Guitar Course: 1-to-1

  • 20.09.17 - 01.12.17


1-to-1 tuition for guitarists of all levels – learn to play the guitar in the way you want! This course is led by Noel Maher in the friendly and informal setting of the Band on the Wall and Brighter Sound education rooms.

Open to adults and young people alike, this is a great course of personalised lessons – from complete beginners to advanced.

“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

These bespoke lessons cover all the fundamental guitar skills and techniques, whilst remaining flexible enough to accommodate any student’s individual abilities and personal musical tastes.

Lessons are taught in two five-week blocks. During the first block (Sep-Oct) beginner students learn fundamental techniques; how to play some well known melodies and chord patterns and read basic guitar musical notation. The second five weeks (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 improve 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 metal to jazz and 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 the guitar.

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


Wednesdays: 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm
Fridays: 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm


Block One
Wed – Sep 20, 27. Oct 4, 11, 18.
Fri – Sep 22, 29. Oct 6, 13, 20.

Block Two
Wed – Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
Fri – Nov 3, 10, 17, 24. Dec 1.