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Do you need a professional music teacher who is responsive, patient, competent and knowledgeable ?

Wanting to learn to play quickly and properly and have fun sooner ?

Need someone centrally located on the Sunshine Coast ?

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Wanting a friendly and encouraging teaching environment ?

Wanting the security of an accredited teacher with a positive Blue Card ?

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Or email me direct at thumbpick@optusnet.com.au.


As a Sunshine Coast business and resident since 1993, I believe I am well known by many people, both as as a professional guitar teacher and performing guitarist with a good reputation for both aspects of what I do.

I give lessons for guitar (acoustic and electric), bass guitar and ukelele, and also keyboard and piano lessons for beginners.

My clients include all age groups from school children (I have a Blue Card) to retirees.

I enjoy providing lesson material that meets each persons individual goals and not just a set lesson course for everybody. This includes learning requested songs and tunes and then teaching them which is much appreciated by my clients.

I desire to impart my knowledge of music theory and performing to any student wanting to achieve those aims.

My experience also includes performing with school orchestras for Siena and Immanuel Lutheran in productions of "Hairspray" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat". Reading music scores and performing with other musicians is an awesome experience that I enjoy immensely.

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I was born in England but grew up in Australia and have lived in Queensland since 1993.

My first guitar was a gift as a young boy and I loved playing it. I soon joined with some friends and formed a band and we started playing at dances we organised for local teenagers.

This continued through my teen years and also while completing my Degree and while employed as a Civil Engineer.

Civil Engineering was my day job but my weekends were busy playing guitar as a semi-professional musician at various functions.

Moving to Queensland I established my guitar tuition business which continues today.

I have developed a strong interest in solo acoustic fingerstyle guitar in various genres and performed as a solo fingerstyle guitarist over a number of years on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane.

Some years ago I became aware of Harp Guitars, acquired one and love this awesome sounding instrument... see pic ---->


Having faith as a Christian, the following is a song I composed and recorded.

"Hear My Voice" ... an original song, advocating for the unborn.

Listen, and view the words for "Hear My Voice"

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