Guitar Lessons In Melbourne

Learning To Play Your Favourite Songs On Guitar Has Never Been Easier!

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Learning Guitar Is As Easy As One, Two, Three!

Learning how to play guitar on your own or with an inexperienced teacher can be a frustrating ordeal. We’re here to guide you through every step of the process and make learning as fun and easy as possible.

Step 1

Step 1
Book Your Free Trial

We’ll call and do a short phone consult to find out more about your guitar playing goals and what you’re trying to learn on guitar before booking in a free trial lesson for you. If you’re a total beginner we’ll teach you the right way to play from the start. If you’re an experienced player we’ll help you have a major breakthrough in your playing. 

Guitar Journey

Step 2
Plan Your Guitar Journey

After your initial trial guitar lesson with us we will create a roadmap for your guitar playing journey that outlines all the essential skills, concepts and techniques that align with your guitar-playing goals and a plan to systematically teach you what you need to know while refining any bad habits and gaps in your knowledge.

Attend Your Guitar Lessons

Step 3
Attend Your Guitar Lessons

Our professional team of instructors will guide you through every step of the learning process in your weekly guitar lesson. We’ll transform you from the guitar player you are now to the guitar player you’ve always dreamed of becoming as you work through your lesson plan and help you achieve your guitar playing goals!

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Kids Guitar Lessons

Learn all of the essential skills, concepts and techniques needed to play the guitar while nurturing a love and appreciation of music through practical skills in a hands-on, high-energy guitar lesson program created especially for kids. 


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Teen Guitar Lessons

Music becomes an important part of every teenager’s identity and we’re here to help them navigate the hurdles of growing up and the highschool experience by arming them with all the skills they need to develop into confident and competent young musicians.


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Adult Guitar Lessons

Whether you’re a total beginner learning guitar for the first time, looking to get back into lessons after several months (or years) break, or an advanced player who needs help with a specific problem we have a guitar lesson program that will transform your playing and help you experience the joys of playing guitar.

It's Hard To Learn Guitar On Your Own

Have you ever felt like this?

  • I can play a few chords but can’t string them together smoothly…
  • My hands work when I look at them, but when I look away it’s impossible…
  • I can’t make sense of these guitar tabs or chord charts…
  • The guys on Youtube make it look easy but I only end up confused or frustrated…
  • Nothing I play sounds like the real song, it’s all clunky and disjointed…
  • I thought guitar was meant to be an easy instrument to play…
  • I’ll never be good at guitar no matter how hard I try…
Don’t worry, everyone goes through these thoughts when they first start learning guitar and it’s perfectly normal to struggle in the beginning.
And it’s not your fault! Most musical concepts can be quite complex and difficult to grasp, and most YoutTube tutorials can tell you what to do, but can’t tell you what you’re doing right and wrong nor you active feedback on your playing and what you need to do to improve it!
Learning how to play guitar shouldn’t be difficult. You deserve the chance to express yourself through the music you love and experience the joy of playing music!

Discover more about lessons and find out which of our guitar lesson programs is the best fit for you

You Deserve To Know What It's Like To Pick Up The Guitar And Play With Freedom And Confidence!

We'll Take The Mystery Out Of Learning The Guitar

Many aspiring guitarists invest time and money in learning the guitar, only to find themselves unable to play as they’ve always imagined and frustrated with a lack of progress and measurable results.

With our proven guitar lesson format and experience, We transform everyday people into skilled guitarists, capable of effortlessly playing the songs and music they love.

Whether you’re a casual player looking for a new hobby or a dedicated student wanting to be the world’s next guitar hero we’ve got a program for you!

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Learning To Play The Guitar Is Easier Than You Think

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Structured Learning Method

Learn all the essential skills, concepts and techniques you need in our group guitar lesson programs. The rapid progress you make in our immersive guitar lesson experience just isn't possible with the "traditional" private guitar lesson approach which has a 90% quit rate in the first 12 months.

Play The Songs And Music That You Love

Nothing's worse than a teacher who teachers you all of their favourite tunes and never gives you anything that's relevant to the music you like. We'll always put you in the driver's seat and show you how you can play along to any song (even if you're a total beginner) using our Level-Up System for playing songs on Guitar.

Learn The Right Thing At The Right Time

Learning from Youtube and other online sources allows you to learn anything in any order at any time which results in you being confused, overwhelmed and aware of a number of topics without being able to play anything particularly well. We'll lay out a clear path for you to follow and show you exactly what you need to do in order to connect all the dots so that you can finally make sense of the guitar and start playing with confidence!

Let's Turn Your Guitar Lesson Experience Into A Success Story

Just Like Hundreds Of Our Happy Students And Their Families Who Have Left Awesome Reviews For Our Guitar Lesson Programs

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My 10yo son has been attending Melbourne Guitar Academy for 6 months now, and it has honestly been the best thing I’ve done for him! He is thriving and I know I owe it all to Michael and the Team! The style of teaching is modern, fun, interactive and relatable for him! We couldn’t be happier and know we found THE BEST!
Wendi Emmerson
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I can not rate Melbourne guitar academy highly enough. It has been the most positive, rewarding and motivating experience. I had never had guitar lessons before and as an adult I felt nervous and unsure about beginning the journey. Michael took all the apprehension and fear out of the initial process and made me feel so comfortable. I look forward to my weekly lessons. Frank is an absolute gem of a teacher and we always have the best time learning and laughing in our beginners group. I have already come such a long way with my guitar playing in such a short amount of time. Playing with others has given me confidence and I’m feeling more creative as a result. I especially like that we are playing the music we like to play and learning our own favourite songs from the get go. For all things guitar MGA is the place to be, hands down.
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Elise Brown
Beginner Guitar Lessons
I have no hesitation in recommending Michael as a fantastic guitar teacher. I started guitar lessons a year ago together with my 8-year-old daughter. I had very little expectations as I have never been into music before and never had any form of music education prior to this. Michael is very patient and engaging and employs a variety of techniques to cater to students no matter at what level they are in their learning journey. I have gone from having absolutely no confidence in my abilities to now thoroughly enjoying my weekly lessons and looking forward to learning more and more! The MGA teaching crew like Jake, the support staff and learning environment are fantastic and the small group sessions really works amazingly well to build up your confidence even if you are an absolute beginner. I highly recommend Melbourne Guitar Academy for guitar lessons for adults and children alike!
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What Styles And Genres Of Music Can I Learn Taking Guitar Lessons At Melbourne Guitar Academy?

At Melbourne Guitar Academy we teach all styles of contemporary music on both acoustic and electric guitar. We specialise in rock, pop, blues, metal, and acoustic guitar music.

Adult Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Acoustic & Top 40 Pop Music
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Whether you’re into the current Top 40 trending on the radio right now or have a love of the classic contemporary hits of the last 60+ years we’ll give you everything you need to learn your favourite rock, pop and acoustic guitar songs.

Our Level-Up system will allow you to play along to any song on guitar even if you’re a total beginner and as your skills grow you’ll get closer and closer to playing what you hear on your favoruite tracks and records.

Learn your favourite songs and build up a set list of songs you can jam along to in your bedroom, around the campfire with friends or even put your name down to perform at one of our quarterly student showcase events.

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Rock, Metal & Blues Guitar Lessons In Melbourne

If you’re looking for the best rock guitar lessons in Melbourne then book yourself in for a free trial so you can experience the Melbourne Guitar Academy difference. We specialise in teaching you everything you need to know in order to play your favourite rockin’ riffs, screaming guitar solos and do it all in record time.

If you want to learn how to rock then we don’t fluff around with non-essentials like reading music or irrelevant music theory. We take a No-BS approach that has you playing your favourite rock hits from day 1 and sinking your teeth into lead guitar playing from the very beginning. 

If you want to become a Guitar God in the shortest time possible then this program is for you.

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Lead Guitar & Music Theory Guitar Lessons In Melbourne

If you’re looking to take your guitar playing to the next level by exploring advanced lead guitar techniques, learning the fretboard inside out, learning how to bring the music you hear in your head to life on the guitar using essential music theory, or learning how to improvise and unlock total mastery and freedom on the guitar, then we have many specialist programs to transform you from an average Joe into a guitar shredding pro!

Book a free trial lesson with us so that we can find out more about your goals, the gaps in your knowledge and where you want to go with your guitar playing so that we can create a personalised lesson plan to take intermediate and advancing players to the pro level and beyond!

You Provide Us With A Big List Of Songs You Want To Play And Goals You Want To Work Towards

We Create A Roadmap & Learning Plan That Will Transform You From The Guitarist You Are Now To The Rockstar You Want To Be!

(That way lessons are personalised to your own individual needs and you’re only ever working on songs & concepts that are relevant to your guitar-playing goals)

We’re Melbourne’s Best Guitar Lessons with over a hundred ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reviews

How Are Guitar Lessons Different By Age Group?

While the majority of our guitar lessons take place in a group format, kids, teens and adults all learn very differently from each other. As a result, we separate each age group and adapt our approach to meet the different social and developmental needs of each group. 

At this age group we have a specialised approach to learning that meets the needs of students at this level of development.

We have 45 minute group lessons that blend learning guitar, singing, body percussion and a hollistic approach to learning that nurtures all essential musical skills while building a love and appreciation for music.

We learn simplified versions of popular songs and build a solid foundation of musical skills that students can build from as they grow older and become more mature.

Note: some kid's are ready for music lessons as young as 5 while others take a bit longer to mature. We offer the free trial lesson to make sure you're child is ready to learn guitar with us.

Our children's guitar lessons programs are fast paced, high energy and engaging so that we can meet the needs of modern children.

Our 45-minute sessions allow us to progress through our Guitar Ninjas Program book work, explore essential music theory concepts and work on repertoire with time for games in between each session to reset energy and attention spands.


are usually full of energy. Since kids usually have shorter attention spans, I focus on making piano fun and achievable for them.

We teach classic hits and contemporary music examples that children will instantly recognise and be eager to show off to family and friends motivating them to practice at home.

We also include access to our Guitar Dojo Online learning portal which contains video lessons, interactive practice logs, musical examples and competitive scoreboards to embrace technology and provide supplementary learning opportunities at home.

As our children grow into teenagers something magical happens... 

They start to make their own musical choices and identify with artists and styles that reflect their developing identity.

Music becomes increasingly more important as an expression of identify, and with teens these days being busier than they ever have been, a relief from the pressure of study and stresses of every day life.

Our Teen Guitar Lessons are 45 minute sessions that blend both relevant theory and practical skills into a program that will have them playing along to classic and contemporary rock & pop music that they know and enjoy.

Our Teens are given the opportunity to go beyond basic lessons and participate in band workshops, musical ensembles and the many performances and showcases we put on throughout the year.

We also have specialised programs for VCE Guitar and VCE Music to supplement your teen's high school music classes and ensure they get the best ATAR possible.

Every single day I meet adults who tell me they wish they'd never given up guitar earlier in life and regret their decision not to stick with it or take it up earlier in life.

I'm yet to meet a single person that's regretted taking lessons with us once they've gotten started.

While many adults are apprehensive about their capacity to learn guitar, there are many advantages to learning how to play guitar as an adult that you probably wouldn't have had you started earlier in life.


Teaching adults presents a unique set of challenges compared to teaching kids.

Adult students have a developed brain and thus, learn much faster than children and are able to grasp more complex topics with ease.

Adult students also have better concentration, can define and articulate goals that that they want to work towards, and are taking up the hobby because they want to, not because their parents are forcing them to.

When I am teaching adults, 

In Our adult Guitar Lessons we focus on teaching you fundamental skills and essential topics so that you can play along to your favourite acoustic guitar and electric guitar songs right away in a simplified fashion using our Level-Up System.

As you improve your skills we will work on more challenging concepts and over a period of several months to several years help you work towards playing songs exactly as they appear on the recording.

We'll cover all of your favourite rock, pop, blues and campfire strum along songs including lead techniques and solos.

Learning piano is like learning a new language- you need to work at it consistently to make it stick.

Our learning takes place in small groups of up to 6 students of similar ability. As you improve you're invited to more advanced groups and additional sessions like band workshops, songwriting classes and jam sessions.

You even get to volunteer to perform at our student showcase events when you feel confident enough to play in front of others (and there is absolutely ZERO pressure to do so if you don't want to perform)

The way we teach gives you both a new social network of other people who are equally enthusiastic about playing guitar and the opportunity to learn and jam with others while still providing one-to-one attention and the ability to work on your own at different points of each lesson.

You're never too old to learn how to play guitar.

If anything, now you've got all the time in the world to invest into learning a new hobby and have probably been wanting to learn how to play guitar (or get back into it) for a number of years.

Whether you're a total beginner looking to learn for the first time, or an experienced player looking to get back into guitar after several years (or decades) away from the instrument we have everything you need to learn how to play your favourite songs or overcome any hurdles in your playing that have been giving you grief for years.


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How Long Will It Take Me To Learn The Guitar If I Have A Guitar Teacher?

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Many individuals are curious about the duration required to master guitar playing through guitar lessons. If you’re one of them, chances are you have a specific song in mind and are eager to determine how long it will take to play it. If you’re considering guitar lessons in Melbourne, you might be wondering, “how long does it take to learn guitar?

The response to the question, “How long does it take to learn to play the guitar” varies.

It’s certainly going to be considerably faster learning guitar with a professional guitar teacher than it will be teaching yourself.

But it all depends on what you are trying to achieve.

After all, there is a big difference in the skills required to strum a few songs around the campfire than it is to play a killer guitar solos with your guitar behind your head like Jimi Hendrix did.

So the answer really does depend on what you’re trying to achieve.

I understand that this may not be the answer you were hoping for, but let me elaborate. The time it takes to become proficient in playing the guitar depends on your desired level of skill and your goals. If you have no prior experience with the guitar, you can learn a simple melody in a matter of minutes.

However, if your ambition is to become a professional guitarist performing on renowned stages or to pursue a musical education, you will need to dedicate several years to guitar lessons with an experienced guitar instructor in Melbourne while practising daily. Nevertheless, most individuals aim to:

  • Play popular songs
  • Play for enjoyment
  • Play for personal satisfaction

For these individuals, it is reasonable to anticipate an investment of two to four years (on the proviso of you taking a weekly guitar lessons and several practice sessions each week) to reach a level of confidence where they can effortlessly play their favourite radio level rock and pop songs on the guitar.

Of course, we’ll do our best to accelerate the learning process with our specialised method that gets fast results for all of our students. 

If you want to get better at guitar quicker, you just need to practice more or attend lessons multiple times per week.

What Are Some Of The Hidden Benefits Of Guitar Lessons?

Here are some of the additional benefits of taking guitar lessons that most people don’t realise

music lessons reduce stress

A Big Stress Reliever

Learning how to play guitar offers you some valuable “you-time” and will help you de-stress and release all the tension you’ve built up through the day.

Meet New People Through Music

Expand Your Social Network

Meet new people and make new friends in our group guitar lessons. You’ll find other people just as excited about learning guitar as you are and experience what it’s like to play in a band and work as a team with other musicians.

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All Round Improved Performance

Apply the process of setting goals and working towards a target which you learn in guitar lesson to other areas of life and watch success creep in. You’ll find a new zest for life and confidence in all that you do.

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A Lifelong Musical Skill

The older we get the less we can participate in sports, and the more friends drop off our radar. Video games are fun but give us nothing to show for our effort. Guitar is a hobby that lasts a lifetime and you only get better with age!

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New Opportunities

Whether it’s making new friends in your group lesson, inviting friends and family to see you perform, sitting round the campfire with mates and having a sing-along, or playing music with your kids guitar provides countless new opportunities in life

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A Meaningful Pursuit

How many hobbies and activities have you invested time and money into only to have nothing to show for all of your effort? Every minute you put into guitar goes towards building musical skills you’ll have for a lifetime and memories that will last forever!


Thank You For Showing Interest In Our Guitar Lesson Programs

Please fill out the form below and a member of our team will contact you within 24 hours with more information and to book you in for your free introductory session.

Beginner Students will receive a free Introduction To Guitar session where we will take you through the basics and get you started with playing guitar.

Intermediate & Advanced level guitar players will receive a free Evaluation Session where we evaluate your current level, identify gaps in your knowledge and flaws in your technique and provide an instant breakthrough in your guitar playing and a plan of attack to help you move forward towards your goals.

Take Guitar Lessons In Melbourne At Two Convenient Locations

Guitar Lessons In Essendon

Our original academy moved from Strathmore to Essendon in 2018 and has since grown to become the highest-rated guitar school in all of Australia! Located just 12 minutes from the CBD with easy access by public transport, it is the best place to learn guitar for students located in the inner, north western and western suburbs of Melbourne.

Perfect for people residing in Essendon, Strathmore, Pascoe Vale, Oak Park, Moonee Ponds, Ascot Vale, Keilor Brunswick and the surrounding north western suburbs of Melbourne.

Melbourne Guitar Academy Essendon

Address: 80 Raleigh St, Essendon, Vic
Phone: 9326 1109
Lesson Times: Mon-Thu 3pm-9pm, Sat 9am-4pm

Guitar Lessons In Wantirna South

Melbourne’s #1 Guitar Lessons are now running in the eastern suburbs. 

Our brand new Wantirna South studio is now open for Term 2, 2023 and will be offering Guitar, Piano, Keyboard and Voice lessons for students located in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.

Our Guitar Lessons are conveniently accessible for people living in Wantirna, Wantirna South, Scoresby, Rowville, Ferntree Gully, Wheeler’s Hill, Glen Waverley,  Vermont South, and the surrounding Knox area.

Melbourne Guitar Academy Wantirna South

Address: 384 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
Phone: 9326 1109
Lesson Times: Mon-Fri 3pm-9pm, Sat 9am-3pm

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