Just announced: Beginner Guitar Spring 2016 1 to 1

Beginner Guitar Spring 2016 1 to 1

15 January – 18 March / 16:30 / 17:30 / 20:30 / More Info / Enrol

Brighter Sound presents a ten week course for beginner and continuing guitarists at Band on the Wall. Learn to play the guitar in the way you want. Personalised one to one tuition with Noel Maher in the easy informal setting of the Education room at Manchester’s greatest live music venue.

Open to adults and young people over 16*; a great 1-to-1 course of lessons for beginners.

The course covers all the fundamental guitar skills and techniques, whilst remaining flexible enough to accommodate any students’ individual abilities and personal musical tastes.

This course is taught in two five week ‘blocks’. During the first block (8 Jan – 5 Feb) beginners learn fundamental techniques, to play some well known melodies and chord patterns, and how to read basic guitar musical notation. 

The second five weeks (12 Feb – 18 Mar) will expand on what has already been learned, introducing some more diverse and interesting tunes, techniques and elementary theory.

After ten weeks, students will have developed the skills and knowledge to develop their guitar playing independently and with confidence, with the option of returning for more 5 week blocks of more advanced lessons at any time.

This course is taught by Noel Maher; an accomplished solo acoustic guitarist and teacher. Noel performs as a solo artist regularly at many acoustic and open mic nights in Manchester and runs events at local venues throughout the city. He was taught folk guitar by his dad, going on to explore styles ranging from Metallica to classical. He now specialises in fingerstyle techniques learning from greats such as Andy McKee, Erik Mongrain and Pierre Bensusan. He is passionate about passing on his knowledge and love for all things guitar.

Additional event information

Block 1 (Jan-Feb)

  • Day: Fridays
  • Dates: 8, 15, 22, 29 Jan. 5 Feb.
  • Times: 45 minute 1 to 1 lessons available from 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 8.30pm.

Block 2 (Feb-Mar)

  • Day: Fridays
  • Dates: 12, 26, Feb. 4, 11, 18 Mar.
  • Times: 45 minute 1 to 1 lessons available from 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 8.30pm.

Venue: Education Room 1 at Band on the Wall

Price: £100 per block of FIVE 1 to1 lessons. (pay for either five at a time or all ten at once).

*any child under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.