Oftentimes people assume that the greatest and most successful musicians arrived at where they are because they were naturally blessed with talent or graced with some mystical ability to be great. Although these things may be true to a certain extent, EVERY SINGLE successful artist has had to practice (a lot) and has needed guidance from someone.
The instructors at Metro Music Makers have extensive experience teaching a broad range of ukulele lessons to students of all skill levels. Whether strumming basic chords, playing beautiful melodies, accompaniment, or songwriting, MMM’s teachers have provided high quality uke lessons to beginning and advanced players. We work with students of all ages and skill levels to provide a solid foundation, improve techniques, and discover the talented artist within. From auditions, to stage performances, to forming bands—we can help you achieve your musical goals!
It has been over 20 years since Metro Music Makers first began offering fantastic music instruction in the comfort of our clients’ own homes. Today, it’s even easier because you can learn to play the ukulele on your phone, tablet, or computer!
By taking online ukulele lessons, you have the convenience of learning how to make your uke sing anywhere and anytime. Yes, one can learn to play using apps or watching videos on YouTube, but you’re on your own. Those options won’t provide you with one-on-one engagement, a curriculum made just for you, or the direct feedback from an instructor. MMM’s teachers create top-notch, personalized music education available for any and all types of students.
Who are Metro Music Makers’ online ukulele lessons for?
Anyone can benefit from our online ukulele lessons! Traveling for your job? Active student? Working from home? Busy parent? Always on the move? Online uke lessons give you the chance to develop your child’s or your own music education whenever and wherever you want. No more burning fossil fuels, sitting in gridlocked traffic, or using up your precious time to get to and from a lesson. You get to pick the time and place that works best for you and your family’s schedule!
Don’t get sucked in by amateur online videos that aren’t tailored to your needs. Learn how to play uke correctly from a trained professional who will teach you what you need to know, and any other ukulele tricks, styles, or techniques you want to be proficient in. Our instructional team at Metro Music Makers has extensive experience working with children and adults of all ages. We also have instructors that are trained and certified to teach special needs students. Online ukulele lessons are for anyone and everyone. We can help you play—whether you just want to get started with fundamentals, or wish to further develop established skills.
What do I need to take online ukulele lessons from Metro Music Makers?
All you need is a computer or tablet, an internet connection, and your uke. That’s it! We also recommend headphones or earbuds, especially if there are any potential distractions around. Also, your teacher might suggest additional other resources (books, music, picks, tuner, etc.) for you to purchase over the course of your lessons to maximize the quality of your learning and playing.
What do Metro Music Makers’ online ukulele lessons look like?
Our online lessons are custom-made specifically for you and your musical needs. To begin, we will select the instructor that’s best for the student, and choose an appropriate time slot. Metro Music Makers and the student make these decisions together by considering the student’s goals, interests, and skill level. The result is a learning experience that is efficient, successful, and fun!
All of our ukulele instructors teach personalized lessons to students across all genres of music and styles of playing. In addition, all of our online ukulele instructors are trained through our Online Lesson Training Course. We guarantee their readiness and capability to provide excellent and friendly virtual lesson environments for all our online uke students.
Why should we consider online ukulele lessons with Metro Music Makers?
First, the convenience is a huge benefit to online lessons. Usually in-person lessons are in a house or a studio, which can wreak havoc on a family’s busy schedule because of the waiting and driving involved. Second, some families would like to avoid inviting someone into their home or having to go into someone else’s house. A lot of resources (gas, time, effort) are needed from the student and their family just to get to and from a lesson—resources that can be used in other ways.
Online ukulele lessons provide a hassle-free alternative for families. As the student is taking their lesson, everyone can go about their normal routines of living as they normally would: cooking, cleaning, working, or relaxing. MMM’s traditional lessons are already convenient, comfortable, and accessible; our online lessons make those qualities even more apparent. By deciding to enroll in online uke lessons with Metro Music Makers, there’s no sacrificing quality of music education and you can also add time to your day!
Are there any other benefits to online ukulele lessons?
Undoubtedly! One of the biggest advantages is the fact that you can take ukulele lessons with Metro Music Makers at the time and place of your choosing. You have the option to learn from teachers that are outside of your geographical area. It doesn’t matter where you live, or what uke teachers may or may not be close to you. Our teachers are trained, experienced, and excited to work with students who are in their house, traveling, or living in another part of the world! The flexibility of the online platform enables MMM to provide reliable, recurring music education for people with active, hectic lives but still want the stability of regularly occurring lessons.
Online ukulele lessons create exciting new educational environments that allow easy access to digital resources. Online music, games, software, photos, and supplemental learning tools are just a click away, ready to share with students. We can overcome the restrictions of time and location—Metro Music Makers’ ukulele instructors can teach anytime and anywhere that is agreed upon. We can deliver more lessons to more students because there is no commute. You get all of the incredible learning opportunities from MMM, but none of the hassle!
How will my child respond to Metro Music Makers’ virtual ukulele lessons?
Screen-based learning is natural for the contemporary student, even if older generations are less comfortable with it. A very large part of our everyday lives (including education) is experienced through a screen. COVID-19 has also added to a shift towards increased online activities, and Metro Music Makers has adapted alongside those changes. Many of our former in-home clients have opted to stay online after they took online lessons during lockdown. When asked why, they mentioned all of the conveniences above, but also, several stated that the student(s) were more engaged and focused during online lessons. This anecdotal evidence is backed up by an MIT study examining traditional vs online education, which found that “the amount learned is somewhat greater than in the traditional lecture-based course,” and that “online courses have increased student retention rates from anything from 25% to 60%.” MMM’s online ukulele students tend to be more involved and more likely to continue taking lessons.
Our virtual students are constantly surprising us. They are committed to preparation, practice, and improving their technique. We offer virtual recitals as well; this gives them increased control over their learning, attentiveness to their musicianship, and a goal to work towards. Online music students tend to take more responsibility in their music education, and track their improvement more closely. Instead of passively taking in information, students have agency over their learning through logging on, communicating and working with their instructor, tracking their musical goals, completing assignments, and meeting deadlines—all on their own! Needless to say, Metro Music Makers’ instructors will be supporting, facilitating, and guiding student learning throughout the entire process. The responsibility and skills that students apply to their online ukulele lessons can be easily transferred to other areas of their lives.
What about recitals and performance opportunities for online students?
A fundamental part of the growth of a musician is performing live. Fortunately, our online students have an opportunity to perform in front of an audience! Our virtual recitals make the logistics easier, reduce stress for students, and let family members from any part of the world attend in real time. Ukulele students can either record their recital video ahead of time, or stream their performance live. On recital day, Metro Music Makers’ students are joined by teachers, friends, and family via Zoom. Recitals showcase MMM students of all ages and backgrounds who perform a variety of styles and instruments. Each student performs their piece and also takes part in a quick Q&A session with the recital host.
All of our students do a wonderful job participating in and learning from the virtual recitals. The students who recorded their performances ahead of time get to hear and watch themselves perform—this allows for deeper perceptiveness of their musicianship. Oftentimes our ukulele students are able to improve their skills by gaining constructive criticism, by having a more objective evaluation on their performance skills, and by enjoying their accomplishments.
What else should I know about online ukulele lessons with Metro Music Makers?
We are here to help you get started with your online ukulele lessons right away! Our instructors can’t wait to help you or your child learn how to play ukulele and perform. You can fill out the form below, call (877-794-5037 toll-free), or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to start the simple process of getting paired with an online ukulele teacher who is right for you!
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