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Guitar Lessons

The Mega Music Academy in Myaree offers guitar lessons for students of all ages and experience levels, taught by our professional, experienced guitar teachers.

Guitar Teachers

Below are the guitar teachers at our Music Academy in Myaree. For the availability of a guitar teacher, or any other enquiries about guitar lessons at our Academy, please contact Christina, the Academy Administrator, on (08) 9254 8913 or email academy@megamusic.net.au

Benjamin McDonald

Benjamin McDonald - Guitar Teacher

Instruments:

Guitar, Bass Guitar & Ukulele – Rock, Pop, Funk and Blues

Qualifications:

Adv. Dip Of Contemporary Music at WAAPA

Experience:

Ben has been playing in live bands since 2007 and has appeared at most major Australian festivals such as Splendour In The Grass, Southbound, Big Day Out, Beyond The Valley, and Laneway, as well as local events such as In The Pines and State of The Artfest.

2019 saw Ben playing bass for Meg Mac on a sold-out tour of Australia and New Zealand.

He currently plays bass for Katy Steele (Little Birdy) but has in the past played for many artists including Pond, Grace Woodroofe, Boat Show, and Peter Bibby. 

Apart from being a session musician and teacher, Ben is also a songwriter, and his own project is called Human Buoy. He writes and records most of the instruments himself and has had success with multiple songs receiving airtime on Triple J as well as other stations around Australia and a video clip on Rage ABC. 

Ben is a relaxed, patient, and passionate teacher who takes pride in passing on what he has learned to others, no matter what age or ability level.

Bradley Burgess

Bradley Burgess - Guitar Teacher

Instruments:

Guitar

 

Experience:

After spending three years at WAAPA from 1996 to 2000 on the saxophone, Bradley began instrumental tutoring at Maranatha, Carey, Somerville and Swan Baptist Colleges. He has taught modern-style guitar and bass as well as big band classes. Bradley has played bass in the local band scene for seven years pre-pandemic and has in that time developed a passion for limited-release and one-off-production-run instruments.

James Buchanan

James Buchanan - Guitar Teacher

Instruments:

Guitar – All Styles

 

Experience:

James has been playing guitar (acoustic, electric and classical) and bass for over a decade now. With 3 years experience working as both a private and professional music tutor, James likes to strike a balance between “fun” and “relaxed” while keeping the lesson engaging and rewarding to the student’s progress.

James is currently working as an audio engineer at one of Perth’s Premier recording studios. It was James’ passion for music and guitar that fostered his love of music during his early years and led him to pursue a career in the studio.

While outside of studio sessions James is still an active musician in a handful of local bands and studio projects in the Perth music community, and shares his passion for music through guitar tuition and coaching in his spare time.

Jasper Willians

Jasper Willians - Guitar Teacher

Instruments:

Guitar – All Styles

Qualifications:

  • Cert II in Music Industry
  • Currently Studying Bachelor of Contemporary Music at WAAPA

 

Experience:

Jasper has been playing guitar for over 10 years (with experience on the classical, acoustic and electric guitar) and enjoys playing all styles of music. He strives to make lessons enjoyable for his students whilst also giving them the resources to achieve their goals and make progress. Jasper’s primary goal as an educator is to maintain his students’ passion for the instrument.

Russell Smith

Russell Smith - Guitar Teacher

Instruments:

Guitar, Bass – All Styles, Metal, Blues, Classical, Funk

Qualifications:

Russell has been a professional musician and music educator for over 15 years.

 

Experience:

Russell has had his own compositions played in film and TV in the U.S. as well as being nominated for an Aria for his composition ‘Away’. He feels it’s his responsibility to now pass on his wealth of knowledge to newcomers.

Signed his first major label recording and publishing deal with Warner Music Australia in 1999 and has continued his relationship with a renewed agreement with Riptide Music, a Los Angeles-based movie publishing house.

Silvia Molano

Silvia Molano - Guitar Teacher

Instruments:

Guitar, Ukulele – Contemporary

Qualifications:

Currently Studying Bachelor of Jazz Music (WAAPA)

 

Experience:

Silvia has been playing the guitar for over 10 years, with a passion to share her love for music with students. She has live performance experience and is always eager to experience new music. With past experience in teaching, she is student-focused and is always looking for better ways to teach and inspire her students.

Tad Michalak

Tad Michalak - Guitar Teacher

Instruments:

Guitar, Bass – Contemporary, All Styles

Qualifications:

Teaching member of West Australian Music Teachers Association

 

Experience:

Tad has been playing for 26 years and taught for 15 years. He doesn’t just teach how to play the instrument; he also creates love for the music. He is always encouraging students to perform in public. Additionally, Tad is preparing students for AMEB classical guitar exams.

Yann Vissac

Yann Vissac - Guitar Teacher

Instruments:

Guitar – All Styles

Qualifications:

Cert IV in Music Composition at WAAPA

 

Experience:

Yann has played drums for 17 years, electric bass for 16 years and guitar for 14 years. He attained a Certificate IV in Music Composition at WAAPA, where he took up piano.

He is passionate about original music and was a founding member of local hip-hop collective Koi Child, who toured internationally and were nominated for an ARIA award in 2016. He currently performs and writes music for his own band, Vissac.

Having tutored in music privately for five years, Yann has taught hundreds of students of all ages and a wide range of skill levels, as well as running some workshops through schools.

Contact Us

To enrol for guitar lessons, to enquire about a lesson or guitar teacher availability or any other enquiries about music lessons, please contact Christina, the manager of the Academy, on (08) 9254 8913 or email academy@megamusic.net.au