Welcome To Australian Guitar Academy
Do you wish you could play guitar?
Do you want to learn how to play guitar but are unsure how to get started?
Or are you a parent, looking for a safe environment for your child to take guitar lessons in Brisbane?
Maybe you have played for a while already and are frustrated with your lack of progress?
Do you feel like you just need a nudge in the right direction?
Don't Worry. You Are Not Alone.
For a long time I struggled with all the typical difficulties associated with the trial and error approach. Eventually, I realised that I needed to take guitar lessons from a great teacher to help me develop my own style and play the way I wanted to play.
Most guitarists struggle to improve or, sadly, quit altogether, because they fail to get the help they know they need. Maybe it gives them some weird sense of satisfaction to think of themselves as self taught even though they know they'll never reach their goals and dreams that way. Maybe they don't have any goals or dreams. Maybe they have some dreams but aren't committed enough to them to invest the time and energy to work toward the goals that will make their dreams come true.
The fact that you are reading this tells us that you are not one of those people. You know that you could struggle along, picking up what you can from books and magazines, friends and the internet, or you could choose to get results many times faster by taking guitar lessons in Brisbane from a professional teacher who can help you reach YOUR goals much more efficiently than you could on your own.
If you are looking for the best Brisbane guitar lessons and you are really serious about getting the most out of your guitar lessons and experiencing an awesome musical adventure, then stop wishing and do something about it.
Click on the button below to start your journey now.
Why Do Guitarists Struggle To Improve?
There are several reasons why guitarists progress slowly or not at all. These reasons all come down to a few main concepts:
1. Not understanding the difference between price, cost and value – "Cheaper" options often cost you more in the long run.
2. Standing in your own way – It is easy to let unconscious fears and doubts inhibit your progress through irrational choices.
3. Unclear priorities – Do you want to learn guitar more than other things which may distract you along the way?
4. Disorganised approaches – If you want better results then you need to work smarter, not necessarily harder.
5. Not understanding the psychological factors involved in success – Mindset is EVERYTHING!
This is not a complete list of the reasons students struggle to improve, but it is some food for thought in your quest for success.
Self Teaching Or Learning From Non-Qualified “Teachers”: People sometimes think that they can learn to play guitar on their own, through the internet, or with the help of friends or family members. Learning guitar on your own, through trial and error, may be a romantic notion, but it is a road paved with hardship, frustration and ultimately leads to a very limited learning experience. Similarly, learning from the internet or an unqualified teacher, for example, might appear to be the “cheaper” option at first. However, it always ends up costing a lot more in the long run. Why? Because with an unqualified teacher there will be little or no rational structure in content delivery, making learning slow and difficult at best. This kind of haphazard approach leads to the disappointment that comes from lack of progress. For this reason, it will take you a much longer time to get the results you will get in a fraction of the time with a qualified professional. This is not only false economy in a financial sense. It also takes a great toll on a student’s emotions when they experience frustration. Even worse is that they then have to invest more into having bad habits corrected, rather than having learned it the right way the first time and now being able to move on to bigger and better things.
Looking For The Cheapest And Most Conveniently Located Guitar Lessons: Oftentimes, people will choose a guitar teacher based on the cheapest price and/or the closest location to their home, work or school. Again, this is purely false economy, both of time and money, and they often realise it eventually, when they have tried for months or years but struggled to improve. That is if they are stubborn and determined enough to get that far and they don’t simply quit out of aggravation. You should learn from their mistake and choose your guitar teacher based on the highest quality of results, the richness of your learning experience and their genuine desire to provide you with enormous value and help you achieve everything you want to achieve with your playing, whatever that may be for you. There is an old saying, “if you have a ten dollar head, then buy a ten dollar helmet.” The same goes for everything else in life. You get what you pay for and take out what you put in.
Quitting Prematurely Or Taking Lessons Sporadically: Napoleon Hill once said, “A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.” He was right. In our experience, the students who get the best results from their guitar training and who become the best and most satisfied guitar players are the ones who make a steadfast decision to stick with it throughout any difficulties, challenges and obstacles that may arise. Some people enquire for guitar lessons with the notion that they might try it out for a month and see how it goes. This is not a mindset that is conducive to success in anything, much less guitar playing. Some people want to take lessons once a fortnight or once a month. This simply isn’t enough of a commitment to get significant results with your guitar playing. To become the guitarist that you want to be, you need to throw yourself into the learning and training experience with the same determination, commitment and dedication that you would apply to anything else that really matters to you in life.
Not Having Clearly Defined Goals: Another thing that holds people back and is completely avoidable is a lack of clearly defined goals. Goal setting is not difficult, but it is a discipline that is learned and does not come naturally to most people. One significant advantage of learning with a trained professional is that they will keep you honest in your ongoing journey toward your long term goals. At Australian Guitar Academy we will help you set SMART short and medium term goals that are congruent with your long term goals, work toward their achievement and then set new goals to continue moving toward your ultimate objective, whatever that is for you.
What Our Students Are Saying:
“Nick is an exceptional teacher. In just a few months I went from fumbling around in the dark, playing the same old things over and over, to being able to understand what I play and able to put together my own riffs and songs. Nick didn't just teach me to play the guitar, but gave me the understanding of what it is that I am playing.”
Glenn Flanagan, Runcorn
“I've always had a keen interest in music and at 54 finally got round to taking lessons. Nick is a very patient teacher who understands my learning ability and paces the lessons accordingly. I recommend Nick to anybody who wants to learn the guitar."
Malcolm Oates, Kuraby
“Nick is a great guy to get along with. I have learnt a lot from him. Nick has used the sort of music I like in his lessons and I could not think of a better teacher. He is very helpful. He is a nice bloke and I always have a good time at my lessons. It's one of the highlights of my week.”
Tom Norton, Eight Mile Plains
Still Not Convinced?
Well, I've been to many guitar teachers and music schools in search of the best guitar lessons in Brisbane and I am at least aware of most of the others. I can confidently assure you that none of them can offer lessons as engaging or effective as Australian Guitar Academy. If they could, I would, without question, be enrolled in their course and learning from them.
Here Are 10 More Reasons Why YOU Should Study And Train At Australian Guitar Academy:
1. Value: Training at Australian Guitar Academy, you will get so much more than any book, magazine, DVD or Internet video can offer. You could spend thousands of dollars on “virtual” online guitar lessons and not receive a fraction of the result that you can with real guitar training.
2. Motivation: Training helps keep you motivated to practise and move forward with your playing. As your coach, I will inspire you to want to reach that next goal, to overcome that next challenge, to experience that next level of achievement.
3. Established Plan: Learn what you need to learn, when you need to learn it! No more fumbling around with unstructured trial and error approaches. Instead, you will receive personalised lessons based on your musical interests, your goals and your current level of ability.
4. Instant Feedback: As your guitar teacher, I can see technical mistakes and help you correct them before they become ingrained in your playing.
5. Live Demonstrations: You can see the correct way to do a technique right there in front of you. Then you can try it and get guidance as you need it.
6. Performance Opportunities: Here you will get regular chances to perform in front of an audience if that interests you. No pressure, of course.
7. Recording Opportunities: You will also have the chance to record your playing from time to time. Not only will you get to measure and evaluate your own progress, but you also get a real product (a CD of your playing) to share with family and friends.
8. Learning Resources: An experienced guitar teacher has a library of musical and learning resources at their disposal. No more scouring the Internet for dodgy TABs or chord charts. I can provide what you need or at least help source it. If you want to learn something specific, don’t hesitate to ask.
9. Support and Encouragement: The most important thing I can do is to help you set goals, identify your strengths and weaknesses and help to keep you moving forward with your playing.
10. Community: The next best thing I can do for you is to create opportunities for you to jam and work with other students so that you can learn with and from each other. This way you can meet other Brisbane guitar playing locals who have similar goals to you. You might even make some friends, join or form a band, collaborate on projects, etc.