The most important feature of my lessons is that you get to pick all the songs you want to learn.
I place a lot of emphasis on making sure people don't pick up any bad habits and therefore the more you practice the better you get.
I have also helped many people over the years with their songwriting so if that's what you want from lessons then I can help you.
If you want to contact me you can do so at Declanguitar@gmail.com or at 0862608235
Created and maintained by Declan Collins.
Hello and welcome to my website.
My name is Declan Collins and I teach Guitar and Bass Guitar in Galway for any level.
In the lessons I can cover everything including...
This webpage has been put together mostly for the benefit of my guitar students but also to give those of you who are thinking of getting guitar lessons with me an idea of what styles and at what levels I can teach.
I've been giving guitar and bass lessons in Galway for many years and so have a lot of experience in all styles of music.
I have taught many students over the years and in fact some of them have gone on to teach guitar in Galway themselves.
Any song you bring in on cd or mp3 player.
Open chords,barre chords,power chords.
Pentatonics (the most common 5 shapes as well as the xtra 10 shapes that I use).
Modes (again the most common 7 shapes as well as the xtra 14 to 21 shapes..depending on how advanced you want to get).
Arpeggios (Major,minor,diminished,augmented as well as further extensions)
Picking techniques..alternate,cross,hybrid,economy,sweep..as well as many fingerstyle patterns.
Legato and two hand tapping.
As much or as little theory as you want can be covered including the CAGED system and how to link it with pentatonics.
The 16 most common chords found in any key.
I also play and teach bass guitar.
This website is new so it's a little sparse at the moment but I will be adding more content over the coming months...so check back from time to time.
Check out the videos on the next page and you will see me use these scales and techniques.