See more at: www.jeffrey-thomas.com

 

With every purchase you get one free 30 minute lesson with our Good Uke Expert Jeffrey Thomas!

How Does This Work?

The free lesson will take place over Skype. You will need a webcam and a microphone on your computer so you can communicate with Jeffrey.



Who Is The Ukulele Instructor?

Jeffrey Thomas has been teaching guitar, bass and ukulele for over 24 years. He lives in Honolulu, the home of the ukulele! Jeffrey has a bunch of regular ukulele students worldwide. Take a look at the testimonials further down the page and you will see the impact Jeffrey has had on many ukulele students.

Jeffrey prepares all notation before each lesson and can cater for anyone - beginners to advanced players.

We encourage you to visit his website and check out his videos and bio - www.jeffrey-thomas.com

How Long Is The Lesson

Your free lesson will last 30mins. If you wish to continue lessons with Jeffrey, you are welcome to speak with him

How Can You Teach Someone Ukulele Over Skype?

Skype is becoming the new classroom for private music lessons. You will be pleasantly surprised at how easy the skype lesson is. All you need is a webcam and a mic.

What Time Of Day Is The Lesson?

Jeffrey lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has a handful of worldwide students already and schedules an entire day to worldwide students each week. He is accustomed to the time-zone difference, so it's no issue finding a suitable time for the lesson

How Do I Organize A Time For A Lesson?

Simply visit Jeffrey's website at www.jeffrey-thomas.com and schedule a lesson.

Does My Voucher Expire?

You have 60 days to organize a lesson.

What Is Skype?

Skype is a free software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet. Simply Download Skype and sign up for a free account.

What If I Don't Have a Webcam or Microphone

Luckily, webcams and microphones are very cheap these days. You can find a good quality webcam with microphone for about $15 or less.

I Have More Questions About The Lesson

Please shoot us an email at yourfriends@thegoodukulele.com.  We will be more than happy to help.


Testimonial From Mike Knapick

This is a testimonial for Jeff Thomas, Uke, Bass, and guitar teacher. I have taken weekly lessons from Jeff for 10 months.The reasons that I like taking lessons from Jeff:

  • He was very helpful in getting me set up for Skype and PayPal which I had never used before.
  • He is able to troubleshoot Skype problems when I have them.
  • His email communications are prompt.
  • He is flexible if I have to be absent for a lesson.
  • The lessons feel “live” because his ears and eyes catch all my areas that need improvement.
  • He wants to work on music that I like to play and listen to.
  • His handwritten, self-composed tablature is incredibly detailed and has all the information needed to know what the left and right hand should be doing.
  • He is patient and encouraging when I’m not satisfied with my progress.
  • His process: He walks me through learning the chords, picking, and strumming in an individual piece. Next we work on counting aloud while playing. Next we put it to the metronome. Next we work on musicality without counting or metronome.
  • He helps me breakdown areas of difficulty into manageable segments.
  • I truly enjoy his professional expertise in working with me, the amateur enthusiast.
    Sincerely,
    Mike Knapick


    Testimonial From Mary O'Malley

    Jeff is a dedicated, generous teacher who arranges music for me, coaches me patiently and takes genuine pleasure in my progress. The Skype format works brilliantly for me too.
    Mary O'Malley


    Testimonial From Liz

    I started weekly skype ukulele lessons with Jeff in early 2014. Jeff brings an incredible depth of technical knowledge, playing prowess and teaching experience to his lessons. He has a structured approach to presenting and explaining music and has tailored his teaching style to suit my playing level, strengths and musical interests.

    He prepares for each of our lessons to support my progress and is patient and humorous which makes the lesson fun. I recommend Jeff for ukulele and guitar players at all levels.
    Liz
    Sydney, Australia


    Testimonial From Jenny Brown

    I have been learning ukulele with Jeff via skype for about 12 months now, and during that time he has expanded my skills and knowledge beyond all recognition. Any song you want to learn - from pop to rock, blues, jazz or country - and Jeff will come up with a fabulous arrangement, complete with clear tabs, chord diagrams and recommended fingering.

    His patience and good-humour are endless, no matter how many bum notes! I would recommend Jeff without reservation to everyone from novices to seasoned players. I am delighted to have him not only as a teacher, but also as a friend.
    Jenny Brown
    Sydney, Australia

  • Jeffrey Thomas Biography

    Jeffrey Thomas makes his living as a music instructor. Lessons are taught in person or through webcam. Accepting students of all ages and levels has exposed him to vast genres of music. Traditional Classical to Punk, Black Metal to Praise & Worship, Flamenco to Radio Disney Artists, Blues of many forms, Hip Hop, Reggae, Folk, Shred, Bluegrass, Motown, Rock, Grunge, Indie, Pop, R&B, Funk, Rockabilly, Latin, Country, World Music…

    Currently Jeff is working diligently on his Classical, Jazz Chord Melody, Travis Picking and Flamenco playing. His interest in Flamenco will take him to Spain for extensive study of Cante and Baile accompaniment as well as solo flamenco playing.

    Jeff’s students all benefit from his continued study of diverse styles. His teaching approach is a unique blend of standard notation, tablature transcriptions with rhythmic values, improvisation, traditional & modern theory, practice routines, improvisation, harmonic analysis and technique studies. Each student is taught to be inspired and how to enjoy the process of reaching their goals.

    As well as private instruction Jeffrey has coached Rock School groups and taught group classes on basic to advanced playing subjects.

    Education

    • Golden West College-Huntington Beach, Ca: Classical & Jazz Theory, Ear Training
    • Orange Coast College-Costa Mesa, Ca: Classical/Jazz Theory, Rhythmic Training, Ear Training
    • Saddleback College-Mission Viejo, Ca: Jazz Theory, Improvisation, Ear Training
    • University California Irvine-Irvine, Ca: Classical/Modern Guitar Technique with Richard Glenn
    • Private Study with: Ted Greene, Ron Eschete, George Van Eps, Carl Verheyen, Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, Buzz Feiten, Antonio Rey, Si Eubanks, Eric Marienthal
    • BMI Television/Film Credits: ABC Pro Ski Tour, Toyota, Rossignol, The Extremists, Death Ring, Nascar

    - See more at: www.jeffrey-thomas.com