Ukelele Lessons at Garrett Park
Did you know that the original ukulele was called a "machete"? The ukulele is an adaption of the Portuguese instrument the machete which is a small guitar-like instrument. It was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants from the regions of Madeira and Azores. Today, the ukulele is used in modern pop music, traditional Hawaiian music, and many various forms of musical enjoyment.
OUR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
The Garrett Park School of Music was founded on the belief of sharing our passion for music with our community. Lessons began humbly in the 90s as customers would come to us to sharpen their skills. As the years went on, the school gradually grew to become what it is today. By cultivating an environment for creative expression, our hope is to give back the freedom that music has given to us. And so we teach.
Our teachers take the time to understand the goals of each ukulele student and will set a plan to achieve those goals during their lessons. As with any type of lesson, students must be prepared to practice their instrument every day and prepare questions for their teacher as they learn.
OUR LESSON ROOMS & TEACHERS
Garrett Park School of Music offers ukulele lessons with private one-on-one instruction in private lesson rooms for beginner ukulele lessons, intermediate ukulele lessons, and the advanced ukulele student who wants to take advanced ukulele lessons.
Our highly qualified, verified, & vetted ukulele instructors come from a diverse background and regularly play shows the DMV area. Their varying professional knowledge adds value to your lesson and their varying taste in music ensures you will have a great ukulele teacher matched to your musical style preference during your ukulele lessons.
We believe that "age is only a number", but we also want to make sure it's the right time for lessons. Our typical starting age for lessons is 4 years old for piano or voice, and 6 years old for any string or wind instrument. We understand that every student is different. If you're unsure if it's time to take lessons, please give us a call at 410-571-9660 or stop by the store and we can assess your child.
LEVELS & AREAS OF LESSON INSTRUCTION:
Beginner Ukelele Lessons
Learning simple melodies on the ukulele.
Playing chords & fun finger exercises for beginners
Learning to read & playing your first songs
Intermediate Ukelele Lessons
Alternate picking styles, fingerpicking, ear training
Learning melodies & intermediate chords
Intermediate reading & playing of songs with intermediate comping
Advanced Ukelele lessons
Chord & music theory for ukelele
Learning to solo and harmonize improvisations
Advanced ukelele songs and selections to play
Custom Ukelele Lessons:
Please ask us about custom ukelele lessons.
LESSON LENGTH, PRICING, & COMMITMENT
A la carte 30-minute lessons are $39.
Monthly 30-minute lessons are $125 when you sign up for our Auto-Pay program which includes 4 lessons. (that's only $31.25 per lesson!) 60-minute lessons are $225/month when you sign up for the Auto-Pay option.
Our lesson commitment is month-to-month and auto-renews. To cancel, just give us a week's notice. We're flexible, so just ask us if you want something specific.
The blues, rock, pop, country, dance, classical, metal, R&B, jazz, flamenco, folk, singer/songwriter, acoustic, indie, blues rock, swing, big band, gypsy, and more.
OUR UKELELE INSTRUCTORS
We'll let you know what slots are available.