I am a classical guitar teacher and classical guitar performer based in Melbourne, Australia.
My passion is purely and simply for all things classical guitar.
I am a Committee Member of the Classical Guitar Society of Victoria (CGSV), a performer in the CGSV Guitar Orchestra, the Society’s social media “bod” on Facebook and Twitter, MC extraordinaire for the Society’s tertiary student Twilight Recitals on Sunday afternoons and soon-to-be conductor for a Training Orchestra for the 2013/14 season. Phew! Exciting times!
I started studying the guitar in the UK at the relatively ripe old age of 13 or 14 (after having first studied piano and clarinet), with the great British guitar pedagogue Peter Nutall.
Moving to Australia, and after a bit of a hiatus from the guitar, I continued guitar performance and pedagogy studies with the well-respected (and one time teacher of Slava Grigoryan) Ron Payne. I then continued on my higher level studies with the inspirational Ben Dix of the Melbourne Guitar Quartet. I’m proud to say that Ben is still currently my mentor and teacher, helping to lead me towards my AMusA performance diploma and beyond.
Objective of this blog
One of my key objectives for this blog is to help others – help you – if and where I can, sharing my own lessons learnt and experiences, to shape and follow your own path of learning on the guitar.
I am also a member of the Association of Music Educators (Vic), aMuse, as I feel it’s of the highest importance to continue my own professional development so I can be of the greatest service to my own students.
And in line with this philosophy of mine, I’m also well on the path to becoming a fully qualified and accredited life coach. This is so I can help my students even further in setting goals, understanding their preferred methods of learning, facing challenges and developing resourcefulness to face those challenges, becoming more proactive in handling problem areas in learning, playing and practice and ultimately achieving those desired goals in the most efficient and effective way possible.
Want further advice, help or lessons? Then drop me a line! I won’t bite….
If you think I could assist you further, on more of a one on one basis, then please send me an email with your contact details and we can have a bit more of a chat.