A Ukulele is kind of like a tiny guitar! Ukulele lessons are a great option for anyone who doesn’t want large instrument that you have to plug in to a power source. Ukulele lessons are also a great fit for students too young to hold a full guitar (ages 3-6) or who may not have a lot of hand strength. We also offer baritone ukulele lessons to students who want to work their way up into guitar lessons, but would like to lay a strong foundation of technique and musical knowledge first. (That’s because the strings of the baritone ukulele are the same as the first four strings of the guitar!)
The ukulele has a much “lighter” and more “folksy” sound than the guitar. It’s commonly used in folk music, acoustic music and indie music. It’s typically strummed with your fingers and has four strings. Some ukuleles do have six strings, but those are less common. Ukulele lessons are a great fit if you have small hands, or for a younger player.
The ukulele originated in Hawaii. In Hawaiian, the word Ukulele means “jumping flea.” It was commonly played in traditional Hawaiian royal gatherings and is still played at luaus in Hawaii. The traditional pronunciation is “oo-koo-lay-lay”, not ”you-ka-lay-lee”, but second pronunciation is the most common! Take ukulele lessons and you’ll be teaching others the difference in no time!
Make your life a luau and sign up for ukulele lessons with Edge Music Academy! Ukulele lessons are currently available in all our service areas including Naperville, Homer Glen, Bolingbrook, Lockport, Woodridge, Lemont, Mokena, Frankfort and Orland Park.