Kim Butler

Before meeting Ross I had been attempting to teach myself guitar for around 15 years and had learnt a few songs with two bands, had rudimentary knowledge of basic scales and chords but not a lot of it made sense.

As a result I was not improving my physical skill or understanding theory all that well.

At my first lesson with Ross he instantly pushed for improvement in an easy style that I could understand and each lesson thereafter introduced new concepts and challenges.

Ross’s teaching, playing and real examples are second to none and he encouraged me to learn by memory without too much writing. I couldn’t wait to get home from each lesson and revise what I had just learned.

I highly recommend Ross as a highly skilled guitar teacher with an ability to tailor lessons to suit the student’s skill level and leave them with a feeling of achievement.

Ross’s many years of professional experience in a number of genres (even Reggae) shone through and completely altered the way I approach and think about playing the guitar’ here to add your own text

Kim Butler – Guitar Player


Mike Henwood Testimonial - Guitar Lessons

Mike Henwood

Mike Henwood Testimonial - Guitar LessonsAfter taking early retirement l decided to fulfil a long held ambition to properly learn the guitar. I had very little knowledge or experience, virtually a complete beginner.

Starting so late l knew I couldn’t afford to waste precious time with the wrong teacher. So finding the right teacher was essential. I wanted a teacher who had incredible knowledge and experience in all aspects of playing the guitar, right up to the most advanced theory and sophisticated techniques.

I needed a teacher who would give me a solid foundation upon which to build. Someone who was very patient, warm, friendly, who was clear and easy to understand. Above all a teacher who was as committed to my progress as l was. In short l was looking for the best teacher, coach and mentor on the planet.

Ross is all those things and more. My knowledge and playing have improved dramatically in just over a year. I really look forward to my lesson each week and have no hesitation in highly recommending Ross to anyone at any level.

Mike Henwood – Guitar Player

Michelle Smith

Ross is an amazing teacher, on top of being an excellent guitarist.

I came to him after a long break from guitar playing, having reached a point of stagnation relying on chord books and tabs. To make me an even more challenging student, I was also quite nervous about playing in front of people. Like a consummate professional, Ross gradually introduced ways to build my confidence, train me out of the unhelpful techniques I’d adopted, and expand my abilities. When I look back on the past few years of lessons, I can see how carefully he guided me through to the point where I could learn simply by watching him play.

In a male-dominated area like guitar playing, I have always felt entirely comfortable with Ross. He is unfailingly patient, and always encourages technical precision while keeping things fun and exciting. I’ve already fulfilled most of the aspirations I dared to have for my guitar playing thanks to Ross, including writing a few original guitar parts for songs and learning riffs and techniques from a range of genres.

Michelle Smith – Guitar Player

Joe Turner

Under Ross’s guidance as my guitar mentor, I’ve vastly improved all aspects of my playing and musical knowledge. As a student for a number of years we have touched upon many different musical styles, theory that translates into real outcomes on the instrument and a diverse catalogue of songs – all of which is fun, relevant and richly rewarding.

Ross has helped me in deciphering tunes, developing my musical ear and has equipped me with the skills to pick up songs quickly and accurately in my own time. We’ve worked extensively on tasteful improvisation – something guitarists are notorious at overlooking – and he’s there to answer those tricky questions about music that enriches my knowledge.

Having experienced a number of his gigs in person, I can also attest that Ross is an exceptional live performer.

Thanks to Ross’s guidance, I have a clear vision of what I must continue to work on to become a better player on the journey to achieving my musical goals.

I would highly recommend Ross to anyone at any stage of this journey seeking to take their guitar playing and understanding of music to the next level.

Joe Turner – Guitar Player

Andrew Lin Testimonial - Guitar Lessons Melbourne

Andrew Lin

Andrew Lin Testimonial - 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 Lin – Guitar Player