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Donan Murray

Nungambakkam Bazaar, Chennai, India - 600034

Donan Murray Guitar trainer in Chennai

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Donan Murray

Guitar Teacher last 5 years with 25 years experience...

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'm 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

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Nungambakkam Bazaar, Chennai, India - 600034

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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

Other, Acoustic, Electric, Bass

Age groups catered to

Above 25 yrs, 10 yrs to 25 yrs

Demo classes provided

No

Type of classes

Individual classes, Group classes

Music genres taught

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

Outcomes catered to

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

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. I have recorded guitar on countless number of South Indian film songs with most of the big music directors. I have trained many students who have completed my practical models (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced guitar). For beginners I start with all the basics of music, easy chords, picking and strumming and simple songs. The beginners module starts after the first 4 classes which cover all the basic information. I do not teach the western classical approach but the pop method which goes straight into songs.

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Solo Instrumental with backing...

Fusion concert

Live at Bay 146 - May 2015

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Album release cover 2009

Reviews (2)

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5.0 out of 5.0 2 reviews

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"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. "

Donan Murray
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"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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FAQs

1. What genre of guitar do you teach ?

Other, Acoustic, Electric and others

2. Do I need to bring my own equipment?

No; but willing to buy

3. Which classes do you teach?

I teach Guitar Classes.

4. Do you provide a demo class?

No, I don't provide a demo class.

5. How many years of experience do you have?

I have been teaching for 20 years.

Answers by Donan (29)

Answered on 10 Jul Language/Spoken English

Top THREE ways to improve your vocabulary: 1. Read any topic that you are interested in, mark the words you don't understand and check their usage in sentences immediately or when free. 2. Spend time with the dictionary and see how new words are used in sentences. 3. Try to use them in your sentences... ...more

Top THREE ways to improve your vocabulary:

1. Read any topic that you are interested in, mark the words you don't understand and check their usage in sentences immediately or when free.

2. Spend time with the dictionary and see how new words are used in sentences.

3. Try to use them in your sentences a few at a time.

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Answered on 10 Jun Music/Instrumental Music Music Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar

An F310 from Yamaha is a good quality instrument for the price. Still sounds good after a long time mainly if you handle the device carefully!
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Answered on 15/02/2019 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.

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.

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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

Other, Acoustic, Electric, Bass

Age groups catered to

Above 25 yrs, 10 yrs to 25 yrs

Demo classes provided

No

Type of classes

Individual classes, Group classes

Music genres taught

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

Outcomes catered to

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

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. I have recorded guitar on countless number of South Indian film songs with most of the big music directors. I have trained many students who have completed my practical models (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced guitar). For beginners I start with all the basics of music, easy chords, picking and strumming and simple songs. The beginners module starts after the first 4 classes which cover all the basic information. I do not teach the western classical approach but the pop method which goes straight into songs.

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5.0 out of 5.0 2 reviews

Donan Murray
A

"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. "

Donan Murray
H

"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 (29)

Answered on 10 Jul Language/Spoken English

Top THREE ways to improve your vocabulary: 1. Read any topic that you are interested in, mark the words you don't understand and check their usage in sentences immediately or when free. 2. Spend time with the dictionary and see how new words are used in sentences. 3. Try to use them in your sentences... ...more

Top THREE ways to improve your vocabulary:

1. Read any topic that you are interested in, mark the words you don't understand and check their usage in sentences immediately or when free.

2. Spend time with the dictionary and see how new words are used in sentences.

3. Try to use them in your sentences a few at a time.

Answers 270 Comments
Dislike Bookmark

Answered on 10 Jun Music/Instrumental Music Music Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar

An F310 from Yamaha is a good quality instrument for the price. Still sounds good after a long time mainly if you handle the device carefully!
Answers 229 Comments
Dislike Bookmark

Answered on 15/02/2019 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.

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Donan Murray describes himself as Guitar Teacher last 5 years with 25 years experience in film recording industry.. He conducts classes in Guitar. Donan is located in Nungambakkam Bazaar, Chennai. Donan takes Regular Classes- at his Home and Online Classes- via online medium. 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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