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Andrew Scrivens - Guitar Lessons

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Skilled & Personalised Guitar Lessons in Brisbane

If there’s ONE thing I’ve learned from teaching the guitar to over 200 private students, it’s that everyone comes to lessons for THEIR own reasons. And the one skill that I have identified which truly sets a guitar teacher apart is the skill of UNDERSTANDING what a student’s reasons for learning are and for adapting the style of lesson to support those reasons and goals.

I specialise in teaching all forms of Rock, Contemporary and Blues on both the acoustic and electric guitar. Rather than teach according to a curriculum or single method, which I have not found to be effective at all, my approach is to spend time establishing:

1. A clear understanding of what it is we would like to accomplish together

2. A realistic path of practice that will take us there in the most efficient way

and 3. The ongoing support and feedback you need to achieve your goals.

This is the approach that I have found to be most effective in serving the needs of my students in the best possible way.

Lessons are conducted in a comfortable home-studio tucked in behind LaTrobe Terrace, Paddington.

Some common inquiries that I work with students to achieve include:

-How can I race through the uncomfortable, early stages of guitar to get to the where the fun really starts?
-Can I learn a specific pop or rock song that I am inspired to learn on guitar?
-I want to improve my Rhythm and Groove! How?
-I want to play finger-style guitar like Ed Sheehan, John Mayer or Tommy Emmanuel. Is that possible??
-Can you teach me how to play in the style of a specific player (i.e. Jack Johnson)?
-My playing seems a bit repetitive, how can I develop more colour and expressiveness
-How do I write songs (and record them too)?
-I’d like to arrange non-guitar music for the guitar. How?
-I really want to understand music theory – from the basics all the way up to everything needed to know to have complete freedom on the fretboard! Where do I start?
-Can you help me get better at jamming and improvisation?

For more information and media please visit my website.

These details were last updated on March 15, 2016

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