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Your Instructor - Kevin Byrne


I’ve been offering comprehensive and affordable private and group music lessons in Cork for over 10 years. I am Garda-Vetted and hold an accredited  Child Protection & Welfare Certificate in Education Settings. As a professional musician and composer, my job is a passion for me, and it brings me great joy to be able to share this passion with my students.  I have invested time in learning a myriad of different styles over the years, and believe I can tailor my lessons to each individual student's musical tastes and needs. I believe that music is a balance of technical skill and emotional expression and think that it is important to give the student the foundational techniques to help them boost their skills and self-esteem.

Over the years, I have also learned a number of different instruments, including the mandolin and the bodhrán. I have accrued a vast amount of experience in the studio while recording and producing my last three albums. I am more than happy to incorporate this technical know-how into my lessons and should the student wish, I can include an introductions to the mandolin and/or bodhrán as part of the overall music learning experience.

It is my belief that all learning is a two-way process, where the teacher can learn just as much from the student.  It is vital that the student takes responsibility for their own learning and that they give a commitment to allocate a certain amount of time to practice and improve each week. 

If you browse the site you will see that  I have uploaded music samples/video of my playing that showcase various styles.

Please feel free to contact me and discuss how I can help you learn the guitar.


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Customized Lessons to Fit Your Needs

As a well known Guitarist in Cork, I’ve worked with several different bands and in several different musical genres over my career from Rock, to Jazz, to Classical, to Blues, to Irish. I have amassed a vast amount of professional experience and can tailor the student's requirements in my One-on-One Lessons. Please feel free to get in touch to find out more and to reserve a lesson.

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Personalised Attention

I specialise in Group Lessons, and know how to reach my students with the right balance of personalized attention, patience, practical training, and positive encouragement. Its important that when students learn in a group that nobody falls behind. I try to keep all students moving at the same pace and encouraging each or to progress. Please feel free to get in touch today to schedule a lesson at your convenience.


Unique perspective

I know how difficult it can be to find someone with a knowledge of guitar technology and other studio techniques. Having recorded and produced three of my own albums, and having played a number of other instruments (such as mandolin and bodhrán) on these recordings, I believe I can offer the student a unique insight into the other facets of guitar playing often overlooked by teachers. Bodhrán and Mandolin lessons are available also if you wish to avail of the option.

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“I was anxious at starting guitar because I had always been told that I was not musical. However, after completing my first lesson, my confidence grew and I found myself enjoying each lesson more as my abilities improved. Kevin is a patient teacher and makes it fun. I am now part of a little two-piece musical group and playing has become an every day part of my life.”

William Horgan

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