What ages do you teach?
We teach anyone four years old and older. We teach beginning students and also students with experience. The ukulele is the gateway to the guitar. After learning a few simple patterns on a ukulele you will be able to play them on any guitar. This is especially relevant to young beginners with small hands, as they can begin to develop good guitar techniques.
Do I need to have an instrument?
You need your own instrument for lessons; ukuleles are very affordable. Star Music can help if you need to purchase an instrument.
How long will it take to learn to play?
Ukulele is a relatively easy instrument to learn and you will be playing songs very quickly! The small size, low tension, and easier grip works well for all beginners, young and old.
Eric Stevens has taught more than 2500 students on guitar, bass, and other fretted stringed instruments over the last 42 years. For the last 15 years, Eric has been a teacher with Star Music Academy.
After touring the United States in both rock and R&B bands, Eric earned his degree at the University of South Carolina where he studied both classical guitar and music composition. Eric went on to lead his own Hendrix cover band, in addition to a specialization in interpreting the works of Django Reinhardt. His musical activities have included arranging music, performing with theater orchestras, and producing and performing for radio and TV commercials. He is fluent in a wide range of styles including Classical, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Bossa (Brazilian) and Carnatic (Indian Classical) music.
Eric found his passion in teaching. He has shared his gifts not only in the recording studio, but also in public and private schools. Now the author of an original guitar method, Eric currently offers instruction in guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, and music theory and composition.