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Ukulele Piano Songwriting Singing


choose one or combine lessons

in or near Belchertown, MA (01007)


at your home, or the teacher's home

for beginning learners ages 7 to 97

Ukulele Lessons

(Individual or Small Group)

Lessons cover strumming, fretting chords, moving between chords, and finger-picking.

You can bring your own ukulele, but Dave has ukuleles you can try out for your first lesson, and can give advice on buying your own.  

You choose what types of music and/or specific songs you would like to learn. 

Dave Maloof teaches ukulele both to individuals and in group workshops, and play ukulele in performance (while singing) around New England.

Songwriting Lessons

(1 or 2 Individuals)

Learn how write a song — words and music — on any topic of your choice, in any styleSongwriting can be done with a piano, ukulele, or both. 

You supply your own writing materials and/or devices (laptop, tablet, phone).  Dave brings a portable, battery-powered keyboard (with built-in speakers) to each lesson, which helps the songwriter learn some music theory while writing songs.

Dave Maloof has been writing songs  since he was 18 years old, has been performing his songs for 12 years, and has been a teacher for over 30 years.

Dave Maloof has played piano since he was 16 years old, and now performs around New England.

Students learn chords and melody, which connects to ukulele, songwriting and singing – the other lessons offered.

Music is mostly lead sheets (chord name, melody line, lyrics).  Students can choose a style of music and/or specific songs to learn.

Dave can bring one keyboard to your house, allowing lessons for two people (if you have your own piano/keyboard).  At his home, two keyboards are available.

Piano Lessons

(1 or 2 Individuals)

Singing Lessons

(1 or 2 individuals)

Singing lessons will include basic technique including breathing, body position, mental approach, and more). 


Singing Lessons are meant to be combined with Ukulele, Pianos, or Songwriting Lessons. 

The student can choose the song(s) to be learned, practiced and sung. 

Dave Maloof learned singing technique from a university voice professor, and passes on his learning (from lessons and performance) to his students. He has sung in performance for 12 years. 

choose one or more lessons, either combined in one day, or on separate days

Q & A . . .

What ages are lessons for?

All lessons are intended for ages 7 to 97.

What will lessons cost?

Cost depends on where lessons take place, the length of the lesson, and the number of students – the more students per lessons, the lower the cost per-student.  (You also can save money by buying a six-ticket lesson plan.)  For your specific costs, contact Dave

What if I want to schedule lessons, or have other questions?

Contact Dave using the form below, or by phone: 413-695-1289.