Play Nice Guitar
December 2022: My books are currently closed due to overwhelming demand for lessons. I will post here and to my newsletter group when spaces become available.
My aim is to create guitar legends. Learning should be fun, and I want my students to enjoy practicing 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 being a “legend” around the campfire.
My lessons are conducted individually or in small groups and, and my specialities are fingerstyle, jazz and rock. I also teach beginners, blues, folk, funk, pop, gypsy swing, country and classical – 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 ensure that you become a well-rounded player, and track and predict your 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 love, 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-brain 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, Teaching and Production at CQ University. I also teach guitar at Matthew Flinders Anglican College in Buderim.
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 an up and coming Instagram prodigy, I will fast forward your bass journey to great chops and a deep pocket!
Convenience + Online lessons
I teach from 9.30am to 5.30pm 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, and understand that as a parent you are trusting me, as a teacher, to be a role model for your child. I always aim to demonstrate healthy behaviour and expectations for my students.
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!
2023 Individual Lesson Rates (paid upfront for 10 lessons) are $45 for 30 minute lessons, $65 for 45 minutes or $80 for 1 hour.
Paired classes are a popular choice as they are lots of fun and easy on the wallet 🙂 Prices are $25 per student for 30 minute classes. ($35 per student for 45 minutes, $45 per student for 60 minutes)
Online Lessons are available for individuals over Zoom for students who are not near to the studio. Prices are the same as individual lessons above.
Gift Certificates are available for lessons. Starting at $45. Contact me for options.
Payment is by bank transfer or cash only and per 10 lessons or school term. Invoice will be provided. Contact me for bank details.
Policies If you give 24+ hrs notice of inability to attend a lesson I will re-arrange a make-up lesson subject to availability. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be forfeited.
Click here to enquire about lessons to fast forward your guitar journey
Inigo is an amazing guitar teacher with a very student focused approach. My teenage son has been taking weekly lessons on both acoustic and electric guitar with Inigo for the last 12 months and the progress over this period under the tuition of Inigo is impressive.
Inigo manages to tailor his teaching style to suit his students musical interests and goals while ensuring the necessary theory to support the practical skills is not overlooked.
Inigo is generous with his patience, time and knowledge. He is a passionate and skilled musician and clearly loves teaching and sharing his knowledge.
I would not hesitate to recommend Inigo to anyone from beginner to advanced wanting to learn or improve their guitar playing under the guidance of a talented and supportive teacher.
Laurel James, Buderim
Inigo is a wonderful guitar teacher. My son Owen has a great rapport with Inigo and at every lesson not only does Owen learn so much but he always has so much fun. He always comes home from lessons excited and inspired and can’t wait to go back next week. Owen’s skills have developed rapidly since having lessons and this has fueled his passion for playing even more. Owen’s dream is to pursue a career in music and with Inigo as his teacher anything is possible.
Gemma, Sunshine Coast
I’d recommend Inigo to anyone looking for a tutor. He was flexible in his teaching style and helped me learn what I wanted as well as the fundamentals. He also knows his theory. Was really patient with my 7yo and keeping her interested. Lovely guy and crazy good guitarist.
Inigo is an engaging and calm teacher, perfect for our energetic 10 year old. He offers honest feedback, instills confidence, and has patience in ensuring our son’s development on guitar.
Excellent teacher… Inigo is caring and thorough in providing materials and support… highly recommended.
Kat, Sunshine Coast
Miss 10 LOVED her first guitar lesson today – in her words “every bit of it”.
She can’t wait for next week – thank you.
Toni, Sunshine Coast
I can highly recommend Inigo. His lessons are student-focused with songs that they want to learn. Abi is really enjoying learning the guitar which is definitely having a positive knock on effect to her learning in school.
Helen, Bli Bli