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Karen D.

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

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelors of the Arts in Jazz Studies from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Benjamin K.

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strumming, picking and playing more than just songs written for ukulele

About Benjamin

I grew up in Glenside moved to Pittsburgh for school and came back because I love it here...I've been playing for 17 years and have a smorgasbord of influences from Zeppelin to the Beatles to Phish to Radiohead to the dirty projectors to Jay Z to Kurt Rosenwinkel & John Scofield. I have been composi

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Mike
Fantastic teacher! Ben is very professional, knowledgeable and easy to learn from. Can't wait till I get back into town to get some more lessons.
john K.
Benjamin seemed knowledgeable and was very helpful.
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Robert G.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Awarded Annual Guitar Competition from Daddy's Junky Music Boston MA
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Robert G.

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Teaching Ukulele for the past 7 yrs and recorded 2 albums with this instrument. "Experienced guitar teacher of over 25 years available for 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 music theory. I have written 6 Levels which have been modified over the years and produce results quickly. All material used to teach with is in pdf form and is easily explained. My goal is for you to be the best you can be.

About Robert

Fun & highly individualized lessons Patient teacher who tends to your needs with a flexible schedule Specializing in theory, soloing, technique & ear training Worksheets in pdf form and each lesson written out in Google docs Versatile performer, recording artist and teacher in private lessons

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Kyle
Incredibly knowledgeable in physical techniques required for guitar; He is a master of all the subjective hands-on knowledge you can't learn from a video or a book, like individual hand/wrist placement, strength building, muscle memory, string bending. His curriculum is excellent for developing the raw ability to play as desired.

We initially did lessons in person then transitioned to Skype once I moved away. I found no difference between in-person or Skype.
Alex
Before I became a student under my teacher, I thought that my previous teacher was good. However, looking back, my first teacher (Not Robert Grant), was horrible. The one distinct difference between many of the casual guitar teachers and Robert is that he has a great curriculum for teaching kids and adults the proper techniques, different styles, and practices for playing the guitar. I remember on the first lesson, he immediately commented my wrong form for my picking hand. Since then he has assisted me in correcting bad technique, pursuing my strengths and passions, and expanding my knowledge in music theory, both specific for guitar and for music in general. His curriculum is equal if not better than many college courses for music(classical, jazz, etc. courses). I have been with him for 3-4 years now and I find myself greatly improved from when I first started. I would recommend going to Robert if you want to seriously learn how to play the guitar with a brilliantly structured course.
Justin
I've been playing guitar for 28 years and Robert has done more to advance my playing in the last 5 months than anything else I've done over that time. Whether online or in person, Robert has a great mix of laid back attitude with a task-master's approach; he encourages his students to have fun with the guitar, but to take it and their work with it seriously. In a really short time, I've picked up a wealth of music theory and my technique has improved dramatically. Most importantly, I'm having more fun playing than I have in years. I can't recommend Robert highly enough.
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Sara C.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Sara C.

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Ukulele is such a fun instrument to start on at anytime in life. Easy to press strings for the small child, easy to hold, easy to learn chords and songs. I will teach you to read music, tab and chord diagrams. Strumming is fun and can be done with the fingers or felt pick. I specialize in fingerstyle.

About Sara

Hi! My name is Sara. My studio began in 2000, teaching one violin student here in Bloomington. After I moved to California I became a freelance harpist. I performed with many orchestras and performed at Capital Records for the Stan Lee Documentary “With Great Power, The Stan Lee Story”. I starte

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Sacha B.
Sara was an incredible harp teacher for our daughter. She adjusted her teaching style to fit out daughter's learning style, who learns more by ear as she has learning differences. Sara was flexible with lesson times, and allowed our daughter to pick songs she loved, even though they were officially beyond her ability. They would spend half the lesson learning the basics, and then she would be rewarded with working on a song she loved. As a result, she was playing well beyond what she would have done very early on, and because she loved the pieces, she practiced all the time. We are so grateful for Sara's kindness, patience, and talent, as well as her flexibility and wonderful teaching skills. What a joy and how lucky we were to have found her.
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Bebé S.

51 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Bebé S.

51 Reviews
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Want to be able to read music? Interested in being able to pick up your Ukulele and play your favorite pop songs? Want to impress your family and friends with some flashy classical pieces? Well look no further, I will help you build a solid foundation of music theory, sight-reading, ear training, and technique while tailoring to your personal needs and goals. All ages and genres are welcome, my only rule is to have fun, so let's get started.

About Bebé

I am a professional singer, pianist, songwriter, and recording artist. I graduated from Broward College with an Associates Degree in Music Technology and dual -majoring in Vocal Performance. My primary instruments are Voice and Piano, but I also play guitar and trumpet. All of my students can exp

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Giancarlo V.
Very professional. Highly recommended it.
Inndiaa A.
Loved every second
Julie D.
Very good first lesson. Will continue with her.
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Nicole C.

128 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Master's from Dowling College
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Nicole C.

128 Reviews
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Students will learn to tune their instruments, play chords and how to play/read melodies. Learn great songs and feel the spirit of a tropical island while you learn. Choose your own songs or I can suggest songs. Let the fun begin!

About Nicole

Nicole grew up in a small town on Long Island, New York. She had an active young mind with a love for music and rhythm. Luckily, she began her musical journey with private piano lessons at age five. Having lessons this young certainly helped her understand the student experience of learning how t

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Lehua O.
She is the best! MaikaŹ»i loa!
Brandon
Nicole is great. She stayed on task and helped me get every minute of my time. I had a great time and great first lesson. You can tell Nicole knows her stuff and is a great teacher!!
Dolly

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"Nick is an amazing ukelele teacher! He has been teaching my 9-year-old son for about 8 months now. He is cheerful and enthusiastic, and an undeniable talent. His teaching style is at once relaxed ("feeling" the music over strict adherence to technique), and rigorous (dropping in some heavy music theory early on). He's teaching my son to be a "musician", not just a "ukulele player". He encourages creativity and tailors the lessons to what our son enjoys. He sends a great summary email after each lesson with notes and reminders and things to work on for the next week. And his lessons even carry over nicely to how my son is learning piano. We would recommend him highly."
Peter
Took Ukulele lessons from Nick R.
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"I have zero background with playing ukulele but Bill made it easy to start.
If you're an adult looking to learn how to play guitar or ukulele but is hesitating because finding the right instructor/teacher is a bit of a task, try a lesson or two with this guy."
Rosalinda
Took Ukulele lessons from Bill G.
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"Fantastic teacher!

When I came to Francesca I had zero musical background. I wanted to learn to play the quitar so I could sing to my first grandchildren ( twin girls) coming in February. By my forth lesson I was playing 'Yellow Submarine ' by the Beatles! Francesca truly has a gift for teaching music. She loves it and loves sharing her knowledge. I leave my lesson with a smile every week."
Debbie
Took Ukulele lessons from Francesca V.
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"I come to ukelele with a mixed background of other instruments. Ryan did a great job of tailoring my first lesson to my musical skills and interests. I'm really looking forward to my weekly lessons!"
Joyce
Took Ukulele lessons from Ryan B.
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"Vanessa knows how to get the most out of me :) She makes me feel good playing, and vectors my energy to what I need to practice.
She's a natural!"
Bob
Took Ukulele lessons from Vanessa G.
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"Rodrigo is a great instructor, super knowledgeable and an expert musician. Although he is well versed in may styles, we focus on the theory, technique and culture of the Latin forms. Rodrigo is passionate about his craft but easy going and patient. I always look forward to our sessions and highly recommend him as an instructor."
Joshua
Took Ukulele lessons from Rodrigo R.
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"I've been taking online lessons with Phil for almost two years now and have been enjoying every minute of it. It is very seldom you come across someone who truly loves music and shines through in teaching style. His love for music is an inspiration for me. Phil is an experienced professional, reliable, enthusiastic and his lessons are always meaningful and productive. If you're wanting to learn how to play the guitar or uke, Phil is the guy. Never to late to learn how to play an instrument. He is the best. ;-)"
MT
Took Ukulele lessons from Phillip Z.
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"I thoroughly enjoyed my first session with Edwin and look forward to the next. He's an excellent and patient teacher."
Maureen
Took Ukulele lessons from Edwin I.
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"Ryan adapts to your speed of learning. Very important!"
Bill
Took Ukulele lessons from Ryan B.
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"Very knowledgeable, tailored the lesson to my level and very open to anything that I want to learn."
Sandy
Took Ukulele lessons from Alexander A.
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