Events & Workshops

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Special Events, Workshops & Masterclasses

Throughout the year we will run special events like jam sessions and open mic nights, student showcases, workshops, masterclasses and live training events with MGA Guitar Trainers and Special Guest presenters.

Check this page frequently to keep up to date with our upcoming events.

Upcoming Special Events

Sunday 20th of June
Guitar Pedals 101

If you’ve wanted to learn more about guitar pedals and effects, then this is the workshop for you.

Our resident Guitar Pedal Exepet Jake Kougi is putting on a special 90 minute workshop to help you learn everything you need about guitar effects pedals. Topics covered include:

  • Learning about the different kinds of guitar effects pedals and what sounds they make
  • How to create ‘your sound‘ using guitar effects
  • How to arrange them onto your own pedal board.
  • How to recreate the sounds of your favourite guitar heroes

Plus plenty of time to play with and try out pedals.

Sunday 20th of June, 11am to 12:30pm 
Melbourne Guitar Academy Essendon
Tickets $50 each  (limited to 20 people)
Michael Dolce Clinic

Tuesday 29th of May
Michael Dolce
Behind The Scenes

Don’t miss this special behind the scenes look into the life and career of Australian session musician icon Michael Dolce.

Michael Dolce is one of Australia’s premier guitarist with a career spanning over 30 years. He has worked with Delta Goodrum, Lionel Richie, The Madden Brothers, Keith Urban, Kylie Minogue and countless other A-List singers as well as being the house guitarist on the hit tv show – The Voice Australia.

Join Michael as he takes you on an in-depth look into his career as a session musician, a behind the scenes look intoThe Voice and learn from his vast experience on shaping a successful and fulfilling music career.

Tuesday 19th of June, 6:30pm
Melbourne Guitar Academy Essendon
Tickets: $30 MGA Students, $50 Public, $100 Family
Family Ticket
Fretboard Mastery Bootcamp

Over $1500 Worth Of Guitar Lessons & Bonus Items!

16 x 60m guitar lessons would normally cost $1280 

But why wait 18 weeks in a drip-feed style learning system?

Get everything you need to know in 24 hours, all for the crazy price of $297!

Plus These Special Bonuses With Both Standard & VIP Tickets:

  • Bonus 1 – Fretboard Mastery Bootcamp Booklet ($200)
  • Bonus 2 – Pre Training Material ($200)
  • Bonus 3 – Lunch & Refreshments Included Each Day ($50)
  • Bonus 4 – Certificate Of Completion (Priceless!)

Sat 11th & Sun 12th
Fretboard Mastery Weekend

Master Your Guitar Fretboard In One Weekend 
With This Immersive Fretboard Mastery Bootcamp

Are you sick of “guitar experts” on Youtube offering confusing & contradictory advice about which system for learning the guitar fretboard is best?

In this immersive two day bootcamp we’ll learn both the CAGED System and the Three Note Per String System and let you decide which works better for you.

(We’ll even show you a few secrets to help you get the best out of both systems)

Topics covered include.

  • Memorising The Fretboard…Fast
  • The CAGED System
  • The 3NPS System
  • Scales, Chords & Arpeggios All Over The Fretboard
  • Pentatonic & Major Scale Modes

Sat 11th & Sun 12th of September
9am to 5:00pm – Location TBC
Limited To 20 Attendees

VIP Ticket Includes

  • 2 Addition Hours Each Night of VIP Content
  • Access To Video Recordings of Event
  • 3x Zoom Integration Sessions To Help Your Integrate What You’ve Learned Throughout The Rest Of The Year

Buy Your Ticket Now!

Ticket Options

More Events To Be Announced Soon!

Past Events

Here is a list of past guitar playing events and workshops which we are likely to repeat in future (usually the next calendar year). If you are interested in a particular event do get in touch so that we can gauge interest and give preference to the most popular Master Classes.

May 2021
Sight Reading Masterclass

Want To Improve Your Sight Reading?

Learn the secrets to successfully developing your sight-reading skills with this special 90 minute workshop hosted with Melbourne Guitar Academy expert teacher Frank Lo Monaco.

Topics covered include.

 

  • How to read musical notation
  • How to navigate a musical score
  • How to learn the entire fretboard…fast
  • How to connect the theory to the fretboard
  • How to practice sight reading
  • Reference materials included.
Sunday 16th of May, 11am to 12:30pm 
Melbourne Guitar Academy Essendon
Tickets $50 each  (limited to 12 people)
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