I am an experienced ukulele and voice teacher/performer. I've been running my own studio and teaching group ukulele classes and workshops at Dusty Strings in Seattle for 9 years and am a certified instructor in the James Hill Ukulele in the Classroom teaching method. I've also led the beginners' ukulele jam at Dusty Strings for over 7 years, providing fun & guidance for newer players. I have taught beginning and intermediate students of all ages and do so with patience and humor and respect. Lessons are customized for each student while making sure they learn good form and basics. I teach a variety of genres and techniques.
I've been singing for as long as I can remember and have studied musical theatre, opera and jazz. I offer vocal lessons for non-singers who think they can't carry a tune as well as coaching for singers who are pursuing a career in music.
I love opening up the world of music to my students! We all have music inside of us that wants to get out. Facilitating that journey is one of my favorite things about teaching. I love the little and big "aha!" moments that happen in the studio. I also enjoy learning new songs from my students and am happy to show them how to transfer those songs to the ukulele.
My studio is a safe place to explore and dig deep. Many students come to me with pre-conceptions that make them think that they cannot sing or play. My goal is to make them feel comfortable and let them know that they are exactly where they need to be on their journey.
Sunga is professional and fun. She has worked with me on my personal goals and allowed me to navigate my learning process with flexibility. Her teaching style is warm and friendly, while also showing great competence and strong teaching ability.
Sunga Rose is a fun and patient teacher and has helped me become a better ukulele player.
I love working with Sunga. She's game for any piece I throw at her, and does a wonderful job teaching me exactly how to make each song sound as amazing as it does in my head.
I greatly enjoy my lessons with Sunga. She is very fun and is flexible, tailoring the lesson to your interest and needs.
Find out what they already know.
Find out what they want to learn.
Show them foundations, ie. ergonomics. (Sometimes this means changing pre-learned habits.)
Teach songs, techniques, etc.
Jame Hill Ukulele Method, Levels 1 & 2
College level Music Theory