Heathcliffe began his classical guitar studies under Georg Mertens at the age of 10. He then went on to study under Russian virtuoso Vladimir Gorbach at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
He has received tuition and masterclasses from some of the most highly respected performers in the world, such as Lorenzo Micheli, Tim Kain, Z.o.o guitar duo and Dene and Irena Grant (SSO, Goldner String Quartet).
Heath is a passionate pedagogue, and has a keen interest in developing the creativity of each student. Having taught both young children and adults, students of all age ranges and abilities are welcome. AMEB, HSC, music theory, and other exam syllabi can all be taught, but of course studying for leisure is also encouraged.