Guitar Lessons

Play Nice Guitar

ANNOUNCEMENT – update

Please note that Play Nice Guitar has transitioned to an online lesson model, for the foreseeable future, due to “you know what”. I’ve been teaching all my students with the Zoom app, One of the great things is that I can send you video clips of songs, techniques etc covered in the lesson, and create a library of videos for other students to view too. Another great thing is that you’ll probably have loads of practice time and will now become a guitar legend twice as fast. 🎸🤘
Thanks to all my students and families for your support, and please look after yourselves, your loved ones and community. 😷

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.

Expert Tuition

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.

Bass 

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

Many people prefer learning before work or school, so I teach from 6.45am 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 Diddillibah, Skype lessons can also be arranged.

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!

Click here to enquire about lessons to fast forward  your guitar journey

 

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Get in Touch

If you want to get out of your guitar rut, or want to know how to jazz up your blues, kill your solos, make sense of the theory, or are just starting out and want to progress quickly, fill out the form below and become a better player than you thought was possible! Let me know whether you’re keen on individual, group or online lessons, and your current skill level and musical goals. Soon your playing will be OFF THE SCALE 🔥

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