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As well as private and school lessons you can now take online video lessons. Use your computer, tablet or phone to learn anywhere at your own pace. My first course, Guitar Chords For Beginners: Learn How To Confidently Strum The Open Position Chords, is available now.

⇐ Online Video Lessons ⇒

Private Lessons

I’ve been teaching Guitar for over 12 years in Rolleston, which is just outside of Christchurch.

Andrew’s tutoring has been a great experience for me. He passes on his understanding and skill in a clear concise manner. But most of all it has been fun and I can now confidently play the guitar. -Paul O’Dea
I am writing in support of Andrew’s skill and abilities as a guitar teacher. My son, Ryan, has been learning guitar for 3 years; the most recent year with Andrew. Andrew has been an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher for Ryan. He has been able to stretch Ryan’s guitar skills in different styles and has also developed his understand of music theory. -Linda Gage


Individual Lessons

Individual Lessons are 30 minutes long at the cost of $25.00 per lesson. Payment is expected at the completion of each lesson. Alternatively lessons can be payed for in advance, a block of 4 lesson costs $100.00.

If for some reason you are unable to attend your lesson please let me know as soon as possible. Lessons are not held on public holidays.

Please bring to your lesson a (playable) acoustic, electric or classical guitar, guitar picks, guitar tuner (if you have one), and any previous lesson materials and music books.

I am happy to teach Acoustic, Electric or Classical guitar. Here are some of the things that I teach.

Tuning/Caring for you guitar
Left & right hand technique
Chord diagrams
Rhythm patterns
Chord progressions
Chord charts/Lead sheets
Musical terms and notation as related to guitar
Bar chords
Understanding chord construction
Right hand strumming/Picking techniques
Finger picking
Lead guitar
Guitar tablature
Scales blues, pentitonic & modes


On Tuesdays I’m at Ladbrooks school and Fridays I teach at West Rolleston school.
If you’re at any of these schools and you’d like lessons please email me for availability and prices.

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