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We teach Guitar and Bass Guitar, electric and acoustic. IMA offers 20+ years of teaching experience. We know that everyone is capable of playing the guitar. We've never encountered a would-be guitar player we could not help with our structured guitar lessons. Playing regularly with the support of a good teacher (or a mentor as we see our instructors) is all you need to reach your guitar playing goals. If you're looking for guitar lessons Brisbane, we guarantee that our mentors can help you.

Are you starting from scratch? Are you looking for help after trying to teach yourself with a book? Did you try to learn from a website or YouTube? Have 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 blockage or are you extending your playing repertoire? Whoever you are, no matter your skill level, we can help!

IMA lessons offer structured guitar lessons with qualified and experienced teachers. Our guitar tuition covers a wide range of topics, techniques and styles. We also host social events like Jam Nights, concerts and workshops.

At any of our Brisbane locations, we can also set you up with a great deal on a brand new guitar or bass.

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Learn the music you want to play

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

With our adult guitar lessons, every piece of music has something to teach. There is no “best music” to start learning with. The best music for us is the music you are passionate about and inspired to learn. In individual guitar lessons, we will grade the music you want to learn. This will ensure that the pieces you want to learn are not beyond your abilities. For this reason, the music you love is the best music to learn!

With music studios in Windsor, Ashgrove ,Newstead and Browns Plains, we're ideally placed to help you become the guitarist (or bassist) of your dreams! Our lessons take place between 3am and 9pm Monday to Thursday and 9am and 3pm on Saturdays.

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Structured guitar tuition

We offer structured guitar lessons. Our guitar lessons are designed to help you play music as fast as possible. We take the time to establish what you want to achieve and then create a series of lessons to help you achieve your goals.

Structured Learning – Choose between weekly, fixed day and time or casual guitar lessons. If you can, we recommend the weekly lessons. Half an hour per week is all you need unless you’re a more advanced guitarist.

Our guitar mentors develop a relaxed technique on the guitar that makes learning easy and fast. And having an understanding of what you’re going through as a pupil is also important. In our guitar lessons, we focus on your ability to play well first, and then to gain a firm grasp of what it is you’re doing.

Social Events

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.

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Guitar lessons with experienced teachers

We call all our teachers music mentors. Mentors are people who are really great at what you want to do, and can show you the shortest possible path to get there!

IMA has helped thousands 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 Brisbane specialise in diagnosing technical faults and solving them. We also solve performance and other issues that might be holding you back.

Studying music is something that you never finish studying. Our mentors are keen students themselves, always focusing on improving their skills. Continual self-improvement is one of the key requirements for working at IMA.

Guitar practice clients often comment on our patience. We don't 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.

A Wide Range of Topics

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. Our mentors can teach all kinds of guitar music.

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

Beginner Guitar Lessons

  • Efficient and relaxed physical technique.
  • Strumming, power chords, open chords, barre chords
  • Hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, vibrato, left and right-hand muting.
  • Ear Training, improvisation, and structuring and focus your practice.
  • Reading Tab and/or Reading Music
  • Finding and knowing the notes of the fingerboard

Beginner Scales

  • Learn to transcribe for yourself.
  • Many internet transcriptions (and even published music transcriptions) can be wrong.
  • Using your ear is always best.

Intermediate Guitar Lessons

  • Fingerpicking
  • Arpeggios
  • Pentatonic Scales
  • Major Pentatonic Scale
  • Blues Scales
  • Reading Tabs/Reading Music
  • Lead and Rhythm Transitions
  • Song Writing / Arranging
  • Chordal Voice-Leading
  • Improvisation
  • Lap Steel, Slide Guitar and other styles.
  • Jazz, Blues, and Funk chords and the CAGED system.
  • Advanced Transcription

Advanced Guitar Lessons

  • Legato
  • Speed Picking
  • Hybrid Picking
  • Sweep Picking
  • Economy Picking
  • The Greek Modes
  • Modes, Chords, and Arpeggios – How they fit together
  • Specific problem solving

Bass Guitar Lessons

  • Learning The Fretboard
  • Groove and Timing
  • Walking Bass
  • Chords and Scales
  • Keeping Time
  • Playing with a rhythm section

Genres Including (but not limited to)

  • Jazz Guitar Lessons
  • Blues Guitar Lessons
  • Rock Guitar Lesson
  • Metal Guitar Lessons
  • Country Guitar Lessons
  • Funk Guitar Lessons
  • Slide Guitar Lessons
  • Lap Steel Guitar Lessons