learn celtic guitar from one of the finest players in the world
private lessons, group workshops and masterclasses
the celtic journeyman & the celtic songbook
all levels welcome and supported
guitar weekends with special guests. Meet, play, laugh and learn in glorious surrounding and fantastic food!
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.
interactive on-line sessions or personal lessons with Tony in person or on-line via skype
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.
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.”
Intro to DADGAD Tuning
Melodies with Open Scales
Left Hand Techniques
Triplet on Strings 1 & 2,
Triplet With Thumb
Frailing & Using a Capo
Common Celtic Rhythms
personal on line lessons
private guitar lessons from $80.00 per hour with tony himself in person or via skype
Guitar weekends and retreats
Three days of music, world class instruction, beautiful boutique accommodation,