Lessons are customised to suit each student using our own developed method books and the use of technology to make learning easy. Our dedicated music teaching studio in Merewether Heights creates a positive and comfortable learning environment. Our aim is to help students achieve their personal musical goals, whether as a hobby, studying HSC/AMEB or becoming professional. At MGS our students learn the fundamental skills and techniques required to play their favourite songs. Practical knowledge such as learning to improvise, songwriting skills, performance techniques and how to play with others are core components of lessons. Beginners are always welcome; parents may also sit in on lessons. All students are given the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience at our regular end of year gig. In our music lessons, we focus on the joy of playing & creating music. All music materials provided (manuscript, TAB, chord charts, songs etc.) Student/parent will receive an email at the end of their lesson with a summary of the lesson and content that needs to be practised during the week.
At MGS we will teach you how to play the guitar from the basics! You will be given the musical knowledge, correct guitar techniques and fundamental skills to be able to pursue learning the instrument. Motivation is a very important element of success for young people to play the guitar, so we teach popular pop and rock songs to children & teenagers in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. We teach all styles, levels & ages on acoustic (steel string), classical (nylon string) and electric guitars. Students can expect to learn chords, famous riffs, popular songs, melodies, TAB, arpeggio picking, fingerpicking, music notation, aural training and music theory.
At MGS, we know the important role a bass guitarist plays in the band! You create the foundation and beats of the music, along with the drummer. Bass guitars have much thicker strings, longer necks and fewer number of strings (normally four). For bass guitar lessons, you will learn proper techniques, TAB, music notation, chords, riffs, arpeggios and how to create your own basslines. We also teach primary students who are playing bass guitar in school band program. Let us develop your own style of playing the bass guitar.
Ukulele has recently gained in popularity and it is easy to see why! It is a great simple instrument that sounds awesome in groups. Ukulele is affordable and child-friendly instrument! It's a great introduction to the experience of playing a musical instrument for all ages. We recommend starting on ukulele lessons for young students between the ages of 5-7. The chording technique is much easier and less physically demanding than guitar, also it's smaller and easier to hold.
Lessons are available Weekdays 4-8pm and Saturdays 9am -1pm conducted during school terms. Holiday lessons can be arranged by request.