Guitar Lessons - Wellington & Porirua
Whether you are a complete beginner, or an experienced guitarist looking for new skills, I can guide you through the steps in a relaxed, friendly environment.
I have over 20 years experience teaching guitar in the Wellington region; as a private tutor at my home studio in Porirua as well as 10 years at Wellesley College and 6 years at Scots College. Previous students include Julia Deans and Conrad Wedde of The Pheonix Foundation.
I specialise in Contemporary Rock and Pop Guitar (Acoustic and Electric), and incorporate into this selections from all genres that have influenced contemporary rock and pop guitarists.
Therefore, you can expect to study pieces from the world of blues, folk, classical and jazz as well as contemporary artists such as AC-DC, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran and more.
I encourage students to suggest songs that they would like to be able to play. The fundamentals of reading will be covered but I typically teach using tablature and ear training. I only teach theory as and when it is appropriate to the standard and interests of the student.
"Songs will come and go, but good technique is forever."
There is a lot of stuff on the internet that can tell you what notes to play. But the internet can't correct your technique and it can't answer your questions.
Learn properly and you'll learn faster and enjoy the process a lot more.
I encourage you to contact me for more information or to book a lesson time. Lessons are $30.00 per half hour.