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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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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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Janis V.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $85
  • Speaks Spanish
  • BA Biology (Marine and Environmental) from California State University Northridge
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Janis V.

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Strength in teaching baritone uke, but can also teach traditional uke. Students can expect to learn basic and intermediate chords, strum patterns and songs.

About Janis

LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA Hi, I teach local lessons at my home in Southern California, travel to you within a 5 mile radius or succesfully teach on-line lessons via Takelessons.com. I teach all ages of students and have experience with ADHD children. Cancellation Policy: Music Lesson Cancellation an

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Anabela
It's was fantastic! In short period I learned a lot. Thank you Jenis for your patience and kindness!!!!. The best Teacher ever!!!!❤
Ana Bela
The teacher was very kind and helpful. Normally I am very shy, and I have low confidence in my self, but with Janis I felt good and comfortable. Thank you so much.
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Brandi B.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music from Southeastern Louisiana University
  • 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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Francois C.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, French
  • Awarded Guitar Department Achievement Award from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2015
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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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Oswaldo C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2011
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Oswaldo C.

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Experienced teacher of over 20 years, specializing in the beginner ukulele student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Oswaldo

I am a vocalist and music teacher by trade. I got my start in music when I was in high school; I became a member of the Brentwood High School Choir in Brentwood, NY. I also was part of the Brentwood High School Musical Theatre program for three years in a row with playing a lead part in "Pippin," "G

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Dan G.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Dan G.

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After 30 years of guitar playing, I recently bought a uke. I can't believe how much fun it is and pretty easy to get started on. Give me 30 mins and I'll teach you 2 songs on your first lesson!

About Dan

26 years professional experience as an actor and comedian. Playing guitar for 30 years. I will help you get as far as you want to go! *** Lesson Details *** I am laid back with a serious approach.A fellow actor recently mentioned to me how acting is stressful, I had never thought about it until

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George
Great Class!
Jennifer
Great instructor on Guitar. Daughter very comfortable and liked him. She is a beginner but now excited about guitar.
Joseph Pitagora
Awesome first lesson

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"Such a versatile musician!

Jesse makes lessons fun! It's so great to have him playing back up guitar to my attempt at the ukelele! He's helped me with theory as well as chord development... I'm hoping to join a ukelele club to see where I stand! Thanks, Jesse!,"
Louise
Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse M.
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"Halle finished her 5th lesson today. She is really enjoying her lessons and learning quickly. We are very happy we found Matt."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Matthew H.
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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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"I am very happy with lessons. The teacher young, but very competently gives material. I am 60 years old. With me it isn't easy. I had only THREE!!!! lesson. And I already play on the ukulele. Many thanks."
Illina
Took Ukulele lessons from Andrei P.
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"Bought my daughter (adult) lessons as a gift. She called me today to tell me how much fun she is having and how wonderful Elena is. Said she is positive and fun, and has taught her so much already. Very happy!"
Kendall
Took Ukulele lessons from Elena D.
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"Strum stick rather than ukulele but it went well."
Jerry
Took Ukulele lessons from Christopher S.
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"TRY HIM, YOU'LL LIKE HIM!!!

As a blind retired executive, with a passion for good music, I decided to try to emulate Warren Buffet and his passion for the ukulele. Steve has been extremely patient with my difficulty finding the right strings with the right fingers, but nevertheless with a short training period under my belt, we feel I am making great progress. Not only is Steve patient, but he is music smart, interesting, and so accomplished with the equipment. I highly recommend him as a great instructor for another candidate with the desire to play!"
Greg
Took Ukulele lessons from Steve G.
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Kristin
Took Ukulele lessons from Mary-Elizabeth H.
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"Very informative - tailors the lesson to the student. Understands musical theory and practice. Strong communicator and a pleasant demeanor that makes the experience a true joy."
Robert
Took Ukulele lessons from Robert M.
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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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