Sean Blanchard – Guitar Teacher (Saturdays)
Sean Blanchard is one of our Guitar teachers – suited to Beginner / Intermediate. He is available on Saturdays for lessons by appointment, subject to availability.
Sean Blanchard is guitarist, teacher and song writer with a lifelong passion for rock n’ roll in all its varieties. This love for music has taken him to the USA to study under Dweezil Zappa, tour extensively throughout UK, Europe, South East Asia & Australia playing festivals and headline shows in front of thousands.
Sean has recorded with acclaimed producers in prestigious studios as well as signing an international record deal.
Sean’s experience within the music industry and approach to guitar is invaluable to any aspiring musician.
“I’ll never forget the feeling of hearing AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” for the first time. It made my hair stand on end and I just HAD to know how to make this sort of noise myself! My Dad’s acoustic was lying around the house and I spent countless hours trying to untangle the mystery of how to make this inanimate object make the sounds I had in my head. It’s my dream to inspire & help others realise their musical goals whether it be just playing a few tasty riffs, writing songs, putting a band together, pulling rockstar poses on stage, or learning covers! I believe music makes the world a better place and would love to help you on your journey” – Sean Blanchard.
Sean currently performs in a rock band Dead City Ruins – https://www.facebook.com/deadcityruins
Jakob Kagan – Guitar Teacher (Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
Jakob Kagan is one of our Guitar teachers – suited to Beginner / Intermediate. He is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for lessons by appointment, subject to availability.
Jakob Kagan is a musician and songwriter from Melbourne, Australia who has had a very strong relationship with his principal instrument, the guitar since becoming interested at the age of 9. Although he knows that dedication is to thank for any ones musical development – he also never fails to express to each student that when it comes to the guitar – there is really no right or wrong way to do it.
Jakob has taught the guitar extensively over the past 9 years and has much experience in teaching musicians from all walks of life how to better their own musical output.
Over the past several years, Jakob has played festivals and stages such as Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival, The Forum, The Enmore Theatre, The Palace Theatre – with and alongside such successful artists as The Temper Trap, Franz Ferdinand, Dustin Tebbutt, Boy & Bear, The Dandy Warhols, Missy Higgins, Courtney Barnett and The Delta Riggs – to name a few.
He has studied under Australian guitar greats Ian Miller and John Dallimore – and maintains that the direction and inspiration gained from his mentors is much to thank for his continuing success.
Jakob attained a Degree with distinction in Music from The JMC academy in 2007 whilst and has also received high distinctions as a teenager in his Guitar equivalency examinations (Grades 3-7) with the London College of Music at Thames Valley University.
You can check out Jakob playing in his bands:
Video Clip: The Last Time – The Cherry Dolls
Video Clip: 3 AM Pony – BATZ
Harley Stewart – Guitar Teacher (Mondays & Thursdays)
Harley Stewart is one of our Guitar teachers – suited to Intermediate / Advanced. He is available on Mondays and Thursdays for lessons by appointment, subject to availability.
Harley is a young, exciting & dedicated musician with a wealth of experience and originality. He has learned from & worked with some of Australia’s most respected musicians & has been sharing his musical knowledge with students for over 10 years. He has toured the country and beyond with many headlining acts and has composed & produced music in many renowned recording studios across Australia.
Harley has traveled the world playing and learning music of many contrasting styles and has gathered skills on many instruments such as Drums & Percussion, Electric & Double Bass, Vocals, Piano, Hammond Organ & Harmonica.
As a student of the Victorian College of the Arts, he has refined his theoretical and technical skills and has developed a versatile stylistic voice ranging from… Rock n Roll, Blues, Funk, Reggae, Brasillian Samba, Choro and Bossa Nova, Jazz, Gypsy, Classical, Flamenco, Cuban, Modern, Electronic.
His relaxed nature invites you to move at your own pace and learn the music that gets you going, whether you are beginning your musical journey or advancing into uncharted terrain.