Kathleen Bellavia, Founder 



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If you are interested in bringing The Music Makers 

to your school or studio in the Charlotte metropolitan area, contact us today! 

Private & Group Lessons Open To The Public: 


Beginner Ukulele Classes - Ages 8 and up - 10 week session

Kathy and Justin from The Music Makers will teach participants how to tune, strum, and play basic chords on this fun, little instrument.  The ukulele has become popular recently as it is being used in today’s popular music.  It’s easy to learn so even those with no prior music experience can be successful.  Participants will be playing songs right away giving them confidence in their music making abilities.  Some practice outside of the class will be necessary.  An approved ukulele and tuner will need to be purchased for this class. Learning the ukulele is an easy and fun way for families to share and make music together.  We love to see parents learning with their children so a discount is always given for parents.  

Introduction To Ukulele Classes - Ages 5 to 7 years - 10 week session

These classes are designed to give young children a fun and positive first experience with a musical instrument.  Students will learn how to hold and strum the ukulele and some basic technique. They will learn five chords and twelve songs.  They will not have to learn to tune the ukulele, we will do that for them in each class.  Purchasing a tuner is optional but recommended if a parent would like to learn how to tune the ukulele.  Children will receive songs to play along with at home but no practice at home will be required.  Students will

not be ready to take the Beginner Classes until they are 8 years old.  An approved ukulele will need to be purchased for this class.  


Click here to read reviews about our ukulele lessons. 



Winter Location, Days and Times:

Matthews Community Center

100 E. McDowell St., Matthews 28105

Ages 5 to 7 - Tuesdays - 6:00 to 6:45  click here to register

Ages 50 and up - Thursdays - 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.  (This class is closed for this session but will be available again in the spring.)

Ages 8 to 12 - Thursdays - 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. - click here to register

Ages 13 through adults of any age - Thursdays - 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.  (This class is closed for this session but will be available again in the spring.)

The Matthews Community Center is a beautiful, Historic Landmark located in downtown Matthews.  It houses Fullwood Theater, home of the Matthews Playhouse, and is a busy place full of family friendly activities.  You can sign up for any classes at this location by clicking here.

Introduction & Beginner Ukulele Class Info:

Ages:  5 years to adults of all ages 

Dates: 10 week winter session -  week of January 6th thru week of March 9th, 2020  

Price:   10 week sessions - $169.00  (second family member pays only $139.00)  

Price Includes: 10 lessons, recordings of practice songs, and printed teaching materials.  

Ukuleles:  The ukuleles and tuners that are approved for the class, can be purchased at

Village Emporium.  Ukuleles come in a variety of colors, sizes and price ranges, starting at $39.99.  The price for a tuner is $11.99. (Adults can use a free tuner app.)  Any of the ukuleles at Village Emporium are great for the class so just pick the one you like!

Village Emporium is located at 1615 Sardis Rd. N., Charlotte.  It's next to Harris Teeter.  Picking out your ukulele at this shop is sure to be a fun experience.  It's an eclectic, multi-vendor shop full of one of a kind treasures.  If you have questions about the ukuleles while at the store, please feel free to call Kathy at 704-231-5456.

Private Ukulele Lessons

Private Lessons are available on Friday afternoons.  Please fill out the below form and we will get back with you to let you know what times are available.  Private lessons are $35.00 per lesson or $60.00 for 2 people.