Ged teaches Guitar in the inner west of Sydney. He began playing in the early 70’s and has been teaching guitar to young & old since the early 1990’s. For the past nine years he has been tutoring at a number of Primary & High Schools in Sydney, as well as teaching privately & performing on a regular basis in the Inner West in the following styles –
– Rock’n’Roll, Classical, Folk, Heavy Rock, Blues, Fingerstyle Blues, Celtic, Americana, Indie, Punk, Funk, Alternate Tunings, Slide Guitar, Mandolin & Ukulele.
For Young Beginners – Emphasis is on reading music, technique & enjoyment.
Young students need to begin musical life preparing for the complexities they may encounter in any form of music they may become interested in in the future. Understanding basic theory is of real importance for children to able to understand & communicate on a musical level, no matter what instrument or genre appeals to them in the end. Lessons are structured to create a path to Grade Exams if they wish to take that course, or can be altered to facilitate achievement of their own goals.
Teenagers – Getting them up & playing their favourite stuff whilst introducing them to the influences that have inspired their musicial heroes is the primary focus . Ged covers most fields – Classical from 1st Grade to Associate Level, to Rock to Punk, Contemporary Pop, Modern Country & Folk. From heavy rock giants like ACDC, Led Zeppelin, Queens of the Stoneage ,Metallica & Mastodon to more country/pop influenced artists like Gillian Welch or Taylor Swift .
Adults – From beginners to those who have been playing for years who are looking for something new. Play what you want to play, learning at your own pace. Learn what to practice & how to practice effectively. Discover a few new things on the way. From standard Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash or Hank Williams songs, to Pink Floyd or Neil Young, Rock, Celtic Folk, Blues, Classical, to more intricate finger-style country blues or more contemporary artists, we can work on the things you are most wanting to play. Learn rhythm playing, lead playing, scales, modes, how to read tab & music notation & improvisation. Ged has a wealth of experience in composition having composed & recorded with the Lime Spiders, The Cruel Sea & countless others.