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Ukulele Lessons

Ukulele At
The green tambourine

Strum along with your favorite tunes

At The Green Tambourine, we're dedicated to making ukulele lessons fun and engaging by encouraging students to explore music they love. Whether it's strumming along to classic tunes or playing pop hits, we tailor the repertoire to suit their interests. This personalized approach keeps students excited and committed to practicing, fostering a strong bond with the ukulele while allowing for creativity and expression. By playing music they enjoy, students develop a positive attitude towards learning and cultivate a lifelong passion for the ukulele.

Furthermore, we incorporate elements of composition and improvisation into our ukulele lessons to enhance students' musical journeys. These components empower students to experiment with their own musical ideas, boosting confidence and encouraging self-expression. At The Green Tambourine, we provide a supportive community where students can actively shape their musical path. Join us for a free trial and experience the joy of making music on the ukulele your way!

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ukulele SkillS

Instrument Skills

Hand independence

Strumming patterns

Picking techniques

Chord voicing and progressions

Fretboard knowledge

Technique and dexterity

Maintenance and care 

Musical Skills

Note reading

Ear training

Rhythmic fluency




Music Theory

Ensemble playing

Performance skills

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on tuning

The ukulele's popularity as an ideal instrument for beginners stems largely from its straightforward tuning. Unlike many other stringed instruments, which can have complex tuning systems, the ukulele is typically tuned to G-C-E-A, with the strings ascending in pitch from the fourth string (G) to the first (A). This simple tuning not only makes it easier for beginners to grasp the basics of chord formations and strumming patterns but also facilitates quicker progress in learning to play songs. Additionally, the close intervals between strings make chord shapes relatively easy to reach, reducing the initial frustration often experienced by new players. The ukulele's forgiving nature in tuning also means that even small adjustments can create pleasant variations in sound, encouraging experimentation and creativity. Overall, its user-friendly tuning system makes the ukulele an accessible and enjoyable instrument for beginners of all ages, providing a solid foundation for further musical exploration and growth.

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Lesson programs & pricing


Musical Explorations

For ages 3-5        $110/month

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Shake, tap and groove with lots of instruments like glockenspiels, triangles, hand drums as well as piano, ukulele and violin.

Individual Lessons

For ages 4-Adult       $220/month

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A personalized learning environment for those who have particular interests they are ready to explore.

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Ukulele Rental

The ukulele is known for its gentle learning curve, making it an ideal instrument for those new to music. Renting allows beginners to test the waters without a significant financial commitment, providing a low-risk opportunity to explore their musical interests.

We offer convenient, quality rentals for $20/month. Just tick the box on your registration form and we'll set up your ukulele, with a case and tuner.

Meet Our Staff


Baylor is an instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around musician with 16 years of experience teaching and performing indie, alternative, classic rock, and folk music in a variety of styles. He graduated from University of California at Berkeley in 2016 where he created a major synthesizing Music, Anthropology, Literature & History. He has since taught coding to children, English to refugees, and music to everyone from a retired country singer, to child fencing champions, to teenage punks.

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