Expert guitar lessons for Children, Teenagers and Adults
Beginners to Advanced - All Welcome!

Teachers: Nigel Foote, Martin Foote and Dawn Egan
Teaching guitar in the Blue Mountains since 1983

Guitar lessons in the Blue MountainsGUITAR LESSONS

Blue Mountains Guitar School offers professional tuition in traditional and contemporary acoustic guitar styles.

The lessons are based on Nigel Foote's Guitar Course – a graded series of traditional and original tunes equally suitable for children, teenagers and adults – designed to get people playing the guitar as quickly as possible.

"One of the things that really impressed me about Nigel's teaching methods was how quickly my three children were playing quite advanced songs. This was a great motivation for them."  Jane Clyne, Blue Mountains, NSW

About Our Guitar Lessons

The lessons are usually one-on-one, but we also give 'parent and child' lessons.  We currently have a 50/50 child/adult student ratio and an age range of 6–70 years old.

At Blue Mountains Guitar School, we teach beginners, intermediate and advanced levels, prepare students for Year 11 and 12 music performance assessments... and beyond! We offer performance opportunities at music nights and also coach students in stagecraft and how to use a PA.

Guitar Lessons for Kids

Children love the guitar, and we love helping them learn to play! Our guitar lessons are generally suitable for children aged around 7 or 8 and up, but we have taught a number of keen six-year-olds who have done very well. Feel free to call for advice if you’re not sure if your child is ready.

Our ‘Parent and Child’ lessons are a great way to share the fun of learning to play guitar, and are of great benefit to your child because you can help them with their practise at home. Why not join in and learn guitar at the same time as your child?

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Both Nigel and Martin Foote are very experienced in teaching beginner guitar, whether it be to children, teenagers or adults, making it easy, fun and rewarding for beginners of all age groups.

Lessons for Intermediate to Advanced Players

We teach the styles used by a diverse range of many of the world's finest singer-songwriters and guitarists (see list below). These artists share something in common – they all learnt how to fingerpick! They all learnt the same basic techniques – we can help you perfect yours. Fingerpickers include:

Paul Simon, Ed Sheeran, Tommy Emmanuel, Townes Van Zandt, Leo Kottke, Pete Seeger, Mark Knopfler, Paul Kelly, Judy Collins, Jerry Douglas, John Butler, Mike McClellan, Lindsay Buckingham, Arlo Guthrie, Chris Smither, Kate Wolf, Ralph McTell, Pat Drummond, Eric Bibb, Harry Manx, Joan Baez, John Denver, Don McLean, Al Ward, Rick Ruskin, Bruce Cockburn, Steve Earle, Kieren Kane, Kevin Welch and Lior – the list is endless!

We also teach the simple, yet effective strumming patterns used by countless artists including:

Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, Neil Young, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Taylor Swift, Paul Kelly, Pete Murray, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan to name a few.

Guitar Lesson Fees: $35 for a half-hour lesson (school-age students) and $60 for a 1-hour lesson (adults)

Visit our School Info page for more information, available days / times etc.
You can also call us on (02) 4787 9067 or send us an enquiry here >