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While Tabs provide the means to get yourself playing actual music quickly, you may eventually run into something you can’t quite figure or gain a desire to grow as a musician. Now you may be ready for some lessons, while we greatly encourage you to support your local music teachers. We’re here because we understand that because of many issues be it life getting in the way, scheduling, funding or availability it’s not always possible to have an instructor you can access. So we have begun compiling a list of instructors that seem to be all about the music and doing it for the right reasons, to give you a place to continue to develop your instrument of choice.

They all seem like just some great people who are sharing their knowledge with people for the love of music, and you’ve made it this far into the web page so we know you know, we like that and while we don’t know them personally we’d like to give them the benefit of the doubt. Let the following instructors just be the first step on your journey into music, always be exploring other avenues of learning while it’s good to have some regular friends getting out of your comfort zone is where we all grow.

If you find an instructor you like that isn’t listed here be sure to add them in the comment section at the bottom to help pay it forward.


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Stringed instruments

Guitar

Marty Schwartz – Now I am not a guitar guy, but a guitarist I know and trust highly recommended this guy as a good dude, and if she said so it’s cool with me.

His Channel –

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmnlTWVJysjWPFiZhQ5uudg


Bass Guitar –

TalkingBass – Mark J Smith has everything from beginner videos to more technical grooves, Talkingbass is a good starting point for anyone thinking about picking up the bass or looking to improve their skills. He features new lessons weekly, as well as live stream lessons give him a look.

His Channel –

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDfStxwji-22A_bvY280UIg


Ukulele & Guitar –

One School Music – Katie Denure offers a variety of lessons many of which focus on the Ukulele and some finger picking guitar. She features a variety of music styles in her lessons, not a bad place to start on your attempt to master the Ukulele. Just don’t try and figure out how she’s tuning it and we’ll all be good… (Come back after you learn, reread this and maybe you’ll get it)

Her channel –

https://www.youtube.com/c/OneMusicSchool/


Banjo –

Jim Pankey – Jim Pankey conveys his knowledge of the Banjo with a joyfulness that radiates throughout his lessons. Grab that dusty banjo from behind that coat in the corner of your closet and give it another go. Jim does a good job getting you going.

His channel –

https://www.youtube.com/user/wildjimbo


Piano –

PianoVideoLessons – Lisa Pianista brings you more lessons than you can shake a stick at for piano and then some, not just providing beginner lessons. She also features lessons for students years into their practice. She also offers written lessons on her web site, if your looking to start piano this is a great place to get going.

Her Channel –

https://www.youtube.com/c/PianoVideoLessons/


Violin –

With Nicky – Nicola Benedetti focus a bit more on adult learning, but also does a good job at introducing you to the instrument. Even if you new to the idea of playing the violin having a pro like Nicky show you around is a great asset to have.

Her Channel –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpKffHOzsdGYzjkUF4NplQpeXToy9qs9I


Dulcimer (Mountain Dulcimer) –

Brett Ridgeway’s learning for life – The Mountain Dulcimer may be a lesser known instrument but thanks to Brett Ridgeway it doesn’t have to be. He has a plethora of musical knowledge that he conveys with a clear understanding and comes across like he just loves to teach. Check out his introductory series to this uncommon, yet interesting instrument.

His Channel –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-sgANzdpUYkI5kfWXVe0R3Mh6RPKcbAk


Harp –

Josh Layne – Josh Layne is a fantastic instructor for a rather well known yet uncommonly played instrument. He offers all levels of lessons on his channel, but offers an extensive beginner lesson guide covering all aspects of the Harp and growing from there. A great resource.

His Channel –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1EDB4543B36842E1


Percussion Instruments

Drums –

Rob Brown – Rob Brown is a fantastic instructor who really seems to enjoy teaching, check him out could help to teach or improve your rhythm.

His Channel –

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChR2UZr__AZjYV1dHGUp-Mg


Xylophone (Percussion Keyboard) –

http://www.basicband.info – Mr. Glynn (you’ll see a few times around here) just seems to love spreading his musical knowledge and he is a fountain of it. Here is his beginner series on the Xylophone check his channel and site out.

His channel –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLl5IBODMFCR4kZNfHjzcqRuZXYUnauDm5


Spoons –

Abby the Spoon Lady – Abby the spoon lady is a master with an instrument a lot of people don’t think of these days. Good thing it’s a lot of fun keeping these instruments alive, give her a look.

Her Channel –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCyGd0H8w4UGcTatwhoKqZYTT_a87rf08


Steel pan/drum lessons –

CotePercussion – Aaron Abrahamson Cote gives a great introduction to an instrument not often thought about, his enthusiasm for what he does comes through in his teaching and playing should you find yourself looking to pick up the Steel drum from any reason this isn’t a bad place to get going.

His Channel –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs_PuwVzUFkSKoSI1141aZTFm5bdKB9Gz


Wind Instruments

Trumpet –

ETrumpet Lessons – Brett Manges really seems to be what we are all about here at Uniting with Music, spreading the musical knowledge onto the next generation. If your thinking about picking up a Trumpet this is a really good place to get started.

His Channel –

https://www.youtube.com/user/eTrumpetLessons


Harmonica –

Harmonica Lessons for Beginners – Tom has a love for another seldomly played instrument and share his knowledge with you. Give the mouth harp a shot, you may just surprise yourself and start a blues band.

His Channel –

https://www.youtube.com/user/Tompey2009


Jug-

arlotone – Arlo Leach gives a 3 lesson introduction into playing a Jug. A hoot to play this instrument can be picked up easily but to make it sound good may take you a while. It’s okay practice makes perfect and we got time for that.

His Channel –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLndTcPOF2AT08W1nzk3DIqkdwKhjGA7SR


Saxophone –

Better Sax – Jay Metcalf brings his wealth of knowledge to you in a easy to follow beginner lesson series, focusing on the fundamentals of playing the saxophone makes this intimidating in appearance instrument feel approachable. If you thinking about getting saxy this could be the place to do it. (sorry couldn’t help myself)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWMjC05R8fbX92AKF4SIyXa5kNEdHa0m2


Recorder –

Sarah Jeffery / Team Recorder – Sarah Jeffery gives a masterclass from beginner to advanced in the ways of the record, even covering the surprisingly fascinating origin history of the recorder. Her passion for the instrument comes through in her lessons and helps keep you engaged.

Her Channel –

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtrtCvRBjJgqZaD17FDg64Q


Kazoo –

The Kazoo Guru – Siddharth Dhakan shows you that kazoos are more than just for kids. His 10 video introduction to uncommon instrument he teaches you about the instrument itself as well as how to play it. He also shows you the scope the instrument can be used with some kazoo music stylings of his own. Give his channel a look if your interested in giving this instrument a shot.

His Channel –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-e2UheQVilcjM-QvJnMIFcr1_p4viWz5


Electric Instruments

Theremin –

Carolina Eyck – While the Theremin may be an uncommon instrument it gets the respect it deserves with a musician the likes of Carolina Eyck to introduce you to the instrument and instruct you how to play along the way. Her videos are worth a watch even if your only curious about the instrument, who knows maybe hearing her play inspires you to pick up the instrument and before long your playing with an orchestra. Check it out.

Her Channel –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLO67K64m9F4XHweMtvzegS78vIf2UBIEI


Keytar –

Pink and the Keytar Cat – Polly Gausewitz has a tremendous amount of enthusaism for the instrument that comes through in her lessons. She provides a solid starting point for anyone looking to pick up the keytar or add keytar to their repituar. She also does a number of different keytar instruments reviews if your not sure where to start or what instrument to pick up.

Her Channel –

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHZubtXrICIWw0wjhG9fsuck5ToiDuujj


Daxophone –

Lesson –
Travelogue Ministry of Information – While there don’t appear to be any lessons that we can find out there, John Sonnenberg gives a detailed overview into how the instrument can be played. Going over the different aspects of the instrument, along with some facts to expand your knowledge of this little known instrument. If your interested in learning to play the daxophone lessons may be scarce, this video can help get you going.

His video –

https://youtu.be/tsA6MytNCgU

Build your own –
Shane Speal – With how rare the Daxophone is, we felt it only prudent to include a lesson/tutorial on how to build a daxophone of your own as we don’t think you will find one in your corner instrument store. Shane’s passion for his craft comes trhough as he teaches you how to build your very own Daxophone.

His video –

https://youtu.be/f6_M2JNR0tQ




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