tuition

learn celtic guitar from one of the finest players in the world

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private lessons, group workshops and masterclasses

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the celtic journeyman & the celtic songbook

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all levels welcome and supported

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Group Workshops

guitar weekends with special guests. Meet, play, laugh and learn in gloriuos surrounding and fantastic food!

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Tony has been teaching private lessons, group workshops and masterclasses for over 20 years. He loves sharing his passion and skills with people from all over the world. Tony is frequently teaching at universities, such as the University of Limerick, Berklee College of Music, Newcastle University, Royal Scottish Conservatoire, City University of New York; as well as camps like Steve Kaufman’s or Alasdair Fraser’s. For the last 11 years he has been hosting his very own annual guitar weekend in the beautiful town of Elora, Ontario. These weekends host about fifteen guitarists eager to learn, play and spend time together in a supportive environment. 

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Online Lessons

interactive on-line sessions or personal lessons woth Tony in person or on-line via skype

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You’ll find yourself just watching the performance videos over and over again just for the sheer pleasure of it. When you’re able to break the spell and actually dig in to the lessons, you’ll find Tony’s teaching brilliantly clear, accessible and inspiring.

If you work with tony on-line you are in for a real treat, you’ll just plain enjoy every minute you spend in the shed with him.

Overview

Every culture has its folk music; melodies to celebrate with, rhythms to dance to, and songs that live on forever preserving the culture’s history and personality. Celtic music may very well be one of the purest and richest forms of folk music across the entire history of music.

“We’re going to be looking at the real nuts and bolts Celtic dance music that got, and still gets people through the day. The guitar in this music is still finding its own way. I grew up in Scotland listening to a lot of Irish music and have been grappling with two obsessions – one being the guitar itself, the instrument we all love – and the other being the traditional music itself.”

learning outcomes

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Intro to DADGAD Tuning

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Melodies with Open Scales

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Left Hand Techniques

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Triplet on Strings 1 & 2,

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Triplet With Thumb

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Frailing & Using a Capo

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Common Celtic Rhythms

The Celtic Songbook & Celtic Journeyman

interactive video masterclass with the guitar journal

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personal on line lessons

private guitar lessons from $80.00 per hour with tony himself in person or via skype

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Guitar weekends and retreats

Three days of music, world class instruction, beautiful boutique accommodation,