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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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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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Rodrigo R.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Professional Technician from Escuela de Música Martell
  • Awarded Music Faculty Scholarship from El Camino College, Torrance CA
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Rodrigo R.

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fingerpicking and harmony concepts.

About Rodrigo

With an associates degree from El Camino, and lots of musical studies in Mexico, I have been fortunate to tour through the States and through my country. My lessons include real working tips for the real life, keeping it fun as the material is created for your specific needs. I am a multi-instrument

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Akane T.
I liked how he was open minded! Which is hard to find. He was very respectful.
Adrian
Rodrigo was flexible with my crazy schedule and was always willing to go the extra mile. I have really developed a true love now for the accordion thanks to him.
Connor Bulakites
Rodrigo is very knowledgeable and helpful—he helped make many concepts clear to me in only a few lessons. I am excited to practice and continue to improve my playing!
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Vanessa G.

86 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Vanessa G.

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Chords and finger-picking will be studied to play favorite tunes.

About Vanessa

Bachelor's in musical theater performance from Columbia College Chicago. Audition prep (acting/singing) and vocal technique for clients since 2007. Master's in music therapy from NYU 2019. MT-BC, certified music therapist. Voice lessons: My critique during your lesson is always honest, so yo

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Daniel Avina
Vanessa was a fantastic teacher and our daughter had a wonderful time learning with her. She was extremely patient and gave her some great exercises to do each week.
Jacob H.
Vanessa is very informative and very nice. She is always ok with answering questions. Highly recommend her.
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Kirsty C.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor of Music Education and Music Therapy from Immaculata University
  • 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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Amber R.
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Kirsty is lively, energetic, and enthused about the flute, teaching it, guiding the process of musical development and flow, and engaging her student. I eagerly anticipate continuing my study under her coaching.
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Gordon L.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Associate of Arts Degree from Mesabi Range Community College
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Gordon L.

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About Gordon

Gordon L. began playing music at a very early age but didn't begin to learn the saxophone until he was in fifth grade. Gordon's interest in music grew when he began to work sound systems for bluegrass bands and eventually he started to experiment more with music. Soon after he would pick up gu

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Nylah C.
It was a good first experience. But had a few technical issues with the internet.
Joshua K.
I'm afraid I don't really know what to say, except that he has a pleasant manner and seemed to give me the good information to start with. It's only my first lesson
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Shannon B.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Gerogia Southern University
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Shannon B.

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Learning to play the Ukulele is so much fun! Young and old alike enjoy being able to play chords in just a few short lessons to favorite songs. This instrument is especially great for little ones- it's a great starter to string instruments of all types. You can find an inexpensive but good quality Ukulele at most music stores. I teach chords, rhythm and individual note reading so students enjoy themselves while learning to read music!

About Shannon

Music is my passion, my hobby, my career and my gift. I have been performing since age 7 and teaching for the last 25 years. I have a bachelor's and master's degree in music and love to share my knowledge and experience with all ages and aptitudes - even special needs. My approach to teaching is

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Marius
So far 1 lesson and Shannon made my tween feel very easy (he is a bit shy to play in front of people) and motivated. We are looking forward to more lessons!
Evie S.
My daughter’s first lesson with Shannon was fantastic! Shannon has such a warm personality that immediately put us all at ease. She is so patient, kind and knowledgable. She had many tips and tricks to help my daughter learn. My daughter left the lesson eager to practice what she learned, and eager to go to her next lesson. I couldn’t ask for a better outcome!
Danni D.
very patient. my 6yr old had a good time

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"Richard was great! Looking forward to more lessons for my daughter!"
Averie
Took Ukulele lessons from Richard C.
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"My daughter had her first lesson today and she can’t wait for the next one!"
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Took Ukulele lessons from Mary-Elizabeth H.
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"Allison was fantastic. Kind, knowledgeable and enthusiastic."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Allison T.
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"I so appreciate Chrissy's patience and instruction. Her tips on on muscle memory and how to use resources to improve technique were very valuable. I highly recommend her!"
Christine
Took Ukulele lessons from Chrissy D.
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"My 7 year old daughter just loves Brandi. As a mother I think Brandi has been fabulous for my daughter. Brandi is very patient but also knows how to bring out the best in my daughter and gets her to reach higher challenges. They always have a fun and productive lesson."
Jessica
Took Ukulele lessons from Brandi B.
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"Greg is a great teacher to all my children. He is engaging in ukulele. He is very knowledgeable"
Christina
Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"My 13 year old daughter just finished her first lesson with Ryan. She was so excited to show me what she learned and said he is a great teacher and is looking forward to future lessons. She is usually a bit shy, but assured me she was comfortable with him, and my husband confirmed. So glad we found him!"
Kelly
Took Ukulele lessons from Ryan B.
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"David is very patient and kind especially since this was my first ukulele lesson ever."
Mary Jo Patrick
Took Ukulele lessons from David B.
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"Phil is a consummate musician and is extremely knowledgeable and patient. He helped me to arrange several songs and encouraged me to write my own arrangements, as that really helps one better understand the instrument. I loved our lessons on learning all the scales and modes, too."
Rhea
Took Ukulele lessons from Phillip Z.
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"great instructor: good balance of basic techniques and understanding the underlying music. good information on the science and approaches to learning."
Molly
Took Ukulele lessons from Justin M.
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