I came to Ross with no musical background just a desire to play the guitar. I thought I would be giving him his biggest challenge yet but with Ross’ patience and skills I quickly grew confident, I was able to go at a pace I felt comfortable with and using some of my favorite songs has made it really enjoyable. But most importantly Ross is teaching me to understand the guitar and what it’s capable off so that I can put my knowledge and passion together and let it ring out.
About Guitar Coaching
If you are an experienced guitar player frustrated with your progress and unsure of what steps you need to take to the next level then coaching could be for you.
From the Coach...
Why do top sporting stars like Tiger Woods and Roger Federer have coaches? These guys are the best of the best, at the top of the heap. I mean who could teach Woods about golf or Federer about tennis? What goes on here?
Did you know that artists such as Prince, Stevie Wonder and Madonna, employ vocal coaches to work with them when they have important recordings and shows coming up? Surely they know how to sing by now. So...what goes on here?
Well...what goes on here is that all the raw talent and best intentions in the world won't guarantee success. The lesson from the people at the top needs to flow down to everyone who wants to get better at their craft from the professional to the weekend warrior... Get help!
All performers whether they be sportspeople, actors, singers, dancers and yes even guitar players benefit by having someone, a coach working with them. I mean if the big guys are doing this stuff, why should we be left out?
As a guitar player it's critical to understand and develop your own personal playing concept. It comes from your influences, abilities, loves, likes, dreams and goals. It is at the core of your playing and I like to work here first as it really grounds you and helps enormously to give you a strong sense of direction and focus.
With your playing concept as the foundation we can then work on making improvements and adjustments. I will provide you with any technical and/or theoretical information that is needed without overloading you with stuff that has no relevance.
As a coach I will provide you with an objective view of what you need to do to reach your goals and how to constantly evolve as a player. The only rule that matters is "does it sound good".
I love teaching and coaching, it's a part of what I do. I also love to perform, write, record and produce and because of this I only have limited places available. So if you are to join with me it's very important that we establish a good connection and working relationship. Time is too short so it should be a fun and positive experience for us both.
If you are interested in getting some coaching or having a chat about it then give me call on 0418 390 005. It never hurts to ask some questions, you might even want to book a session to see if it works for you.
A little bit more about me…
I started playing in my teens, strumming a few chords with mates at school. Then it was onto the "Garage Bands", fun weekends of playing music. From there it got a bit more serious (but no less fun) working all the major venues around town, playing in bands and backing international artists.
I currently work with "Pat Wilson" and "Whiteman Can't Reggae" along with doing various other writing, recording and studio projects. Teaching is a passion for me and a very rewarding experience. I love watching my students improve and grow on so many levels.