Belfast Guitar Academy is a premier music institution located in the heart of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Our academy was founded in 2010 with a vision to provide top-notch guitar/music education to aspiring musicians in the region.
At Belfast Guitar Academy, we believe that everyone can learn to play the guitar, regardless of age or skill level. Our curriculum is designed to cater to individual needs and goals, providing personalised attention and instruction to each of our students. We take pride in our commitment to excellence, which is reflected in the achievements of our students.
Our students range from beginners to advanced players, and we offer a wide range of courses, including acoustic and electric guitar, music theory, songwriting,bass guitar and more. Our state-of-the-art facilities and comprehensive curriculum provide our students with an immersive learning experience that is both enjoyable and rewarding.
With hundreds of happy students and counting, we are proud of our reputation for excellence and look forward to welcoming you to our community of passionate guitarists.
Meet Stuart Magowan, a seasoned music artist and professional tutor with over 27 years of experience playing guitar and bass. Stuart has performed with numerous bands across Europe and the US, and has worked with internationally renowned recording artists such as David Holmes and Phil Kieran.
He has toured the world playing Rock, Pop, and Indie Rock music, sharing the stage with top bands like Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and Paul Weller, among others.
Stuart is passionate about sharing his knowledge and expertise with aspiring guitarists of all skill levels. He has been teaching for the past fifteen years tutoring hundreds of private guitar students along with GCSE and A-level students in various schools around the country.
His teaching style is relaxed, enjoyable, and tailored to your individual needs, ensuring that you feel comfortable and have a clear understanding of what you're learning. Whether you're an absolute beginner or an advanced player, Stuart can help you achieve your musical goals, whether it's learning the basics, working towards your grades, or mastering your favourite songs or riffs.
At the Academy, we use a variety of recognised music methods to help you progress with all the skills required to reach your full potential in guitar and bass guitar.