Guitar Lessons Belfast

Book lessons with professional guitar teacher Joel Harkin

Expert Guitar Teacher
Based in Belfast

Hello! I'm Joel Harkin, a professional guitar teacher based in Belfast.
I teach guitar in a wide variety of styles to students all over the Belfast area.

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Joel Harkin

I am an experienced teacher having been playing for over 10 years in a wide range of genres including Folk, Rock, Punk and many more.

I have a vast range of experience in teaching students of all ages so I will always create my lessons to cater to your needs.

I offer both electric and acoustic lessons is a wide range of styles. From song work to theory I will always do my best to advance your skill as quick as possible.

My teaching studio is central and easily accessible by public transport as well as being a great place to learn to play.

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Enjoyable and informative lessons in the heart of Belfast.

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1/2 Hour Lessons


I would recommend my half-hour lessons for younger students under the age of 12 or perhaps for those who don't have as much time for lessons as they would like.

1 Hour Lessons


My one-hour lessons are for those with a serious drive to learn and improve their playing who also have plenty of spare time to practice at home to ensure that we progress in the best way possible.

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Friendly, helpful and focused on helping you to rapidly learn how to play the guitar.

Welcome to Guitar Lessons Belfast! My name is Joel, I offer professional guitar lessons in Belfast to help beginner students rapidly learn to play the guitar. I have a vast amount of experience in teaching beginners of all ages!

My lessons are built around your wants and needs as a student. I understand the importance of knowing that every student has their own musical preferences and tastes. Using this, I will create a lesson plan that integrates the music you enjoy as well as keeping a base level of theory of understanding and all the necessary exercise work to ensure significant progress.

I welcome students of all abilities. I have a wide range of experience teaching beginners and helping them progress to the higher levels of guitar playing. As well as beginners I also have a wealth of experience teaching more advanced guitarists who have found themselves stuck in a rut or want to focus on a specific aspect of playing.

I like to make sure every lesson that you take with me is as informative as it is enjoyable. I will always make a personal lesson plan that suits every student's needs. We will always approach everything in a stress-free and fun way whilst also learning all the essential skills.

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Location of Lessons

I currently teach the majority of my lessons from my teaching studio that can be found at Ulsterville Gardens, Belfast BT9 7BB. This is a great place to learn guitar as well as being easily accessible from all ends of the city.

My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.

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Guitar Shops Belfast:

Many of my guitar students ask me where they can purchase high-quality guitar equipment from here in Belfast. Everything from starter guitars to amps ready to rock 1,000+ capacity concert halls. Aside from the array of online marketplaces where you can buy good quality equipment here are a few of Belfast's leading guitar shops:

Matchetts Music has been a Belfast institution for more than 80 years, located in the heart of the city at 38 Wellington Place, Belfast, BT1 6GF. There is a massive range of guitars and other musical accessories for beginners and experienced shredders alike.

Dawsons Music Belfast can be found at 121-125 Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1FF. This established music chain has a branch in the city centre that would be an ideal stop for guitar shopping and also for picking up speakers, PA equipment and more.

Belfast Music Supplies are another option for guitarists at Unit 24, Hanwood Business Park, Kings Road, Belfast, BT16 1DE. This retail outlet store stocks a range of guitars, ukuleles and is the main dealer for Tanglewood, a great beginner guitar brand.

Music Courses in Belfast:

If you want to take your guitar lessons even further, Belfast has some great higher education opportunities. Who knows - you could be a professional guitarist, a composer or even a guitar teacher yourself!

Queen’s University Belfast has a wide range of undergraduate music courses, including specialist three-year courses in BA Music and Audio Production and even a BA Music Performance for those who see themselves on the stage professionally.

Belfast Met gives students a chance to take on a Level 2 Award in Media (Audio) and Music (Music Technology), a one year course that could hone your guitar skills into work in composition and production.

All of these excellent academic institutions can provide a more formal grounding in music education. It is especially suited for individuals who are advanced players looking to form bands or develop solo careers. Of course, I would be delighted to help assist you with your studies. I offer a range of courses focused on helping the most advanced guitarists reach their full playing potential.

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I would be delighted to help you to learn to play the Guitar. Get in touch to find out more about my Guitar lessons in Belfast.