Styles: Pop, Rock, Indie
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Suitability: Ages 12 years and up
Friendly and fun guitar lessons with patient and experienced teacher.
I design individual learning programs personalized to your needs, so you can learn your favourite songs at your own pace. Just nominate the songs you want to learn and we’ll work through them together week by week.
Along the way we’ll learn new chords, song structures and styles of playing by learning the songs you love.
For all the songs learnt you’ll receive clear and concise instructions detailing exactly how to play your songs. You’re welcome to audio record or video record the lesson to help you out at home and if you get stuck at any point in between lessons I’m happy to provide tips on how to get back on track at any time.
I’ve been playing the guitar for 25 years and have played at venues throughout Australia, Japan and Europe. In Australia, I’ve played at all sorts of venues from The Basement to the Vanguard, The Annandale to The Hopetoun and The Opera Bar to the Hilton’s Marble Bar.
Gift vouchers are available and I’m happy to teach groups of up to 3 if you would like to learn in a group environment.
School student experiences
“Simon is a truly inspiring teacher who takes a lot of trouble to keep his students interested and challenged, focusing on music they want to learn while broadening their musical horizons at the same time. His enthusiasm is infectious; he is always encouraging, and he makes it fun.
We would unreservedly recommend him!”
Shirley – Emmy’s (12) Mum
“Electric guitar is one of those instruments that generates a lot of enthusiasm at the beginning, but kids can quickly lose interest when they realise it requires practice, patience and a bit of dedication. My nine year old daughter began learning electric guitar with Simon, and has remained enthusiastic about the instrument ever since. Simon is a gentle teacher, but one with clear expectations and an inspiring style that has kept my daughter engaged and interested, even when it has been necessary to practice scales! His ability to play songs from her favourite bands is a definite advantage. I expect she’ll be having fun playing guitar with Simon for a long time to come”
Louise – Miriam’s (10) Mum
Adult Student experiences
“I was self taught in guitar and only played for personal enjoyment. I have been having guitar lessons for only a short while. Simon very quickly assessed what level of skill I was at, and adapted his lessons for me accordingly. He has shown me the basics of guitar and the structure of notes and chords, as well as giving me songs to play that I enjoy. This has given me a better understanding of what I was missing in my playing. Simon has made me feel comfortable in the lessons and I have no hesitation in recommending him as a musician and teacher.”
“I’ve been learning to play the guitar for the last 4 months under the tuition of Simon Morel. Not only am I learning how to play my favourite songs, but I’m also enjoying it immensely. Simon’s nurturing approach certainly creates an easy to understand learning environment. I thought it would be a lot harder to learn how to play… especially at my age (48).”
“I started taking lessons at the start of this year as an adult, without any prior experience or training. Today after only six months of lessons I can play several songs and eagerly await each lesson. Simon is a teacher of the highest calibre, who demonstrates considerable commitment to his students. I find that Simon teaches guitar in a way that keeps things simple to understand and easy to learn. He is able write down guitar tabs for most of my favourite songs after listening to them only once. This ability constantly amazes me. Simon’s methodology is comprehensive and engaging and combined with his guidance and encouragement I would recommend him highly to any prospective student”
“I started as a complete beginner with interest but also fear of the guitar. After about 6 weeks I am now able to play along to Radiohead and get some sounds out of the guitar which actually sound quite good!! Simon’s approach to teaching has been awesome and in addition to teaching me the technical knowledge required, I have been able to learn songs I love which is what I ultimately want. The charts and information have been a massive help as they are easy to understand and follow. I have found the initial stages of learning to be fun and I am now completely addicted and no longer afraid of the guitar. This is thanks to a very passionate teacher. Thanks Simon.”
“Simon has a real knack for combining the boring (yet essential) theory with what essentially why you are there – to learn to play your favourite songs. Only in time have I realised how empowering this approach is – because it keeps you enthusiastic whilst also ensuring that you are learning the necessary theory to learn sustainably. This is important to me – as I feel like I am moving (albeit slowly!) to a point where I will be able to learn songs independently.
Simon is an excellent communicator and obviously a special music talent. This essentially makes the lessons a pleasure to be involved in – you really feel like you are learning from a pro!”
“I’m really enjoying the lessons and learning a lot, it’s very easy to get along with Simon and he knows his stuff.. I would recommend to him to anyone.”
These details were last updated on January 21, 2016