Brighter Sound presents a 1-to-1 course for beginner guitarists at Band on the Wall. Learn to play the guitar in the way you want. Personalised tuition with Noel Maher in the easy informal setting of the Brighter Sound Workshop room at Manchester’s greatest live music venue.
“My lessons are relaxed and informal and cater for all levels and abilities. I approach this course with the intention to personalise the lessons for each student, but also offer a structured, progressive way of learning the technical and creative sides of the guitar.”
Open to adults and young people over 16*; a great 1-to-1 course of lessons for beginners but suitable for all abilities.
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 (April-May)* 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 (May-Jun)* will expand on what has already been learned, introducing some more diverse and interesting tunes, techniques and elementary theory. *You may begin the first block in May.
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.
Noel Maher is an accomplished solo acoustic guitarist and teacher and performs as a solo artist regularly at many acoustic and open mic nights 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.