Guitar lessons are available for beginner, intermediate or advanced students of any age. I always try to tailor every lesson to the individual student - where they are at, what they are interested in learning and what I can recommend for them to work on.
I teach electric, acoustic and bass guitar in most styles, such as rock, pop, alternative, blues, classical, jazz, funk, metal, progressive rock and more. Ukulele lessons are also available. With 20 years of teaching experience and an extensive background as a performer including studying guitar at a tertiary level, I can help you achieve your goals whether you're a beginner looking to play for fun or a more advanced player looking to further your skills and knowledge.
I am the author of a guitar book titled 'Modern Guitar for Beginners' which I have refined over many years using teaching material that has worked particularly well in lessons. The book is designed to teach fundamentals of technique and theory by primarily using popular songs that are fun and interesting to learn. This often forms the foundation of my beginner guitar lessons, along with a range of other teaching material that I've written and collected during my years of teaching. This teaching approach has been used by myself and several other teachers that I've mentored to teach countless students, and has been proven to receive consistently positive responses and outcomes - see the 'testimonials' section and google reviews!
For more advanced students, lessons tend to vary a bit more depending on the student, what they are interested in learning and what specific skills might need more practice.
Examples of some things taught are:
- Blues, jazz or contemporary improvisation
- Chords and chord theory as used in a modern, jazz or classical context
- Challenging guitar songs in a variety of genres
- Expanding knowledge of keys, scales, modes and arpeggios over the fretboard
- Advanced picking and fingerpicking techniques
- Songwriting and composition
- Getting the best tone out of your guitar
Lessons are $40 for half an hour and $70 for an hour.
Groups of 2 are $25 per person for half an hour or $40 for one hour.
Groups of 3 or more are $20 per person for half an hour or $30 for one hour.
Lessons are available weekly, fortnightly, or on a casual basis.
For school students, I am happy to either follow the term dates or continue through the holidays.
Cancellation policy: if you let me know you're unable to make it before the day of the lesson, you are welcome to cancel or reschedule free of charge. Cancellations on the day of the lesson are charged at half the lesson fee, and absence without notice is charged at the full fee.