Hello! My name is Caleb and I am a classical guitarist and teacher based in Adelaide, SA.
I have completed my Masters of Philosophy (Music Performance), Honours Degree in Music (Classical Guitar) with First-Class Honours at the Elder Conservatorium of Music at Adelaide University under Oliver Fartach-Naini (AMEB Classical Guitar Syllabus consultant). I also hold a Licentiate of Music Diploma from the AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board).
I provide beginner to advanced guitar lessons with my speciality being in Classical Guitar. I am also able to prepare students for AMEB exams.
As a teacher in private schools around Adelaide and a tutor at the Elder Conservatorium of Music (Adelaide University), I believe that a fun, supportive, relaxed learning environment should be provided to all students. Students will thrive in an environment which will include games, technical development, music reading skills, aural training and theory. By promoting curiosity and self-motivated learning the student is encouraged to explore their own musical interests while given the opportunity to thrive as their own musician.
Alongside my positions at Adelaide University and private schools I am a teacher/conductor with SAYGE (South Australian Youth Guitar Ensemble) and am currently the conductor for the beginner and advanced guitar ensembles.
Mobile: 0437 061 015
Caleb Lavery-Brook completed his Postgraduate studies at the Elder Conservatorium of Music on an Australian Government Scholarship in 2021 after recently completing his Bachelor Degree of Music (Classical Performance - Classical Guitar) with First Class Honours (Band A) under Dr. Oliver Fartach-Naini. His current tutor is ARIA award winning guitarist and Artistic Director of the Adelaide Guitar Festival, Slava Grigoryan. He has also been fortunate to have had masterclasses and private lessons with Australian and International guitar virtuosi including Gary Ryan (United Kingdom), Ricardo Gallèn (Germany), Martha Masters (United States) Jane Curry (New Zealand), Máximo Diego Pujol (Argentina), Stephen Goss (United Kingdom), Vincent Lindsey-Clark (United Kingdom) and Lee Song-Ou (South Korea).
In 2020 Caleb was part of the ‘Perspectives Trilogy’ by the Adelaide-based Kegelstatt ensemble which saw a subsequent commercial release.
2019 saw Caleb awarded with a Norwood Symphony Orchestra Scholarship, placing first in the Chamber Music Adelaide competition and awarded the prestigious Elder Conservatorium EMR Scholarship. In 2019 he also took on a producer/artistic director role for a new concert series named Illuminated where the concerts feature selected composers performed in near-complete darkness.
In 2018, Caleb attained his Licentiate of Music Australia Diploma from the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) and was subsequently awarded the Classical Guitar LMusA award for the outstanding achievement. Also in 2018, he placed first in the instrumental category of the SA final of the Young Virtuoso Award after becoming a finalist in both 2017 and 2018. In this year he was involved in the production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas through the South Australian State Opera.
He has competed in several competitions and was the winner of the open age classical guitar category of the Adelaide Eisteddfod in 2015, 2017 and 2018. In 2017, he placed first in the open age, open instrument category of the Balaklava Eisteddfod. Caleb performs regularly as a member of the South Australian based Opal Guitar Quartet who placed first in the open string division of the Adelaide Eisteddfod in 2018. The Quartet was fortunate to receive funding to embark on a tour to Sydney and Taranaki, New Zealand in early 2020.
His career has seen him feature in the Guitar Festival in years 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019 and at the 3rd Korean International Guitar Festival in 2017. To compliment his performance profile, he has appeared on Radio Adelaide, 5MBS and KBS Radio worldwide (South Korea).
Alongside his performance-based career, Caleb is an avid and passionate teacher. He is a private tutor and teaches at schools around Adelaide as well as holding a position as tutor for the Open Music Academy for the Elder Conservatorium at The University of Adelaide. In January 2019, Caleb undertook a teaching internship for the Sydney Classical Guitar Society Summer School. As a result of this opportunity he was awarded a scholarship through the New York based Classical Guitar Corner school. In 2017, he was fortunate to be mentored by Dr. Paul Svoboda after being given the opportunity to conduct the guitar orchestra at the finale concert of the Adelaide Guitar Festival Winter School. Caleb is a conductor, teacher and committee member for SAYGE (South Australian Youth Guitar Ensemble).