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Melbourne electric guitar lessons

Electric 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 electric guitar, then move into this program.

The electric guitar program gives you all the essentials you will need to develop your playing. You will learn fundamentals that can be applied across styles and help build your personal sound.

If you want to play with some friends, jam a bit on the weekends or become a semi pro or pro player this program is designed to help you achieve your goals.

As with any of the programs there is built in flexibility that allows tailoring to your specific needs.

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Electric guitar lessons cover the essential elements of playing and understanding music.

In this program, I help you understand the technicalities of gear, how to create different sounds by changing up the settings, and walk you through the hand techniques used to generate them. Replicating and understanding the unique styles of the masters is all part of the process. Expect to have a lot of fun along the way.

Lessons will include….


  • Blues
  • Rock
  • Funk
  • R&B
  • Jazz
  • Country


  • Speed
  • Vibrato
  • Bends
  • Slides
  • Dynamics


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


  • Build chords
  • Understand intervals
  • Right hand technique
  • The secrets to a good rhythm part


  • Learning by ear
  • Understanding parts
  • Learning from the masters
  • Application of lessons

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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.

Refine your craft with electric guitar lessons in Melbourne

Whether it’s blues, rock, roots, jazz or a mix of guitar styles, I’m here to help you unearth your full potential.

With an in-depth practical understanding of technique and style, I help you recreate the sound of the greats and develop your own. Playing thousands of gigs has given me plenty of insight and experience into how artists create their distinctive sounds, and I’m happy to share them with you, one-on-one.

If you’re a pro or semi-pro looking for some guidance and perspective, feel free to reach out and connect with me. It could make all the difference to establishing your career. Having me in your corner as a mentor is also an option.

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From Box Hill to your place

For years, I’ve been using modern technology to teach students interstate or overseas. Zoom and Skype are my platforms of choice, and I’m more than happy to guide you through them.

In saying that, there’s plenty of value in face-to-face communication. If you live in Melbourne and are comfortable with this method of learning, my Box Hill studio is where our lessons will take place. It’s well-equipped, easy to get to with plenty of free on street parking.

If you’re new to the craft, either acoustic guitar lessons or electric guitar lessons will both build a great foundation to continually build upon.

Feel free to call up and have a chat about what your goals and aspirations are first. With a little insight, I can help steer you in the right direction, and even tailor my electric guitar lessons to fit your specific needs.

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Is this you?

  • You feel stuck in a rut, playing the same old things and not making any progress
  • You need a more focused approach
  • You’ve tried online lessons but are really struggling
  • You need real time feedback on your playing and progress
  • You just want to be a better player
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