Beginner Guitar (1-to-1)

  • 21.09.16 - 12.10.16

Brighter Sound presents its popular classic ten week courses for beginner guitarists at Band on the Wall. Learn to play the guitar in the way you want. Personalised 1-to-1 tuition with Noel Maher in the easy informal setting of the Brighter Sound workshop room at Band on the Wall.

“My lessons are relaxed and informal and cater for all levels and abilities. My approach is to personalise the learning for each student, catering for any musical style but at the same time to offer a structured, progressive way of learning and exploring creative sides of the guitar.” – Noel Maher

Open to adults and young people over 16*; a great 1-to-1 course of personalised lessons for all levels – from beginners to advanced. The course covers all the fundamental guitar skills and techniques, whilst remaining flexible enough to accommodate any students’ individual abilities and personal musical tastes.

Lessons are taught in two five week ‘blocks’.

During the first block (Sep-Oct) beginners learn fundamental techniques to play some well known melodies and chord patterns, and how to read basic guitar musical notation.

The second block (Nov-Dec) will expand on what has already been learned, introducing some more diverse and interesting tunes, techniques and elementary theory.

After ten weeks, beginner students will have developed the skills and knowledge to develop their guitar playing independently and with confidence, and are welcome to return for further blocks of lessons at any time.

Noel Maher is an accomplished solo acoustic guitarist and teacher and performs as a solo artist regularly in Manchester. 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.

*Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.