Are you tired of wasting time when you practice?
- You spend days, weeks and months practicing a piece and it just doesn't improve much
- When you play in front of people your memory goes, difficult bits fall apart and unexpected errors creep in
- You wish you could understand the music better so that you weren't just 'playing notes'
Imagine what it would feel like if after each practice you made amazing progress
- You could memorize pieces very quickly
- Your performances would be better than when you practiced at home
- You could drastically improve your understanding of music
After giving hundreds of live performances, playing for examinations, competitions and live radio, I know how important good practice can be.
Many guitarists get into a cycle of bad practice habits. The fact is that practice doesn't make perfect. Creative and amazing practice makes perfect!
If you don't change your practicing habits and mindsets, then you will make very slow, or maybe even little to no progress! It is possible to practice and make your errors and memory even worse than when you began. I don't want you to suffer through that and think that the guitar is just too difficult.
Once you start practicing with new and creative mindsets then you will no longer be greatly disappointed at your playing. You will come home after playing for people, or after an exam, and your insides will be glowing with joy. You won't want to ever stop playing for people, and your skills on the guitar will just keep on getting better by the day.
Daniel Nistico is available for private guitar instruction in Melbourne.
Please call him on 0455 274 744 for more information and to arrange a free trial lesson, or
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"Julian Rotin is a contemporary guitarist who lives in Melbourne. Classically trained, he refined his technique playing a wide range of pieces from composers such as Bach, Brouwer, Charlton, Llobet, Mertz, and Albeniz and completed AMEB exams up to grade 7. He then went on to develop his contemporary technique. Becoming interested in Flamenco guitar he studied Flamenco guitarists such as Paco de Lucia, Paco Pena, and Vincente Amigo. Julian solidified his contemporary flamenco guitar technique and in recent years he specializes in contemporary Brazilian guitar. Julian’s training in both contemporary and classical disciplines give him a rich musical background and ability to teach guitarists at all levels.
Julian performs on a regular basis in various ensembles including duets, trios, quartets, and larger. He participated in the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra as a guest musician and performs regularly around Melbourne."
To see more of Julian in action,
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Meredith has returned to Australia after having taught guitar in the United States for the last 20 years. She has taught students from age three to seventy, and taught extensively within the tertiary education system.
As an early childhood music specialist she accepts students from three years old and up using the Suzuki approach. Meredith holds two Masters degrees in music (San Francisco Conservatory of Music/University of Sydney) and teaches in two Melbourne locations: Fitzroy North and Elsternwick.
To see Meredith introduce herself and her teaching methodology, please view her video here:
Ph. 0478 064 022
Antony has been performing and teaching Flamenco and Classical Guitar for over 45 years. He studied Classical guitar with Jochen Schubert in Melbourne and then with Alexandre Lagoya in France. His first Flamenco guitar teacher was Joaquín Gomez in Melbourne with whom He had a few lessons. Joaquín was the real author of the famous Flamenco Guitar Method by Ivor Mairants from the 1950's. Later he studied extensively in Spain on three separate trips from 1975 - 1995 ( in 1990 receiving a grant from the West Australian Dept. for the Arts) with teachers such as Juan Maya "Marote", Paco Pena, Antonio Sanchez (father of Paco de Lucia), Pedro del Valle, El Entri, and others.
Antony has performed with Spanish Dance Companies in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth as well as performing overseas in India, Greece, Japan and New Caledonia. He has arranged music for theatre productions, performed at various festivals and has played with "Her Majesty's Theatre Orchestra" as well as with the "West Australian Symphony Orchestra".
He has written a simple book in tab with a cd covering the basics of Flamenco Guitar and a few pieces.
For intermediate and advanced players he has arranged and transcribed many flamenco pieces in both music and tab.
Contact Antony Hadgion for classes on 9386 2122 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Nadia Sartori
Phone: 0466 249 259
Areas of specialization: Classical Guitar - from beginner to tertiary level
Styles taught: Classical
What Grade Exams do you prepare for? AMEB all levels
Overview: Nadia has approximately 20 years experience in teaching guitar, at primary, secondary and tertiary level. Her teaching method is based on a development of an all-round musician. She strongly encourages students to work towards the AMEB system and has a intricate knowledge of the requirements of VCE Classical Guitar.
Peter Smith Guitarist
Contact: Peter Smith
Location: Wantirna, VIC
Areas of specialization: Classical Guitar, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Bass
Styles taught: Classical Guitar, Rock, Pop, Jazz...
What Grade Exams do you prepare for? AMEB all grades, etc.
Caroline Springs School of Music
Contact: Brendan Hains
Phone: (03) 9363 0662
Location: Caroline Springs, VIC
Areas of specialization: Modern, Classical, Jazz, Rock.
Styles taught: All styles
What Grade Exams do you prepare for? Introductory to diploma levels
Contact: Jochen Schubert
Phone: 03 9528 3964
State: Balaclava, VIC
Areas of specialization: Classical Guitar
Styles taught: Classical, Jazz, Latin-American
What Grade Exams do you prepare for? AMEB all levels
Classical, Latin, Jazz, Blues and fingerpicking styles.
0409 215 330 - email@example.com
Adamon Guitar School
We provide guitar tuition for most styles, with special attention towards flamenco, classical, rock and blues. Preparations for VCE or AMEB. A recording studio for demos is also available. Students of all ages and levels are welcome to give us a try. Please call Yossi or Shona. Our address is 7/382 Bluff Rd. Sandringham, Victoria.
Ph: 0411 184 757
A professional musician and flamenco guitar teacher, with over 30 years experience in performance and teaching both in Spain and Australia.
Peter has studied with Paco Pena, Serranito, Juan Maya ‘Marote’, Nino Ricardo and others.
Ph: 03 9525 4790
Mob: 0412 535 740
Classical Guitar Teacher & Performer
Accepting Beginners & Advanced Students. Specialising in performance practice, ensemble, music history, form & analysis and ear training. Preparations for examinations & competitions.
0419 345 088
Classical & contemporary guitar teacher, specializing in teaching students from 3½ (using the Suzuki approach) to VCE preparation. A history of excellent results and satisfied students.
Ph. 0425 782 301
35 Tainton Road, Burwood East, VIC 3151
0422 321 546
Ph. 03 9589 4680
New South Wales
Sydney Guitar School
"Leading specialist in one-on-one guitar education and guitar ensemble coaching in Sydney"
Sydney Guitar School offer specialist training, expert guidance with proven results, whether you want to learn to play your favourite song, take part in music examinations or make music your career, you have come to the right place. We can help you achieve your goals.
Master of Music in Performance (University of Alicante, Spain), Bachelor of Music (Hons) (VCA & MCM, University of Melbourne), Working With Children Check, AMEB Certified Teacher
Evan Hopkins is a passionate guitar teacher with over 6 years experience teaching both privately and in schools. Evan’s love for music first became apparent while receiving guitar lessons at a young age and it is this care and dedication to his instrument that Evan seeks to instil in all his students through his carefully planned lessons.
Evan believes that it is through stimulating, engaging and enjoyable lessons that students can achieve their potential and reap the benefits that a music education offers.
Contact: Christian Laki
Phone: 0432 714 766
State: Ultimo, NSW
Areas of specialization: All but a highlight are classical & Spanish
What Grade Exams do you prepare for? All
John is based in the Belconnen region of Canberra Australia, and has been teaching professionally since 1994 over a broad range of levels including students new to the classical guitar through to post graduates at University. He has presented master-classes in Europe, North America, New Zealand and Australia and has been employed as guitar tutor at the Australian National University (ANU) and Waikato University.
John has put over 250 students through the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) and Trinity syllabuses and not one has failed their exam under his tutorage. John has a strong knowledge of the student repertoire at all the AMEB and Trinity levels and has recorded over 600 student works from syllabuses.