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Top 10 ukulele teachers in San Rafael, CA

Students agree: these San Rafael ukulele lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Shanley Guitar Lessons

Shanley Guitar Lessons

5.0(2)
Top Pro
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves San Rafael, CA
Marcell says, "Flexibility of lessons. We’ve switched focus areas multiple times and I’ve been able to learn from each topic." Read more
Guitar By Paul

Guitar By Paul

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
35+ years in business
Serves San Rafael, CA
Jonathan L. says, "Paul is an extremely nice guy who has a real passion for guitar. He is very experienced and seems to understand his student’s goals. Give him a try!" Read more
Josh

Josh

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves San Rafael, CA
I have over 27 years experience teaching private lessons. I take a customized approach taylored to each students tastes and needs. I enjoy watching my students get better and better, as well as playing music with them.
Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

4.9Exceptional(15)
Offers online services
16 hires on Lessons
Serves San Rafael, CA
Patrick G. says, "Sean was extremely helpful with our lessons, he was very understanding with some out-of-the-blue cancelations. He was also very encouraging and a great teacher. " Read more
Ben Kunin's Guitar Lessons

Ben Kunin's Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves San Rafael, CA
Provide careful instruction in classical and folk guitar and other styles Seeing improvement and connecting musically with the students
Gideon’s Guitar

Gideon’s Guitar

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves San Rafael, CA
I play acoustic, electric, and bass guitar, but right now I've only got my acoustic, so I'm only giving Acoustic lessons. In my opinion, if you're a beginner it really is best to learn how to play an acoustic before you start playing an electric, for a number of reasons. I honestly think if you master the acoustic first, it will ultimately make you a stronger player. I pretty much teach beginner level guitar, but if you've been playing for a while and already know the basics and are just looking to take lessons so as to inspire you to practice more, that's cool too When the pandemic lifts we can meet in person, but for now I'm only giving re
Daniel Alvarenga's Music

Daniel Alvarenga's Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves San Rafael, CA
I have over 30 years of playing and perfroming. I have a vast knowledge of both classical and flamenco styles as well as Latin, Afrocubana, Reggea, rock, among other styles. Some of my mentors and teachers include Larry Ferrara and Marc Teicholtz (from San francisco Conservatory of music) Candido Morales ( Agustin Barrios Mangore direct student) Angel Romero (Master class)Gopal Slavonic( Bay area Flamenco teacher). I enjoy seeing breakthrough in my students performance and technique from day one. I am very passionate as well as patient when teaching my lessons . I make my lessons fun, practical and relevant to my students' needs and skills. I...
Van Jackson-Weaver, Music Lessons

Van Jackson-Weaver, Music Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves San Rafael, CA
I am an independent musician with a diverse background in classical pedagogy and contemporary music in both the experimental and pop realms. I am interested in helping students of diverse musical backgrounds and proclivities develop skills that pertain to the modern musical landscape. My proficiencies include instrumental performance, audio engineering, Ableton Live, Max/MSP, analog and digital synthesis, music theory, and the history of Western Music. I have been performing music on stage since my early teens, from rock to pop to classical to experimental and electronic. I have maintained my own private teaching studio since 2010, and held a
Karen Mullally

Karen Mullally

New on Lessons
Offers online services
31+ years in business
Serves San Rafael, CA
Hi, my name is Karen Mullally and I teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced guitar to children and adults. I play and teach all musical styles, including pop, folk and rock, classical, and jazz. My lessons are fun and affordable and I have endless patience. The first lesson is free.
Westbrook Music - Guitar Lessons

Westbrook Music - Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves San Rafael, CA
I am a very well trained performing guitar player, I still gig regularly. I've had a broad range of professional experience in many different styles of guitar playing. I feel all this real world musical experience helps me identify underlying blind spots in a student's technique or musical understanding. I also have the musical training and technical background to give the student effective instruction and to help them move past whatever it is that's blocking them from being able to play the guitar way they desire to, and to create the music they want to express. It's very satisfying to show people that there is a way to better their music/pl

Your Ukulele Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do ukulele lessons cost?

In-person ukulele lessons cost $30 to $60 per hour on average to learn with a private instructor. 1-hour group ukulele classes cost $18 to $30 per student. Some music studios offer new student specials and sell discounted multiple-session packages that reduce the cost per class.

  • Online ukulele lessons cost $10 to $30 per month for subscription-based websites offering access to pre-recorded classes. While pre-recorded lessons are not the same as a real-time instructor, some websites allow you to submit practice videos for teacher review and feedback.
  • Online ukulele lessons using live webcam video calling with a private instructor cost $25 to $60+ per hour, depending on the teacher's experience and reputation.

Keep in mind you will also need to purchase a ukulele to practice in between lessons. Most entry-level ukuleles cost $50 to $150, while higher-end models cost $200 to $500+.

Is ukulele easy to learn, and can I teach myself?

Learning to play the ukulele can be easy and fun! Ukuleles are small and only have 4 strings, making chords and scales easy to learn and play without putting too much stress on your arms, wrists, and fingers. Additionally, ukulele strings are made of soft nylon, making them easier on your fingertips than guitar strings.

You can teach yourself to play the ukulele using YouTube videos and other free resources, but this method lacks structure and may take longer to see progress than if you learn with an instructor. A professional ukulele teacher can guide you in the right direction and save you from developing unhelpful habits early on in your practice.

How long does it take to learn ukulele?

While every individual is different, in general, it takes about 3 to 6 months of consistent practice to learn and become comfortable playing the ukulele. Practicing many hours per day may yield quicker results. That said, you can likely learn enough basic chord shapes and strumming patterns to play many favorite pop songs in just a matter of weeks, or even days.

How do I choose the best ukulele lessons near me?

When searching for ukulele lessons near you, be sure to:

  • Choose a teacher or music studio that has been in business 5+ years and is licensed and insured.
  • Check out their profile and reviews from past students on Lessons.com and Google.
  • Look for a teacher who has a flexible schedule that matches your needs.
  • Discuss your specific goals and ask them how they will structure their lessons to help you meet them.

What questions should I ask when searching for ukulele lessons?

Finding a ukulele instructor whose personality and teaching style meshes well with your own can make a huge difference in your learning and progress. Asking the right questions can help you choose the best ukulele teacher for you:

  • How long have you been playing and teaching ukulele?
  • What qualifications do you have?
  • What styles of ukulele do you teach?
  • Do I need to buy a ukulele to take lessons?
  • How long will it take for me to learn to play the ukulele?
  • How often and how long should I practice?
  • What is your cancellation policy? 
  • Are you running any new student specials or discounts?

Reviews for San Rafael ukulele teachers

Recent success stories from people in the San Rafael area.
Saulo Q.
Jonathan is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the guitar. He takes his time explaining and breaking concepts down and has always worked with me to meet my specific needs. I have tried lessons with other people before, and by far Jonathan has been the best experience I have ever had with a guitar instructor. I have now been taking lessons for a year and a half and am grateful for every single moment.
Shanley Guitar Lessons
Gatlen C.
Sean is a very talented, nice, and patient guitar instructor. He worked around my interests in song playing (ie: wanting to play a particular song, finger style, electric vs acoustic, etc.) and loved discussing different songs/genres etc. Worked hard to make sure I had the right posture and avoided many of the bad habits that people end up forming. I wish I spent more time on the exercises he sent me home with. Would definitely recommend Sean! (He also has a cute cat <3)
Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons
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