Skill Level: All Levels
Pricing: First 5 X 30 mins private lessons $99 limited time.
We offer music instruction for all ages and abilities from hobbyist to professional. You will Grow as a artist with us and be inspired by our school to reach your goals at your pace. We have an amazing introduction offer – $99 for 5 X 30 minute private lessons.
Have fun with our unique teaching approach where you will be motivated to learn more, excel and build confidence. Our teachers will guide you through your music journey.
We offer instruction on drums, guitar, bass, ukelele, keytar, vocals, piano and the keyboard for all styles of music.
We encourage our student to perform in our monthly concerts, also they do regular recordings to assist in reconising achievement and to document their growth as an artist on their music journey.
We have our own stage at the school to perform on, this means students can invite family and friends to see there growth, whilst remaining a completely private show. We see rapid improvement in our students with this regular performance and recording based goal. Students are more focused and motivated to build self esteem and confidence.
On their music journey students feel rewarded seeing these achievements for their hard work and dedication, making TMMSA a unique school.
We have three outstanding guitar teachers at Treble Makers Music School Australia that will guide you on your music journey. Please see their bios below.
1. GABRIEL ATKINSON – GUITAR TEACHER
Gabe grew up in a musical family, his father is a saxophonist and his mother is a singer, so music is certainly in his blood.
Gabe always loved music since he was very little and started playing guitar at 8 years old and is classically trained. He then found his love for rock and electric guitar and certainly understands the hard work and dedication required to become good. Spending several hours everyday locked in his room practicing and playing music. He had his first band when he was 13 and has been playing professionally since he was 16. He is a natural born performer and feels completely at home on stage.
Gabe is originally from New Zealand and has deep roots in the Australian music community and is well respected. Gabe moved to Australia in his early 20’s with Kiwi rock band Weta, they signed a major deal with Warner Records. This opened the door to extensive touring of Australia and New Zealand, many recordings, film clips and exposure to the national and international industry. Weta’s debut album Geographica reached Platinum sales in New Zealand. The first Weta gig he played, was with Foo Fighters at the Wellington Town Hall. Weta played Big Day Out shows, Offshore Festival, Rocket Festival. Also supported Silverchair, Powderfinger, Shihad, Regurgitator, Jebediah, Magic Dirt, Killing Heidi and played with Motorace, Nitocris and Pre Shrunk on the Triple JJJ Turn Up Your Radio Tour.
In 2007 Gabe was asked to join Grinspoon as a session guitarist on there national tour of Alibis and Other Lies. Spending a year on the road with one of Australia’s greatest rock bands was an extraordinary experience.
Gabe has since been performing professionally, song writing, recording, (including a recording session in the U.S.A with Gina Schock from the Go-Go’s). He also plays, records and writes songs in his own band and does solo gigs. He continues to contribute as a session guitarist and write songs with Local artists.
Gabe has a wealth of knowledge, is an expert in his field with over 25 years of experience in the music industry. Has guided and mentored many ambitious musician’s. His advice is with dedication anyone can become musically developed. Gabe would like to see the live music world stay alive and wants to share his passion for music. This led him to start teaching over 5 years ago and also open TMMSA with his great team of like minded musicians and educators.
He is a great educator and has taught all walks of life and abilities, hobbiest to professional, from very young to retires. His “down to earth” approach has inspired many learners onto their musical journeyHe effortlessly communicates the joy of learning music with a sense of fun and humour with his charismatic approach. He has incredible patience, enthusiasm and dedication. With his wealth of experience and knowledge in all areas of the music world, he assists bringing the thrill and pride of playing guitar to all. Gabe has a lot to offer who desire to learn and brings out the best in all of his students. His lessons are creative, supportive and he encourages students to exceed their expectations, be dedicated and to practice. He also encourages monthly performance and records his students regularly to show growth. He believes this really helps drive his students and builds confidence. His knowledge of music is very broad and thus he can teach all styles from pop, blues, country, heavy metal, classic rock, r n b, alternative country, hard rock…
His unique approach will help assist you to reach your goals, give you the tools to achieve them and certainly makes your learning experience exciting whilst you grow as an artist on your music journey.
Gabe is available on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons/evenings.
2. JULIAN SCHEFFER – GUITAR AND UKULELE TEACHER BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
Julian Scheffer has been playing guitar since he was 15 years old. He has been involved in many recordings and has played professionally at places such as the Arts Centre, Melbourne Recital Centre, The Corner Hotel, and has toured nationally in various acts. He is currently playing with Labjacd, who are a favourite on the International and National festival curcuit.
He is an experienced educator, completing BMUS (HONS) and Masters of Teaching and has been teaching for over 10 years. He has worked in Europe and Australia as a guitar teacher. Julian worked in Holland at Virtuosi Music where he taught privately and ran musicianship workshops concentrating on performance and the joys of playing guitar, with 7 to 10 year old students from varying language backgrounds. Julian also worked at Yamaha Music, Australia, where he designed a 3-day guitar program and taught the Guitar Encounters course; a rock and pop-based course designed in the UK for guitarist from the age of 8 upwards. Julian also worked in regional Victoria, with the Musica Viva in Schools program, a music education program delivering a variety of live interactive concerts in schools throughout Australia.
Julian teaches popular styles, including rock, blues and jazz but can also cater for students wanting to learn classical guitar plus music from South America. He teaches all ages and abilities from hobbiest to professional. He is a very engaging and focused teacher who strives to get the best out of his students. Julian communicates with his students to determine exactly what they want to achieve and learn, motivates and inspires them to aim high and gives students all the tools, guidance and resources required to build confidence to grow as an artist on their unique music journey to achieve their goals. With his experience, knowledge, academic background and being a highly trained teacher with a range of styles that inform the teaching approach. Julian is a great mentor for all.
Julian is available on Monday afternoon/evening.
3. KEN HENNESSY – BASS, GUITAR AND UKELELE TEACHER
Ken Hennessy is a talented down to earth bass/guitar player. He has been playing for over 15 years and has extensive experience in all areas of the industry from performing to writing and recording. He has performed professionally in various original bands such as My Piranha, Stackhouse and Last Mistress in which he has toured Nationally and put his stamp on numerous records over the last 9 years. Ken plays bass and guitar (depending on the lineup) professionally in cover bands and on recording sessions as well.
Recently he has been teaching bass, guitar and ukelele at local Primary schools. Ken is available for one on one private bass, guitar and ukelele lessons. He covers all ages and abilities from hobbiest to professional, including contemporary styles such as rock, pop, blues and funk.
He is a very committed, supportive teacher with lots of enthusiasm, patience, and he is very friendly allowing him to impart his musical experience and knowledge with a relaxed teaching approach.
He believes enjoyment and inspiration are the key areas of focus for students, he tailors lessons to suit the needs of the student so they get the most out of each lesson working at their pace.
Ken teaches music genres that the students are interested in and makes sure they are learning the essentials of playing along. Kens lessons are lots of fun and you learn without thinking too much. You will break down songs, watch, learn, listen, jam and play. Ken will also work on performance confidence.
He makes sure students understand the importance of practice during the week to get the best out of their music learning. Also his engaging lessons help students develop skills that allow creativity, confidence and talent to grow. Inspiring students and encouraging them to reach their goals, give them the tools to achieve them whilst growing as an artist on their unique music journey.
Ken is available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons/evenings.
GENERAL LESSON INFO:
We are extremely proud of all our talented, dedicated teaching staff and our welcoming school.
Our teachers come from a diverse range of music backgrounds as well as all being professional musicians, having real world experience. They all have a wealth of knowledge, are highly skilled, passionate, enthusiastic and are great mentors. All our teachers are very friendly, supportive, caring.Parents we would like you to know that we provide a safe environment for children and have extra security in place to ease your minds. It is also critical that all our teachers have a “Working with Children” clearance.
Our teachers offer a fun, creative, engaging, informative and personalised approach, with our one on one lesson’s in an inspiring, supportive, encouraging and safe environment. We ensure positive learning experiences and you will learn new skills, reach high levels, stimulate rhythm, coordination and imagination. Anything is possible to achieve with dedication and practice. Every individual has the capability to succeed.
We look forward to you starting your music journey with us.
These details were last updated on October 20, 2016