Lesson information

Guitar lessons are available for beginner, intermediate and advanced players.

About Melbourne guitar lessons

My structured lesson plans have the flexibility to provide an individual tailored solution to suit your needs.

I feel it’s important to have a structure to work from rather than just teaching in some random ad hoc way. As each new lesson is introduced it builds on what you’ve learned in your previous lessons.

This is not only time efficient but gives a strong foundation for you to play guitar and make the music you really want to make.

Another important thing to know is that the lesson structure has the built in flexibility to cater for your individual needs. There is no such thing as one size fits all. These are your guitar lessons and together we need to make sure you get the most from them whilst having some fun along the way. I mean, it is called playing the guitar after all.

Whether you want to strum a few chords at home for personal pleasure, play with friends around the campfire, jam a bit on the weekends with a band or become a professional level player. Whatever your goals, I’m here to help you.

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Guitar Lessons

Have fun and
learn guitar

It’s fun!
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Guitar Lessons

For serious
pickers & strummers

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Guitar Lessons

Blues, Rock,
Funk, Country, Jazz

Let’s Do It!

My approach to teaching…

The connection is key to your guitar playing success.

Firstly, let me say that I love to play and teach guitar; it’s something I’ve done my entire adult life.

It’s important that I have a connection with you. If the personal connection is not there it makes the learning process difficult if not impossible. The lessons are informative and fun, something to look forward to…they should never be a chore.

This is why my lessons are private, one on one. It’s important to foster the personal connection and give you the individual attention needed when learning an instrument like the guitar.

My studio is a boutique operation, there is no turnover of teachers that you find in larger “sausage machine” music schools…I am it, your relationship is with me. You get me with all my years of knowledge and experience.

One thing my years of experience as a teacher have taught me is the need to have a plan in place. Even though you are an individual with your own specific needs, a basic framework for the lessons is important. It’s the method for ensuring and measuring progress in a logical, well thought-out way.

The lesson plans are constantly reviewed and tweaked to ensure you have the most current information and are getting industry best practice sessions. These plans are then adapted to your own specific needs.

Understand that guiding you along the path to success as a guitar player truly only comes with time teaching and playing guitar. There are no shortcuts…

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Guitar Coaching is available for the serious guitar player.

You love to play guitar but are frustrated by a lack of progress, recycling the same old ideas. You’re not sure how to open up the instrument and free yourself to be more creative, to find fresh ideas that inspire you to play.

If this is you, then my ‘Contemporary Guitar Coaching’ program might be of interest. It’s a personalised approach designed to bring out the best in you and your playing.

We work together and create a program that gives you the tools you need for steady progress. It’s based on developing your core playing concept. From this core concept you then have a foundation to grow your playing and career (if that’s what you want).

If you are having guitar lessons with me, my role is more of a teacher. As a coach, I am more of a mentor. I help guide you to achieving your goals, the process is more collaborative.

The world’s top singers employ vocal coaches to work with them when on tour or in the studio. Singers, Dancers, Actors, Sportspeople and yes – even some of the top Guitar Players all have coaches working with them to stay at the top of their game

If the big guys are doing this stuff, why should you be left out…

I would love to work with you and help you achieve your goals. Please call me, I would love to have a chat about the program with you.

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Further information
about guitar lessons

I have a creative studio space in Box Hill for those who prefer face-to-face lessons. Just bring yourself and a guitar, everything else is provided

These lessons are available for those who prefer this mode of learning. I have been teaching with these technologies for a number of years now with students interstate and overseas.

I’m in your corner, focussed on helping you improve your guitar playing and achieving your goals as a musician.

Improve your playing and protect your hands. See immediate improvements in your playing and avoid the damage that can be done using poor technique.
It’s not for everyone, but for those who need it for ongoing studies or those who need it for work situations, I teach a proven method used by musicians worldwide.

Have an understanding of how music works applied directly to the guitar. Nothing esoteric here, just plain, useful information that makes you a better player.

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Recent testimonials

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.


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