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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • 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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Marcela C.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Marcela C.

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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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James R.

125 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Private Lessons from Private lessons from teachers whom they them self were trained Musicians. You won't necessarily know their Names because in this Business it has a Lot to do with word of mouth, when it comes to teachers. Here are some of the people I studied with, Fortune Petri, Tony Scarpa (Guitar Lessons) Bill Riley, Kathy Schwartman (Vocal Lessons) Bob Ross (Music Theory) Lou Stallman (Songwriting Lessons) Big Noize Sound, RC Audio (Engineering, Live Sound, Mixing) Pulse Stage Lighting (Lighting Tech)
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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James R.

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You'll learn Chords, Songs, Music theory along with proper technique for the instrument. You'll gain insight into how Music works and have a better understanding of why you play certain chords that work together all while have fun doing it.

About James

PLEASE READ : Thank you. I'm a trained Musician (Private Lessons) and have been Studying & Teaching for over 37 years. I've taught, Recorded & Played everywhere from small to Large venues from NJ, NY to CA and back. So you don"t just get the Lesson, You also get all that culture and experience al

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Jon
Extremely knowledgeable teacher. I wanted to understand the music theory, not just how to memorize chords. James is a great instructor for this because his whole approach is understanding the why, not just the how. Also very flexible and available for his students.
James
Solid knowledge and good guidance on theory and exercises to develop fretboard strength.
Kevin
As someone who came in with little to no experience playing an instrument, Jimmy was the perfect start for my musical journey. He taught me not only the fundamentals of the bass guitar, but also the fundamentals of music in general, which I can carry with me as I develop as a musician. Highly reccomended.
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Paul M.

27 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner
  • B.S. Business Management from St. John's University
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Paul M.

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I am an experienced ukulele / guitar teacher with over 20 years of experience. I teach students of all levels and ages. In addition to teaching the student the style they want to learn I also believe in building a solid foundation and understanding in music theory. I believe one really does help the other.

About Paul

I have been teaching music for about 30 years mostly on the guitar but I also give lessons on the bass, piano, and ukulele. I give lessons to beginner and intermediate students of all ages. If you want to learn and have fun I am ready for your lesson. In addition to teaching I have played in vari

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Ishita G.
He is very kind and patient teacher
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Dion
instructor is great,student needs to study more
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Ricardo P.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded 1st place winner of the 2011 International Blues Challenge from International Blues Challenge
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Ricardo P.

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Learn to play all your favorite ukulele songs. Learn all about strumming and chords and if you want to dig deeper how to solo on the ukulele.

About Ricardo

I have been a professional musician and teacher all my adult life. Music is my passion and has always been how I make a living. I teach piano/keyboards, guitar, voice, bass and ukulele. I studied classical piano at SUNY at Buffalo and I initially learned to play guitar and singing on my own. Years l

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Ollie M.
Clear instruction, patient with the process, and encouraging when I get it right. A good lesson. I finally figure this jazz thing out!
Mark
I like the direction that we are headed!
Ollie M.
Quickly figured out what I needed and began working on the plans to move me forward. Felt like I learned a lot in the initial lesson and am looking forward to the ones to follow.
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Irwin S.

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Starting at $59
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Science in Music Education from University of Illinois - Champaign/Urbana
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Irwin S.

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I am a dedicated, talented and enthusiastic music instructor. I love sharing my knowledge on the joys of making music with my students. I teach because I want to teach. Not because I have to teach.

The disciplines that I have acquired through my music have helped me in all areas of my life, and I love the idea that I can share some of those lessons with other people.

I love seeing a child's eyes light up the first time they play a song or grasp a concept. I enjoy working with adults whose life long ambition has been to learn to play an instrument, and have finally found the time for their studies.

About Irwin

I am a dedicated, talented and enthusiastic music instructor. I love sharing my knowledge on the joys of making music with my students. I teach because I want to teach. Not because I have to teach. The disciplines that I have acquired through my music have helped me in all areas of my life, and I

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"Zach is sincere, kind, and so very knowledgeable musician! He makes my lesson fun, even when Im not as prepared as I want to be."
Cindy Dauphin
Took Ukulele lessons from Zachary D.
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"I always look forward to my sessions with Greg. As a beginner with no experience, it has been great learning the basics for reading music and playing some songs that I have been itching to learn."
Cole
Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"Jenn was a fantastic instructor! I had always wanted to learn an instrument and when I was gifted a ukulele I immediately started looking for a teacher. She was patient and kind with instruction. She gave me plenty of music sheet to practice our weekly songs which I could use as homework throughout the week. She also went over strengthening and dexterity exercises and fingerpicking exercises. I had to end our lesson due to schedule constraints at work but I know she also teaches guitar and I hope to work with her to learn this instrument in the future!"
Yanelly
Took Ukulele lessons from Jennifer P.
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"Excellent ukulele instructor."
Lana
Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"I'm an "older" adult who wants to learn to play the ukulele. I have very little experience in reading or playing music. Jeremie was super in starting from my point of comfort. I'm very pleased with my 1st lesson and looking forward to more lessons."
Mariann
Took Ukulele lessons from Jeremie W.
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"Rachel is an awesome teacher. She takes her time, is filled with encouragement, and focuses on pieces of music that you are interested in. I love my time in class!"
Crystal
Took Ukulele lessons from Rachel H.
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"We learned so much in just one hour. Alex is very informative and patient. He will stop and answer your questions and make sure you have a full understanding before continuing with the lesson."
Rebekah (Group)
Took Ukulele lessons from Alexander A.
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"Kids first lesson with Mr. Kefer went very well! No regrets!"
Christopher & Winter
Took Ukulele lessons from Chris K.
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"I am really enjoying my lessons. Courtney is very competent, kind and easy going! I think we will accomplish exactly what I was looking for. My goal was to receive a musical education and get me on the way to being a musician. The one on one experience makes learning better. The people online teaching doesn't give me what I was looking for."
ray
Took Ukulele lessons from Courtney K.
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"He shares great songs and tricks that i've never heard before."
teala
Took Ukulele lessons from Jason M.
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