Individually tailored and creative acoustic guitar lessons

Learn or improve your acoustic guitar playing by learning songs and exploring styles that you love - classic pop, folk, blues, Americana, singer-songwriters and instrumentals.  

I teach beginners, improvers and intermediate/advanced players.

I provide guidance on accompaniment, music theory, songcraft, alternative tunings, fingerpicking and effective acoustic techniques.  Co-ordinating singing and playing is a speciality.  For those who want to take graded exams, I teach up to Grade 8 in Register of Guitar Tutors Acoustic Guitar from the London College of music.

Wherever you want to go on your musical journey playing the acoustic guitar, I can provide you with expert help, with guitar lessons personalised for you.  I have students from all around the Bolton area, such as Horwich and Westhoughton, plus surrounding areas such as  Salford and Chorley.  So if you are looking for guitar tuition, get in touch to book a free first lesson, it'd be great to hear from you.

Kevin Durkin, Acoustic Guitar Teacher

Kevin Durkin, Acoustic Guitar Teacher

Music classes for under fives - sing song play along

An exciting new venture exploring music with children under five and their parents in new fun classes called 'Sing Song Play Along' is starting in Autumn 2019. There'll be lots of songs and rhythms and lots of instruments to get to know - percussion, keyboards and ukuleles.

The sessions will take place at The Splash Academy, Crown Street, Bolton BL1 2RU (just behind Argos), which is a fabulous venue, a new family hub designed with children in mind.  Check out The Splash Academy Bolton for more information on the venue.

There are so many reasons to get your child involved in music as early as possible... 
• Music helps the brain develop the areas that are used in:  
• language and reasoning 
• cognitive skills 
• listening and concentration 
Music promotes: 
• Movement, rhythm and timing, aiding fine and gross motor development 
• Parent-child bonding through rocking, swaying, singing and dancing 
Music's form and structure can bring order and security 

Plus it's fun, sociable and will help develop a love of music that will last a lifetime!

See below for details of Taster sessions coming up in October.  Due to limited numbers, please get in touch to register your interest if you are planning to attend one of the sessions.

Kevin is an RGT@LCM Registered Guitar Tutor

Kevin is an RGT@LCM Registered Guitar Tutor

Kevin is an excellent teacher; he’s a patient and very skilled musician who really listens to what you want to achieve and plans lessons to help you realise your goals. His lessons are always fun and challenging and I come away buzzing with what he’s enabled me to play. Can’t wait for the next one!”