Guitar Lessons

About the guitar lessons…

I'm here to help...whether you're a beginner starting your journey, a pro player looking to improve or somewhere in between, I have a proven method that helps you achieve your desired goals.

I teach guitar lessons in Melbourne from my private studio in Box Hill. I don't do group lessons and believe the only way to teach is "one on one" giving you the full attention you need to make consistent progress.

The following gives some detailed information of the available subjects and how the lessons are run. For a beginner you would start with the basics and technique modules. For the more experienced player you might be interested in improvisation or advanced fingerpicking, maybe both.

You chose your direction and I provide the means to get there.

Properly designed guitar lessons for you…

Basics: for the beginner. A well designed program of guitar lessons that work to develop good playing habits from start.

Fingerpicking: from the blues of the Delta to the Ragtime pickers. The sounds of Chet, Tommy and beyond.

Improvisation: build a strong foundation based on lessons from the masters. Across all styles including Jazz, Rock, Blues and Country.

Theory: get an understanding of how music works applied directly to the guitar. This is stuff that every guitar player needs to know.

Chord Craft: forget about chord dictionaries. Learn how to build any chord you need. Have your own chord dictionary at your fingertips.

Technique: improve your playing and protect your hands. Avoid the damage that can be done using poor technique and see immediate improvements.

Ear Training: learn how to play what you hear. Work out songs and be able to hear what others are playing around you.

Reading: it's not for everyone. For those who need it for ongoing studies or for work then learn from a proven method.

Please contact me if you have any further questions or would like to book some lessons.

Further information on the guitar lessons…

Included is some further information for you and a bit about how the lessons work...If you have booked guitar lessons with me, please download, print off, sign and return the following document at your first guitar lesson.

Lesson Info, Policy Proceedure

A bit about me…

My musical journey began as a self-taught guitar player. From the bedroom to garage bands and playing at the local church hall… a bit of a false start really.

Somewhere along the track I realised that my self-taught style needed a bit of polish. If I wanted to make a career out of music I needed to get an education.

My first lessons were in music theory with "John Rees", a trained classical musician, John worked on the side as a bass player with a little known band (well at the time they were) "Men at Work".

Then I realised that I needed some guitar lessons.

I sought out the best teachers I could find; legendary Melbourne teacher/musician "Bruce Clarke", gifted classical guitarist "Nick Chalkiadakis", inspiring educator "Ron Leigh" and great guitar virtuoso "Tommy Emmanuel".

They helped me on what was to become my continuing journey through life as a Guitar Player.

Currently working live with "Pat Wilson" , "Whiteman Can't Reggae" and on various other projects I still find teaching a rewarding experience; there is something special about working with and watching my students grow on so many levels.

Contact

M: 0418 390 005
E: ross@rosshelmot.com.au
A: 35 Neville St, Box Hill South VIC 3128

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Testimonials

Andrew Lin Testimonial Ross Helmot Guitar Lessons MelbourneRoss has been an exceptional teacher - amiable, patient and very passionate about what he does. Starting out as a beginner, he taught me a solid foundation of technique and basic theory, as well as working through some modern songs that I was keen to learn. He has also been flexible with he lesson times, accomodating for my haphazard work schedule. Also impressive is his knowledge of rock and music history - I've been able to take away an interesting piece of trivia with me each lesson. I would highly recommend him for students of any age or level of expertise.

 

Andrew LinGuitar Player

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