Beginner Guitar Lessons

Learn Guitar the Right Way and Have Fun

Have you have always wanted to play the guitar but just never got around to it?

I know, the maths is downright scary right? Eight fingers, six strings, 12 keys and 24 frets, where do you even start?

Don't worry, my guitar coaching program is designed to give everything you need in order to start playing today. I’ll teach you everything you need to know in order to strum your way through a cool chord progression or some tasty rock licks.

If you are a beginner, then we can help you get off to a great start.

We can help you with guitar and gear selection, proper posture, learning techniques and more.

All you have to do is turn up.


Getting the right lessons at the start will make or break your success

Most guitar students give up playing guitar within 12 months because they didn't get the right guitar lessons for beginners.

They ended up feeling frustrated, bored or overwhelmed with it all, so they simply gave up.

Sound familiar?

I've been teaching guitar for more than 20 years and I know what it takes to help you become a good player.

The essential ingredient is fun. If it’s not fun, you’re probably not going to spend the time and effort learning and practicing.

We’ll start at the very beginning, and learn about the first steps that need to be taken (like buying an instrument) and what to expect on this lifetime journey of playing the guitar.

I give you well structured, enjoyable and motivating lessons that will have you playing songs in as short a time as possible.

Guitar Lessons Just for You

I’ll adapt your lessons to fit your prior knowledge and personal situation.

You’ll learn how to use your ear and how important that is when learning and playing your favourite songs. This will make you a much better player.

These days there is a wealth of learning material available everywhere. You can buy books with songs and tablature, or use the internet to get free tabs. However, tabs are often very wrong, so having well developed ears will help you learn the right notes from the wrong uns.

You’ll also learn a little bit of music theory. When theory is taught and learnt properly it helps you learn quicker as it gives you a better understanding of what is happening.

If you have any questions about starting to learn guitar, then just call me or email me.


Some of the Things You Will Learn:

How to Hold the Guitar

Learn the different and correct ways to hold the guitar when sitting down or standing up.


Finger and Fret Numbers

Learn how to put the right finger on the right fret at the right time.


Guitar Parts

It’s important to know the proper names for the parts of the guitar so that when you talk to other musicians or go to the music stores you can all speak the same language and understand each other.


Names of the Guitar Strings

It’s all about the strings. You’ll use this knowledge all of the time when doing anything with the guitar.


How to Tune a Guitar

While digital tuners and phone apps make tuning a guitar easy, it is still essential to have a good ear and know how to tune a guitar manually.


Right Hand Guitar Technique

Playing guitar is all about picking and strumming and you will learn how the fundamentals of how to use your hand to strum and pick the strings of the guitar.


Left Hand Guitar Technique

Your left hand will have to do an incredible amount of physical work, so knowing how to position, relax and work your left hand is a critical skill.



Chords are the building blocks of guitar music, and you will learn the fundamental Major and Minor chord shapes.


Strumming and Rhythm

Once you’ve learned a few chords the next part is to play a song in time. This means learning how to strum with rhythm.  You’ll learn some essential strumming patterns and chord progressions.

Get a Free Lesson

Get a free 30min lesson and review of what you need to learn to achieve your musical goals.

Beginner or advanced, 6 or 60. I’ll tailor a program just for you. Call me on:

Australian Guitar Institute