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You and the Uke! Private Ukulele Lessons - Beginner to Intermediate
In this course, we will learn about uke anatomy, tuning, playing posture, chords, strumming, reading song sheets and playing along. We'll start from wherever you are on your journey and work on the skills needed to play your favorite songs!
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Once per week
over 4 weeks
learner per class
per learner - per class
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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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As this is a one-on-one course, please message me about days and times that will work best for your learner. We can also do more than one class per week if that better suits you, so just let me know! In this 4-week course; we will learn about instrument anatomy, tuning the uke, playing posture, forming chords, strumming techniques, plus how to read song sheets and play along. The structure and style of class is based on the age, learning style, skill level, and musical preferences of each...
Students will learn: - the parts of the ukulele, including the numbers of the frets, and the names of the strings as well as their accompanying tuning machines - how to tune the ukulele and keep it in tune - how to hold and strum the instrument properly - how to form several chords - how to read a chord diagram - how to read a lyric sheet with chords
Warm-up exercises plus practicing the songs we are learning in class.
- A ukulele that can stay in tune (soprano, concert, or tenor size) - A clip-on ukulele or chromatic tuner (my favorite kind: https://www.amazon.com/Snark-SN6X-Clip-Ukulele-Current/dp/B01H74YXNQ/). If you can't get a clip-on tuner in time for class, try downloading a tuning app on a smartphone. Searching "ukulele tuner" in the App Store or Google Play should turn up plenty of results; just get one that's free and well-reviewed. - ¼ inch stickers in orange, red, green, and purple (https://www.amazon.com/Coding-Circle-Labels-Bright-Colors/dp/B0731LNFGZ/) You could use stickers you already have, but you may need to cut them; they should be about 1/4" inch to fit on the fretboard. You can also use colored-in bits of mailing labels or masking tape, or even use Scotch tape and little pieces of paper. I'll show you exactly where to put them during class. - A printer would be excellent as it's great to have all your reference materials and songs printed out and in one place for class and practice time. If you don't have printer access, let me know and we can work something out! - A hardback 3-ring binder to hold your materials.
I use informal assessment of progress, and offer progressively more advanced chords, strumming patterns, and songs to keep the student advancing at a steady but achievable pace.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Lauren BockLet's learn your favorite songs on the ukulele! Fun and engaging classes for beginners and intermediate players.
9 total reviews
14 completed classes
"Lauren has an infectious love for her craft. Her ukulele and guitar lessons are filled with enthusiasm and energy that really engages my 11-year-old daughter and keeps her practicing." —Erin M., Decatur, GA "Lauren Bock is the best teacher ever....