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Donan Murray

Guitar Teacher

Nungambakkam Bazaar, Chennai, India- 600034.

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Overview

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.

Demo Class

Yes, not charged

Languages Spoken

Hindi, English, Tamil

Education

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from Loyola evening college / University of Madras in 1994.

Master of Arts (M.A.) from Madras University in 2003.

Address

Nungambakkam Bazaar, Chennai, India- 600034.

Guitar Classes Overview

Guitar Classes

Genre of guitars taught

Electric, Bass, Acoustic

Demo classes provided

No

Type of classes

Group classes, Individual classes

Music genres taught

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

Willing to travel

Less than 3 Km

Outcomes catered to

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

Ownership of equipment is compulsory

No; but willing to buy

Class Location

Tutor's Home

Years of Experience in Guitar Classes

20

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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Solo Instrumental with backing...

Fusion concert

Live at Bay 146 - May 2015

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Album release cover 2009

Reviews (1)

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5.0 from 1 review

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- by Hemanth kumar K

attended Guitar

posted on 14 Jul, 2018

"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 (26)

"How can I start learning guitar on my own?" in   Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian Film music, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Western Classical, More... Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian classical Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Jazz & Blues

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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"What are the best resources/approaches for learning acoustic guitar?" in   Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian Film music, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Western Classical, More... Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian classical Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Jazz & Blues

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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"How do you learn to play the guitar in a year?" in   Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian Film music, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Western Classical, More... Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian classical Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Jazz & Blues

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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0

"What are the first steps of learning how to play the electric guitar?" in   Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian Film music, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Western Classical, More... Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian classical Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Jazz & Blues

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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"What are some good songs to learn on the guitar for beginners?" in   Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian Film music, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Western Classical, More... Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian classical Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Jazz & Blues

Definitely the tune of Happy birthday to you and a few nursery rhymes since they are easy to play on any string. Then try to play simple chords if you are a beginner on any of the open string keys.

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Guitar Classes

Genre of guitars taught

Electric, Bass, Acoustic

Demo classes provided

No

Type of classes

Group classes, Individual classes

Music genres taught

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

Willing to travel

Less than 3 Km

Outcomes catered to

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

Ownership of equipment is compulsory

No; but willing to buy

Class Location

Tutor's Home

Years of Experience in Guitar Classes

20

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 from 1 review

H

- by Hemanth kumar K

attended Guitar

posted on 14 Jul, 2018

"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 the class of Donan? Write a Review

"How can I start learning guitar on my own?" in   Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian Film music, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Western Classical, More... Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian classical Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Jazz & Blues

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.

0
|
0

"What are the best resources/approaches for learning acoustic guitar?" in   Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian Film music, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Western Classical, More... Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian classical Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Jazz & Blues

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.

0
|
0

"How do you learn to play the guitar in a year?" in   Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian Film music, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Western Classical, More... Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian classical Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Jazz & Blues

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.

1
|
0

"What are the first steps of learning how to play the electric guitar?" in   Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian Film music, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Western Classical, More... Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian classical Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Jazz & Blues

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.

0
|
0

"What are some good songs to learn on the guitar for beginners?" in   Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian Film music, Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Western Classical, More... Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Indian classical Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar/Jazz & Blues

Definitely the tune of Happy birthday to you and a few nursery rhymes since they are easy to play on any string. Then try to play simple chords if you are a beginner on any of the open string keys.

0
|
0
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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 1 reviews till now with 100% positive feedback.

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