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 Nigel FooteNIGEL FOOTE

Nigel Foote is one of Australia's most experienced guitar teachers and brings a wealth of knowledge to his students. Nigel has taught guitar in the Blue Mountains since 1983 and for the Mitchell Conservatorium of Music in Bathurst and schools in the region including, All Saints College and the Blue Mountains Grammar School.

Nigel's students learn how to master the same fingerpicking techniques employed by many of the world's finest singer-songwriters and guitarists. The lessons are based on Nigel Foote's Guitar Course – a graded series of tunes equally suitable for children and adults – a course designed to get people playing the guitar as quickly as possible.

The lessons are usually one-on-one, but Nigel also gives 'parent and child' lessons which are usually of great benefit to the child, and fun for the parent too.

Nigel's Fees: Half-hour lessons $40 (school-age students). 1-hour lessons $65 (adults)


Nigel Foote is an Australian singer/songwriter who has won a number of awards for his work, including two Pater Awards and the Rudi Brandsma Award, plus many finalist placings in the Australian Songwriting Awards and Musicoz Awards. Originally taught to play guitar by Mike McClellan, Nigel has also built a reputation as the composer of some evocative guitar instrumentals including, Southerly Buster and Home By Dark – tunes that have received national radio airplay. Nigel has released two albums, Dangerous Game and Home by Dark.

Once descibed as "... a born teacher" by a NSW Department of Education administrator, Nigel has indeed built a reputation as a dedicated guitar teacher, passing on his knowledge to a long line of students who have come to his door since 1983.

Since settling in the Blue Mountains, Nigel has always been involved with the music scene in one way or another – as a songwriter, performer and guitar teacher. Nigel is married to Dawn Egan – they have three boys; Damien, Martin and Lachlan.