Group Ukulele Lesson for Beginners!

Hanalei, United States

Experience hosted by Kirk & Tora

60 mins, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

***In-person lessons are available to vaccinated persons only. We hate to turn some of you away... Please accept our apologies!***

You'll pick out your favorite ukulele from our selection, grab your beverage of choice from the local market and settle in to learn the basics of holding and strumming the ukulele! You will be introduced to a few simple chords that will allow you to play around 300 songs from the 50's and 60's. After rearranging those same chords, you will learn how to play hundreds more popular songs from the 70's until the present. We then learn 3 more chords and the blues, which translates to thousands more songs! You'll also learn to solo over these and a beautiful local Hawaiian tune! Each student of ours is always able to take their lesson booklet home with them after the class. This short 'n sweet lesson is also the perfect way to spend a rainy evening in one of the most beautiful places in the world, with one of the best views! (Because we know how much Kauai loves her rain...)
Other things to note
Lessons start at 6:30 pm, please arrive early to choose an uke & settle in! Our group lessons are talkative, informative & easy going. We are also available for more hands-on private lessons by request!
***In-person lessons are available to vaccinated persons only. We hate to turn some of you away... Please accept our apologies!***

You'll pick out your favorite ukulele from our selection, grab your beverage of choice from the local market and settle in to learn the basics of holding and strumming the ukulele! You will be introduced to a few simple chords that will allow you to play around 300 songs from the 50's and 60's. After rearra…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Test drive the ukulele of your choice for the lesson or purchase one and re...

Meet your host, Kirk & Tora

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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My wife, Tora Smart, is the brains of the business while I, Kirk Smart, design the lessons, the curriculum, and tell all the old jokes (but if it's your first time, they'll be fresh jokes for you!) The lessons are taught by either myself or by one of our other three fantastic teachers. I am a professional musician with decades of teaching experience and I thoroughly enjoy witnessing others get excited about learning to play an instrument! Having worked at M.I., the very respected west coast contemporary music school, I have distilled ukulele teaching to its essentials. Everyone can learn!
My wife, Tora Smart, is the brains of the business while I, Kirk Smart, design the lessons, the curriculum, and tell all the old jokes (but if it's your first time, they'll be fresh jokes for you!) The lessons are taught by either myself or by one of our other three fantastic teachers. I am a professional musician with decades of teaching experience and I thoroughly enjoy witnessing others get excited about learning to play an instrument! Having worked at M.I., the very respected west coast con…
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Where you'll be

We hold this lesson at our shop in beautiful Hanalei and sometimes our singing shop dog Millie is there, too. We pride ourselves on our homey, family ambiance. People immediately feel comfortable and able to start their music career! Surrounded by instruments, vinyl records, hand-dyed yarn and percussion, you are welcome to have a hot cup of tea and get to playing music.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 312 reviews.

MaryBeth
October 2021
The ukulele experience was unique and offered something different than typical tourist attractions. Kirk is a fantastic, patient teacher. He gave me the lessons and listened to me struggle :P . He was very positive towards me and kind. I did not walk out there as an expert, but rather a smiling enthusiast. I had fun and would recommend this to anyone wanting to try something different.
Kris
October 2021
We had a great experience learning our first Ukulele chords. Kirk was very patient and was a perfect instructor for our first time. We enjoyed it so much that we ended up purchasing a ukulele 😀
Anne
September 2021
Fabulous location and very knowledgeable teachers! Beautiful selection of ukuleles and plenty of other instruments. Great place to make music and new friends.
Hayley
September 2021
We had the best time and are now inspired to keep learning! Kirk was awesome and we learned so much in such a small amount of time!
Vicki
September 2021
This was such a fun relaxing evening. Learning the basics of the Ukelele from Kirk was wonderfully easy. We would highly recommend this to our friends!
Lauren
September 2021
This was one of our favorite experiences on the island! We were treated to a private lesson and had so much fun that we decided to purchase a second Uke for my husband. Kirk was a wonderful teacher, encouraging, kind, and created a very special experience. Highly recommend taking this class when you’re in Hanalei! We’ll be back the next time we’re in Kauai.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 8 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.