Summary of ALL Lessons
Here is a page of lesson summaries of ALL lessons.
With 440 lessons and counting this page needs a fast Internet connection.
Lesson Search Page
I also use the Lessons Search page to find lessons.
The Elements Of A Successful Music Program
Here are a few of the elements of a successful music program that would be typically covered in a well rounded musical education. These apply to wether you're taking private lessons or embarking on a self-study program.
Welcome to the online lessons section of the site. We, I, Me is-are a small independent publishing company catering to the musical needs of musicians worldwide. My site includes resources, links, lessons, TABs, play-along tracks, videos and related goodies to help you develop as a musician and enjoy your choosen instrument to the fullest.
I started my publishing “empire” of one in 1995 with the QuickStart Series of Scale Fingering books and have been on the web ever since. I have over 40 years of playing experience and 20 plus years of private teaching experience. I have authored over 50 books for guitar and ukulele. I have peformed and presented concerts, clinics and workshops across the USA at various ukulele festivals and shows.
Taking advantage of my jazz guitar skills, I began pursuing the potential of the ukulele. Researching the field I saw very little material organized at an intermediate or advanced level that really worked for players wanting to explore the ukulele beyond the basics. I have developed an international reputation as a ukulele educator having written many books on the subject of ukulele.
There are over 440 lessons available with more being added all the time. All lessons are FREE or really low cost. Site member and active students have access to downloadable PDF files, audio examples and video.
For new and updated lessons visit the New & Updated Lessons page with the latest lessons.
Don't be fooled into thinking, what most ukulele players will tell you that the ukulele is an easy instrument to learn. Granted, a few basic open position chords and simple strums are relatively easy to learn. Beyond the basics it gets a little harder. So, don't be fooled into thinking that there is a magic potion for learning the ukulele, or any instrument. ( PS. I just really wanted to use the wizard cartoon. )
The music you play can be as simple or complex as you want. The Ukulele is a powerful musical instrument for communication.
“Press on: Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
— Calvin Coolidge, The 30th. President [1923-1929]
Study with Curt! Monthly Plans - Sign UP Today!!!
Get personalized one-on-one guidance, at your own pace, anytime and anywhere in the world.
I have between 60 to 70 private guitar, bass and ukulele students a week and everyone one them is different with different goals and experience they bring to the lessons. Every student receives a lesson customized and based on their goals.
Just as there wouldn't be one book that I would use for every student. There can't be one single web site organization that would work for all visitors and students. Believe me I tried, it really needs to be customized to the individual player and student's goals.
What most players really need, is a guide or coach to help them pick and choose their way through the vast amount of material available, more in today's Internet age then ever. Your the Explorer and I'll be your local Guide. I've done the organization and work - you can benefit from this.
That's just what I'm now offering, my personal guidance and coaching – one-on-one private attention. It would be the same as if you where a current private student of mine and you could travel to my teaching studio for lessons - but, a lot cheaper. My private, in-studio lesson fee is $100 to $125 for a month one-on-one lessons.
My Study with Curt!, online studies program offers a customized program for exploring ukulele. This is a graduated program based on you goals and current development. For as low as a month you get that personal one-on-one treatment.
Each lesson in the program is divided into categories which include: Technique, Chords and Their Application, The Principles of Music, Improvisation and Repertoire. Each set of skills is critical for evolving as a musician. These are private lessons designed for the individual and draw from my years of teaching and performance experience.
Try it out as a Guest!
Both Personal One-on-one Coaching and Lesson Plans include:
- Initial analysis and assessment of your current skills and goals.
- Personal Student/Member Assets & Resources account page for books, lessons, songs and individual session notes.
- Personalized plan and learning materials.
- FREE downloads of any of my books used in your sessions using your Student/Member Assets & Resources.
- Unlimited private email correspondence. Video and audio correspondence, as needed is also part of the plans.
- Unlimited 24/7 access to ALL your Student/Member Assets & Resources, including premium play-along tracks and their lead sheets.
- Unlimited 24/7 access to downloads of any of my books used in your sessions.
- Skype and/or Facetime session on request for checking up on lessons progress.
How It Works!
For more information on how the program works the How it Works! page.
Annual Site Membership -
With the Annual Curt Sheller Publications Site Membership plan you'll get full access to my Premium Lesson downloads and Premium Play-along tracks. As a sign-up bonus I add a few books and lessons to you Member Assets & Resources page.
Instrument Specific Information
For instrument specific lessons and other great lesson related information visit these sections.
- Ukulele lessons
Many of the ukulele lessons have been updated and expanded in to what I'm calling Premium Lessons. These lessons come as a professionally formated PDF file that looks great when printed out. I'll also be adding video and audio examples to many of the lessons.
There are also a lot of new lessons that the downloads are only available for students and site members.
- Bass Guitar
- Music Theory - The Principles of Music