Tailored Tuition; Faster, Simpler, Proven Results!

Acoustic Guitar

Electric Guitar

Bass Guitar


"Incredibly patient"

Incredibly patient motivational teacher using goal setting to motivate, explains things simply makes learning a lot of fun

Julia Jones

 find out more here

The Guitar Studio is run by Ian McLaughlin with over 20 years experience as a tutor and motivator

Guitar Studio offers a Premium Service , delivering Professional Tuition.

Tom Fitisemanu

Ian has helped grow not only my guitar skills, but also my discipline and patience. My playing skills have improved greatly over the past six years thanks to Ian's great way of teaching. Ian is a truly talented musician with a passion for what he does and he is willing to make time to help his students succeed and achieve. I am proud to call Ian a mentor and friend.

Cameron Chung

“Ian is a great teacher who taught me to look beyond what most people see about guitar playing. He is encouraging and also honest about every aspect of playing. He definitely motivated me to learn more”

Driven by my own quest for ability on the guitar, I quickly discovered that there was more to it than what the books and videos were saying.

Most were lacking the glue that connected a nice theory or method, back into the reality of really making things work on the guitar
Something to cut through the confusion of it all was needed.

"What evolved from my desire to gain mastery on the guitar is a system that makes sense"

A system based on natural alignment with your individual body mechanics to get your hands moving effectively. Combining my understanding of the neurological process and sounds principals, your hands and fingers will move gracefully across your instrument.  

My understanding of music, coupled with this learning system, allows you to gain a complete understanding of your instrument. I can help greatly improve the evolutionary process of your playing.

The Guitar Studio on Facebook

Playing in the Guitar studio waiting room this past week.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

New couch with embroidered logo and new waiting room furniture 🙂
Thanks so much Baden Lynchh from Target Furniture in Te Rapa. You always have fantastic stuff and your customer service is brilliant. Thanks you to Danni from Winmill Creative for the photos :).
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

This is what has been playing in the Guitar studio waiting room this week. the great Robben Ford

... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook