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 teacher Martin FooteMARTIN FOOTE

Martin has taught privately since 2011 – teaching Nigel Foote's Guitar Course to children, teenagers and adults, plus Tommy Emmanuel's tunes to advanced students.

Martin has also taught guitar for the Waratah School of Music, Katoomba (now Blue Mountains Music Academy).

Martin teaches Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.

Martin's Fees: half-hour lessons $35 (school students)... 1-hour lessons $60 (adults)

Biography:

Martin Foote is a gifted guitarist from the Blue Mountains of NSW who plays with a passion and flair that turns heads whenever he takes the stage.

Martin grew up in a musical family and began playing guitar at the age of ten, learning from his father, Nigel, who gave him a strong foundation in fingerpicking styles and encouraged him to play at 'Full Moon Folk' nights – family house concerts.

At seventeen, Martin met guitarists Joe Robinson and Michael Fix at The Clarendon, Katoomba, as they passed through the Blue Mountains on tour. Captivated by the performances of these wonderful players, Martin discovered they were both strongly influenced by Tommy Emmanuel, the legendary Australian guitarist who has inspired so many.

Martin immediately began studying every Tommy Emmanuel DVD, CD, book and video clip he could get his hands on. He also sought out and attended a Tommy Emmanuel workshop and two residential guitar camps which culminated in a duo performance of Classical Gas with the Master himself in 2014.

A sampling of Martin's performances include:

2016 – Tamworth Country Music Festival (supporting Shaylee Wilde)

2015 – Sydney Blues & Roots Festival, Windsor

2015 – Winter Magic Festival, Katoomba (Martin won the busking competition and a day's recording at Songcave Studios)

2014 – Horizon Festival, Sydney

2014 – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay

2014 – Katoomba RSL (with Nigel Foote and Dawn Egan)

2013 – Blue Mountains Music Festival (as No Real Job with James Church and Nigel Foote)

2013 – Winter Magic Festival, Katoomba (No Real Job)

2012 – Blue Mountains Folk Club, Lawson (No Real Job)

2011 – Sounds of Sculpture exhibition at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney

2011 – Flood Benefit Concert at The Clarendon, Katoomba

2011 – Waste to Art exhibition, Katoomba

2011 – In Concert series, Springwood Music Club (as The Foote Family)

2011 – Australian Citizenship Ceremony, Blue Mountains City Council