Ukulele lessons?

ukelele closeupLaura emails:

I am really interested in learning how to play the ukulele and have tried my best from online sources but it's just not enough to learn from a video. Can you ask your readers if they know of a local (Albany/Latham) person or place who teaches ukulele lessons to beginners? Thanks!

YouTube is full of uke clips. And we know there are a handful of local musicians who play the uke. It appears the ukelele's time is now (once again).

Got a suggestion for Laura? Please share!

Earlier on AOA:
+ The Electric City Ukulele Club
+ Troy Music Academy

photo: Flickr user indigodeath


Glen Weiser is a virtuoso in many instruments, I'm pretty sure he teaches uke too - I took guitar lessons from him and my husband took mandolin. He advertises every week in Metroland and provides one-on-one classes in Albany. He's a great old hippie and an expert!

Thanks! I wrote an email to Glen Weiser ! Any other suggestions? Youtube is great but I really need a real life person to show me the ropes!

Deb Cavanaugh is a local musician/music educator and she plays the uke. She does private lessons.

I **believe** this is her contact info: 463-7103 and/or

Old Songs! I took accordion lessons there and loved it. New classes start this week:

I'm an avid ukulele player living in Albany! I've only ever taught people for fun and never for money, but I would definitely be open to the prospect. Check out my youtube channel:

I also second Deb Cavanaugh! Our daughter attended her Music Together classes and she is fantastic!

Hi Laura, I live in Albany and teach uke among other instruments. We also have a club every second week encouraging beginners. It is good to be one of a crowd.

The Arts Center is having uke classes on Sunday afternoons

$126 for 7 weeks

Jenny Hipper commented there's a club encouraging beginners...? What are the deets? I'd love to go!!

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