More of the popular ten week 1-to-1 and group courses for guitarists of all levels at Band on the Wall. Learn to play the guitar in the way you want. Personalised and group 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 personalised lessons for all levels - from 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
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 (Apr-May) you learn; fundamental techniques; to play some well known melodies and chord patterns: how to read basic guitar musical notation.
The second five weeks (Jun-Jul) 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.
Additional event information (1-to-1 Lessons)
1-to-1 - £100 per block of FIVE 1-to-1 lessons. Book either five at a time or all ten at once to guarantee the same time slot.
Weds Times: 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm
Weds Dates: Block 1 – Apr 26. May 3, 10, 17, 24.
Block 2 – Jun 7, 14, 21, 28. Jul 5.
Fri Times: 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm
Fri Dates: Block 1 - Apr 28. May 5, 12, 19, 26.
Block 2 – Jun 9, 16, 23, 30. Jul 7
Venue: Weds - Brighter Sound Studio. Fri - Education Room 1
*any child under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.