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Learn The Ukulele

The ukulele is a member of the guitar family and originated in 19th-century Hawaii when Portuguese immigrants came to work the sugar plantations. The famous late Hawaiian musician Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, known more commonly as “Iz,” brought great attention to the instrument when his medley of “Somewhere over the Rainbow/ What a Wonderful World” featuring his singing and ukulele playing appeared in several films, television programs, and commercials after its release in 1993.

Students learn the fundamentals of the instrument including: tuning, hand positions, knowledge of the fretboard, and chord construction.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Do Ukulele Lessons Work at Joe Ferrante Music Academy?

    Ukulele students are taught how to read single line melodies and chord constructions, which are taught continuously throughout their training up. The ukulele is easy to learn and a great starter instrument to guitar, even for little kids who want to progress to guitar training in the future. Students who want to learn ukulele can also study songwriting if they choose. Should they be inclined, students will also be given the opportunity to train with a teacher who can teach them how to sing and play simultaneously.

  • "Its like a big family here. The teachers and staff are constantly encouraging me to be the best I can be. I dont know where I would be without my amazing teacher!"

    - Chea

Raquel O.
Raquel O.
2023-02-13
My 5 year old son wanted to take piano lessons so we reached out to JF music academy. They were running a special for January plus a free introductory class. Ms Lorraine is our sons teacher and he's really enjoying his sessions. He is enjoying his sessions so I'm hoping he will continue his Interest in learning.
Lili M.
Lili M.
2021-12-17
Nicest people in the world! I brought my niece for her first guitar and the teacher was great, along with the young lady who helped us out in the front. My niece is loving the lessons and I couldn't be happier about who amazing they are l, and the level of professionalism.
Sam S.
Sam S.
2021-08-05
I started taking guitar lessons with Alex about 2 months ago. It has been fantastic. Everyone at the school is incredibly nice, and it really has a low-key small town community type atmosphere. My lesson is one of the best parts of my week and I look forward to it every time. Most of the students are children, but I'm not. If you think you are too old to start an instrument or to take music lessons, you are incorrect! It's never too late to strike up the band. Give it a try, you will be glad you did.
Mitch M.
Mitch M.
2021-01-26
They're really professional there. I got to take piano lessons while in high school, and although I didn't appreciate it then, it was a great experience. I later took guitar and piano lessons there as an adult, and I was happy with their teachers. The staff was always accommodating. When I have kids, I will definitely be taking them there. The teachers are great!
Kathleen S.
Kathleen S.
2020-06-01
Online zoom call lessons have been working great. Patient teachers, service oriented front desk staff, charter school payment allowed. This place has been excellent for my 3 children. We took guitar, song writing, mandarin, piano, and tried out a music application type class for our youngest preschool age child.
Mark O.
Mark O.
2019-03-09
The spring performance was amazing and Joshua had an extremely wonderful experience with Mariah as his vocal coach.
Richard V.
Richard V.
2018-11-16
I'm very happy to be here. All the instructors have been excellent. Sad to see Denise go but looking forward to my new instructor. I have been here for 30+ lessons and will continue to come. The staff is great and Mario is a class act.

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