Private Lesson Plans

Nothing better than one-on-one private / custom lessons from a expert for musical progress.

As the site has grown over the years ( on the web since 1995 ) and I add additional content, it gets harder to justify the amount of free lesson content, songs, and books that I give away. Not that I wouldn't like to give it all away for FREE — I honestly can't justify that with the cost, time, effort and resources that go into the maintaining the site all the content. Additionally, it does cost a bit to host and manage the site in all its `ukulele glory.

For a listing of the on-line lessons that fall into the Bronze Site Access and Gold Site Access levels checkout their respective pages:

How to take advantage of the lessons with Curt Sheller

Step One: Register for a FREE Site Access.

Step Two: Select a private lesson plan from one of the lessons plans below.

Should You Study Music With A Teacher or Should You "Wing" It On You Own?

This question always comes up in this type of discussion about music.

An objective assessment of the two alternative approaches leads me (Chuck Anderson) invariably towards the formal route. Why? Because without guidance, there is a tendency to go in circles, What do you practice, when do you move to the next topic? When are you doing something wrong? How do you practice what doesn't exist to you? - Chuck Anderson

Here are links to some great resources on Learning Ukulele with Curt for answering the questions to "What Do I Study?" when going it alone or with a teacher.


$ 120

Two Private Lessons Subscription

Two private one hour lessons a month.

Curt will contact you to set up the lesson time and date...


$ 240

Four Private Lessons Subscription

Four private one hour lessons a month.

Curt will contact you to set up the lesson time and date...


$ 60

One Private Lesson

Single one hour private lesson.

Note: If you already have a paid site member subscription you can cancel your current subscription and buy a forever membership and never have to pay again. It's about the cost of a months of lessons. Thanks for you support.

NOTE: The single private lesson can be used when you can't commit to a lesson schedule or would like to book a one-off lesson as a trial or add an extra lesson outside of your normal schedule.

(From a posting to the jazz guitar newsgroup) Rocco, I took a lesson from a guy named Curt Sheller, who lives in Pottstown, PA area. Depending on where you live in the Philly area, that might be a bit of a drive for you, but he is well worth it. He's an excellent teacher. I took a lesson from him a couple of months ago, and had planned on taking a one-hour lesson per month from him, but then my work required me to travel almost every week since then and so I haven't been able to master the assignments he gave me so far.

I have taken single lessons from a few teachers in the area, and he is by far the best I've seen.

He is the only guy that I could find that is truly flexible in terms of scheduling, and to top it off, he's the best teacher for the guitar I've ever found as well... - Bob

How Private On-line Lessons Work


Private lessons are scheduled based on your time zone and both of our schedules. I prefer using Skype or Apple's Facetime for the sessions as I've had the best results with these two free applications. Both are free downloads. Skype is available on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

Skype has a built in Skype Test Call feature to check your setup.

There is a lot of information on-line for setting up a either Skype: Getting Started or Use FaceTime with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch .

You can run tests on your computer after installing Skype and Apple Facetime (already pre-installed by Apple). Wide screen view is best. High speed Internet required.

Lesson payments are only valid for 3 months from purchase date.

24 hours is required for cancellation. Missed lessons without proper notice of cancellation are charged.

Private Lesson Plans and Pricing


Get personalized one-on-one guidance, at your own pace, anytime and anywhere in the world.

All private students, on-line or in-person are automatically a GOLD level site member as long as they are enrolled.

These lessons are demanding and require a commitment on the student's part to guarantee success.

Each lessons includes material for chords and chords progressions, scales, repertoire, technique and the principles music, etc. For more on what a typically custom lessons program for you draws from checkout this page: The Elements of a Successful Music Program .

  • Initial analysis and assessment of your current skills and goals.
  • Personal Premium Site Access account page for books, lessons, songs and individual session / lessons notes.
  • Personalized plan and learning materials. All lessons are incremental and build on each student's successes with the individual assignments.
  • FREE downloads of any of my books used in your sessions using your User Assets and Account Page.
  • Unlimited private eMail correspondence. Video and audio correspondence, as needed is also part of the plans.
  • Unlimited 24/7 access to your User Assets and Account Page, including premium play-along tracks and their lead sheets.
  • Skype or Facetime sessions on request for checking up on progress.

Contact me ( Curt ), directly at 484-942-8040 ( USA East Coast ) and we can discuss your goals and set up a convenient schedule for your lessons.

Site Access Plans for

Basic Access - A limited selection of basic lessons — ( currently over 140 ) and 100+ songs for ukulele as well as basic general music reference material — Completely FREE — Simply Register/Signup. HOWEVER - I've been doing ukulele and since 2003 and probably have given too much away already - as reflected in my income from the site in relationship to the time spent on the site. So help support this site and its continued development by signing up for one of the below Premium Access Plans or buy a few of my books. - Thanks, Curt

Premium Access - This premium gives you Unlimited 24/7 access to ALL lessons, downloads, songs, play-along jam tracks, videos, email access to Curt, resources and related assets. As well as ALL books by Curt Sheller as FREE downloads.

Forever Access - With Forever Premium Access you get Unlimited 24/7 access to ALL lessons, downloads, songs, play-along jam tracks, videos, email access to Curt, resources and related assets. As well as ALL books by Curt as FREE downloads. Pretty much everything on the site and NEVER worry about a subscription or surprise payment again. And jump the queue for my responding to any questions.

If your anything like me (Curt) and getting Subscription overload with everything on-line wanting money from you once a month — I'm with you. For like minded individuals this forever plan is a pay once and never be bugged again.

The price for Unlimited Forever access is right around the cost of a few months of private lessons. I can guarantee that is more material on-line to keep you bust for a long, long time. And, you get all of my books for FREE. That along is more than the cost of this plan.

NOTE: Each higher access level includes ALL the benefits of the lower levels. Private Lessons include all the benefits of a Premium Access Plans as long as you remain a student on on the schedule.

Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books!Peter Rhee

Aloha, Curt, All I can say is WOW! What you have accomplished is simply incredible! All the bestGlen Hirabayashi, The Aloha Boys

Folks, if you haven't stopped by Curt's site, do so right now! ..And get his books, they are fantastic. This guy knows his stuff and is able to pass it along too.Alan Johnson Proprietor, The 4th Peg

I can highly recommend Curt's Uke books — I have four of them and they are excellent.fatveg — Portland

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