Ukulele Lessons in Murrieta, CA

Further your Ukulele Skills at Murrieta’s Award-Winning Music Academy

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About Ukulele Lessons

The Murrieta Academy provides private ukulele lessons for students ages of 4.5 and up. As of January 2024, we will also be offering group ukulele classes - Group Ukulele 101 (Ukulele Basics) for beginning students at both the Murrieta and Menifee campuses. Whether you want a ukulele teacher for pop, vocal accompaniment, classical, or most other styles, we've got you covered!

All of our ukulele teachers not only have the necessary academic musical knowledge, but they are also working professional musicians that regularly play in world-class venues, casinos, and recording studios both locally and throughout Southern California. Ukulele lessons are posted to each student's LessonRewind account for easy review from any computer or mobile device!

Levels of Ukulele Lessons

Different stages of learning as well as personal preference will dictate different programs of study, which is why except for beginning students starting at square-one, private instruction is best. Most students will not reach the advanced level of playing, which is fine because not everyone wants to be a professional ukulele player. What is important is that each student can go as far as his or her dedication and desire will allow.

Beginner

How to tune your ukulele
Simple technique exercises for proper picking
Beginning chords
Beginning strumming techniques
How to read musical notation
Beginner-friendly songs and duets

Intermediate

Further chord development and theory
Intermediate scales
Intermediate-level sight reading
Performance and stage presence
Basic soloing concepts
Intermediate level pieces and duets
Ear training and development

Advanced

Advanced chords and theory
Advanced scale theory and applications
Advanced soloing
Advanced sight reading
Advanced ear training and development

Fun Facts About Ukulele Lessons

1. The ukulele is a small, four-stringed instrument that originated in the 19th century in Hawaii. Despite its size, it produces a bright and cheerful sound.

2. Compared to many other instruments, the ukulele is relatively easy to learn, making it an ideal choice for beginners. You can start playing simple songs with just a few basic chords.

3. One of the most significant advantages of the ukulele is its portability. It's a perfect instrument to take on the go, whether you're heading to the beach or a campfire.

4. The sweet and melodic tones of the ukulele have a way of putting a smile on people's faces. It's an instrument that brings joy and a sense of playfulness to both the player and the audience.

5. Playing the ukulele can have therapeutic benefits, promoting relaxation and stress relief. The gentle, soothing sound can be a form of musical meditation. So, don't wait! Reach out to the Murrieta Academy of Music to schedule your ukulele lessons - space is limited.

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Our music students are having a blast. We are so proud of their progress. Here are some highlights from our showcases, recitals, and music lessons from the past year!

Ukulele Lessons Tuition

The tuitions listed below are for private ukulele lessons taking place at the Academy and/or online once a week.

30 Minutes

$158/month

30-minute lessons are recommended for younger students or adults looking to pursue music casually.
45 Minutes

$237/month

45-minute lessons are ideal for older children and teenagers, as well as adults looking to make faster progress.
60 Minutes

$316/month

60-minute lessons are ideal for students of all ages looking to pursue music seriously and make progress at a stronger pace.

Why Choose Our Academy

With our team of world-class ukulele instructors, we offer private and group ukulele lessons for students of all ages and levels. We’ve been a community staple for over 30 years, and pride ourselves on creating a welcoming environment for all students.

Our ukulele teachers are at the heart of our music school. As mentioned previously, we receive countless teacher applications every year, and each ukulele teacher is meticulously selected for their professionalism and great personality. Their music education, performance, and teaching experience speaks for themselves too!

We find joy in teaching students on the finest quality instruments including but not limited to our acoustic pianos, guitars, and drums. We feature a waiting area for parents with high-speed WiFi, and an entire performing arts space, equipped with a professional stage and PA system. The Academy has plenty of free parking, and is located right in the heart of the Murrieta Town Center - near restaurants, stores, and other awesome spots!

We have been a part of the Murrieta, Temecula, Menifee, Wildomar, Canyon Lake, and Lake Elsinore community since 1990. We have learned how to create the most exceptional learning environment for music and the arts over the years through teaching thousands of students within our community!

Our students have an opportunity to showcase their progress over the 10 performances per year we hold for all of our programs, averaging nearly 1 performance every month. All opportunities are optional, but highly recommended for students! We also pride ourselves on holding fundraisers and events with outside organizations, which in the past include the Lakers, Walmart Foundation, Children’s Hospital Miracle Network, and Rady’s Children’s Hospital, amongst others.

In addition to being a proud member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California (a professional organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in music education) and a Steinway & Sons Teaching and Educational Partner (an extremely rare designation for private music schools), we also partner with local nonprofits, public and private schools, and charter schools. Among our alumni are music industry professionals, actors, and performers, such as America’s Got Talent-2018 Golden Buzzer recipient, Makayla Phillips! We have also received endorsements by the California State Assembly and California State Senate for our long standing benefit to our communities, and are proud recipients of the 2023 Spectrum Student Satisfaction award.

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Staff and Teacher Spotlight

Every month, the Academy of Music features some of our wonderful administrators and teachers. These are the folks that make us awesome!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Ukulele Lessons

See below for the most frequently asked questions about ukulele lessons. If you have a question that is not listed here, please contact us at 951-698-9891 for assistance. For more information and ukulele learning tips, check out this free report on guitar lessons, which also applies to ukulele lessons: "9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Guitar and Ukulele Lessons.”

Our ukulele lessons cater to a wide range of ages, from children as young as four (4) years old to adults well in their 80s. Our experienced ukulele teachers always tailor their teaching methods to match the learning pace and preferences of each individual student.

No prior musical experience is required to enroll in ukulele lessons at the Academy of Music. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some familiarity with music, our instructors will guide you through the basics and help you develop your ukulele skills.

Our ukulele lessons cover a diverse array of topics, including chord progressions, strumming techniques, reading musical notation, improvisation, and exploring various musical styles from classical to contemporary. Songwriting is an added bonus to most ukulele classes!

Ukulele lessons typically come in three pre-set durations – 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 1 hour, depending on your age and proficiency level. Most younger students start off with 30-minute lessons, while children ages 10+ benefit from 45-minute lessons. Many adults enroll in 60-minute lessons, although if you’re looking to pursue ukulele lessons casually, 30-minute lessons can be enough to make consistent progress. Twice-a-week lessons are recommended and offered to students showing passion and dedication to their instruments.

Absolutely! We encourage all our ukulele students to participate in recitals, showcases, and performances (we host over 10 shows every year!). These events provide you with the chance to build confidence, share your progress, and connect with fellow musicians and the audience. Rocktoberfest Concerts, as well as our RockStarz Bands are wonderful outlets for students looking to gain more formal performance experience.

Embark on your musical and artistic journey with the Academy of Music.

Murrieta Academy of Music and Performing Arts

Menifee Academy of Music and Performing Arts

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For Fall 2024, our programs are already receiving enrollments, and many classes, including the ultra-popular performing arts classes (theatre/drama) are expected to be on waitlists by mid-July!

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Summer Camp & Program Registration

Want your child to have an amazing time this summer? Register for a camp session at the Academy of Music! Camps run year round and revolve around topics involving music and theatre!

Upcoming Sessions

6-week sessions take place twice-a-week on Tuesday's and Thursday's!

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