Find a ukulele teacher in Chicago, IL

Find ukulele lessons in Chicago, IL

Find ukulele lessons in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 ukulele teachers in Chicago, IL

Students agree: these Chicago ukulele lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
GENESIS MUSIC & ARTS, LLC

GENESIS MUSIC & ARTS, LLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Radiah H. says, "I love the professional personality of the instructors and how they are able to have a positive and progressive interaction with the students throughout the lesson" Read more
Dan Larson Guitar

Dan Larson Guitar

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Victor P. says, "After one lesson I am looking to more. Dan is patient, easy to talk to and encouraging. After many years in stressful kitchens this is exactly what I need . Dans the man !" Read more
BAWS Studio Chicago

BAWS Studio Chicago

5.0(1)
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Ghada H. says, "BAWS Studio has been an absolute game-changer for my singing journey! The lessons are personalized, challenging, and incredibly rewarding. I've witnessed significant growth in my vocals, and the supportive environment makes every session sooo enjoyable !" Read more
Abbey Road - Chicago

Abbey Road - Chicago

New on Lessons
Offers online services
41+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Professional musician looking to take on beginner guitar students. All styles. My day job is being a professional/studio drummer. I've been playing guitar 40 years.
Davo Sounds

Davo Sounds

5.0(2)
11+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Kim says, "David is professional and extremely talented. I felt completely comfortable and at ease working with him as an instructor. I would definitely recommend him to others, as well as work with him again." Read more
Alex's Guitar Experience

Alex's Guitar Experience

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Maria says, "Has patience for beginners, I feel like he adjusted to my style of learning and my schedule. Definitely will recommend Alex to my family and friends." Read more
Benji K. Daniels Academy

Benji K. Daniels Academy

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I was born and raised in Chicago, Lincoln Park/ Old Town area. I went to the Berklee College of Music where I majored in Performance my principle instrument being Bass. Upon graduating in 2018 I have been performing and producing in the Chicago music scene. I've also started my own music program which focuses on helping young musicians gather all the skills and materials they need for auditions/portfolios for College. My teaching style is based on the fact that music is a language. I believe when we play music we should strive to play with the same sensitivity, empathy, and care that you use when you talk with your peers. For me, music is...
Isaac Potvin Guitar

Isaac Potvin Guitar

New on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
I have taught friends and family guitar since 2020, and I am excited to share my gift of teaching to help you embark on your musical guitar journey! Having an instrument as an outlet can provide a creative outlet, stress relief, improve mental multi-tasking and hand-eye coordination, as well as provide more social connections. I'm excited to help you get started!
Charlie O'Neill Drum Lessons

Charlie O'Neill Drum Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Hello! My name is Charlie O'Neill, and I am a 20 year old drummer from Chicago. I have been playing drums for nearly my whole life, with formal training for over 10 years. My primary focus is jazz drumset, however I have experience playing a wide array of genres such as rock and funk, as well as classical percussion. I have studied at various music conservatories and programs such as the Merit School of Music, Ravinia Jazz Scholars Program, Jamey Aebersold Jazz Camp, and Depaul University's school of music where I am currently enrolled in the jazz program. I have also performed in many of Chicago's premier music venues like Lincoln Hall, Jaz...
Bloom School Of Jazz

Bloom School Of Jazz

New on Lessons
Offers online services
49+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
My 42-year-old school the Bloom School of Jazz has taught thousands of musicians from around the world. Amateurs to seasoned musicians have come here to up there game. I have my own teaching methods that are different that what is normally taught. I teach music as a language. I normally do a 30-minute evaluation to make sure that we are a good fit for each other. In the evaluation, I check out your theory knowledge, technique, ear and improvisation. My biggest enjoyment is to help students find the music that lurks within, and show them how to bring it out....

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 Chicago ukulele teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Ashley
He’s very charismatic and excited about music. His energy and patience makes it that much easier to learn.
Davo Sounds
Brian
Alex rocks. He really helped me level up my guitar skills for my band. Would totally recommend him to anyone looking to advance their chops.
Alex's Guitar Experience
Becca A.
Coach Joshua has been outstanding with our family! Started with general fitness for my husband and I but ended up teaching our son boxing aswell. It's been such encouraging experience and coach has really surpassed expectations.
Personal Progress
Ida M.
I enjoy my lessons with Ralph! I have been working with Ralph for a few months now, and I enjoy our sessions a lot. He makes the lessons fun and exciting. We have been selecting some of the Disney songs, and they are easy and fun to learn and play. I highly recommend Ralph.
Russell Saxophone Lessons
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