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Damien S.

47 Reviews
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Starting at $38
  • Teaching since 1997
  • BFA Studio Composition from SUNY Purchase
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Damien S.

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I teach ukulele for the beginner to the player that likes to play with bands

About Damien

I am a working, music composer and educator. I have been teaching and writing/performing professional scores for over 20 years. In regards to teaching, I teach privately and in a classroom atmosphere. My youngest student is 4 and my oldest has been in their 70 ’s. I approach my teaching style in a

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Corinne C.
Great first lesson. Took the time to see where I am with my skills and took it from there. Looking forward to working with him to get better.
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Mark S.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mark S.

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With my broad performance and compositional background in folk, classical, jazz, rock, bluegrass, soul, blues, and musical theater, I offer students a wide musical perspective and tailor lessons to match student interests. I work with students on music of their choosing to improve technique and develop an understanding of music theory, improvisation, and composition.

About Mark

I am a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter working in a variety of genres. I regularly perform around the Washington, DC, area as a solo guitarist, as a singer/songwriter, and with numerous classical, folk, rock, and musical theater groups. My primary musical influences include folk and

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Melody L.
Mark was very patient yet informative. He pointed out areas to improve upon and complemented me where I had been working hard. I was comfortable with his online lesson because he looked me straight in the eyes as though we were face to face. I know he will teach me how to play my mandolin; so looking forward to the next lesson!
Kristen
Mark has been a great teacher for this adult beginner! I take lessons in clawhammer banjo and ukulele with him, and his easy-going nature and skill in identifying ways to improve make it a joyful experience! Highly recommend.
SK
Mr. Sylvester is one of the greatest. He is not just an amazing guitarist, but he is also very kind. He treats people with so much respect. He speaks to me and my mom so nicely. He is very patient. He has a deep knowledge of music and knows how to get the most out of even the least talented people (like me!). He doesn't ever get mad if you make a mistake or forget to bring your music notes. We were so lucky to find Mr. Sylvester.
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Steven F.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Cum Laude Bachelors in Music Performance Double Bass from The Ohio State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Steven F.

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It is my goal as a teacher to give you the tools to play music but more importantly to create music.

My Teaching Philosophy
The Uke is a wonderful instrument that any style of music can be played on. From pop hits of today to pop hits of the 1920's, classical, jazz and beyond.
We will start by learning all of our chords, strum patterns as well as basic melodies. Then progress into finger picking and "claw-hammer" style of uke playing.

Left Hand-
Scales and arpeggios our the bedrock of music. They are the foundation of everything harmonically and melodically. We will begin with learning our major, minor and pentatonic scales and corresponding arpeggios. Once we have an understanding of those we will delve into our modes and more “exotic” scales.

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The right hand is our time machine. It gives us the ability to play in time and with groove and feel. We will work on rhythmic studies string crossings and practicing with a metronome. Remembering music is ...

About Steven

Steven F offers instruction for electric or acoustic bass guitar, upright bass, mandolin and ukulele as well as music theory. Steven F., a professional musician and teacher for over fifteen years, graduated cum laude with a performance degree in the upright bass from The Ohio State University

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Beau
I can’t believe how much material was covered in a 60 minute lesson! Steven was engaging and encouraging. My 16 year old son learned a lot and had a great time doing it. We are looking forward to future lessons!
Brad N.
Steven is an excellent teacher. He had a lot of helpful information and made a great effort to assess my needs. I’m looking forward to more lessons!
Will Peterson
Steven is an excellent instructor. He is patient and kind. He breaks things down to make it easier to learn and play. I see improvement in my lessons every week.
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Jesse H.

82 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jesse H.

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The ukulele is a creative adaptation and redesign of the machete de braga, a small stringed instrument that was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants in August of 1879. The Hawaiian people fell in love with the sound of the instrument and named it “ukulele" because the fingers of the performer dancing around on the neck and strings as a song was played resembled jumping fleas. Ukulele means jumping fleas in the Hawaiian language.

Since the ukulele is related to a European instrument and the guitar from Spain, the relative tuning is the same. It should be tuned a perfect fourth up from a guitar, so the first string is tuned to an A, second string should be tuned to an E, third string will be a C, & the fourth string should be tuned to a G an octave up. Most ukuleles have a fourth string that is an octave above what the normal progression would be of most stringed instruments. If your G string is not tuned an octave up it’s a larger size than the average ukulele G string ...

About Jesse

Jesse H. plays guitar with The Mar Dels, one of San Diego’s best-known dance and party bands. But he’s more than just a rock-and-roller — he’s studied jazz and classical guitar with other master musicians. His lessons focus on developing: - Right and left hand technique - Finger picki

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Flavio S.
Great first class with Jesse! He was very nice, patient and knowledgeable.
Kathy W.
Jesse is an excellent instructor- very patient and encouraging- highly recommend
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Joe S.

40 Reviews
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Starting at $47
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Sociology / Psychology from Illinois State University
  • Teaching since 1996
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Joe S.

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This instrument is fun...flat out. Great for all ages, and can be used as a great springboard to guitar and other stringed instruments. I'm able to incorporate decades of music experience and knowledge into teaching the instrument and hope to help the student get the most out of it.

About Joe

I absolutely love teaching music! After over 20 years of teaching, performing, writing, and recording in all styles/genres, it continues to be a great adventure. It is a joy to pass this on to others...especially seeing my students that never touched the instrument going on to be very proficient p

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Stan
Joe is an excellent observer and listener. In our first lesson, was able to assess where I was at and immediately start providing constructive feedback. Looking forward to continuing!
Jim J.
Excellent
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Nick R.

59 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Awarded 2001 JAS academy full scholarship from JAS academy in Aspen Colorado (director, Christian McBride)
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Nick R.

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finger style and plectrum (pick) techniques

Both soprano and baritone uke tunings

About Nick

Nick performs with Paul McCartney, Jon Batiste (Colbert Show), Zeb Bangash, Antonique Smith, Rob Morrow, John Lithgow, The Hot Sardines, grammy nominated producer/composer/Indian percussionist, Deep Singh (tabla player with Sting, Katy Perry, Robert Plant) and grammy nominated producer/trumpet play

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Brian
Nick is a wonderful teacher. I came to him because I found that I was not able to translate what is in my head to the music, in my songwriting. I was literally hindered by my lack of knowledge and playing skills. I felt comfortable that Nick understood what I needed, and I like how he met me exactly where I was, providing lessons for me- individualized, personalized, and accessible yet enough to challenge me.

Thank you, Nick.
Steve B
Amazing instructor. Patient and knowledgeable.
Kara
Nick was a patient and enthusiastic teacher. I was nervous to start music lessons in my late 30s, but he made me feel comfortable and I never felt embarrassed. He taught me the songs I was interested in learning, but snuck in music theory and the basics along the way! Highly recommend

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"Elisa is wonderful! She’s patient and fun. My granddaughter really likes her and looks forward to her lesson. She was playing songs by lesson #4."
Grace
Took Ukulele lessons from Elisa B.
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"My son is a BEGINNER beginner. Rodrigo is a very nice guy and seems to know his stuff very well. I would give him 5 stars but I don't think he realized that my son needed the basic, basic 1st lesson (i.e. how to hold the instrument). We've only attended one session so this is fully based on that one lesson. I'm sure he'll adjust his teaching from here on out."
Tui
Took Ukulele lessons from Rodrigo R.
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"Excellent teacher with lot of patience and works at the pace of the student. My child looks forward to the weekly Ukelele class"
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Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"We were new to the whole online, private lesson world and only tried as a test for our 10 yr-old son. He has now been working with Jason for several months now and shows no signs of stopping. Our son is progressing, has gained confidence and still seems to have fun. Jason is on time and if you cannot make a lesson he is flexible in rescheduling if given some notice. Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much Jason packs into his lessons without overwhelming the student. We highly recommend him!"
Rosa
Took Ukulele lessons from Jason M.
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"Rosalind was very knowledgeable and explained things clearly. She made it easy to understand."
Susan proulx
Took Ukulele lessons from Rosalind H.
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"I really like Greg because he is always teaching me new things, but it’s also really fun. I came in with a desire to learn more things about the ukulele and I did. I even started guitar recently and I have enjoyed it so much. He understand what I am struggling with and helps me fix what I am doing wrong."
Lainey
Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"Francesca is one of the few people who are not only multi-talented themselves, but have the gift of teaching. Her knowledge and love for music work in perfect harmony. We are so grateful to be able to learn from her."
Jamie Hampers
Took Ukulele lessons from Francesca V.
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"My 9-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son have been taking uke lessons for 3 weeks now and they really enjoy Ruben's style of teaching; so do we. He provides a great combination of making it fun while also really teaching them the foundations of music. They are already reading and writing some music and they enjoy doing their music homework. Most important, they are having fun at the lessons and while practicing at home."
Kevin and Ella
Took Ukulele lessons from Ruben D.
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"I felt really comfortable with Linda. Really enjoyed my first lesson."
Shoshanna
Took Ukulele lessons from Linda L.
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"I had my first lesson with Omar and he was great! It's my first time to play any string instrument, but since I do have some experience with music, he tailored the lesson time to me. He was also enthusiastic about the music/songs I wanted to learn and I left my first lesson feeling excited to continue practicing."
Sharon
Took Ukulele lessons from Omar W.
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