Private Online 'Ukulele Lessons
via Zoom video teleconferencing
Currently, I work with students at the intermediate* to advanced levels. Lessons may focus on but are not limited to:
Building a strong foundation of basic techniques that will drastically improve overall playability
Improving overall tone and sound
Finger-style** and basic arrangements
Music theory directly applied to the 'ukulele
Effective right- and left-hand techniques (including strumming and picking)
Chords and variations
Various classical style techniques not commonly found on the 'ukulele
Learning (almost) any song - see below for details
Help with any song
*Intermediate Players Checklist: Able to strum comfortably, familiar with chords and their names, can pick a melody using thumb and pointer, and can transition from chord to chord smoothly.
**Finger-style: Picking using the thumb, pointer and middle fingers.
Consultation - FREE
In this initial consultation, we will discuss your goals and determine the best ways I can help you reach them. Consultations last approximately 15-20 minutes.
First Lesson - $95 USD (60 min)
This session lasts one hour and will help me plan out and personalize future lessons based on your learning preference.
Subsequent Lessons - $75 USD (60 min)
After our first lesson, we will work at your pace. Longer lessons can also be accommodated by request.
Discounted Package Rates
Discounts are offered for purchasing multiple lessons upfront. Contact me to learn more!
Song Requests - Price Varies
Is there a song that you always wanted to play on the 'ukulele? Have you ever scoured the internet for chords, only to discover that they were inaccurate or oversimplified? Whether it be figuring out chords, strumming pattern or a basic finger-style arrangement, I can help! Contact me to discuss pricing and details.
Payment transactions are made through Square (U.S.) or PayPal Invoice (International). An invoice will be sent at least one day prior to your lesson and payment shall be paid before the start of the lesson. Credit card payments will incur a 3.5% credit card fee to lesson costs.
Hawaii Students: Hawaii's GE Tax will be added to lesson costs. Tax rates vary by county.
International Students: PayPal Invoice's international fees (6.9%) will be added to lesson costs.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
— Steve B.
Mika is a phenomenal ukulele player who is also an excellent ukulele teacher. The best I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a number. He’s really passionate about teaching, particularly teaching the ukulele. That’s one of the reasons he’s so good at it. Mika’s patient and a very good listener. He’s always underscoring for me the importance of getting the basics right while showing me how to build on them to make me a better player. This is probably why he’s so sought after by students with a broad range of skills and experience. That’s the mark of a great teacher and that’s what Mika is.
Can’t be more pleased.