Currently teaching in-person or online
I have been a professional musician for 20 years, and have been teaching for over 10 of them. From small bars to televised theater stages, I have played hundreds of gigs. I currently teach private guitar instruction full-time and over the years, have developed a deep passion for it.
I offer guitar lessons that convey elements of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Rock, Reggae, and Pop. I also guide students through the recording process and with choosing the right gear.
Located in the south eastern suburbs of Brisbane, I have students that come from East Brisbane, Carindale, Coorparoo, Camp Hill, Norman Park, Kangaroo Point, Fortitude Valley, New Farm, West End, Bulimba, Hawthorne, Morningside, Greenslopes, Cannon Hill, Highgate Hill, Bowen Hills, South Brisbane, Balmoral, Carina, Carina Heights, Seven Hills, Belmont, Murrarie, Annerley, Mount Gravatt, Holland Park, Yeronga, Stones Corner and more.
Whether you aspire to play around a campfire, or in your own touring rock band or solo artist, learning a new instrument can be challenging. I believe that teaching students musical styles that are familiar and appealing is essential to their development as a musician as a whole, while making the learning experience enjoyable.
Why Choose Guitar Lessons Brisbane?
I offer effective lessons for all age and skill levels with proven results. Students will learn and explore various styles of music as well as techniques. I work with the individual student needs to customise lessons to their interests, skill levels, and learning styles. I offer affordable tuition rates and a convenient location.
I am honoured to be a member of Caleb Chapman's Soundhouse approved network of instructors. Our Soundhouse musicians have earned a record breaking 10 DownBeat Awards this year alone! Since 2007, our Soundhouse musicians have secured a staggering 45 DownBeat Awards. DownBeat magazine has been published since 1939, and is the worlds most prestigious publication of Jazz music. For more information on the Soundhouse music programs please click here:
Some of my previous endeavours and credentials include:
Adjunct instructor at Southern Virginia University
Class instructor at Harmony Educational Services
Group music instructor at various after school programs including programs for special needs
Studied music at Utah Valley University and Berklee School of Music Online, as well as philosophy at Southern Virginia University
Many of my students have gone on to study music at BYU, USU, U of U, CU, UVU, and others
Nearly all of my high school students participate in their respective high school Jazz bands
Over 10 years of private instruction experience
Founding member of Utah’s award winning band Stonefed
I am a Full time, 100% dedicated, professional music instructor