• Individual guitar lessons, ukulele lessons, and music theory lessons
  • in Durham, NC. Convenient also to Hillsborough, Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
  • You can learn to read music without feeling intimidated!
  • All ages and all levels welcome.
  • Styles include classical, fingerstyle, blues, pop, ragtime, celtic and other folk traditions.
  • Ellen has been in the Expertise "Top 14 Teachers" for several consecutive years.

Regardless of the styles you ultimately want to play, Ellen will work to ensure that you acquire the skills necessary to become an independent and well-rounded musician.

Music Theory

Ellen Whitaker has published several books of music for guitar, ukulele and baritone ukulele.  These include original music and arrangements of classical music and folk music from a variety fo traditions (solos and duets).

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Interested guitar students and music theory students learn how music works. This will enhance your ability to interpret the music you play, and even write some of your own.



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