Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Guitar Lessons Belfast teach beginners?

Yes! I would be delighted to help you to learn to play the guitar if you are a beginner student. Indeed, I have a lot of experience teaching students who are beginners, helping them to learn the "foundation" knowledge needed to play the guitar. This includes an understanding of open chords, basic bar chords and simply lead guitar melodies. A combination of these three elements, combined with an understanding of strumming, alternate picking and palm-muting, forms much of the foundation course of lessons - helping students who complete this to be able to play many hundreds of popular rock, pop and alternative songs. 

Can you teach my children to learn to play the guitar?

Absolutely, Daniel (you can read more about Daniel Donaghy - here) is able to teach students from the age of 8 upwards and would be more than happy to help your children learn to play the guitar. I offer guitar lessons to students of the age 12 and upwards - for more information simply get in touch.

Where are the lessons located?

I teach my guitar students from my home teaching space on the Lisburn Road, Belfast. It is a great place to learn to play the guitar, with all the equipment that we need for our guitar lessons here. Click on the map below to bring up my rough location on Google Maps - my full teaching address will be enclosed upon your first booking.

Guitar Lessons Belfast Map

I can also travel to my student's homes across Belfast - for more information simply get in touch!

Can I learn to play the guitar if I am left-handed?

A question we are asked surprisingly often! Absolutely, some of the best guitarists of all time were left-handed - Jimmy Hendrix being one, Kurt Cobain being another - so you are in good company if you are left-handed.

Do I need to know how to read music?

Luckily you do not need to learn how to read "traditional" music notation to be able to play the guitar at a high level. However, you do need to be able to read and understand guitar tablature, which is a simplified version of music notation specifically made for the guitar. It is easy to learn and I would be happy to teach you how to read it!

How long does it take to learn to play the guitar?

This is a question again we are often asked, the answer depends on a student's aim. If you wish to learn to play the guitar to sing along with that is something that can be achieved by a complete beginner in 12 months with hard work. If you want to be a lead guitarist in a covers band then 24 months is more likely, similar for students interested in writing their own complex guitar riffs and songs. Though the truth is that you never stop learning guitar and both myself and Daniel continue to learn new things on the guitar!

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Professional Guitar Teacher

I have over 15 years experience as a guitar tutor, incorporating exercises and learning techniques that will help even the most advanced guitarists to improve their playing ability.

I have taught many beginner students over the years, working hard to ensure that they quickly learn the basics of guitar before taking them to that next level where they can excel as guitarists. I know with time, practice and patience anyone can learn to play the guitar.

It would be great to teach you to play the guitar! To find out more about my guitar lessons in Belfast get in touch via the contact page.

Professional Guitar Lessons
Antoni is a gifted guitar teacher and musician based in Belfast. He creates individually tailored guitar lessons ideally suited to each one of his students and would be delighted to help you to learn to play the guitar.