The perfect small, inexpensive and easy to handle instrument.
It's no wonder the "Uke" has regained popularity. Few instruments are so simple , versatile and yet very affordable.
Small size can fit small young hands.
For a very young student wanting to play guitar but is rather small in size, the Ukulele might be a good starter instrument.
What kind of music can you learn on ukulele?
The Ukulele has really came into it's own in recent years. While "Uke" is somewhat limited in range most styles of music can be adapted to it: Rock, country, folk, bluegrass, classical and jazz.
What will be taught in the lessons?
This largely depends on what the goals of the student are, we do not teach all students the same. Some will want to read music on the Uke, others will prefer reading tablature, some will enjoy playing instrumentals like fiddle tunes while others mainly wish playing chords to back up their singing. A well rounded student visit a variety of styles, thumb playing, pick style even finger style regardless of genre.
What kind of Ukulele should we get?
There are different sizes of Ukuleles: Soprano, Concert, Tenor and Baritone (small to larger). They all play the same so you can learn on any size you have. Price can be very inexpensive to moderate depending on quality. Playable action is most important. Come by Smithville Music and we can show you some choices.
Who teaches the Ukulele, when and how much does it cost?
• Ukulele is taught by Tim Sublette
(go to "GUITAR LESSONS" to learn more and check schedule availability)
• Half hour private lesson times Monday thru Thursday (11:00 am -9:00 pm)
One per week.
• $22.50 per lesson, paid monthly in advance.One time $25 registration fee
• (816) 873-2313 to call or see below to contact us.
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WHAT WILL I LEARN IN UKULELE LESSONS?
First you must know that not every Ukulele Lesson is taught the same. Different students have different needs and lessons are tailored to the individual. Younger students (6-12 yrs) are taught to read music along with proper technique and a proven custom method to ease them into playing chords. Older students and adults may choose to learn by tablature. Rhythm skills, Theory, and improvisation are also incorporated.
WHAT STYLES OF MUSIC CAN I LEARN?
For the beginning student the basics of ukulele are the same regardless of genre. For the more advanced student we cover: Jazz , Blues, Rock, Country & Bluegrass.
HOW LONG UNTIL YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY A SONG?
In most cases short songs or pieces of songs are taught almost from the beginning. However how soon it becomes music depends many factors including the amount of time spent practicing.
HOW DO WE PAY?
A $25.00 registration (non-refundable) fee must paid before a lesson time is scheduled. Lessons are paid in advance on the first lesson of the month($90/4wks, $112.50/5wks). We run rolling admissions so if you want start in the middle of the month, it is prorated @ $22.50 per lesson. We except cash or check only.
STUDENT TEACHER PROGRAM
We support a program to help beginning teachers refine their skills as they develop into professional teachers. Only advanced long term students who are music majors or preparing to study music at a college level are screened for this program. Not only are their music skills considered but their goals and their abilities to communicate with others, especially younger student musicians. They hone their skills under the watchful eye of a mentor instructor and have access to address any teaching concerns they may encounter. Through this program we will advance the art of teaching music while allowing student teachers opportunity to earn financial support in their chosen field.