Guitar lessons the fun way

Learn to play folk music on the guitar

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June 28, 2023
by Morten Alfred Høirup

Whether you are a beginner, practiced or perhaps a trained guitarist who just needs a brush up with a focus on traditional and contemporary folk music, it makes no difference. I am happy to give private lessons. I have, among other things, experience from Southern Danish Conservatory of Music where I have been associated on and off over the years, and where I am currently a master's teacher in guitar at The Folk Music Department.

Over the years, I have taught at e.g. The Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and the Southern Danish Conservatory of Music. In addition, I have played several times in Finnish Haapavesi Folk Music Festival, and in that connection taught on the five-day long intensive summer music course that runs up to the festival. In addition, I have continuously given various kinds of workshops and master classes at festivals around the world, e.g. in Canada and in Australia.

I teach what you could call 'folk music guitar', i.e. everything from backing technique and 'swing' in traditional dance music, to contemporary and through arranged concert music. I also have lots of experience in accompanying my own and other people's songs. I am a composer and can help if you would like to work on writing your own music.

I teach by ear. Not sheet music. On the other hand, I am happy to teach you how to memorize melodies and arrangements if you are used to - and perhaps even addicted to - playing by sheet music.

So I teach basic technique, melodic playing, and traditional and contemporary backing and rhythm playing. We work with a focus on traditional rhythms such as waltz, jigs, triangles, firtur, reels, mazurka, schottish, polish, bourrée, polka and the fast Danish hopsa. Furthermore, I can help you expand your repertoire of music that you can play on your guitar.

It is important that we have fun while we work, so we take it easy, but remember the goal, namely that you have to get better at your instrument.

The teaching takes place in my apartment on the 4th floor in Smallegade in Frederiksberg. in Copenhagen

Prices: DKK 550 for a one-hour lesson (Recommended for adults), and DKK 500 for 45 minutes (Recommended for children)

Contact me at or call +45 21676913