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Frequently Asked Questions
LEARN TO PLAY THE UKULELE
Is it hard to learn to play the ukulele?
Can you teach yourself to play the ukulele?
Can a beginner learn ukulele?
How should a beginner learn the ukulele?
- Buy a Ukulele Right For You.
- Get in the Right Mindset to Play.
- Tune Your Ukulele.
- Hold Your Ukulele.
- Play Your First Ukulele Chord.
- Strum Your Ukulele With This Important Strumming Pattern.
- Play Your First Easy One-Chord Song On Ukulele.
What ukulele should a beginner buy?
- Mahalo Kahiko Series MK1 Soprano Ukulele. The best beginner’s ukulele overall. …
- Kala KA-15S Soprano Ukulele. …
- Cordoba 15CM Concert Ukulele. …
- Kala MK-B Makala Classic Baritone Ukulele. …
- Fender Fullerton Stratocaster Ukulele. …
- Ibanez UEW5 Concert Ukulele. …
- Cordoba 15TM Tenor Ukulele. …
- Kala Teak Tri-Top Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele.
How long of a lesson should I take?
For children 5 to 9 years old, a 45 minute musical lesson is sufficient. For studnets 9+ years and students who have specific musical goals such as playing in orchestra, a full 1 hour lesson is a better investment. For any advanced players a 1 hour lesson is highly recommended.
Do I need my own instrument?
Can we split a 60 minute lesson into two lessons?
If you have two students wanting to learn, we are able to divide a 60 minute lesson into two 30 minute lessons.
What happens if I leave for 2 months and come back?
If you are leaving for 30 days or longer, you have the option of holding your time and teacher for when you return by paying your normal monthly tuition.You may also withdraw completely and re- register when you return, however your time and teacher may not be available.
Do you accept the government’s Creative Kids Voucher?
Currently we are only accepting Creative Kids Voucher in NSW. We hope to accept the government voucher in other states soon.
Do I need to travel anywhere for my lessons?
We will come to your home, meaning you don’t have to fight traffic to get to after school lessons.
How can we access the student portal?
You can visit the Teachworks page to log into the student portal. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your login details.
Is my child too young to start music lessons?
How old should my child be to begin music lessons?
Children as young as five can begin learning their instrument and basic music theory.
We are very experienced in tutoring young children who are complete beginners, and have all the patience and personality needed to engage your child and give them best start in their musical journey.
Is a 45 minute lesson too long for my child?
In our 45 minute lessons, we are able to cover music theory, technical skills alongside the songs we teach. These important aspects of musical education are often skipped over in 30 minute lessons.
How do I know my child is progressing ?
To keep our students learning and progressing, we use the Musical Ladder system. Every 3 months our students take a test with their teacher to make sure they are absorbing the material in the lessons and making progress. Our students love this system as they get to earn cool colourful wristbands and certificates as well as trophies for their achievements! Our teachers also will take the time to conference
What happens if I ( my child ) gets sick and can’t make a lesson one day?
We have group make up classes on the weekend, that are age and level appropriate. You can sign up online for as many as you would like and the make up never expires, meaning you can take the make up class a week or 2 months later.
What are your teachers qualifications?
We are highly experienced in teaching students of all ages and skill levels, and have completed the relevant exams that allow us to teach. All teachers have undertaken a government certified “Working with children” police check.
BOOKING A LESSON
How does booking lessons work?
We offer weekly lessons, scheduled at the same time each week, with your teacher. Our lessons run throughout the school terms.
How frequently do I need to pay for lessons?
Students have the option of paying per month or term. Invoices are sent to students on a termly basis, so please let us know if you prefer monthly billing.
How does the payment work?
We ask all students to pay via direct debit or credit card. Our teachers will not accept cash. Lessons are prepaid to guarantee your placement.
Why Should You Take Ukulele Lessons?
Ukulele Lessons for Kids
Our instructor have a lot of experience with total beginners, and know how to guide them through to an advanced level.
Ukulele Lessons for Adults
We have a large group of adult students that enjoy weekly lessons with us.
We want to encourage our kids to have hobbies (ie things that keep them busy and are hopefully educational). Meaningful, long-term hobbies like learning the ukulele is one of the most purposeful and long-lasting. Buying a ukeule for kids is a financial gamble that begs the question, is it worth it?
YES— is the short answer. You don’t have to go crazy, buying a full-size ukulele before you even know if they are interested (or have any potential). It’s better to start with a scaled-down version until you and your child have decided it’s still interesting after the first month.
With programs such as Music Lessons Academy providing in home and online ukulele lessons it’s easy to get our kids started on their musical journey— it even keeps them busy for periods of time (we’ve been testing it out during quarantine and yes, it does really work!).
There’s no having to drive to lessons but they still get to learn notes and follow a rhythm.
There are a lot of studies that look into the effects of learning to play the ukulele on the development of children and their brains.
Everything from improved concentration to higher levels of emotional intelligence to increased math ability has been associated with skills credited to the ukulele.
Whether or not you’re looking for an activity to do for learning or are simply looking for a kid-friendly outlet for stress or anxiety, we have rounded up a range of options for the best ukulele for kids and toddlers that may pique your child’s interest. Play on mini-Mozart!
Before your child begins ukulele lessons, be sure you sit down and have a conversation about what you expect. I recommend agreeing on a time of day to practice, every day, even if that practice is only for them to play for five minutes.
Start small, but start consistent, and then you’ll have something to build on as your child advances through their ukulele lessons to the point where they can play many songs on the ukulele. The first lesson is important to establish whether or not the young child wants to progress any further with their musical education.
Please note, no child is instantly gifted with the ability to play the ukulele from the first lesson, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE is the key to learn everything there is about the ukulele.
Even if the first step is just to learn a note or some notes and begin to string them together, kids just need time to practice and have fun with the keys until they ready to pursue bigger and better things.
We know that Music Lessons Academy is a great option for beginner ukulele students who want to start ukulele lessons, with fantastic teachers that want to progress and develop your ability to play ukulele at an early age to help you explore your interest in ukulele and build confidence.
If your child or children wants to learn ukulele, start with us as we have many resources to help our students achieve their musical goals.
Even if your child has already started ukulele lessons and you haven’t done some of these things, no worries!
Music lessons are an ongoing process, and ukulele students will benefit as you apply these ideas at any time during their education.
Visit online at Music Lessons Academy Instagram for posts that show helpful ideas for students to learn and develop.
The diminutive ukulele, born of a marriage in Hawaii in 1879, is currently in its third wave of worldwide popularity. It’s a charming, friendly instrument and ultimately easy to play. But there are treasures hidden in its depths.
If you want to learn how to play ukulele, in this course an aficionado of the ukulele for 50 years and teacher of it for 20, will hold your hand as you learn to play ukulele, learn its parts, its lore, its tuning, and show you how to steer it into the world of harmony, melody, rhythm and song.
Written lectures are often backed up with video presentations. And the instructor is available via email. This course is appropriate for absolute beginners trying to learn how to play ukulele, guitar players who wish to migrate to the ukulele, and accomplished ukulele players looking for new challenges.
Who this course is for:
- Absolute beginners
- Advanced beginners
- Advanced players
- Students of culture and music of all kinds
- All ages: children to retirees
- Anyone who wants to learn music
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