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I teach guitar to adults and children at my home studio and at Giralang primary school in modern and classical styles on acoustic and electric guitar. My students range from beginner-level through to intermediate-level guitarists who wish to broaden their skills.

Lessons are tailored to students' needs, while ensuring they gain a good understanding of melody, harmony, rhythm, and music notation. You can learn how to play your favourite songs, accompany others, play more advanced solo repertoire, or improvise for leisure. Alternatively, you can undertake Australian Music Examination Board graded exams in classical guitar. Students are able to perform select works at annual concerts in ensembles and solo and are given performance tips and coaching.

My approach to guitar is to encourage students' musicality; a sense of good space and phrasing, good posture, relaxation, and correct breathing. Students are encouraged to become independent musicans able to construct musical ideas. Music should be fun and rewarding, and fit realistically into a person's weekly schedule. To this end, I help students establish a regular practice routine, and to work effectively to overcome musical challenges.


FRETTED MUSIC GUITAR Lessons 

Teacher Don Porter (Canberra, Australia)