Private acoustic guitar lessons in Melbourne

Acoustic Guitar Lessons with a Guitar Student

Acoustic guitar lessons in Melbourne

Acoustic guitar lessons are available for all levels from beginners to intermediate and advanced players.

‘Fun on the Frets’ focuses on teaching teens & adults of any age… if you are a beginner level player I recommend you start with the beginner program first, using your acoustic guitar, then move into this program.

The acoustic guitar program is quite varied stylistically. Each song we learn is chosen to develop a specific technique. We start with some classic acoustic songs then move into playing some lovely self contained song arrangements.

The advanced stages of the program help you develop your own arrangements. You can also work on improvisation if that’s an area of interest.

The program is structured with built in flexibility. We can discuss the direction and work on things that are of particular interest to you.

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Learn to play like a pro with a dedicated acoustic guitar teacher

Learning from the masters is all part of the process. As your skills develop, you will learn Pop/Rock classics, Solid flat picking, Travis Picking, Blues & Ragtime guitar along with the ability to create your own arrangements of songs you love.

Acoustic guitar lessons cover the essential elements including…


  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Country
  • Bluegrass
  • Ragtime
  • Blues


  • Fingerpicking
  • Flat-picking
  • Travis picking
  • Advanced strumming


  • Apply the techniques
  • Build your repertoire
  • Learn songs
  • Create arrangements


  • Melodic embellishment
  • Chord tones
  • Chord scales/modes
  • Melodic devices

Ear Training

  • Play what you hear
  • Learn songs by ear
  • Learn from the masters

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Meet the teacher

A big part of my life is learning, playing and teaching guitar.

Over time, I’ve developed a well thought-out, proven approach that will help you get the results you are searching for.

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Happy students

Alli Harris

With Ross’ amazing guitar talent, he can teach you everything and anything you want.

Ben Wolfram

The musical road is never ending, but so long as you’ve got a teacher as great as Ross helping you drive down it, you won’t want it to end!

Bill Briggs

After poor experiences with four other teachers, I’ve found Ross to be skilled, supportive and patient, and have certainly found the right teacher for me.

Damien O’Neil

Ross Helmot loves the guitar and he loves teaching the guitar. He impresses me with his knowledge and skill.

Andrew Lin

Ross has been an exceptional teacher – amiable, patient and very passionate about what he does.

Is this you?

  • You’ve played guitar for a long time now but are frustrated with a lack of progress
  • You need some direction in your playing
  • You’ve tried online lessons but they haven’t worked
  • You real time feedback on your playing
  • You just want to play better guitar
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