About – Australian Guitar Academy

At Australian Guitar Academy we are dedicated to providing the best acoustic and electric guitar lessons in Brisbane and the most rewarding and fulfilling learning experience for our students. We absolutely love our job and are totally committed to providing our students with a holistic learning experience through which they can reach their guitar playing goals in a fun, inclusive and supportive learning environment. 

We have developed a unique and innovative range of training programs in order to provide maximum value and flexibility so that you can get the most out of your guitar playing journey while learning at your own pace and striving toward your guitar playing goals.

We believe that a deep joy of learning should pervade every aspect of your development as a guitar player, student and musician and we pride ourselves on our enthusiasm, passion and commitment to excellence. We strive to instil in our students the attitudes and mindsets that can be transferred to other areas of your life and your personal development so that you can get the best possible results in your guitar playing and the greatest value from your guitar lessons.

They say a picture speaks a thousand words, so we hope you enjoy our story.

Australian Guitar Academy was founded in 2009 by Nick Tschernez, as New Times Learning Centre.

Many years after beginning a process of manifestation...

And overcoming fear, doubt, uncertainty, etcetera...

Nick completed a Bachelor of Education at Queensland University of Technology in 2005.

Since then he has taught as a classroom teacher, worked as a temporary relief teacher and given private tuition to adults, children and international students. He is passionate about teaching, learning and music. He has studied music for many years and, through his experience as a teacher, has built a thorough understanding of how learning takes place. He knows that his role is not only as a teacher but also as a trainer, mentor and coach. Most importantly, he knows that above all these, his role is as a student, continually developing his own abilities with an open mind, in a spirit of lifelong learning.

Australian Guitar Academy was born in a small music room in residential Runcorn, 4113.

We opened our door to our first students on February 17, 2009.

Offering lessons in guitar, keyboard, drums, as well as Maths and English tuition.

From humble beginnings...

We started with little...

But we had what we needed to get started...

Including the obligatory Jimi Hendrix poster.

Nick "cut his teeth" developing innovative teaching methods...

And the classes grew.

Eventually, we had to move into a bigger space...

With more room...

And more comfort...

For ensemble classes...

And fun times...

Ahh, good memories.

In 2017, we leased our first commercial location, in Sunnybank Hills, 4109...

And our students kept growing...

And they kept improving...

And jamming together...

And new students joined us...

While others moved on...

And new students joined us...

And they kept improving...

And new students joined us...

Rock stars of tomorrow!

On December 21, 2018, we held our first Concert In The Carpark.

The proceeds from our sausage sizzle went towards purchasing an electronic drum kit for the 2019 Concert In The Carpark. With great excitement and remarkable enthusiasm, our house band got to work putting together their performances and preparing to support the other students.

 

On December 21, 2019, we held our second Concert In The Carpark.

Thanks to Nick's parents, Greg and Tricia, for hosting the sausage sizzle again in 2019 and to our awesome patrons for consuming the sausages and soft drinks. When our drum kit gave up the ghost one month within warranty, the proceeds added to the refund helped us spring for an upgrade to a Roland TD1-KV.

And a very special thankyou to Anup Vijayaragavan, for sharing these amazing photos with us.