Des specializes in teaching the acoustic guitar.  Based in Galway, Ireland, he has over 20 years experience in teaching  complete beginners as well as advanced musicians.

All styles of music are catered for  — learners themselves select what type of music they wish to play.

Please note that this service is for adult learners.

Des Behan Guitar Lessons Galway

Total Flexibility

  • Tuition times that suit you
  • Any number of learners per session
  • All music tastes catered for
  • Learn at your own pace

Tuition in Galway

  • Des offers lessons in person at Knockcarra, Galway
  • Sessions are normally one hour in duration
  • Lessons can accommodate one or more learners at a time

Lessons for Beginners

Des has developed a tried and tested method to help absolute beginners to quickly gain confidence to read sheet music, train fingers to move efficiently between the frets, and ensuring that each note sounds sharp and sweet.

He also encourages beginners to have fun, and to sing along with friends or on their own while playing the guitar.  That is why learners are also encouraged to play the songs they themselves like best.

Here is a short beginner's lesson on how to play an acoustic guitar...

Taking it to the Next Level

If you have been playing the guitar for some time, and would now like to fine tune some of your techniques, Des can assist you to identify opportunities for improvement.  He can also work with you to develop your individual style of play.  

Non english speakers learn the Guitar and English

Des explains the meaning of song lyrics to non English speakers.

This can be a fun way of learning English, while also learning the guitar. 

Foreign learners are very welcome!

Record your Lessons

Lessons can be recorded and replayed by the student later to help with practice.  Recordings of lessons can be sent by e-mail to the learner and stored on computer.

Learn Guitar over Skype!

Learn from Anywhere!

Now you can learn to play the guitar over Skype!

Learn at your own pace in your own home. 

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