Australian Guitar Teachers

Michelle Blythe B.Mus.Ed. , A.Mus.A.
Teacher of Guitar & Theory

Michelle Blythe has been teaching and performing classical and jazz guitar for over 25 years. She has a Bachelor of Music Education from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and an Associate Diploma in Classical Guitar Performance.

Michelle is a member of the Quattro Gatos Guitar Quartet and has played with the Sydney Classical Guitar Society Orchestra and Ensemble. She has taught guitar and conducted guitar ensembles in several Sydney schools and has played in many musicals.

Michelle also teaches bass guitar and music theory and can prepare students for all music examinations.

Phone : (02) 9802 8300

Studio located in Denistone in Sydney

Christian Laki B.Mus. (UNSW) , M.Mus. (AIM)
Teacher of Bass Guitar & Guitar

My name is Christian Laki and I am a professional full-time musician, composer, and music tutor based in Ultimo, Sydney.

With over 30 years of experience as a musician, composer, and music teacher, I am offering individually tailored music lessons in the following areas and in any style, including classical:

  • Bass Guitar Lessons
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Ukulele
  • Renaissance Guitar
  • Lap Steel Lessons
  • Lute Lessons
  • Singing Lessons
  • Keyboard Lessons
  • Song Writing Lessons
  • Language Lessons

Students are free to choose the instruments, songs, and styles of music that they wish to persue. Being able to follow ones musical passions I believe is the best way to excel in music, so I nurture those desires with the support of sound technique, theory, and well researched performance and compositional practices.

Lessons are held in my air-conditioned studio opposite the Broadway Shopping Centre with ample parking in the parking station as well as public transport via bus or train at nearby Central Station. Due to the covid lockdown restrictions I am currently offering online lessons but am still accepting students at my studio as allowed within the covid restrictions education guidelines.

Phone: 0432-714-766

Studio located in Ultimo in Sydney.

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Ron Dolan L.T.C.L. (Teacher – Guitar)
Teacher of Guitar & Theory

Some thoughts for you, the pupil…

Are you interested in progressing your talents on the guitar? Do you have the passion for music and the guitar that will sustain the commitment and dedication necessary to succeed at your musical goals? If you answered yes to these questions, then I would really value discussing your musical ambitions with you. It is my personal opinion that when the combination of these ingredients are combined together with the pupil’s inane talent, a winning formula emerges creating a musical journey that prospers and thrives. This could be your journey to life long pleasurable music making.

About Me …

I began studying the piano at age 7 but was quickly drawn to the evocative sounds of the guitar. This led me to change instruments at 10 and undertake a lifelong study of the guitar. My relationship with the guitar blossomed into a life long career as a player, teacher, performer, composer and perpetual student of the instrument.

My early guitar career began with performing in rock bands however, I soon became absorbed with the subtle sounds of classical, jazz and Latin American music. This led to me to a formal music education graduating with a Teachers Licentiate (Distinction) in Guitar from Trinity College of London.

During more than 30 years of teaching all ages and levels, my professional appointments have included universities, performing arts schools and conservatories, as well as adjudicating guitar competitions.

Private Studios in Mosman & Dee Why 0425 304 530

Phillip Bolliger A.Mus.A. , DSCM
Teacher of Guitar

Phillip has over 30 years of experience teaching classical guitar . He passes on all he has learned from the European masters of the classical guitar that were his teachers, and has successfully prepared students for entry into tertiary music courses. Phillip has also prepared senior high school music students for the practical component of their music studies and has also prepared students for AMEB exams. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the classical guitar repertoire and the intricacies of technique and fingering as well as skill in expanding the expressive side of a students musicality.

Phone : 02 4872 2933

Mobile : 0488 911 788 or 0478 08 5815

Private Studio in Bowral (NSW Southern Highlands)

Alan Plummer A.Mus.A. , L.Mus.A. (Classical Guitar)
Teacher of Guitar

Alan Plummer is a Sydney based professional guitar player and teacher. Teaching locations are Sydney City, Penrith Conservatorium of Music, and the Blue Mountains. Qualifications held are the A.Mus.A. and L.Mus.A. for classical guitar. The ‘Working With Children’ certificate is held also.

Lessons are focused on achieving goals. These range from school concert performances, to AMEB exams, to simply wanting to learn a particular piece of music for the love of it. Alan has taught at many Sydney schools, and over twenty years of performance experience includes two years at Star City, six months at the regent Hotel (now the four Seasons), and the Utzon Room and Bennelong restaurant at the Sydney Opera House.

Alan is experienced in a wide range of music and styles. At one end of the scale there is simple folk music, and at the other end, is the modern and virtuosic music of South America – most of which are Tangos. The backbone of the instruments’ repertoire is the romantic music of Spain, from the late 19th and 20th centuries, made so popular by Segovia.

Being a well rounded musician is important for teaching. At different times, Alan has been a full time professional bass player, in both rock music, orchestras, and shows, and playing electric guitar. The classical instrument has been his full time interest for the past twenty five years.

Phone: 0405 194724

Studio located in Sydney City, Penrith & the Blue Mountains