Hi! I'm Sorcha Albuquerque. I’m a qualified Guitar and Bass Instructor offering personalized lessons and instruction from my studio in Fitzroy, Melbourne. I’ve been teaching people of all ages and experience levels for 9 years and hold a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Guitar Performance) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
As a freelance musician, I perform across a wide variety of genres including Jazz, Soul, Pop, Rock and have performed with artists including soul/hip-hip artist Adrian Eagle, ARIA award-winning bluegrass/country group All Our Exes Live In Texas, and ARIA award-winning Jazz bassist Jonathan Zwartz and Jake Mason (Cookin' on 3 Burners).
I have performed at several venues around Australia and Internationally including The Basement, The Night Cat, Montreux Jazz Festival, Stonnington Jazz Festival, The Ellington Jazz Club, Venue 505 and recorded my original music for the ABC.
Other teaching credits include being a member of the Musicaviva in Schools group 'Zeeko' for past last 4 years, working one on one with EMI artist Kian, and serving as a mentor in the Young Women in Jazz program in WA and NSW.
I am passionate about teaching and I always aim to design lessons around my student's personality and interests. I want my lessons to be fun, inclusive and non-intimidating.
My own journey with the guitar began at the age of 14 and I was originally inspired by guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. My roots are heavily in soul, blues, and Rock and that was my pre-curser to playing jazz.
However, I teach all styles!
Chords, Fingerpicking, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Folk, Sight-Reading, Music Theory, TAB.
All levels from beginner to advanced.
Pricing: $60 per hour or $35 per half hour.
--FIRST LESSON FREE--
Location: Fitzroy, Victoria.
I teach out of a light-filled studio at my house which is very lovely!
I also have a car and willing to travel within 15km, At an extra $10 p.h ($70 p/h)
Please do not hesitate to get in contact to organize a lesson.
I would love to hear from you!