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Brian has been playing guitar for over 30 years. He is a Maine certified K-12 music teacher with 10 years of experience teaching guitar privately and in the classroom. He offers private guitar lessons in his Portland studio and online using Skype.

Brian teaches children and adults of any level - beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Students can learn acoustic or electric guitar, and fingerstyle or pick playing. Styles taught include classical, rock and pop, blues, jazz, folk and country. Sight-reading, music theory, and learning by ear are skills all students will develop.

-- Individual rates are $25 per half hour, $35 for 45 minutes, and $45 for a full hour.
-- Skype lessons cost the same and are paid using PayPal or Square.
-- Lessons are $10 extra if Brian travels to your location in the Portland area.
-- Group lessons are offered and are priced depending on the number of students.

CURRENT STUDENTS: Here are the free iPhone apps you should download for practicing.

1) Pro Metronome
2) Super Metronome Groove Box (Drum Machine) 
3) Anytune (slows down music)

  Map and Directions 


"For students of any age or ability looking to play guitar, I would  highly recommend Brian as a guitar teacher. I received lessons as a gift and was happy to find that Brian was a great teacher. He's passionate about music and teaching; that is reflected in the way he teaches. As a first-time instrument player, I was starting at scratch as an adult; Brian made me feel welcome, went at a good pace and was very patient and friendly. Brian's location is easy to get to and comfortable." - Kayla B.

“Brian is a very knowledgeable music teacher. He has a background as a school music teacher so he is very patient and encouraging with young beginners. I wasn't sure if my son would want to continue lessons after the first 3 but he really enjoys learning from Brian.” - Parent of Devin, age 9

"Brian Callaghan was fabulous!!! My daughters learned a lot from him. He has a wonderful personality and he is a skilled teacher. He is also kind and easy going. He inspired my girls to want to play more.” - Hailey B.

"Excellent teacher with lots of patience. Kickstarted me into the musical world and inspired me to learn guitar and start singing.” - Angelina, age 16

"Brian has been a great teacher and I look forward to continuing my lessons. I am a 34 year old beginner with some music experience in my past. Brian has taken what I know and used it as building blocks in my lessons. 

I really like that he incorporates music theory in the lesson because it helps me understand the why behind the chords and notes.“ - Joe

"I like Mr. Callaghan because he always cheers me up if I do something wrong on guitar. He helps you through step by step. That is why I like Mr. Callaghan for a guitar teacher.” - Aaron, age 9

"Brian is an excellent, patient, and engaging teacher. I highly recommend him for children and adults, beginners or advanced students.” - Elizabeth

"Wonderful teacher! Has helped me fall in love with guitar again!” - Challen

“I’m enjoying taking guitar lessons from Brian.  Brian is knowledgeable, patient, and makes the lessons fun.” - Eric P.

"After only two lessons I believe that Brian will be just the teacher I need!” - Terry

"I would emphasize your patience with me and your ability to simplify coursework.” - Fedja

“My child is excited to continue his lessons!” - Parent of Josh, age 12

© Brian Callaghan 2018

18 Amherst St. Portland, Maine 04103
Email: brian@callaghanmusic.com
Phone: (207) 400-9467