Learning guitar should be simple, easy and fun. It can be, with the right guitar lessons.
After 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.
You 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.
You can have a free, no obligation, introductory guitar lesson, so there’s no risk. Just come along and try us out!
Learn the music you want to play.
Getting 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.
Every 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.
Structured Guitar Lessons
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.
Choose 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.
Develop 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.
You’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.
Guitar Lessons with Experienced Teachers
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.
Our mentors are professional guitarists who love to help others improve their guitar playing.
Your 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.
We specialise in diagnosing technical faults and solving them. We also solve performance and other issues that might be holding you back.
Music 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.
Clients 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.
Guitar Lesson Topics
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.
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.
Guitar Styles We Teach
Blues Guitar Lessons
Rock Guitar Lessons
Jazz Guitar Lessons
Metal Guitar Lessons
Country Guitar Lessons
Funk Guitar Lessons
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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