Here’s an arrangement I did of Fix You by Coldplay for solo guitar. I recorded it as a reference for a couple of students who are studying this in their guitar lessons with me.
A few people have contacted me recently asking if I am taking bookings yet for Guitar Lesson places for 2016. Yes I am! Here’s a copy of my leaflet that will be going out in the area over the next couple of days. Also Gift Vouchers will be available. Always a good idea for that … Continue reading Updates!
I’ve had a few questions from parents over the past few weeks about what students should be practicing if they are taking a break from lessons in line with their school holidays. Practicing guitar is not like other school subjects. For young students, things like reading, writing and numeracy are skills that they will continue to … Continue reading What your guitarist child should be practicing over the summer holidays.
Thank you to all of my students and their parents for your support in 2014.
Today is due to be one of the busiest shopping days running up to Christmas so I thought I’d put together a list of 5 simple gifts you could give to a guitarist friend this year. Obviously they’d just love a shiny new American made Gibson or Fender guitar but lets stick within the realms … Continue reading The Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Your Guitarist Friend
Here’s a really nice classical guitar piece by Cuban compser Leo Brouwer. It’s one of a few south american pieces that I’ve been working on lately. I’m a fan of Brouwer’s guitar pieces, they really are essential for anyone studying classical style playing a higher level.
A student of mine has recently been studying Adelita by Francisco Tárrega. I’ve recorded a video of this as a reference for them. Hopefully plenty of others will enjoy this too. I’ve tried to keep the phrasing clear on this version. I also have tried not to use much rubato in the phrasing as this … Continue reading Francisco Tárrega – Adelita
Every month new deals will be offered on my Guitar Lessons. Details of these will appear on the Prices and Deals Page. This month the New Years Deal will be ending. Until the 28th of February 2014 any New Adult or Teenage Student (over age 12) who books 10 daytime lessons (before 4pm) can get them … Continue reading Don’t forget about the deals page
Guitar Technique There have been lots of books and articles written about “Technique” for the guitar. That is, the best way to actually hold and play the instrument in different situations. The best technique can be a bit of a personal thing and different players may have their own ways of doing things. In the … Continue reading Guitar Technique for Beginner Guitarists
This is from aaaaages ago. I thought I had posted about it here but it was stuck in the drafts folder. My guitar playing got a mention when I played as part of the BeatleMania2 charity night in Blanchardstown, a long time ago. Better late than never. http://issuu.com/uandimusicmagazine/docs/beatlemania_2