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Guitar Lessons Online

Many people say they would love to learn to play a musical instrument, with the guitar often the most popular choice – however, many fail to follow this through. Now there is no excuse, as we here at the Online Academy of Irish Music have a range of guitar lessons online for guitarists of all abilities. Our ‘Standard Tuning Guitar Accomaniment’, ‘Popular Irish Pub Songs’ and specialist ‘DADGAD Accompaniment’ courses are designed around students of all capabilities.

Whether you are just starting out, are an advanced guitarist or are simply looking to refine your technique, you can learn guitar online thanks to our expert tutors. Learn some of the simplest chord patterns and techniques to some of Irelands most recognised tunes. Before you know it, you will be dazzling your friends playing well-known songs from every era.

Learn the Guitar Online

Beginners and intermediate players alike can take control of their learning when learning the guitar online. Our tutors offer simple step-by-step guides covering everything from chord structures and strumming patterns, to hammer-on techniques and complex finger picking. Our expert tutors use well-practised learning techniques as well as their experience to demonstrate how you can enhance your playing skills and understanding.

Discover more about our guitar lessons online by contacting our team on 00 353 85 285 4320 or sign up today and learn the guitar online.

OAIM Guitar Courses

Guitar Basics for Standard Accompaniment

The aim of this course is to learn how to back Irish traditional music on the guitar using standard tuning. Jean examines the chords, structure and rhythms of some of the most typical tunes types and keys in Irish music, such as..

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Popular Irish Pub Songs

Ever wanted to learn some popular Irish songs? Do you have a guitar kicking around the house in need of a strum? If so, Jon's course is just for you! Learn how to accompany some of Irelands best known folk songs using the simplest of chord patterns. Jon discusses various aspects of..

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DADGAD Guitar Accompaniment

The aim of this course is to learn how to accompany Irish music on the guitar. MJ uses the alternative tuning system - DADGAD in his tutorials as this is particularly suited to Irish and other Celtic music genres due to it's modal nature...

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Standard Tuning Guitar Accompaniment

The aim of this course is to learn how to accompany Irish music on the guitar using standard tuning accompaniment. Cillian examines the chords, chord structures and strumming patterns..

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L'Accompagnement de la Musique Traditionnelle Irlandaise en Accord Standard

Le but de ces leçons est de vous apprendre à accompagner la musique traditionnelle Irlandaise à la guitare en accordage standard. Vous pourrez étudier les accords la..

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OAIM Free Guitar Lessons

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'Guitar Basics for Standard Accompaniment'

In this lesson, Jean will discuss how to hold the guitar, position your hands, and how to tune the instrument. Read More

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'Popular irish Pub Songs'

This is the first introductory lesson of the course 'Popular Irish Pub Songs'. Jon will teach the well known Irish song 'Will Ye Go Lassie Go' Read More

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'DADGAD Guitar Accompaniment'

Mj McMahon discusses the basics of this system of tuning and teaches a simple reel in D major using four basic chords. Read More

'Standard Tuning Guitar Accompaniment'

In this lesson, Cillian will teach the accompaniment of a Jig in D major ‘The Rose in the Heather’. He will introduce his style of dynamic.. Read More

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'L'Accompagnement de la Musique Traditionnelle Irlandaise en Accord Standard'

Dans cette lesson, Jean vous initie aux bases de l’accompagnement traditionnel Irlandais en accordage standard, en Français.. Read More

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Welcome to OAIM
Online Academy of Irish Music

  • Would you like to become a better musician or singer?
  • Are you on the path to mastering your instrument but need some top technique tips?
  • Or are you interested in beginning a journey into Irish music and want to get off to a great start?
  • Do you have a busy life style and find it hard to fit in the time to drive to weekly music lessons or are there no Irish music teachers in your area?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you have come to the right place!

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Cillian Ó’Dálaigh

Cillian Ó’Dálaigh

Cillian curently plays with Irish band, 'The Outside Track'. Born In Hamburg Germany, to a German mother and an Irish father, Cillian O’Dálaigh has been surrounded by Irish music from day one. Cillian’s father played with Irish band, Cromlach and Cillian learned from him – and learned well. The family moved to Ireland when Cillian was 8 years of age and Irish music quickly became a major part of their family life when they formed the family band..[Read More]

Jon O'Connell

Jon O'Connell

Jon O’Connell is a musician who has been active on the Irish music scene for close to fifteen years. From Miltown Malbay, Co.Clare, Jon is still based in this area, where the traditions of Irish music are strong and music sessions are commonplace.[Read More]

MJ McMahon

MJ McMahon

Mj McMahon was born and raised in East Co. Clare. From an early age he played percussion and bódhran and later in his teenage years, developed an interest for the guitar. In 2001 Mj moved to Limerick where he studied traditional Irish music at University Limerick. Here, he learnt under the tutelage of guitar masters Steve Cooney, Ian Carr...[Read More]

Jean Damei

Jean Damei

Jean Damei was born on 7th March 1989 in Grenoble, France and started to play the guitar at the age of 16. After meeting a number of Irish musicians touring and teaching music in the Alps he discovered a passion for this music. At the age of 18, he left Ardeche, his childhood home, to study guitar and flute on the Irish Music & Dance degree course at the University of Limerick.. [Read More]