Interested in taking up the ukulele? Or perhaps you’re a seasoned player looking to hone your craft. Either way, Sloan School of Music has instructors for all skill levels. Check out our ukulele instructors below!
Characteristics of a Ukulele
A close cousin of the acoustic guitar, a ukulele is a smaller fretted instrument that is played by strumming with either the fingers or a pick. The smaller body of the ukulele lends itself to higher pitch and lower volume, which helps to create the ukulele’s distinctive sound. You will often hear the ukulele in pop, rock, folk, and even classical genres where its clean, high tones create a unique atmosphere.
At Sloan School of Music, we offer comprehensive instruction to help you reach your ukulele playing dreams. Whether you are interested in playing live shows with your local band or recording some studio samples, we can help you build your musical knowledge to ensure that you can perform at a professional level. A new player will learn strumming and fretting techniques, posture, and instrument care. Scales, chords, and exercises will help you get comfortable with the instrument and build a level of technical expertise. As your skills progress, your expert instructor will provide you with songs and exercises of increasing difficulty, to help you hone your playing skills.
MUSIC THEORY AND PERFORMANCE
In addition to taking on the technical aspects of your playing, you will learn music theory, including keys, rhythm, and meter. You will learn to read charts and sheet music, so you can play anything that comes your way. Your instructor will further assist you with performance techniques and practice, so that you can be confident with your playing, whether you’re in the studio or on stage.