In just a year, I've gone from barely knowing a couple of chords to being able to play complex songs I love, and even write some of my own. ”

— Ali, San Diego, CA

If you want to learn to play guitar or ukulele, you've come to the right place!

Oh, if only I had four hands!

Hi. I'm Stu Zonder.

In 1976, I began teaching guitar at Strings & Things in Birmingham, MI. I have taught privately and in groups ever since. Teaching guitar and ukulele is my calling. It's the thing I do best, and where I gain the most pleasure and gratification musically. 

I teach Live On Zoom to students all over the country, and also teach in person in the New Bern, NC area. 

If you prefer, we have an online school with a full curriculum of recorded lessons for ukulele called String Along With Stu.

In the videos below, you'll see some examples of my playing on both instruments. If you choose to study with me, you will be surprised at how quickly you improve! 

Check out my Student Review Page on this website. My students love me. And, I love them too!

Feel free to get in touch by phone or email if you have any questions at all. I'm happy to speak with you.