Lessons open to all ages and skill levels, tailored to each student with an emphasis on developing well rounded skills required to play music both solo and in a group setting.
My aim as a teacher is to make the lesson as informative and engaging as possible, emphasising a thorough understanding of the core elements of playing but doing so in a way that is not a deterrent to learning. If I can inspire students in the same way that I have been inspired by some of my teachers then I come away feeling like I have achieved my goal as a teacher.
Some areas I like to cover:
Changing between chords smoothly and in time - Right hand technique - Soloing/Improvising - Reading notated music - Rhythm - Tonal production - Learning the fretboard.
Lessons are conducted at my studio space in Richmond, however it is also possible to arrange lessons at the students house. I hold a valid Working With Children check.
7 years teaching experience, having taught a variety of styles to all skill levels from beginner to advanced, as well as to all age groups.
Accreditation: Bachelor of Music (Monash University) majoring in Jazz Performance (Guitar)
Past students have been prepared to audition for and successfully admitted to:
Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (Year 9)
Victorian College of the Arts (Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Improvisation)
Melbourne Polytechnic (Bachelor of Music)
Victoria University (Bachelor of Music)
– I perform regularly at Jazz clubs and other music venues around Melbourne, and my past teachers have included the very best guitarists in Australia. I have also performed at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Port Fairy Jazz Festival, Devonport Jazz Festival, and performed at MONA in Hobart as a part of International Jazz Day. I also have a background in many other styles of guitar playing, having played in pop/rock/funk and fusion bands for a number of years before I began my Jazz studies, and continue to play in projects in these genres.