Play Nice Guitar
My aim is to create guitar legends. Learning should be fun, and I want my students to enjoy practising and improving, excited for their musical future, whether that is a career in music or being able to knock some tunes out at home or around the campfire.
My lessons are conducted individually or in small groups and, and my specialities are jazz, blues and rock. I also teach beginners, fingerstyle, funk, pop, gypsy swing, country, folk, classical and bass – and I explain theory in simple terms that can be applied straight away to the instrument. You can play electric, acoustic or nylon string in the lessons.
I have created a “Progress-o-meter” for beginner, intermediate and advanced players to track and predict their progress through all the skills and techniques necessary to master the elements of guitar playing.
I believe it’s important to learn songs that you like, not just because it keeps it super fun, but also as a vehicle to learn new techniques and theory that will make you a better musician. The more songs or tunes you know, the faster and easier it is to learn more. I encourage beginner students to read music and play single note tunes too, as this improves musicianship, hand co-ordination and fretboard knowledge.
My role is like a musical personal trainer to ensure you are inspired and motivated to keep learning and improving. The aim is to internalise your guitar skills and knowledge, so that the music flows out of you. With my time proven strategies of coaching, accountability, personal service, knowledge and passion for music, you will quickly be able to automatically play more songs.
I hold AMEB Contemporary Guitar and Music Theory qualifications and have studied Music Performance at CQ University.
I am a registered AMEB enroller. Those students that want to complete AMEB and Rockschool exams are coached and prepared to achieve excellent results.
I first started teaching bass in 1993, so if your idol is Flea, Bootsy, Jaco Pastorius, Steve Harris, Cliff Burton, or some Instagram prodigy I’ve never heard of, I will fast forward your bass journey to chops and a groove that will make them move!
Convenience + Online lessons
I teach from 9.30am to 6pm on weekdays – any age from 8-80, and all skill levels.
Lessons are held in a relaxing natural leafy setting, but If you can’t get to the Sunshine Coast, I also teach online using Zoom lessons.
I possess a current QLD Working with Children Blue Card,
Whether you are just getting into guitar, or want to up your guitar game – get those eyes off netflix, hands on picks and let’s have some fun!