Guitar Lessons Brisbane at Independent Music Academy

Learning guitar should be simple, easy and fun. It can be, with the right guitar lessons.

guitar lessons brisbaneAfter 20 plus years of teaching, we know that everyone is capable of playing the guitar. There’s not been a client we couldn’t help with our structured guitar lessons. Regular playing and a good teacher are all you need to reach your guitaring goals. If you’re looking for Guitar Lessons Brisbane, we guarantee that our mentors can help you.

guitar lessonsYou may be starting from scratch, looking for help after trying to teach yourself from a book. Did you try to learn from a website or Youtube? Maybe you had guitar lessons with another teacher and it didn’t work out for you. Are you a seasoned player looking for help getting over a block or extending your playing? Whoever you are, we can help.

ima lesson in actionWe offer structured guitar lessons, with qualified and highly experienced teachers. In our guitar teaching we cover a wide range of topics, techniques and styles. We also host social events like Jam Nights, Concerts and Workshops.

You can have a free, no obligation, introductory guitar lesson, so there’s no risk. Just come along and try us out!


guitar lessons brisbaneGetting good is about doing the right things many times over. You’ll do something you like many more times than something you don’t. That’s why it’s important to learn the music you enjoy.

adult guitar lessonEvery piece of music has something to teach, so there’s no ‘best music’ to start learning with. In your guitar lesson, we’ll grade the music you want to learn. That will ensure that the pieces you want to learn aren’t too hard for you. The music you love is the best music to learn!

With studios in Windsor and Ashgrove. Lessons between 9 am and 9 pm. One-on-one lessons starting at $40 per half-hour. Independent Music Academy is the place to learn guitar.


We offer structured guitar lessons to help you achieve your goals. First, we’ll take the time to establish what you want to achieve. Then we’ll create a series of guitar lessons to help you hit that goal.

structured learningChoose between weekly, fixed day and time guitar lessons or casual lessons. If you can, we recommend the weekly lessons. Half an hour per week is all you’ll need unless you’re a more advanced guitarist.
ima guitar mentorDevelop a relaxed technique on the guitar and make learning guitar easier and faster. Having an understanding of what you’re doing is important also. In your lesson we focus on you being able to play well first, and then to be able to understand what you’re doing.


ima concertsYou’re welcome at our monthly jam nights and bi-annual concerts. We also host workshops on a wide range of topics. Jam nights are a great way to get comfortable playing in front of an audience of supportive listeners. Our bi-annual concerts are held at local venues where you can play for your family and friends.
Why learn guitar at IMA.
Performing Led Zepplin at an IMA Concert.

Don’t put it off, claim your Free Introductory Guitar Lesson now.


We call our teachers music mentors. Mentors are people who can already do what you want to do, and who can show you the shortest path to get there.

guitarists in concertOur mentors are professional guitarists who love to help others improve their guitar playing.
ima windsor studioYour mentor has helped hundreds of complete beginners get started. They’ve helped intermediate players get past those annoying blocks in their playing. We’ve even mentored touring professionals in preparation for big tours and recordings.
guitar lessons brisbaneWe specialise in diagnosing technical faults and solving them. We also solve performance and other issues that might be holding you back.
studying musicMusic is something that you never finish studying. Our mentors are keen students themselves, always focussing on improving their skills. Continual self-improvement is one of the key requirements for working at IMA..
guitar practiceClients often comment on our patience. We don’t really think about it like that. Because we’re always learning new skills, we’re never far away from the beginner’s mindset.

Don’t learn the slow way! Have an experienced mentor show you the shortest possible path to where you want to go.


We cover a wide range of topics in our guitar lessons at IMA. They include these and much more:

  • Strumming, Power chords, Open chords, Barre chords
  • Jazz, Blues and Funk chords and the CAGED system.
  • Hammer-ons, Pull-offs, slides, vibrato, left and right-hand muting.
  • Ear Training, Improvisation and Song Writing / Arranging.
  • Structuring and focussing your practice.
  • Efficient and relaxed physical technique.
  • Reading Tab and/or Reading Music
  • Finding and knowing the notes of the fingerboard
  • Transcribing for yourself. Many internet transcriptions (and even published music transcriptions) can be wrong. Using your ear is always best.
  • Pentatonic Scales, Blues Scales, Modes, Chords and Arpeggios.


We’re often asked by clients to assist with techniques that they’re having problems with. We can also help to extend your playing beyond its current limits.

  • Slide guitar
  • Legato
  • Speed Picking
  • Lap Steel
  • Fingerpicking
  • Hybrid Picking
  • Sweep Picking
  • Economy Picking
  • Walking Bass
  • Chordal Voice-Leading

If there’s a technique that’s not listed here that you want to learn, get in contact! Once we’ve confirmed, we’ll make time with you in a free introductory guitar lesson so that we can talk about how we can help you.


Jazz Guitar Lessons

Blues Guitar

Rock Guitar Lessons

Rock Guitar

Jazz Guitar Lessons

Jazz Guitar

Metal Guitar Lessons

Metal Guitar

Country Guitar Lessons

Country Guitar

Funk Guitar Lessons

Funky Guitar

Related: Guitar Scales for Beginners

Have a very specific style question? Get in touch via the contact form and organise a free introductory guitar lesson to have a chat with one of our mentors.

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Guitar Lessons in Brisbane for Everyone!

Looking for guitar lessons Brisbane?  The mentors at our studios in Windsor and Ashgrove are guaranteed to help you!