Timothy Lockwood

  • B.Mus

Professionally qualified teacher with a Bachelor of Music from the Australian Institute of Music

Over 10 years experience teaching Guitar, Bass and Violin.

Guitar Lessons:

I’ve been playing guitar for 20 years and I’ll tell you my secret to this long lasting love for this instrument?


As a teacher, above anything else, I think it’s our job to inspire students like yourself to have an insatiable passion for music and I strongly believe once you’ve seen and heard my story you’ll be dying to pick up your guitar and play!

With a guitar in my hand I’ve made a living touring Australia and the World - I’ve played festivals such as Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival, Listen Out, Field Day, Java Jazz Festival and a huge amount more… (i’ll include a pic with all my festival passes) with artists such as Cosmo’s Midnight, Baker Boy, Wave Racer, Kota Banks, Carmada & Kilter, and as a recording artist I’ve performed on songs that have amassed over 20 million streams on Spotify.

I’ve had music videos on MTV and Rage, and there’s live gigs of me performing on ABC’s ‘The Set’ as well as Triple J’s ‘Like A Version’

2020 and the circumstances surrounding touring has had me change pace for the foreseeable future where I’ll be concentrating on recording and studio work. But this change also presents a rare opportunity for a student like yourself to learn off a professional touring musician such as myself!

Qualifications never hurt either, I’ve got a Bachelor Of Music from the Australian Institute of Music where I was placed on the Deans Honour Roll, 10 Years teaching experience, and AMEB preliminary through to 8th Grade.

Lessons are available via ZOOM/SKYPE or from my home studio located in Chatswood 2067


Cosmo’s Midnight Like A Version - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_M9TyxQu7k

Cosmo’s Midnight & Gensis Owusu The Set - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7H1sTED8vQ

Kota Banks Like A Version: https://youtu.be/FKlm8rEyprc?t=46

Baker Boy: MTV - https://youtu.be/9yh_bEnWyeo

Kilter Falls Festival: https://youtu.be/BQx9PDbWCpA?t=95

Kilter Like A Version: https://youtu.be/eBNlWfdGZuk?t=17

Kilter Splendour In The Grass: https://youtu.be/k0RsOThxgek?t=655

Carmada Splendour In The Grass: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1125692280903570

Violin / Fiddle Lessons:

Have you been learning classical violin for a few years now but somewhere you lost the inspiration and passion for the instrument? I’ve been exactly where you are, I’d poured over 10 years into learning violin and didn’t want to throw in the towel but the excitement had eluded me gradually.

That was until I discovered contemporary violin styles, blues and jazz improvisation, and traditional folk fiddle!

Suddenly my enthusiasm was stoked and I was practicing/playing everyday again and loving every second of it. Fast forward another 10 years and I’ve been lucky enough to record violin for some of the biggest artists in Australia as well as tour the country playing festivals to many thousands of people!

Violin doesn’t have to be boring so come for a lesson and let me show why it’s an instrument that belongs on today’s stages!

Lessons are available via ZOOM/SKYPE or from my home studio located in Chatswood 2067

Old Examples:

Royals: https://youtu.be/Yss6R2QcRfQ

Rather Be: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUM05Bj6FMg

Joe Satriani: https://youtu.be/cUBp171QEs8

John Petrucci: https://youtu.be/w0JJWKbewSI

Don’t You Worry Child: https://youtu.be/x89LZSNLQHk


My primary goal with online lessons was to make them as smooth and productive as face to face lessons to achieve this I have set up a multi camera angle system with a Black Magic ATEM Mini switcher allowing up to 4 angles. The video is captured by Nikon DSLR’s including a d850, d800, and d750 - Generally the 4 angle’s chosen are, face front portrait, full body with instrument, close up on hands, and a screen share.

The audio is captured precisely with studio microphones (Rode NT2, Rode NTG2, Sennheiser MD441) running into a UAD Apollo 8 Quad audio interface.

All this is running into a 2020 27” iMac with intel i9, Radeon Pro 580x graphics & 32gb Ram to ensure the smoothest operation.

Please note that at the bare minimum you will need headphones to get the most out of these online lessons, this is to help eliminate feedback, and provide a clear sound from the students side. (students have had success with even just the apple iPhone headphones)

Details last updated: February 3, 2023