Lessons

Genres

Clyde has experience teaching a diverse range of music genres on both acoustic and electric guitars (lead guitar and bass). He covers rock, blues, country, folk, finger style, funk, jazz, metal, alternate, pop, reggae, prog-rock, fusion and beginner’s classical.

Skills

Skills taught include rhythm, improvisation, composition, speed techniques, finger picking, harmony, transcribing songs, sight-reading, modal and functional theory explained, and applied theory.

Lessons

When you call to arrange tuition, we will find a time that fits both our schedules. Lessons are given once a week at the same time. Lessons are one-on-one and run for about 40 minutes. Hour and longer lessons are also available.

Lesson times:  Clyde teaches weekdays from 1 pm – 7 pm (other times may be available by arrangement).

Lesson policy: If you need to cancel for any reason please let Clyde know by midday on the day of the lesson – a make-up lesson can be scheduled. If you miss more than one lesson without notification, your lesson time slot may be forfeited.

Payment: Please make payment at the time of the lesson – cash is preferred. Direct debit is available if paying for two or more lessons.

Fees:  $30 (standard lesson).

Workshops

Weekend Workshop:  Saturday or Sunday morning/afternoon sessions are available. These are aimed at intermediate to advanced students, giving individual tuition for 2-4 hour intensives. Clyde tailors these to student needs. Lunch/smoko provided.

Cost: from $100

3 – 5 day Boot Camps:  Focused and intensive learning for advanced students and/or professionals. Includes learning materials, in-house accommodation and food (all meals and own bedroom and bathroom). Tutoring is typically from 10am – 3pm with additional personal practice and debriefing time.

Cost: negotiable

Small-group workshops:  Clyde conducts intensive small-group workshops in all styles at various times throughout the year. Intensive learning with peers who are at a similar level is fun, reinforces knowledge and is a proven way to pick up skills faster. Workshops can also be tailored to suit student requirements, for example: guitarists who want to increase their speed; musicians wanting to expand their composing skills; a group of seniors who are beginners or who want to rediscover guitar skills they once had.

  • Workshop format:  Workshops typically span 4 sessions over a fortnight and run for 2 hours each. This format gives 8 hours of comprehensive tutoring. Clyde will develop the workshop based on student needs and all aspects will be discussed with you prior to commencement.

Workshops incorporate three stages:

  1. study of the genre, concepts and parts
  2. tune composition and arrangement
  3. rehearsal and recording

Cost: From $160 per student

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