either know or have been working on. This is important!

Then, preferably, they will ask why you have chosen your instrument and what you want to be able to do with it (i.e. do you want to play in a band, or just play your favorite songs for your family gatherings).

All of this allows you to relax and not worry too much about performing too much during your first lesson.

More importantly, it gives the instructor a clear path on how to work with YOU. The more they know about your current level, the better your experience and learning progress will be.

For absolute beginners, I would hope that they have a simple melody for you to learn right then and there by watching and playing with them.

Well, Justin knocked it out of the park! And then some.

He showed that he is willing to customize teaching to your style, as well.

I learn by ear, so he knew how to use that as an advantage for learning the fretboard and notes. Instead of giving me a paper with chords on it, he challenged me to use my knowledge and play around more thoughtfully to figure out what the names are for notes and chords I'm already playing.

Please, don't hesitate to work with Justin. The price is beyond fair! Especially since other teachers in the same price ranges are between 2-4 stars.

Thanks, Justin!
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Christian R.

32 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Music, Audio Engineering, Culinary Arts, and Photography from TCC, OSU, NYIP
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students Male: 7 and up; Female: 5 and up
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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 taki

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Wilma M.
I enjoyed learning from Christian today. I am 70 years old and did not feel out of place. He made me comfortable and he is very knowledgeable about how to go about teaching. He was very polite and patient with me and was able to go over things and explain professionally in a manner that did not insult my intelligence. He seems dedicated to teaching and does it very well .
I highly recommend this man to anyone that wants to learn how to play the Piano.
Wade J.
Christian has been top-notch in every way I could hope for. His communication prior to and after the lesson has been stellar, taking time to prep me then follow up with thorough, well written tips and details. (It's clear that he values the student's time as much as his own, and seeks to make the experience individualized and worthwhile for those he teaches.) The lesson itself was spot-on, being well balanced in both fun and degree of challenge. Feel very fortunate to have found him!
Cayden
Christian easily connects with my teenage son. He is professional while at the same time relaxed and easy-going. He stresses the importance of learning the basics but there is no high pressure. He strives to teach music that is interesting to my son and that challenges him. He does a great job of explaining things. We are happy we chose Christian as our teacher.

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"My daughter has made such a big progress. I am so impressed with the pieces she can play now. Greg is a wonderful teacher who presents the information very clearly and constantly uses positive reinforcement. He is a great teacher!"
Lana
Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"Greg taught our son's guitar lessons for 3 years. He is so encouraging and engaging. Our son enjoyed the in-studio lessons very much. He has become proficient in guitar thanks to Greg's knowledgeable and steady instruction."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"My three kids (11, 10, and 8 years old) are taking Uke lessons with Alex and we're so pleased to have him as an instructor. He's very patient, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. I appreciate that he sends us home with material (online) so that my kids can continue their lesson at home. We've only had our first lesson, and my kids can't wait for the next one!"
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Took Ukulele lessons from Alexander A.
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"Just had my first lesson with David and it was so much fun! David is kind, patient and a great instructor!"
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Took Ukulele lessons from David E.
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"Great first lesson. Very professional and impressed with Joe's knowledge and teaching skills."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Joe S.
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"David is terrific. Much better than any of my other teachers. He is professional, knowledgeable and practical. I always leave feeling I have learned something I can take home with me and improve."
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Took Ukulele lessons from David D.
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"Brandi is super knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. I’m so happy that she is my instructor."
Zijun
Took Ukulele lessons from Brandi B.
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"Highly recommended!

Our 6 year old daughter loved her Ukulele lessons with Jason and has made great progress with him. Highly recommended!"
Francis
Took Ukulele lessons from Jason M.
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"Eric is a very kind and patient teacher. I took lessons from him , as well as my 7 and 9 year old grandsons. We have all learned a lot from him. Eric is very flexible to change dates and times to meet our needs. I hate to discontinue my lessons but must due to health issues. My grandson’s have many other interests but may return to lessons at some point. I highly recommend Eric for adults and children alike."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Eric L.
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"Very patient with an older student with unclear goals."
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