About Us

Who We Are and What We Do

At Australian Guitar Academy, we’re on a mission to deliver the finest acoustic and electric guitar lessons in Brisbane. But we don’t stop there. Our true mission is to create an enriching, inspiring, and profoundly fulfilling learning journey for our students.

We understand that learning to play the guitar is about more than just mastering chords and scales. It’s about unlocking your musical potential and experiencing the sheer joy of playing this incredible instrument. That’s why we’re here – to guide you through this remarkable journey and make it an unforgettable adventure.

Our secret sauce? We’ve designed a unique and innovative range of training programs, giving you maximum value and flexibility. Learn at your pace, and work toward your guitar goals with confidence.

But here’s the real magic: We believe that the joy of learning should infuse every aspect of your guitar journey. Our team is bursting with enthusiasm, passion, and a commitment to excellence. We’re not just teaching music; we’re nurturing attitudes and mindsets that can elevate every area of your life and personal development. We’re here to help you unlock your full potential, not just as a guitarist but as an individual.


From Humble Beginnings

Australian Guitar Academy was founded in 2009 by Nick Tschernez under the name New Times Learning Centre.

Nick, a graduate of Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Education in 2005, has always been dedicated to teaching, learning, and music. His educational journey took him from a classroom teacher to working with students of all ages, including adults, children, and international students.

With a profound passion for teaching, Nick immersed himself in the world of music, continuously building on his knowledge and expertise. He realized that being a teacher meant being a mentor, coach, and lifelong student himself.

Our Story

From Little Things, Big Things Grow

Australian Guitar Academy was born in a small music room in residential Runcorn, 4113. On February 17, 2009, we welcomed our first students, offering lessons not only in guitar but also in keyboard, drums, as well as Maths and English tuition.

Despite our modest beginnings, we embarked on our musical journey with boundless enthusiasm and everything we needed to create something special, including the obligatory Jimi Hendrix poster. Nick honed his teaching methods, fostering innovation, and as our classes grew, we soon found ourselves moving into a larger, more comfortable space to accommodate ensemble classes and create unforgettable memories.

In 2017, we secured our first commercial location in Sunnybank Hills, 4109, marking a significant milestone. Our students continued to grow and thrive, consistently improving and enjoying jam sessions together. Our academy became a nurturing ground for the rock stars of tomorrow.

In 2020, we took another leap, relocating to the vibrant and creative Salisbury, 4107, where our journey continued to unfold. We’re excited for the chapters that lie ahead and the music we’ll create together.



Our Story In Pictures

Stay Connected

Follow Us On the Socials

As you explore this gallery, remember it’s an ever-evolving visual and musical journey. You’ve experienced just a taste of what’s to come. Our musical adventure continues, and we invite you to be a part of it.

Follow us on social media to connect, create, and share your musical journey with kindred spirits who appreciate the magic of music just like you. Here at the Australian Guitar Academy, we’re dedicated to nurturing a community where music thrives.

As we close this chapter, know that the next one holds more exciting moments. Stay tuned, and let’s keep on rocking in the free world. Your journey with us is only beginning, and we can’t wait to see where the music takes us.


Like sand through the hourglass, so too are the days of our lives.