Private Ukulele Lessons | King of Prussia, PA 19406
Private ukulele lessons in your home in King of Prussia, PA 19406
If you’re seeking private ukulele lessons, you’ve come to the right spot...
Hello, everyone! Matt the music teacher guy here. I’m pleased to be able to offer ukulele lessons along with our other private, in-home music lessons on guitar, piano, electric bass and drums. Many people view the ukulele – or ”uke” – as a non-intimidating, low-stress instrument to learn. Very often, a four-string ukulele with plastic strings is a less painful, more manageable – and therefore more satisfying and rewarding – option for a small, young child than the bulky, unwieldy guitar with its six steel strings. The ukulele is often associated with relaxed fun and good times – and rightly so!
A member of the lute family, the ukulele originated in Europe and was introduced to Hawaii in 1879 when a Portuguese immigrant named Joao Fernandez stepped off the boat, strumming and singing with his branguinha – a small, guitar– like instrument. Hawaiians were so impressed that they named the instrument ukulele – which translates to ”jumping flea” – after the way Fernandez played it. The ukulele – and Fernandez – soon became a local sensation, and even Hawaii’s King Kalakaua (”The Merrie Monarch”) learned how to play it. By the dawn of the twentieth century, the sound of the ukulele was ubiquitous across the Islands, where it was pronounced by Hawaiians as ”oo-ku-lay-lay.”
Now, well over a century later, the ukulele continues to undergo revivals and rediscoveries and has only gained in mass popularity. There are ukulele festivals and communities just about everywhere. Uke is all over YouTube.com. As the late, legendary Beatle George Harrison once wrote: ”Everybody should have and play a uke. It’s so simple to carry with you, and it is one instrument you can’t play and not laugh!”
Whether you have a soprano uke, a concert uke, a tenor uke, or a baritone uke, contact me today to begin your love affair with the ukulele.