About Us

Who we are and what we do

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.

Our Story

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

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 they kept improving and jamming together and they kept improving and new students joined us rock stars of tomorrow!