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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • 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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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jeremie W.

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Ukulele is an interesting instrument with a lot of similar characteristics to guitar. I have been playing ukulele for the past year now and it's substantially easier to play and faster to learn then guitar, but you can develop skills that will transfer over to the guitar.

About Jeremie

I'm a self taught guitarist who has been playing for 20 years. I have played professionally in numerous bands and ensembles ranging from jazz to folk to rock, and I've been writing music for the same length of time. I currently perform with one of my students from TakeLessons named Mackenzie O'Brien

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Paul R.
Jeremie is patiently progressing me, very encouraging
Kris
Jeremie has been awesome. Super patient and works on what you want to play!
Didi L.
Based on my first lesson with Jeremie, I feel very confident that he will be able to help me achieve my music goals, to learn jazz guitar and music theory in a gradual manner without feeling overwhelmed.
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Phillip Z.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • I am currently in a doctorate program, my primary emphasis is classical guitar performance. from Arizona State University
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Phillip Z.

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Ukulele students start with five subjects.

1) Technique is concerned with the development of the physical mechanics involved in playing the instrument.

2) Scales are a part of basic music vocabulary and building blocks of the musical language.

3) Chords are also basic vocabulary of the musical language.

4) Note reading is not required for every student. It really depends on the students' goals. However, I strongly encourage everyone learn to read musical notation, (more than tablature). Literacy in reading music is analogous to literacy in reading in our English language. Can you imagine how much smaller our world would be if we couldn't read?

5) Songs utilize the skills and concepts of all the previously mentioned subjects and are the goal of studying music. The student chooses what songs they want to play, guided by my suggestions; Jazz, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, R &B - "How deep is the ocean, how high is the sky?"

A beginning student will practice ...

About Phillip

I teach music. The guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele just happen to be the particular instruments I choose. Music as a language, discipline, and art, is the goal. I've been teaching, performing, studying, composing, for some thirty years. I've studied and gigged in the classical, jazz, rock, blu

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Tim L.
We're off to a great start!
Rhea
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.
Orlando R.
Phillips teaching is very low key and suttle but very effective. I am astounded at how much he has taught me in a few weeks.
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Barbara M.

33 Reviews
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  • Speaks French
  • B.A. Music from S.U.N.Y Cortland
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Barbara M.

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Learn to play many popular songs on a comfortable small sized musical instrument.

About Barbara

Music has been an integral part of my world, playing a major role in both my personal and professional life. I embrace the chance to be immersed in it, to share my enthusiasm for and expertise in the area of the music education experience, promoting creative development and student performance skill

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Evette C.
She is amazing!!! I love how she explains what I want to learn about singing basics and techniques. She helped me find my own voice instead of me imitating the singers I like. I enjoy working with her and I have loved all of my lessons.
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David M.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1972
  • BA in Liberal Arts from Marietta College
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David M.

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You will learn tuning, technique, chords and songs.

About David

Playing guitar and ukulele are skills you can enjoy for your entire life. With my knowledge of music, technique, live performance experience and as a touring & studio musician I can help you to reach your playing goals. My personal passion is teaching the essential techniques that can be applied to

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Laz H.

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  • Speaks Russian, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Associate of Arts from Broward College
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Laz H.

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With over a decade of experience navigating stringed instruments of all varieties, I am excited about sharing how to apply colorful rhythms and chords to this elegant and characteristic little instrument!

About Laz

Hey there! I am a guitarist/musician from West Davie with over a decade of experience performing with bands of various genres. Having studied classical guitar at FIU's School of Music, I am experienced in teaching classical guitar, music theory and/or sight-singing. My goal is to enable students to

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"Brand new to music and John was very patient and encouraging with me."
Jaclyn
Took Ukulele lessons from John B.
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"Jesse is a wonderful coach and teacher. We really enjoyed our time with him.

Thanks Jesse"
Wyatt
Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse H.
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"Jesse is our first music teacher and my 9 year old son is really enjoying his Ukulele lessons. My favorite thing about Jesse is how often he compliments my son during his 30 minute lesson. Practicing has yet to be a struggle and my son looks forward to his lesson. Jesse is able to keep my son's attention and make his lesson fun for him. In 5 lessons my son has learned to read music and several basic songs. It is easy to welcome Jesse in our home for the lesson. We highly recomend him as a teacher. My son wants me to add that when Jesse rides his motorcycle to our house for the lesson it is also super cool!"
Blake
Took Ukulele lessons from Jesse H.
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"Great first lesson! Super excited to continue to work with Cole."
Josh
Took Ukulele lessons from Russell P.
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"Robert was prepared, informative and exhibited good teaching skills."
Susan
Took Ukulele lessons from Robert M.
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"Richard is a friendly and thoughtful instructor. I enjoy my ukulele lessons with him."
Elizabeth
Took Ukulele lessons from Richard C.
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"I am seventy years old and have absolutely no natural ability! Robert is patience and respectful, he always find something good about what I have learned. Very encouraging. My third lesson was the best as we both seemed more relaxed and get more comfortable. I like Robert."
Kathryn Cartledge
Took Ukulele lessons from Robert M.
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"I have had a great time learning to play the Ukelele with Gkenn. So fun. Looking forward to learning more"
Laura
Took Ukulele lessons from Glenn S.
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"Groovy Judy is an excellent teacher. Very responsive, patient and most importantly fun to learn from. She follows up each class with an email including the music we worked on and short video of the strumming patterns if needed. So glad I signed up to learn Uke from her!"
heather
Took Ukulele lessons from Judy G.
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"I hadn't played a musical instrument since elementary school when I started Ukulele lessons with Ben. Ben started from the beginning, answered all my questions along the way, and built upon that information in each lesson. It wasn't in a didactic way, but in a way that was really customized to fit my Ukulele lesson goals. Ben's teaching style is very flexible also. I had some Ukulele lesson books I had been gifted and we worked from those. I didn't feel that I had to buy a bunch of additional equipment, books, etc.

I recommend Ben as a music teacher. He is understanding, encouraging, and inspirational. I am looking forward to continuing lessons with Ben and JC Instrumental."
Lauren
Took Ukulele lessons from Ben R.
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