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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Ukulele Lesson from Hawaii for Beginners

Kilauea, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Kirk & Tora

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 20
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in German, English, Italian, Portuguese

What you'll do

You'll grab your ukulele (contact us if you need one) 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! This short 'n sweet lesson is the perfect way to spend an evening pretending you're in Hawaii.
Other things to note
Our lesson is designed to be completely beginner friendly- no prior musical experience is necessary! We go at a pace that's comfortable for everyone and aim to demystify music, all you have to do is know how to count to 4.
You'll grab your ukulele (contact us if you need one) 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!…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Kirk & Tora can host private groups of any size, up to 20 guests. Private group rates start at $200.

What to bring

  • Ukulele. If you do not have access to an ukulele please contact us before booking and we will get you sorted out!
  • You may purchase an ukulele off our shop website prior to this experience if you like.
  • Hanalei Strings dot com
  • a beverage of your choice;)!
From $45
/ person
Sun, Jan 31
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
$45 per person
$45 per person

Meet your host, Kirk & Tora

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 14 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Prior to the COVID shutdowns, we hosted the number one Airbnb ukulele experience in Hawaii from our beautiful little ukulele shop and entertainment venue, Hanalei Strings, on the north shore of the garden island of Kauai.

Kirk Smart, who will be hosting lessons, is a world-renowned musician who has played or or recorded with many well-known artists such as Jason Mraz, Donovan Frankenrieiter, Donald Fagen, Graham Nash, and more. Now he is taking the online stage to turn you into an ukulele player capable of playing 10,000 songs! Really!

As a graduate and teacher of the esteemed Musicians Institute of Los Angeles, Kirk has an understanding of music that is hard to parallel. This allows him to demystify the world of music in a clear and very entertaining way, giving you the tools and inspiration to start playing ukulele today
Prior to the COVID shutdowns, we hosted the number one Airbnb ukulele experience in Hawaii from our beautiful little ukulele shop and entertainment venue, Hanalei Strings, on the north shore of the garden island of Kauai.

Kirk Smart, who will be hosting lessons, is a world-renowned musician who has played or or recorded with many well-known artists such as Jason Mraz, Donovan Frankenrieiter, Donald Fagen, Graham Nash, and more. Now he is taking the online stage to turn you into an uk…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 14 reviews.

Tama
January 2021
Go to Hawaii...virtually! Kirk and Tora are kind and patient teachers that share secrets that will make ukulele playing for newbies much easier. I’ve spent the past year trying to figure it out and in ten minutes Kirk had me successfully strumming a song! Watching the tropical breeze blow through Tora’s hair and listening to their shared song and strings was delightful. With their beautiful lanai and garden as the backdrop, I was transported to the islands. I can’t wait to visit their store in person.
Go to Hawaii...virtually! Kirk and Tora are kind and patient teachers that share secrets that will make ukulele playing for newbies much easier. I’ve spent the past year trying to…
Libby
January 2021
This is my second time doing this experience- I brought my mother this time and we both learned so much at an easy and enjoyable pace. Kirk is a wonderful teacher and the lesson gives you tools to play a TON of songs. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to play the uke!
This is my second time doing this experience- I brought my mother this time and we both learned so much at an easy and enjoyable pace. Kirk is a wonderful teacher and the lesson gi…
Cayleigh
January 2021
LOVE these guys. If you want a nice relaxed session, to feel at ease and to learn the fundamentals in a short space of time from a lovely lovely family - you’re in the right place. Don’t hesitate, just book. Support this business, you won’t regret it. I now have the confidence and tools I need to get stuck into regular practice which is really exciting! Thanks Kirk & Tora (and Ely!)
LOVE these guys. If you want a nice relaxed session, to feel at ease and to learn the fundamentals in a short space of time from a lovely lovely family - you’re in the right place.…
Cameron
December 2020
This was a wonderful holiday team event! While our uke playing needs some work, it was really fun to learn and then hear Kirk, Tora & Eli perform showing us what it was actually meant to sound like. And if you need help with finding a ukulele - this is a one stop shop!
This was a wonderful holiday team event! While our uke playing needs some work, it was really fun to learn and then hear Kirk, Tora & Eli perform showing us what it was actually m…
Nicky
November 2020
If you don't have a ukulele buy one just to go on that course, it was a lovely and fun present something completely different. If you always wanted to play an instrument but was too afraid to start, this is for you!
Kathleen
November 2020
This was a really fun thing to do on a Sunday afternoon. Kirk and Tora are lovely in their encouragement and presentation. I improved my novice skills in an hour!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.