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Guide Tones Music School: About

Guitar Tuition

We offer private guitar tuition at The Papa's Table cafe and the Pig and Pastry cafe in Petersham. All ages welcome. 

- HSC music performance preparation

- Experienced primary school age  teachers

- All tutors have Working With Children check certification

- Guide Tones Music is a Creative Kids voucher provider. Check NSW Government website details for info for $50 discount on tuition fees


30min - $45 + GST

45min - $67.50 + GST

60min - $90 + GST

'Highly recommended! I've known Dave for 15 years or so - we met studying jazz at the Conservatorium, and have played together in various contexts ever since. He was my first choice when I wanted to find a teacher for my son - he's relaxed and mellow, but very well informed, and my son's made great progress over the past 6 months.'


'Dave has been fantastic with my 9 year old- has really kept him interested and come up with creative and fun ways to introduce concepts like timing and volume. Absolutely recommend.'

2020 Student Concert Showreel Video

Adult Guitar Ensemble

Playing music with other people is the most rewarding way to do it and this ensemble class will provide the perfect setting for the type of player that would like to add a fun social aspect to their playing. This will keep you more motivated, accountable and improve your playing faster. 


The ensembles are not for absolute beginners, but we do will cater to a wide range of skill sets. There's nothing to be intimidated about here. If you're a player that's hit a wall with Youtube or someone with a lot of experience, there's something here for you. The music played in this ensemble is written in a way that allows students at varying levels to play the same song.  


In the class we will be looking at:

- ensemble playing and listening 

- sight reading (it doesn't matter if you've never read notated music before)

- improvising

- new tunes (this will be a part of the class where I'll recommend songs for people to learn and also provide video tutorials) 


Both acoustic or electric guitars are welcome. If you're playing electric please bring a lead. Amps will be provided. 


We currently run two adult ensembles on Monday evenings. Cost is $34 + GST per class. 

'Such a great class. Has reignited my guitar playing plus I’ve learnt how to read music. Thoroughly recommend'

'I've really enjoyed it as well. Will be back for another term.'


Ensemble 2020 concert showreel

Junior Guitar 
Ensemble Class

Playing music in an ensemble is vitally important to help a student develop their rhythm, musicianship, listening skills, improvising and sight reading. We encourage our students to learn how to read music and this provides the perfect outlet to use those skills. Combining private tuition with ensemble playing is a fundamental component of any strong school music program and we're excited to offer this option at Guide Tones. 

Cost is $15 + GST per 45min class for student's doing private tuition with a Guide Tones tutor. Cost is $22 for student's not with a Guide Tones tutor. 9 week term. 

Teaching locations:
  • The Papa's Table cafe - 2/522 Parramatta Rd, Petersham NSW 2049
  • The Pig and Pastry cafe - 1 Station Street, Petersham NSW 2049
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