This site is a treasure.
"Go raibh míle maith agat, Ernestine. I really like your lessons and your overall presentation has helped big time. This site is a treasure. Keep up the good work."
Andy O'Sullivan - Kenmare, Ireland
This course is aimed at the improving banjo player who has already mastered the basics of the instrument. Paddy introduces a wide array of banjo techniques in his series of twelve lessons including triplets, slides, flicks, position playing, using chords, & methods...
'The Boyne Hunt'
The reel 'The Boyne Hunt' is taught in this lesson with focus on the triplet technique. Read More
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!
I was born in Drimnagh, Dublin and began playing music at nine years of age. My father played a little bit on the mandolin and, after I asked him if he would teach me how to play, he gave me the few tunes he had. For two years, I messed about with the little banjo-mandolin…[Read More]