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Beginner Guitar 1-to-1 Course Summer 2016

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Brighter Sound presents a ten week course 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 Education room at Manchester’s greatest live music venue. We now offer sessions on Wednesday and Friday evenings. 

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.” – Noel Maher

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.

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 five week blocks of 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.

For information on Friday sessions click HERE.


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Block 1 (April & May)

Day: Wednesdays

Dates: 20, 27, Apr. 4, 11, 18 May.

Times: 45 minute 1-to-1 lessons available from 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm


Block 2 (May & June)

Day: Wednesdays

Dates: 25 May. 8, 15, 22, 29 June.

Times: 45 minute 1-to-1 lessons available from 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm


Venue: Brighter Sound Workshop Room at Band on the Wall

Price: £100 per block of FIVE 1-to-1 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.