Find a ukulele teacher in New York, NY

Find ukulele lessons in New York, NY

Find ukulele lessons in New York, NY

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Find ukulele lessons in New York, NY

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Top 10 ukulele teachers in New York, NY

Students agree: these New York ukulele lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
The River Music Lessons

The River Music Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Sarah J. says, "Sebastian is an amazing teacher, I highly recommend learning from him. He takes the time to meet you where you are and is very patient with new students. Sebastian is extremely talented and I am excited to continue lessons with him!!" Read more
Performing Arts Conservatory Of New York

Performing Arts Conservatory Of New York

5.0(1)
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Dr. L. says, "The staff is comprised of dedicated teachers with a vision that promotes student musical development, as well as a sense of community. " Read more
Easy Guitar Lessons

Easy Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves New York, NY
The main objective of the Private Customized Lessons, at all levels, is to have fun in a relaxed atmosphere which will encourage the student to realize his / her Full Potential. My Teaching Method is simple - through your instrument of choice, you will learn how music is constructed and applied. Along with this, various Techniques will be learnt that are able to be utilized in any style. You will build skills in Improvising, Rhythm, Melody, Dexterity and more, which will give you freedom to create and / or play anything. Basically, learn and understand all the rules then feel free to break them. Songwriters are welcome to come and thrash out...
David First

David First

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
16 hires on Lessons
38+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
I'm a composer, performer and teacher, written up in Pitchfork, The Village Voice, Guitar Player, and NYTimes, who makes it fun for beginners and fully develops the advanced. I teach all styles and desires, from songwriters who are interested in developing their creativity/improv skills, to those who'd love to play their favorite songs. I teach electric and bass guitar, midi and computer recording, fingerpicking, songwriting, noise, improvisation, rocking out, psychedelic sonic landscapes, blues, funky stuff, alternative tuning, various jazz-avant theories, guilty pop pleasures and ???...
Silvan Joray

Silvan Joray

5.0(2)
2 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Vincent M. says, "The lessons with Silvan were very helpful for me. He understands perfectly how to bring the student closer to playing the guitar technically and musically. Silvan picked me up from my score and opened up ways for me to progress. I am very grateful to him for that." Read more
Davey T

Davey T

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves New York, NY
Real musician with experience in learning to read understand various forms of music pertaining to melody, harmony ,theory and technique

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 New York ukulele teachers

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
Batya R.
David First
Connor C.
Easy going, brilliant Instructor. Easily identifies any problems and has given me good feedback and practice regimes. Incredibly punctual and responsive as well has helped make music theory seem less like a far reach subject for myself.
Silvan Joray
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