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 4.89 out of 5 from 308 reviews.

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.
Cass
September 2021
Kirk blew our expectations out of the water. We had so much fun learning to play, sharing stories and getting to know more about both the music and the island. Lots of laughs. 10/10 recommend.
Kelsey
September 2021
10/10! The structure and vibe of the class made learning ukulele not so intimidating and fun. Kirk was a great teacher and even gave me music recs to nerd out over after class. Definitely would recommend!
Christina
August 2021
10/10 this was an amazing experience. I was staying in Kappa’a and drove up to Hanaleo for this experience. The host was a wonderful instructor and it was a very chill experience for all who were there. He even helped me pick out my own Uke! Can’t wait to learn more.
Richard
August 2021
It was their first lesson post COVID so only 4 of us, but it was great! Walked us through the basic chords, how to set up fingering, and then got to play a few chords together. A really nice intro to a fun instrument.

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Things to know

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

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.