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.
Past students have also been prepared to audition for and successfully admitted to a Bachelor of Music Performance.
Accreditation: Bachelor of Music Majoring in Jazz Performance (Monash University)
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.
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 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.