The bouzouki is a relative newcomer to Irish music having been imported from the Greek tradition during the 1960s. The bouzouki is seldom used as a melody instrument and has thus found its place in the accompaniment section of Irish traditional music. It is often a preferred method of accompaniment to the guitar, harp and piano as its distinctive sound is very appealing. It is quite versatile harmonically and different approaches to playing are constantly being developed.
Billy McGlynn is a well accomplished Irish bouzouki player and his two courses at OAIM work from the ground up. The beginner’s course will give any aspiring bouzouki player the necessary foundation for Irish accompaniment and the intermediate course is a great follow-up to this.
All of our tutors are Irish music professionals carefully selected for individual mastery in their instruments and proven ability in teaching their craft. All our courses follow the traditional way of learning Irish music, using the ‘phrase by phrase’ technique for teaching tunes while watching the tutor to learn good technique. Using this time-honoured, proven system of Irish musical tuition, combined with the latest technology (Virtual Reality anyone?!), we bring Irish music tuition to you, wherever you are in the world.