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Looking for Guitar Lessons Southside for a Young child

By BerraBoy68 - 27 January 2009 16

My young son (aged 6) is showing interest in playing the guitar so we’re looking start lessons for him.

Can anybody suggest suitably qualified teachers on the southside (particularly near Kambah) that we can talk to. 

Also, what is a reasonable price that we should expect to pay per lesson/term?

I’m also learning to play but am a lost cause in lessons so am teaching myself, and have been for several years.  I don’t want to inflict this method on my son, however. 

Rioters advice on guitar lesson for a child would be greatly appreciated.

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Looking for Guitar Lessons Southside for a Young child
CleptaK 8:44 pm 28 Jan 09

I fourth Bill Inabinet – he is simply wonderful. I learnt from him for several years and I haven’t looked back. I live in Kambah also, so it’s not a long trip. Good luck!

The Brad 9:39 am 28 Jan 09

Classical guitar is an excellent way to introduce your son to the fundamentals of guitar playing.

And also a good way to stop biting your nails….on the right hand at least.

MissPeaches 9:28 am 28 Jan 09

another option you can try is speaking to the music stores like Davis Wheeler and Better Music as they often are aware of local guitar teachers who are worth their money and also importantly patient with children.

Classical guitar is an excellent way to introduce your son to the fundamentals of guitar playing.

BerraBoy68 8:50 am 28 Jan 09

Actually, I was trying to convince my son an ‘air guitar’ is best to start with for teh first 12 years but he’s not so easily fooled. Thanks one and all for the excellent leads and advice.

I’m so excited by all this I’m determind to replace the broken strings on my own guitar, learn how to use the battery powered tuner-upper doo-hicky and get down to playing some serious chords from my multitude of ‘teach yourself guitar’ books.

I now wish I’d payed attention in school and hadn’t been thrown out of music for breaking two violin strings in 5 minutes. My kids would be so much better off, musically speaking.

Seriously, I’ll be making enquiries with all those teachers whose names have been provided in this thread, Thanks!

Granny 12:40 am 28 Jan 09

Sleaz274, I think BerraBoy68 probably did have a real guitar in mind ….

*chuckle*

Sleaz274 12:09 am 28 Jan 09

I just bought guitar hero and have advanced to the last few songs on medium difficulty. I can teach your giblet for no less than a six pack a week and he will truly rock at any song on easy and may suck bottom but survive the boos for the later songs on medium. I only teach legends of rock however as I haven’t bought any other of the games yet. We can even play co-op career so he doesn’t get frustrated…

All you need to provide is a big screen telly, a six pack, and some speakers….good speakers mine suck I’ve discovered. Oh and the six pack is for me you may also want to provide blackcurrant juice or tropical cordial for the little one. I’d bring frosty fruits but they’d melt.

Real guitars are so last century…

You 11:10 pm 27 Jan 09

Bill also used to teach me (many, many years ago). Great guy and an excellent teacher. I’d reccommend him above anyone else.

fragge 3:19 pm 27 Jan 09

v_man_returns said :

Bill Inabinet in Fadden used to teach me classical guitar – and had a great reputation. I don’t know whether he still does it though.

Bill is a great teacher, lessons are $25 per half hour slot (at least, that WAS his going rate) but he may be all booked up. I have other friends including the metal guitar teacher at bell-chambers whom have also gone to Bill and testify to his great teaching 🙂 Highly recommend.

The Brad 2:07 pm 27 Jan 09

Bill Inabinet in Fadden

Yes, he does – 62918382.

I also know that a lot of students at the ANU School of Music also give tuition at lower rates than people with 20 years+ experience, but I don’t know any names or numbers. But I recall that if you phone the school, they have a list of students who are also giving lessons.

v_man_returns 1:48 pm 27 Jan 09

Bill Inabinet in Fadden used to teach me classical guitar – and had a great reputation. I don’t know whether he still does it though.

BerraBoy68 1:14 pm 27 Jan 09

The Brad said :

You may need to state what style of guitar.

Classical (nylon stringed guitar) – Yes, lessons will help. And practice. A very good way to start learning, in my opinion. I don’t know any teachers, but calling the School of Music may be a good idea.

Rock (electric) – lessons may actually hinder progress past the beginner stage. Playing along with a record is the best way to progress. A lot of playing along with a record. A fun way to practice.

Blues (steel string) – Same as rock. And throw in one bourbon, one scotch, and one beer. And lots of practice.

Country (pedal steel string) – Go to Tamworth, and practice.

Oh, he’s six? ok, a mentor will be a good idea. Still need to state what type of guitar it is.

Good Point! He’ll be learning Classical.

Cheers

Stainless Steel Rat 1:11 pm 27 Jan 09

Moment Music in Wanniassa. 62310433. I got four lessons for Christmas, going to my third one tonight. Teacher is great, cost is comparable to others from what I understand.

Teacher is very friendly and I gather does teach a few kids. I’ll be going back after lesson four for sure.

blueberry 1:06 pm 27 Jan 09

Unfortunatly i only know of places on my side but i would just like to suggest that classical is a great place to start for kids even if they want to move on to rythem in the future. It is a great way to learn basic music theory and finger technique. Most people i know who play started with clasical and then moved on to teach them selves rythem as they got older.

Tonka 12:39 pm 27 Jan 09

Try the Bellchambers school of music in phillip.

Qualified teachers, structured programs and experience in teaching kids. I found the structured program is great because the emphasis is on me to not be lazy and to practise as often as I can, but it’s also flexible. I’m learning other stuff outside the structure which helps me as a working/writing musician.

I’m learning piano there at the moment and really enjoying every aspect of it. I can’t wait for the new term to start actually…

Costs seem reasonable to me. I think it’s about $200 for a term (same as school terms).

http://www.bellchambersmusicschool.com/

I have no affiliation with them other than the fact that I’m a happy student there.

The Brad 12:37 pm 27 Jan 09

You may need to state what style of guitar.

Classical (nylon stringed guitar) – Yes, lessons will help. And practice. A very good way to start learning, in my opinion. I don’t know any teachers, but calling the School of Music may be a good idea.

Rock (electric) – lessons may actually hinder progress past the beginner stage. Playing along with a record is the best way to progress. A lot of playing along with a record. A fun way to practice.

Blues (steel string) – Same as rock. And throw in one bourbon, one scotch, and one beer. And lots of practice.

Country (pedal steel string) – Go to Tamworth, and practice.

Oh, he’s six? ok, a mentor will be a good idea. Still need to state what type of guitar it is.

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