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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner
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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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Matt L.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks American
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner
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Matt L.

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We will go through the Hal Leonard Ukulele method to get a good foundation on the instrument. Once the basics are learned, the real fun begins! We will learn any songs that you are interested in and discover what the instrument can do together.

About Matt

I attended West Chester University from 2011-2015 and graduated with my bachleor's in music education. I performed in the marching band, symphonic band, wind ensemble, jazz ensembles, various trumpet ensembles, and a brass quintet. One of my trumpet ensembles made it to the semifinals in the Nationa

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He explains everything to you. If you need help or if you don't get it he makes sure you know it before you move on.
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Claire A.

64 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BBA Music Business from Belmont University
  • Teaching since 2012
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Claire A.

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Learn chords, strumming and finger-style patterns and how to play your favorite songs on the ukulele! Ukulele is a wonderful instrument for young children to start their music education on, as well as a great course of study for adults and especially guitarists wanting to improve their chord theory. I've been playing ukulele for 13 years and teaching for 8 years

About Claire

I am a professional bassist, guitarist, singer, songwriter and recording artist. I graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, TN with a Bachelors of Music Business, with an emphasis on Recording and Audio Production, and spent several years running live sound and performing with bands in Nashv

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Francois C.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, French
  • Bachelor of Music in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Francois C.

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We can cover any aspect of the instrument you would like to learn more about:
-Strumming
-Basic Chords
-Jazz Chords
-Voice Leading
-Knowledge Of The Fretboard
etc.

About Francois

I'm Francois! I have both a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music and a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music, two of the best music schools in the U.S.A. I graduated summa cum laude from both programs. Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve the

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Franny C.
Francois is very talented & patient. It was a wonderful experience. I really got a lot out of the first class. Thank You
R Z.
Francois had planned a lesson according to what I expected. Great session and productive.
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Tara L.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Speaks Thai, Nepali, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
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Tara L.

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I learned from some great musicians out west that the ukulele can be really fun and have more range of notes too when tuned GDAE as a violin would be tuned. Ever since I learned that I have loved playing the ukulele and also have fun helping others to become well versed in playing many styles of music on there. One can play rhythm, melodies, improvise, write songs, play almost any style of music on a ukulele.

About Tara

I have a Masters in Education as well as having spent many years performing, teaching in one on one and group settings both privately and at music camps and festivals. I play and teach bluegrass, old time, blues, folk, Irish, and swing jazz styles. I like my students to really enjoy playing music an

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Trevor
Tara is a wonderful, enthusiastic, and knowledgable teacher! As someone new to mandolin, she quickly broke down the basics and was able to provide me with the foundations of playing bluegrass, blues, jazz, and more on the mandolin. I feel much more confident with my playing because of her and plan to continue coming back to learn more in the future! You'll also be guaranteed to laugh from her jokes, which lightens the struggle of learning an instrument : )
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In just 2 of 5 lessons, I am already better. Tara has helped me build some basic chord theory and knowledge that I never understood as a G, C, D guitarist. I have not taken lessons since I was 10 and took piano - at 48, lessons are not so intimidating. Looking forward to learning more!
Stefan S.
Tara is a very knowledgeable and easy-going instructor. Her ability to teach theory in bite-sized chunks while keeping the lesson light and fun is extremely commendable. No grad-school music theory textbooks here, just color-coded fun. Her mnemonic devices are also hilarious. 6/5 stars
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Marcela C.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
  • Teaching since 2008
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Marcela C.

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Personalized lessons according to student’s goals.

About Marcela

Hi, I'm Marcela! I would love to be your music instructor. I am a professional guitarist and teacher, with experience of teaching students of all ages, privately and in groups for over 10 years. I teach Guitar, Bass and Ukulele. I structure my lessons specifically around what you would like to l

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Michael
I had a great first lesson!
Natalia
Marcela is an incredible teacher! She is really great at teaching the basics while working you up to playing styles of music that interest you. I'm really excited for our next lesson!

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"I’m so happy to have Zachary as my teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable and eager to help me learn. Zachary instantly made me feel comfortable after my first lesson. Cant wait to see the progress he helps me make!"
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Took Ukulele lessons from Zachary D.
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"Just finished my first lesson. We set some clear goals and a logical approach to learning the instrument. Very personable, put me at ease right away. Looking forward to next class"
Pablo Arango
Took Ukulele lessons from Justin M.
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"I'm an old fart but I'm learning! =D"
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Took Ukulele lessons from Michael J.
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Took Ukulele lessons from Benjamin K.
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"WHAT A GREAT TEACHER! NO PLANS OF STOPPING LESSONS. SO HAPPY WITH OUR PROGRESS. THANK YOU!"
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Took Ukulele lessons from Russell P.
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"The best teachers don teach; theylisten to the learner and work from there. That's pretty much what Jesse did. Enuf said, Looks like it's going to be a good trip."
Don
Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse H.
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"Savannah was very happy with her lessons. She learned new techniques and the proper sized instruments."
Savananh
Took Ukulele lessons from Matthew K.
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"Great instructor... we're having a great time!"
Hayley
Took Ukulele lessons from Vanessa G.
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"My sister bought 5 months of ukulele lessons for my 7-old-daughter as a gift and it has been a wonderful experience! At first, I was a little unsure of how online lessons would work out, especially for a 7-year-old, but Glenn kept my daughter engaged and fielded all technical challenges with grace and skill. He introduced things clearly and systematically, but I was most impressed with his sensitivity to appeal to my daughter's particular interests. Rather than giving her canned kiddy beginner pieces to start with (which certainly would have been easier for him), he asked what songs she liked and then transposed them himself to her level. That takes effort and dedication and really sets Glenn apart. Furthermore, Glenn met Jackie's brother one day and learned that he plays guitar and asked if they wanted something to play together. He evaluated my son's level and again, transposed a wonderful little arrangement for them to play together. It was wonderful that they had such an opportunity and everyone in the family loved getting to hear their duet. Glenn has truly succeeded in establishing a genuine interest in this instrument for my daughter, and I am grateful and touched by the way he tailored a program just for her. She has enjoyed the lessons very much and says she wants to go to California and meet Glenn face-to-face one day."
Gretchen
Took Ukulele lessons from Glenn S.
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"My daughter is really picky about teachers of this nature but she really liked Jordan and his style. She states, "He really knows what he's doing and is really nice.""
Abby
Took Ukulele lessons from Jordan M.
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