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Expert Guitar Teachers in Melbourne

Introducing Joseph Greer – Guitar / Bass / Piano Teacher

Joseph Greer is a musician, songwriter and member of the group ‘The Temper Trap’

Since 2008 Joseph has been touring writing and recording with the Australian band all over the world, managing to achieve two number 1 albums, two ARIA awards, platinum and gold records and support slots with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Coldplay and The Pixies as well as playing at some of the worlds greatest festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella and Lollapalooza along with extensive worldwide touring.

This real world experience has allowed Joseph to have a unique insight into writing, recording and performing music at a professional level which would be very beneficial to anyone starting out on the path of a musician.

Joseph believes that having the right is teacher is crucial to the development of any musician and by creating a relaxed and fun environment for the student to learn, he can, together with the student Drum Lessons unlock their potential and belief in themselves.

Everybody learns at different speeds and has different requirements and Joseph makes sure that every student can learn at their own pace and learn what they want to learn.

The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
The Temper Trap – Love Lost
The Temper Trap – Trembling Hands

expert guitar teacher Joseph

Introducing Nick Delaney – Guitar / Bass Teacher

Nick Delaney is a composer and performer based in Melbourne, Australia.

Nick received a Bachelor of Arts in Music (majoring in composition) from Southern Cross University in 2000. Since that time Nick has performed in and composed music for numerous bands of varying styles. From jazz fusion to funk, rock and heavy metal to ambient electronic music, Nick has been working diligently on his composition skills for the past 15 years. Nick’s main instrument is the guitar and bass guitar.

Nick is also a confident sound engineer, producer and programmer. He helped produce The Twelve Tone Diamonds debut LP “Unofficial Winner”. Composed, recorded, programmed and mixed a trilogy of instrumental metal EPs for his own project “Kardinal” and is currently recording, mixing and producing an EP for Melbourne based latin/hip-hop band Labjacd.

Nick is competent in writing to a specific style or mood to suit most situations. His latest work has been centered around ambient guitars and electronic sounds, creating an ethereal, transcendental style that would easily translate to film or TV.

Find out more about Nick Delaney here!

Nick Delaney – Transition Playthrough


expert guitar teacher Nick Delaney

Introducing Zach Sengstock – Guitar / Piano Teacher

Zach is a composer, guitarist, producer, and animator, creating his own work and shredding frets.
While completing a degree in Music from Berklee College of Music (Majoring in Electronic
Production and Design), Zach performed his original electronic / guitar shows in venues and basements across Boston, Chicago, New York City and more.

Lessons and classes from guitar/music professionals inside and outside of Berklee have served as a great basis for teaching.

In Melbourne, he’s played solo and in bands, from St Kilda Festival as a young buck to Brunswick Street as a recent buck.

After 19 years of playing the guitar, some epic teachers and self-direction, Zach can teach beginners to advanced students.

From learning tunes (contemporary / jazz / rock / pop), developing practice routine, guitar
technique, music theory, solid reading, training the ear, harmony, accompaniment, lead, repertoire – all are very do-able.

Lessons and material are tailored to the student’s experience and skill level, to improve and have a
good time doing it, whether their goals are to become an all-around shred lord, or to learn their favourite song and some proper technique.

For assistance with auditions and exams, Zach had a 144/144 score on his VCE guitar performance exam. For his Berklee audition, he received a partial scholarship.

Check him out here!


expert guitar teacher Zach Senstock

Introducing Jakob Kagan – Guitar / Bass Teacher

By appointment only

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

expert guitar teacher Jakob Kagan

By appointment only

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 and played support to acts such as Skid Row, Ugly Kid Joe Kid, Mastadon, The Screaming Jets & Living Colour.

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
DCR Music Video Clip: Til Death – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjn9J8lrqRk

expert guitar teacher Sean Blanchard

Introducing Harley Stewart – Guitar / Composition Teacher

By appointment only

Harley Stewart is one of our Guitar teachers – suited to Intermediate / Advanced.

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.

Find out more about Harley Stewart here.


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