– 1 on 1 Guitar Lessons – $100/hr – Leichhardt, Inner West (or online lessons) – Full time professional teacher – 25 years guitar teaching experience – Air conditioned studio – Students 14 years upwards (registered NSW Government Creative Kids Provider) – Learn whatever YOU want!
Based in Leichhardt, Inner West, NSW, I design individual learning programs personalized to your needs, so you can learn your favourite songs at your own pace.
Along the way we’ll learn new chords, song structures and styles of playing by learning the songs you love.
What if I get stuck?
For all the songs learnt you’ll receive clear and concise instructions detailing exactly how to play your songs. You’re welcome to audio record or video record the lesson to help you out at home and if you get stuck at any point in between lessons I’m happy to provide tips on how to get back on track at any time.
I’ve been playing the guitar for over 30 years, teaching for over 25 and have played at venues throughout Australia, Japan and Europe. In Australia, I’ve played at all sorts of venues, pubs, clubs, festivals and theatres.
Gift vouchers (great pressies!) are available at my online shop or by getting in touch with me directly. Also check out my testimonials from current and past guitar students, my ever expanding current song list (I’m always happy to learn songs specifically for you too!) and my terms and conditions.
To book lessons or to ask any questions about the guitar lessons, call me on 0404 267 623 or email me.
Look forward to speaking with you soon.
NSW Government – Creative Kids Program
Create something great. Claim your $100 Creative Kids voucher today. As a registered provider for the Creative Kids program, you can redeem your voucher with me and let your child develop new skills. Enrol them in a new activity so they can create something great.
For more information regarding the Creative Kids program, or to learn more about the more than 40 government savings and rebates to help with your cost of living, visit service.nsw.gov.au.
About Creative Kids
NSW Government is helping your cost of living with more than 70 rebates and savings including Creative Kids, which is all about making it easier for school-aged kids (4.5 to 18 years old) to get involved in creative and cultural activities.
Parents, guardians and carers can claim a $100 voucher per year to put towards the cost of lessons and fees with registered providers.
It’s a great opportunity to let kids find their passion and learn new skills.
Vouchers can be used to contribute to registration, participation and tuition costs for performing arts, visual arts, coding, languages, literature, music and other creative and cultural activities with our approved list of activity providers.
I've been lucky to be taught by Simon for a number of years now. My playing has improved significantly under Simon's... guidance and personalised tuition. It's rare to find a teacher with monster chops and teaching ability like Simon. Simon's lessons are engaging and he has a special knack for making complex theory and playing techniques accessible. Simon is patient, positive and is genuinely invested in his students' success. Through Simon's guidance and encouragement I have found shortcuts to success in my playing, remediated bad habits, developed confidence in live settings and developed positive momentum for progression through regular lessons. I highly recommend Simon's guitar lessons for all levels. Thanks Simon!read more
Simon is a skilled and patient teacher who makes all stages of learning guitar fun and rewarding. Lessons with Simon... usually involve a combination of theory and song learning, so that there is a more immediate value to learning the essentials of the former. It's fun seeing great songs deconstructed and learning what building blocks go into them, so that as a player you can attempt to write a few of your own!I saw Simon nearly all the way through my teens and in retrospect I am in admiration of his patience with me as I was a pretty easily distracted kid. There were times early on where finding motivation to pick up the guitar was challenging but with Simon's support we kept moving forward and slowly expanding my skill base. I now find great value in regularly gigging/recording with my band, which is something that could never have happened without Simon's guidance. Guitar has been right at the centre of my life for nearly 10 years now and I am extremely thankful to have had such phenomenal guidance so early on. 5 stars!read more
I’ve been a student of Simon’s for some time now, and my playing has massively improved. Simon’s guitar lessons are... great fun, I’ve learnt songs and concepts from every genre, style, and era. His energy and passion for music and the guitar is really contagious, and has helped cement the guitar as a lifelong passion of my own!Thanks for the awesome lessons Simon!read more
Simon has been teaching me for a number of years. He is extremely patient and is able to break down a lesson to give... you the best way of practising anything that you are finding difficult. He also overlays the practical with theory. He will do a video, or frankly anything else that will help you. He is also very reliable.read more
Simon has been my teacher for more than a few years now. The lessons are always lots of fun and I continue to learn and... improve every week. I started to play guitar in my late 40's and at times its been a challenge. I don't think I could have made the process I have without good teacher - and Simon has been fantastic (thanks so much). If you are considering taking lessons with Simon - my advice is just do it!read more
I’ve been a student of Simon’s for years' now and love my weekly sessions. Simon tailors lessons to suit your personal... goals in an non-intimidated enjoyable environment plus this guy can seriously rock out. Can’t recommend highly enough.read more
Simon is a lord. Think of everything you want from a great teacher and he is all of those things. A highly skilled... working musician who practises what he preaches. Endlessly patient and encouraging. With his encyclopaedic knowledge of contemporary (and sometimes not so contemporary!) music, he focuses on teaching you the songs and styles you want to learn as well as the skills to play them. He infuses every lesson with great stories, fun and enthusiasm. I genuinely look forward to each session. And how many teachers can you say that about? An unreserved 5 starsread more
Just looked up the date of my first lesson with Simon (doesn't everyone keep their recordings to practice with) - it... was Aug 2011 wow! 8+ years and still going strong. Looking back, I recall that I spent a lot of time to find a guitar teacher who was a working musician plus would teach me guitar through the music I wanted to play. Since then, we've worked our way from acoustic to electric - rhythm, lead, blues, folk, indie, funk, oz rock, you name it! Simon's ability to transcribe guitar parts for any song you give him, his depth of knowledge of music across the decades, and his skill in teaching technical skills as well as theory and building repertoire make him a rare musical dude. Plus he's immensely patient, and honestly I could just turn up and listen to his stories. You're crazy if you don't choose him to be your teacher. But be aware too - he does have a habit of encouraging you to buy just one more guitar!read more
Simon is an excellent guitarist and a patient teacher. I did not start learning until a few year ago, when I turned 50... and I found Simon very easy to work with and flexible about what we worked on. Its a pleasure to recommend him.read more