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Guitar Factory School

Click here for the Guitar Factory School website for pricing, vouchers and to book lessons.

 The Guitar Factory School does one-on-one tuition that's fun and stress free while helping you play the way you want - any age, style or level.

Learn to play guitar in classical, rock, jazz, metal, blues, pop, country and fingerstyle. We have flexible hours and beginners to advanced students are welcome.

Enhance School Music & school band (Primary - Secondary) AMEB exams are available and our teachers have trained at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music & the Australian Institute of Music.

Our friendly teachers have police clearance checks for teaching children. Bass, ukulele & banjo lessons are also available.


Hamish MacMillan – Ass.Dip. Jazz Studies – Director / Instructor.

Hamish began playing guitar at 15 and has over 30 years teaching and playing experience. He has performed in blues, genres as well as rock & jazz. He studied Jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has conducted clinics and workshops on a wide variety of musical concepts. Hamish knows more scales than Guthrie Govan and specialises in blues and jazz improvisation.

John Wardle – Instructor
John is a Co-ordinator at the Sydney Conservatorium and Australian Institute of Music. He has a background in cultural planning policy and helped change NSW liquor laws in removing the Place of Public Entertainment licence from legislation. This means more live music venues in Sydney - what a legend! John is a gigging musician, can usually be found rocking out at Tamworth Music Festival and specialises in country and fingerstyle.

Felix Lalanne B.Mus Jazz Performance - Syd. Con. – Instructor.
Currently Teaches Wednesday only. Started playing guitar at 5 in Paris. Graduated in 2016 from the Sydney Conservatorium. Has taught in Sydney since 2010 and performs in his bands 'Funk Engine' and 'Arcing Wires’. Felix transmits knowledge with clarity and attention to detail. Areas - Jazz and Classical.

Joshua Spolc B.Mus Jazz Studies- Sydney Con. – Instructor.
Available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Our new Bass specialist with experience performing on both electric bass and double bass. He's passionate about working with students to develop not only as competent bassists but also as well-rounded musicians and effective musical communicators.

Hilary Geddes – Instructor
Areas - Jazz, R&B, Funk, Indie Rock. Hilary is a highly experienced and enthusiastic music educator. She aims to inspire students and instil in them a love for the guitar. Teaching students of all ages, Hilary is accomplished at teaching a range of styles including rock, blues, jazz and pop. Hilary is a recent graduate from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and can be found gigging regularly across Sydney as an in-demand guitarist.

Geoffrey White – Banjo instructor.
Geoff first grasped the banjo at age 11 and hasn't let go since. He is strongly influenced by Pete Seeger and began teaching in 1979 in the Southern USA and has performed and taught in Europe, Central America, the UK, New Zealand and Australia. He performs with The Spirit of the Land. Geoff knows lots about the banjo and specialises in Scruggs, two-finger mountain & Celtic techniques.

Ted Nash – Banjo instructor.
Bio coming soon.

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