FAQ

Does age and ability matter?

I am willing to teach anyone who is interested in playing guitar, no matter what your age.

Do I need my own guitar?

Yes you will need your own guitar to take lessons with and to practice and play with.

Where should I buy a guitar?

I recommend going into any local music shop and finding a guitar that you like the look and feel of, and for the price you want to spend. Kids may require a 3/4 size guitar. I also recommend a steel string guitar. It can be a good idea to get a decent guitar that will last without needing to upgrade at a later stage. Also check out the Guitar Buying Tips page on this site to buy a guitar from our recommended online seller.

Where are lessons held?

Lessons are held in one of the music studio rooms at The Nelson School of Music on Nile St.

How often should I take lessons?

Lessons are held weekly and require booking for a term, or remaining weeks of a term. It is recommended that you practice often at home to ensure that improvement will be made.

What will be taught?

Students are given lesson sheets & taught all about:

  • Tuning methods
  • Open chords & advanced barre chords
  • Strumming patterns
  • Finger picking patterns & techniques
  • The music theory you need to know for guitar
  • Reading guitar¬†tablature and notation
  • Scales for jamming and exercises
  • How to write songs & songwriting tips
  • Your favourite songs
    + more essential skills!

See what others are saying..

“Phil has proven to be reliable and honest in his dealings with both adults and children. The progress the children have made is very evident in their improved skill level as well as their commitment to the work. They are obviously well motivated, often practicing in their own time.”¬†Sharon Marsh, School Principal.