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Brian Keenan B.Mus M.Mus
Brian has now firmly established himself as the leading guitar teacher in Northern Ireland. Brian taught at the City of Belfast School of Music for several years and was the guitar tutor at the National University of Ireland before setting up his own guitar studio on Belfast's Lisburn Road. Brian is the guitar tutor at Queens University Belfast School of Music and Sonic Arts teaching the B.Mus students. Brian gives 1-on-1 lessons in all styles of guitar playing and group lessons for Adults, a Kids' Club (7-11 year olds) and a Teens' Club (11-18 year olds).
The Kids' Club (for 7 to 11 y/o) gives your children an introduction to the guitar that is thorough and enjoyable. I use fun modern songs and riffs that kids enjoy playing and introduce them to all the guitar techniques and musical terms that will help them progress. Brian's classical training ensures all the fundamentals of music and technique are covered. There is a maximum of 8 in each group and the children will learn ensemble music alongside solo pieces.
The Teens' Club (for 11 to 18 y/o) gives students a chance to take up the guitar or develop their guitar skills in a fun atmosphere alongside fellow budding rock stars. Brian uses contemporary music alongside pop and rock classics from the 50s to the present day. Brian's classical training ensures all the fundamentals of music and technique are covered. There is a maximum of 8 in each group.
Teens' Club Rockschool Classes
Teens Rockschool Grade 4-5 - Tuesday 4.30pm
Teens Rockschool Grade 2-3 - Wednesday 4pm
Teens Rockschool Grade 3-4 - Wednesday 5pm
These are group lessons aimed at teens (11-18) where the focus will be primarily on working through the Rockschool syllabus. There is huge benefit in learning with your peers who are at the same level as you. I decided to run these weekly classes after the success of my summer schools. These classes will be fast paced and there will be lots of opportunities to learn from each other and perform for each other.
Adult Classes - Beginners, Improvers and NEW Advanced classes and NEW Classical class
Adult Beginners - Thursday 6.30pm
Adult Improvers - Thursday 7.45pm
Adult Advanced - Wednesday 7.45pm
Adult Classical Guitar - Tuesday 7.15pm
Brian has been running his hugely popular adult classes for many years. The Beginners Class is aimed at complete beginners who would like to get a few popular songs up and running, backed up with solid elementary technique. The Improvers Class will help you take your guitar playing forward and get past the 'wall' you have been stuck behind. This class will give you a more thorough understanding of music and the instrument helping you build confidence and flair. Participants are encouraged to suggest repertoire. This term Brian has added a NEW CLASSICAL GUITAR GROUP LESSON when intermediate and advanced classical guitarists can improves their skills with the leading classical guitarist in Northern Ireland
Brian is able to offer more individual lessons through the week. There will be availability during the day, and on Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday evenings. Some other slots may be available during the rest of the week. To arrange some lessons please call/email
COST OF LESSONS
1-ON-1 (4 weeks paid in advance)
4x 30min lessons £80
4 x 1hr lessons £150
COST OF GROUP LESSONS - 10 weeks
Kids' Club - 30 mins x 10 weeks - £80
Teens' and Adult Classes - 60 mins x 10 weeks - £150