Our ukulele instructors teach folk, country, reggae and rock-n-roll styles — and classical too. Beginners work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. Each lesson will challenge you with a new technique or music theory, and ends with something fun – such as your favorite riff or song. We employ a variety of ukulele method books based on student needs and preferences, and encourage students to bring smartphones or CDs to their lessons to learn their favorite tunes.
What’s the #1 reason to study ukulele at the Academy?
Our ukulele instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to craft a lesson plan that fits your individual needs and the student’s favorite type of music. Whether you’re playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the ukulele after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.
The St. Joseph Arts Academy is the number one ukulele lessons program in St. Joseph, MO.
What styles of ukulele do you teach?
We teach all styles from folk to country, reggae and rock-n-roll styles.
How qualified are your ukulele instructors?
Our teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions such as Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, University of Missouri, UMKC, University of Kansas, Missouri Western State University, Benedictine College and Truman State. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the US and Europe and have over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.
What will I learn from ukulele lessons at the Academy?
Beginner ukulele students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson presents a new technical challenges or theory concept, and ends with something fun, such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of ukulele method books, and encourage students to bring their smartphone or CDs to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.
Do I need to purchase a ukulele to learn the instrument?
The Academy offers ukuleles for student lessons (for your convenience, students can use one of ours at their first lesson). But to practice at home, you will need a ukulele. We offer a variety of instruments appropriate for beginners, starting at just $89.00.
Take the next step call/text (816) 974-7656 now to grab a great lesson time as space is limited.
“Uke-Box Heroes” – Intro to Ukulele Classes
Join Academy director, Jason Riley for this fabulous intro into playing the Ukulele! 6 weekly, 50min sessions. Learn the chords, strumming, picking and reading techniques needed to play literally 100’s of familiar songs. Ukes are included (or bring your own) All Ages.
Limited spaces available.
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