The Greg Madison Music Studio teaches students from 6-years old through adults of all ages and beginners through professional levels of learning. I have been fairly successful with students that haven't done well in the past as well as with learning disabled and slow learning students. Visit our testimonial page to see what our students and/or parents have to say.
The studio is located in Bergenfield, NJ and students have come from the entire Metropolitan Area. Our studio is one of the best equipped studios around. We have a selection of high end, top of the line professional music software and also many types of audio, visual and electronic equipment. See our Studio page for more detailed information.
Private one on one instruction on the ukulele are offered in the studio with home lessons also available. All aspects of music will be taught, including technique, theory, harmony, improvising, arranging, music transcription, reading, music writing, rhythm, ear training and more....
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Whether you are a beginner or advanced ukulele student, your ukulele lessons with the Greg Madison Music Studio will improve all aspects of your ukulele playing from basics and fundamentals to advanced harmony, reading and improvisation. Whatever the student's musical needs are, our ukulele lesson program will strengthen those needs. Come and be enriched by the power of music with ukulele lessons at my studio
The ukulele is a fairly versatile instrument and is a member of the guitar family of instruments. The ukulele instrument is easier to play than the acoustic guitar because it has less strings, a shorter and narrower fingerboard, and fewer notes and chords that can be played on it. The strings do not have as much tension on them as the acoustic guitar. It is similar to the classical guitar with nylon strings and less tension on the strings. A player will have an easier time pressing the strings down to play the notes and chords because of this. You can play single note melodies, or solos done with double notes, rhythms with chords, or chords with melody (chord solos).
The ukuleles comes in four basic sizes. From smallest to largest they are soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. The tone and volume of sound from the instrument varies with the size and construction. The baritone ukulele has the lower sound and sounds closest to the classical guitar of the four types of ukuleles.
The interest in the ukulele declined after the 1960s until the late 1990s, when interest in the instrument increased again. Manufactures began increasing production of ukuleles again and a new generation of musicians took up the instrument. Several styles of music can sound nice on the ukulele. The musical styles listed next are music styles that I teach but are not all popular on all instruments.
The musical styles I teach are rock, blues, funk, R&B, rockabilly, jazz, classical, folk, country, bluegrass, reggae, gospel, Latin, Brazilian, metal, styles, Broadway, pop, and more!
Greg Madison Music Studio is a place where continual teaching improvement, expert music instruction and quality customer service are the highest priorities. I provide the very best instruction available through innovative teaching methods, fun learning concepts and an ongoing expansion of services, including student teacher jams and ensemble classes. I provide musical experiences that are versatile, fun and repeatedly elevate my students' passion and desire for playing music.
Group jam/theory sessions with 4 to 9 students are available in different styles of music with other students of same abilities two times a year. The instruments in these sessions will depend on the student ability and availability These sessions are for people who have played with me and
demonstrated that they have the knowledge, ability, dexterity, and can play in time. Another prerequisite is that they have had the basic writing of music notation with us prior to the start of these jam/theory classes. The first level type class works with written music or riff type play in different styles. The more advanced classes are improvisation classes in blues, rock, jazz etc.
Our FAQ page will hopefully answer many of the questions you may have.
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