Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you teach complete beginners?

Yes! I have taught loads of guitar students who had never strummed a chord before our first lesson over the years, it is the best place to start! I will take you through everything you need know to play like your guitar heroes! You never stay a beginner for long here a Guitar Lessons Belfast.

Do you teach children?

Absolutely, children of all ages are more than welcome! Half hour lessons each week tend to work best with young people under 11. You are more than welcome to sit in during your child's guitar lessons.

Where are you based?

I teach the majority of my guitar lessons at from my home studio located on Marlborough Park South, Belfast, BT9 HR. It is a fantastic place to learn guitar, with a calm atmosphere and some great equipment. Click on the map below to give the studio's rough location on Google Maps! My full teaching address will be provided with your first lesson booking.

Guitar Lessons Belfast Map

Can I learn Electric AND Acoustic guitar?

Of course, the choice is completely yours! I teach both electric guitar and acoustic guitar, in all styles and genres.

Do I need to own a guitar before I start my first lesson?

Not at all, I have guitars here that you are more than welcome to use.

I’m tone deaf and have never even touched an instrument in my entire life, do you think I can learn guitar?

Absolutely, anyone can learn guitar - I have taught children guitar aged as young as five to adults in their late 70s. Seriously, if you have the passion for guitar you will certainly be able to play in it no time at all!

Can I take grades?

Absolutely, I can provide Rockschool graded tuition to help you undertake grades on electric and acoustic guitar. The higher grades can help younger students gain UCAS points for their applications to UK universities. However, grades are completely optional as many of my students simply learn for their own enjoyment. For more information about grades simply get in touch.

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Acoustic & Electric Lessons

My guitar lessons are completely personalised to your guitar needs. We will cover everything you will ever need to know at a speed that is comfortable for you. It is also important to have fun along the way, so I am passionate about providing you with the knowledge need through exercises and songs that make the whole process something you look forward to. Whether you a complete beginner or an advanced guitarist I have the lessons to help you reach that next level!

You have absolutely nothing to lose, drop me an email to arrange your first guitar lesson or call 03455 086739.

I have made tons of progress with my guitar playing after only a few sessions with Matt. He really knows his stuff and makes sure you understand the fundamentals such as rhythm and strumming patterns. I would highly recommend him. - Noel Clerkin