Are you interested in taking ukulele lessons?
At Austin Music Academy, we’re not just all about the piano – we love all instruments, ukulele included! In fact, we think there are many reasons why people should consider taking a few ukulele lessons, even if they’ve never played an instrument before. Here are seven reasons you should consider adding ukulele lessons to your to-do list.
If you’ve struggled in the past to learn stringed instruments like the guitar, then the ukulele may be more up your alley. They have softer nylon strings that won’t hurt your fingertips, and their small size reduces tension in the wrist. You don’t have to stretch to reach notes, either. It’s four strings also make scales and chords easier to learn.
You won’t break the bank buying your own ukulele to learn. Plus, the different sizes of ukuleles out there, from soprano to baritone, are available for different budgets so you don’t have to stress about how to afford to pay for this instrument, even if you need to replace it in the future.
One of the best things about a ukulele is its size – you can take it anywhere! Want to impress your friends on a trip to the beach? Take it with you on a plane? The compact size of a ukulele makes it easy to take with you wherever you want. You’ll be the envy of drummers and tuba players around the world.
The rich, warm tones of a ukulele are distinct and tend to put a smile on the face of everyone around when they’re being played. They often remind people of being on a tropical beach somewhere, drinking out of a coconut – and that’s never a bad thing.
Want to learn to play “Stairway to Heaven”? You can – even on a ukulele! Most popular songs, rock and metal included, can be played on a ukulele just as they can on a guitar. Even complex chords can be pared down for this instrument, making them easier to learn and play.
If you’re interested in learning guitar but want an instrument to bridge your learning, then the ukulele is it. You can use the knowledge learned with the ukulele to the guitar and vice versa easily. All the chord shapes and the scales learned for guitar can be used on the ukulele, they simply go by different names.
Guitars and piano are pretty fantastic instruments, but they’re common in popular music. Ukuleles, on the other hand, make a statement because they’re not something seen every day. Plus, this instrument has an amazing way of making complicated music simple – a quality not found in a lot of instruments.
Are you excited to learn to play the ukulele? At Austin Music Academy, we are too! That’s why we offer ukulele lessons to fit your schedule, both in-person and online. If you’re you ready to give it a try, contact us online now.