Col Bernau

  • Diploma of Music (Jazz)

I've been teaching guitar professionally since 1976, and cover a range from rock, country, folk, celtic, metal, pop, funk and most other popular styles.

I offer tuition in plectrum and finger styles and basic classical guitar also.

In recent years I have taken up or revisited mandolin, tenor banjo, tenor guitar, ukulele, Brazilian cavaquinho and viola caipira and Puerto Rican cuatro, so can offer tuition on these instruments also.

I work progressively with each student, giving them basic techniques in playing the instrument so that he/she can apply these techniques to their own preferred style. I also encourage each student to venture into a variety of styles, in order to broaden their concept of playing their instrument.

Having taught classroom and instrumental music in the ACT over the last 20 years, I have prepared many students for both year 12 performances and tertiary level auditions. Many of my students are now professional musicians and music teachers.

Having been private tutor and classroom teacher and performing musician for over thirty years, I can offer a depth of knowledge and experience to my students.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I now offer lessons also via Zoom, Facetime or Skype. This have been going well.
I can also accept Creative Kids vouchers from NSW students.

Details last updated: February 11, 2024