About Ronan Murphy
Hi my name is Ronan Murphy and I'm a guitar player and teacher from Kenmare, Co. Kerry.
I've been playing guitar for almost 19 years now, professionally for 16. I've studied music and guitar in BIMM Brighton and Dublin where I earned a diploma in the Guitar discipline (Brighton) and a BA Hons in Commercial Modern Music in Dublin also in the Guitar discipline.
After finishing my studies I worked as a showband musician for Carnival Cruise Lines for two contracts, which lasted 6 months each. This experience was invaluable to my growth as a musician and a person.
Since finishing with the cruise lines I've been teaching guitar privately and gigging for a living in Co. Kerry.
Music and Guitar playing are my great passions in life and it's something I love to share with students and try to pass on whatever knowledge I've acquired over the past 19 years.
About my Guitar Classes & How to Book
All student levels are welcome from beginner to advanced. I teach acoustic and electric guitar in a variety of styles including, rock, metal, blues, gypsy jazz, reggae and funk. Additionally if a student wishes to take exams, I will endeavour to write up an exam. But I do not conduct exams.
I'd love to hear from you and share some knowledge and play some music. You can book a lesson by contacting me on my social accounts below. Let's get started!
“Ronan is a brilliant teacher. Well qualified in music theory, music performance, and the mechanics of different styles of playing. As a highly experienced professional teacher and musician, he is well rounded in his ability to cater his teachings to each individuals best way of learning. To top it all off, he is a really lovely guy and fun to learn from. I was so fortunate to have found him and highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to play. "
“My son is getting electric guitar lessons through Skype with Ronan. It works very well for lockdown. He teaches a variety of music genres which keeps it interesting. He does a mixture of basics e.g. the pentatonic scale which is important but works on songs the student chooses as well. I highly recommend him as a music instructor. Very reliable and engaging. "
“I would highly recommend Ronan as a guitar teacher. He tutors my nine-year-old son. He is calm and patient and explains things well to a child. He is also inspirational to my son through his own amazing talent, plus we are delighted with his awesome taste in music, teaching our son proper rock classics!"