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I am an experienced and motivated teacher with over 20 years experience teaching guitar, music theory, beginner piano, composition and ear training. I do not follow a traditional teaching syllabus; I custom-design the lessons with the student's passions and goals in mind.
 
I have a Masters Degree in Music Composition. I teach Bachelor and Diploma of Composition at The Australian Institute of Music. I also offer private tuition out of my home in Mount Dandenong, Vic.
 
I am motivated by the challenges of teaching and the joy that results from overcoming these challenges and watching a student achieve their goals. I have always been passionate about spreading the magic of music, and I have a range of practical capabilities.
 

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Lesson One

Picking on One String

For Each Exercise:
• Repeat the same on each string.
• Focus on coordination & efficiency - NOT speed. Speed can come later.
• An important element here is to keep unused strings silent throughout the exercise - find your own comfortable and efficient method of 'muting' the unused strings.

Exercise 1: Finger 1 only - All down strokes









From here on in, use what we will call Alternate picking (Down, Up, Down, Up etc)

Exercise 2: Finger 1 only
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Exercise 3: Fingers 1 & 2








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Exercise 4: Fingers 1, 2, 3 & 4