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Ukulele Lessons in Seattle

For lessons contact Susan@suekulele.com or consider ukulele classes at Dusty Strings in Fremont.

Susan Howell (Suekulele) with ukuleles

Susan Howell is one of Seattle's most popular ukulele teachers and is rarely seen without a ukulele in hand. She has been a member of the Seattle Ukulele Players Association (SUPA) since its formation and joins the group to play for various fun events. Check them out.

Susan Howell at the Fremont Solstice Parade
Susan Howell at the Fremont Solstice parade

She is also an alumna of the Happy Campers, a local group that plays mostly for people in retirement homes. They feature ukes and sing popular standards of the 40’s and 50’s.

Susan’s specialty is teaching. She taught all subjects to grade-schoolers for 20 years, mountain dulcimer to adults for more than a dozen years and loves getting people hooked on the ‘ukulele.

Susan says: "Playing the ‘ukulele is fun. It can be as easy or complicated as you want. Mastering the ‘ukulele involves learning strums, chords, where the notes are, as well as how to transpose and arrange songs and tunes on the uke. I can teach you all of these. I have hundreds of songs available, with a special fondness for songs from the 30’s-60’s. I teach people who have never played an instrument, as well as those who already play and want to learn chord melody styles, jazz chord progressions, and music theory. Aloha shirts optional."

Christine and Kathryn learn to play 'ukulele
Christine and Kathryn learn to play

Many uke aficionados are tempted to collect any 4-string instrument that comes their way, and Susan tries to resist unless she "needs" a different size or style. Susan’s favorites are her gypsy jazz ‘ukulele (Po Mahina) and Mya-Moe. Her concert-sized Bushman has frequent flyer miles, having been an indispensable companion in Guatemala, Croatia, Mexico and Jamaica.

For lessons contact Susan@suekulele.com or consider ukulele classes at Dusty Strings in Fremont. Also, have a gander at these jazz chord charts.