GUITAR LESSONS

Playing guitar can take many forms including solo guitar repertoire, guitar played as part of an ensemble, rhythm guitar accompanying other instruments in a group, lead guitar picking out melodic lines, and guitar as self-accompaniment for those singing.

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Guitar Lessons

At Rachel’s Music Centre, we recognise that each guitar student comes to lessons with their own interests, capacities and approaches to learning. Things they find to be fun and interesting, and things not so much so! With all of this in mind, lessons are designed for each student as they continue through their learning process.

At Rachel’s Music Centre, students of guitar can prepare for exam boards including: RIAM, ABRSM, Rockschool, RGT/LCM, Trinity College London (classical guitar), Trinity College London (acoustic and plectrum guitar)

TUTORS

Testimonials

My son has been learning guitar for three years and I see such a difference in his confidence and in school”

Margaret

Mark never wanted to do exams for guitar, but with the support of his teacher, he got to learn rock and classical music and received a distinction in his exam. He got such a boost from this.”

Loving guitar! Aisling is so patient and positive”

My son has been learning guitar for three years and I see such a difference in his confidence and in school”

Margaret

Mark never wanted to do exams for guitar, but with the support of his teacher, he got to learn rock and classical music and received a distinction in his exam. He got such a boost from this.”

Loving guitar! Aisling is so patient and positive”

Studying guitar at Rachel’s Music Centre can include:

  • fundamentals of guitar playing including chords, finger picking, strumming techniques
  • a variety of styles of music and guitar playing
  • music theory including rhythm, ear training, music reading and notation
  • acoustic guitar, classical guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar and ukulele all catered for
  • opportunities to play in groups are made available to students
  • working towards external exams (or in-house exams) is encouraged so that students can have the benefit of all that can be learned in the preparation
  • for students not wishing to take exams, lessons can proceed on material from syllabus, or from elsewhere, towards goals that interest and excite the student

Tutors Teaching Guitar

Online & In-Person

Guitar

Donal

Donal’s first foray into life as a musician came as a child, performing many times with the Tallaght Boys Choir, including several performances of Handel’s Messiah in the National Concert Hall. Early grades in piano followed, but like many of us, he first picked up a guitar in his teens, and decided that was the one for him. He has and has been playing and recording with different bands ever since.

Having been fearful of following his first love as a career after school, Donal achieved an honours degree in Business Studies from DIT, which came in a nice frame that he now uses to display a picture of Eddie Van Halen.

During his ten successful years in the corporate sector, during which he covered a lot of air miles – enough to get one of those cards for the lounge at the airport - Donal decided he needed to get serious about his music qualifications. He completed his London College of Music exams to Grade 8 level in both electric and acoustic guitar. Since then, he has attained a Licentiate Diploma in Music Teaching and an Associate Diploma in Electric Guitar Performance from the LCM, and a Diploma in Electric Guitar Performance from Rockschool. He specialises in rock & blues, and arguing that even though they’re considered the greatest band in history, The Beatles still don’t get enough credit for what they achieved. He teaches acoustic and electric guitar and ukulele at the Dublin School of Music.

Guitar, Piano

Peter

Peter is a classically trained guitarist with professional qualifications from contemporary music university programs - jazz, blues, folk and rock. He teaches classical guitar, electric guitar, strumming guitar, ukulele, piano, music theory and chamber orchestras (ensembles). He has worked in primary schools, secondary schools, music conservatories and given workshops at various universities and city libraries. He has been working with young students (from 5 years of age), teenagers, adults and seniors and preparing them for RIAM, TRINITY, junior cert. and leaving cert. exams for the past 11 years.

Other Instruments of Interest

Piano

Violin

Drums

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