Donan Murray

Nungambakkam Bazaar, Chennai, India - 600034

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Donan Murray

Guitar Teacher

Nungambakkam Bazaar, Chennai, India - 600034.

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I started playing professionally at the age of 15. Since then I've played all styles of popular western music. Recorded guitar on countless number of South Indian film songs with most of the big music directors. Still playing guitar for Live performances and still recording. Tried teaching guitar regularly about 5 years ago for one year with a few students and was really inspired by the enthusiasm of the children. I am ready to start the process again this time and train a new set of guitar players who can play music as their hobby or even professionally if they make it to the PRO level.

Languages Spoken

English Mother Tongue (Native)

Tamil Proficient

Hindi Basic

Education

Loyola evening college / University of Madras 1994

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Madras University 2003

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Trinity College London 2018

Grade 8 - Rock and Pop - with Distinction

Address

Nungambakkam Bazaar, Chennai, India - 600034

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Guitar Classes Overview

Guitar Classes

Class Location

Student's Home

Tutor's Home

Online (video chat via skype, google hangout etc)

Years of Experience in Guitar Classes

20

Genre of guitars taught

Acoustic, Electric, Bass

Demo classes provided

No

Type of classes

Group classes, Individual classes

Music genres taught

Jazz & Blues, Indian Film music, Rock & Roll, Country Folk

Outcomes catered to

Learn basics of playing a guitar, Learn to play as an accompaniment to singing, Learn specific skills: Plucking, Chord progression etc, Learn a specific song

Ownership of equipment is compulsory

No; but willing to buy

Teaching Experience in detail in Guitar Classes

I started playing professionally at the age of 15. Since then I've played all styles of popular western music. Recorded guitar on countless number of South Indian film songs with most of the big music directors. Still playing guitar for Live performances and still recording. Tried teaching guitar about 5 years ago for one year with a few students and was really inspired by the enthusiasm of the children. I am ready to start the process again this time and train a new set of guitar players who can play music as their hobby or even professionally if they make it to the PRO level.

Gallery (5)

Solo Instrumental with backing...

Fusion concert

Live at Bay 146 - May 2015

Donan-The Fireflies_29-08-15

Album release cover 2009

Reviews (2)

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5.0 out of 5.0 2 reviews

5.0/52
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30 Apr, 2019

Abhirath Mahipal attended Regular classes - Basic level

"Really experienced and kind. He started off by correcting my wrong techniques and habits. Always gives me more than what I can chew, says do more than what's required so that what's required is easier when you come back. Most importantly he patiently explains things again and again. Don't think twice just go for him. "

H
14 Jul, 2018

Hemanth kumar K attended Guitar

"Thank you for responding soon. Talking to you over the phone has encouraged me to join the class. Will join at the earliest."

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Answers by Donan (27)

Answered on 15 Feb Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar

Just take the guitar to a shop to get the bridge size right. Should cost a few hundreds only. Remove the old bridge, it comes off when you remove the strings. Place the new bridge in place and re-string your guitar. If the the string are too high you many need to reduce the height of the bridge by sand... ...more

Just take the guitar to a shop to get the bridge size right. Should cost a few hundreds only. Remove the old bridge, it comes off when you remove the strings. Place the new bridge in place and re-string your guitar. If the the string are too high you many need to reduce the height of the bridge by sand papering it gently. Re-string and check the string height, otherwise repeat the process.

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Answered on 13/07/2018 Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian Film music Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Western Classical +2 Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian classical Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Jazz & Blues less

1.Buy an acoustic guitar, without owning one it would be difficult to improve the learning process. 2. Watch some basic lessons for beginners and start trying them out on the guitar. 3. Try to get the help of a friend who already knows some guitar. 4. Find a guitar teacher if you like playing the... ...more

1.Buy an acoustic guitar, without owning one it would be difficult to improve the learning process. 

2. Watch some basic lessons for beginners and start trying them out on the guitar.

3. Try to get the help of a friend who already knows some guitar.

4. Find a guitar teacher if you like playing the guitar and want to improve very quickly.

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Answered on 13/07/2018 Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian Film music Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Western Classical +2 Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian classical Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Jazz & Blues less

Best Resources.. Guitar chord book, Instructional DVDs' for playing acoustic guitar from the start, basic youtube lessons for acoustic guitar beginners. Best Approach to learn acoustic guitar 1. Find a guitar instructor.. OR 2. Learn some music theory basics before you try reading books with chords... ...more

Best Resources.. Guitar chord book, Instructional DVDs' for playing acoustic guitar from the start, basic youtube lessons for acoustic guitar beginners. Best Approach to learn acoustic guitar 1. Find a guitar instructor.. OR  2. Learn some music theory basics before you try reading books with chords and scales and see if you are able to do do it without help.

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Answered on 04/07/2018 Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian Film music Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Western Classical +2 Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian classical Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Jazz & Blues less

The more time you spend the quicker you will be able to play the guitar. If your keen on learning the guitar in one year you will need to start classes with a teacher who will be able tell you how many hours a day you need to practise depending on your rate of improvement.
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Answered on 04/07/2018 Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian Film music Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Western Classical +2 Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian classical Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Jazz & Blues less

What are the first steps of learning how to play the electric guitar?

Buy an acoustic guitar... you will need it to practise a bit everyday to strengethen your hands and finger tips. Learn some basic chords in the open position from a book or online. if you are keen on pursuing playing guitar find a teacher near your area and start classes. You will need a teacher to ell... ...more

Buy an acoustic guitar... you will need it to practise a bit everyday to strengethen your hands and finger tips. Learn some basic chords in the open position from a book or online. if you are keen on pursuing playing guitar find a teacher near your area and start classes. You will need a teacher to ell you if you are doing things correctly. Once you get past the initial stage of being comfortable with an acoustic guitar its time to buy and electric and try the same thing on the electric. Follow up with exercises for improving your playing.

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Guitar Classes 5.0

Class Location

Student's Home

Tutor's Home

Online (video chat via skype, google hangout etc)

Years of Experience in Guitar Classes

20

Genre of guitars taught

Acoustic, Electric, Bass

Demo classes provided

No

Type of classes

Group classes, Individual classes

Music genres taught

Jazz & Blues, Indian Film music, Rock & Roll, Country Folk

Outcomes catered to

Learn basics of playing a guitar, Learn to play as an accompaniment to singing, Learn specific skills: Plucking, Chord progression etc, Learn a specific song

Ownership of equipment is compulsory

No; but willing to buy

Teaching Experience in detail in Guitar Classes

I started playing professionally at the age of 15. Since then I've played all styles of popular western music. Recorded guitar on countless number of South Indian film songs with most of the big music directors. Still playing guitar for Live performances and still recording. Tried teaching guitar about 5 years ago for one year with a few students and was really inspired by the enthusiasm of the children. I am ready to start the process again this time and train a new set of guitar players who can play music as their hobby or even professionally if they make it to the PRO level.

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5.0 out of 5.0 2 reviews

A
30 Apr, 2019

Abhirath Mahipal attended Regular classes - Basic level

"Really experienced and kind. He started off by correcting my wrong techniques and habits. Always gives me more than what I can chew, says do more than what's required so that what's required is easier when you come back. Most importantly he patiently explains things again and again. Don't think twice just go for him. "

H
14 Jul, 2018

Hemanth kumar K attended Guitar

"Thank you for responding soon. Talking to you over the phone has encouraged me to join the class. Will join at the earliest."

Have you attended any class with Donan? Write a Review

Answers by Donan (27)

Answered on 15 Feb Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar

Just take the guitar to a shop to get the bridge size right. Should cost a few hundreds only. Remove the old bridge, it comes off when you remove the strings. Place the new bridge in place and re-string your guitar. If the the string are too high you many need to reduce the height of the bridge by sand... ...more

Just take the guitar to a shop to get the bridge size right. Should cost a few hundreds only. Remove the old bridge, it comes off when you remove the strings. Place the new bridge in place and re-string your guitar. If the the string are too high you many need to reduce the height of the bridge by sand papering it gently. Re-string and check the string height, otherwise repeat the process.

Answers 20 Comments
Dislike Bookmark

Answered on 13/07/2018 Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian Film music Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Western Classical +2 Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian classical Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Jazz & Blues less

1.Buy an acoustic guitar, without owning one it would be difficult to improve the learning process. 2. Watch some basic lessons for beginners and start trying them out on the guitar. 3. Try to get the help of a friend who already knows some guitar. 4. Find a guitar teacher if you like playing the... ...more

1.Buy an acoustic guitar, without owning one it would be difficult to improve the learning process. 

2. Watch some basic lessons for beginners and start trying them out on the guitar.

3. Try to get the help of a friend who already knows some guitar.

4. Find a guitar teacher if you like playing the guitar and want to improve very quickly.

Answers 6 Comments
Dislike Bookmark

Answered on 13/07/2018 Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian Film music Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Western Classical +2 Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian classical Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Jazz & Blues less

Best Resources.. Guitar chord book, Instructional DVDs' for playing acoustic guitar from the start, basic youtube lessons for acoustic guitar beginners. Best Approach to learn acoustic guitar 1. Find a guitar instructor.. OR 2. Learn some music theory basics before you try reading books with chords... ...more

Best Resources.. Guitar chord book, Instructional DVDs' for playing acoustic guitar from the start, basic youtube lessons for acoustic guitar beginners. Best Approach to learn acoustic guitar 1. Find a guitar instructor.. OR  2. Learn some music theory basics before you try reading books with chords and scales and see if you are able to do do it without help.

Answers 5 Comments
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Answered on 04/07/2018 Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian Film music Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Western Classical +2 Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian classical Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Jazz & Blues less

The more time you spend the quicker you will be able to play the guitar. If your keen on learning the guitar in one year you will need to start classes with a teacher who will be able tell you how many hours a day you need to practise depending on your rate of improvement.
Answers 3 Comments
Dislike Bookmark

Answered on 04/07/2018 Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian Film music Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Western Classical +2 Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian classical Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Jazz & Blues less

What are the first steps of learning how to play the electric guitar?

Buy an acoustic guitar... you will need it to practise a bit everyday to strengethen your hands and finger tips. Learn some basic chords in the open position from a book or online. if you are keen on pursuing playing guitar find a teacher near your area and start classes. You will need a teacher to ell... ...more

Buy an acoustic guitar... you will need it to practise a bit everyday to strengethen your hands and finger tips. Learn some basic chords in the open position from a book or online. if you are keen on pursuing playing guitar find a teacher near your area and start classes. You will need a teacher to ell you if you are doing things correctly. Once you get past the initial stage of being comfortable with an acoustic guitar its time to buy and electric and try the same thing on the electric. Follow up with exercises for improving your playing.

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Donan Murray describes himself as Guitar Teacher. He conducts classes in Guitar. Donan is located in Nungambakkam Bazaar, Chennai. Donan takes Regular Classes- at his Home. He has 20 years of teaching experience . Donan has completed Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from Loyola evening college / University of Madras in 1994 and Master of Arts (M.A.) from Madras University in 2003. HeĀ is well versed in Hindi, English and Tamil. Donan has got 2 reviews till now with 100% positive feedback.

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