I teach all styles of music on electric and acoustic guitar, ranging from Classical, 50s Rock and Roll, 90s acoustic ballads, all the way through to modern Heavy Metal. I believe that playing music you enjoy listening to is the most important part of learning an instrument!
Rather than a restrictive lesson schedule I adapt each lesson to your needs week-by-week. As well as playing through the songs together we'll cover the fundamentals of guitar playing such as technique, understanding music theory and song selection. Especially for younger students I keep lessons moving quickly to keep students engaged and having fun :)
I like to prepare materials in advance based on what we're working on but I also have my laptop handy to get something up quickly during lessons if needed! When students have mastered the basics I can prepare backing tracks to play along to and share the files via dropbox for more effective home practice.
I use a mix of written notation, shorthand such as tab and chord charts, lyric sheets and playing by ear so that students can get the most out of each of these.
Teaching since 2014
Teaches special needs
Working with children check
Police check (Issued: 07/02/18)
Teaches students aged 6+
Hi, I'm Dylan!
I teach mostly from my home and I teach a wide range of students, with some learning Pop and Rock music and others learning Classical Guitar. I'm a friendly young adult and I really value making students feel comfortable and safe.
I specialise in adapting my students' favourite songs to take into account varying physical abilities, and students who are balancing their lessons with other life commitments. I also provide a Classical Guitar curriculum and supplementary music theory lessons for those looking to study for school music class, University entry exams or AMEB exams.
I'll tell you a bit about myself- if there's anything else you want to know feel free to give me a call and ask!
After completing my Honours Degree in Classical Guitar Performance at the Elder Conservatorium I'm now studying my Master of Teaching degree and I'm always trying to be the best teacher I can be. I have experience teaching students from 6 years old to 76 (not kidding!). I teach group lessons with the South Australian Youth Guitar Ensemble as well as individual lessons at home.
With the Opal Guitar Quartet, Guitarissimo, and local bands such as Jettison and The Midnight Divide, I've performed and recorded all over Adelaide as well as interstate and internationally.