I teach children from 8 years old through to mature adults, beginners through to more experienced players. Lessons are one-on-one and tailored to meet the needs and tastes of individual students. When you commence lessons we will discuss your requirements and tastes to ensure the selection of the most suitable material. Everyone is different and I treat each person as an individual. As well as song work I may take students through one of several excellent general method books. For younger children I use the Hal Leonard Ukulele Method (Books 1 and 2).
General Topics Covered
Strumming techniques - 4/4, 3/4, 6/8 time, syncopation, right hand patterns. Reading notation, tab and chord charts - understanding chord grids, sight reading for ukulele Scale and chord construction - fingerboard harmony, bar chords, scale positions
Depending on your interests, specific styles can be covered, such as: Hawaiian style ukulele - chords, syncopated strums, triple strokes (some flamenco related), Hawaiian songs and influences. Jazz and Blues ukulele - jazz and blues standards, common turnarounds, chord substitution techniques. Pop ukulele - modern strum patterns, contemporary songs learnt.
Regular lesson times are available Monday to Friday between 3:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and on weekends between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Lessons are usually weekly at the same day and time. Children's lessons generally run with the school term. Lessons during the school day or school holidays may be available by arrangement.
Individual 30 minute lessons: adults $30.00, children $25.00.
Pair (with a friend) 30 minute lessons: adults $18.00 (each), children $15.00 (each)
Longer lessons by arrangement.
Terms and Conditions
Tuition fees are payable in advance, in full term or half term instalments for school children, or five week instalments for adults. If a lesson is unavoidably missed (e.g. through sickness or accident), it can be rescheduled within that period at a mutually agreed time. Payment for a missed lesson is not carried forward. You are reserving a space each week and I am not able to refill that space at short notice. Please arrange a lesson time that you can commit to attending each week. Any queries about these terms can be discussed when enquiring about reserving your lesson time.