UNCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL
GUITAR, BASS AND UKULELE LESSONS
In our Hamilton Studio or Live Online
Over 20 Years Experience teaching and motivating students of Guitar, Bass and Ukulele
Acoustic Guitar Lessons
Electric Guitar Lessons
Why learn with Guitar Studio?
live online sessions
Sat by arrangement
How we teach
When You Fix it in Your Mind - You can Fix it on Your Fret-board.
Within every hurdle is an opportunity to go beyond it. Challenges help you develop skills to transcend them. Expand your mindset to deal with difficulties, develop strategies and solutions to keep you moving forward.
Imagine a system of learning where each step you learn affects the next in a positive way. Progressively your skills expand, growing exponentially as you develop an understanding of The Way Of The Strings.
There is always a solution, if someone else has played it, then it is playable... no matter how complex the parts may be. We help you understand the mechanics, brush away the problems and reveal the solutions.
"Identify, adapt and overcome the challenges"
I enjoyed Ian's lessons very much. He is a very patient teacher and he designs the lessons to suit your level and your interest. I have learned so much from him. Jeffrey Highly recommended!!
My confidence has been boosted
Ever since I started taking lessons with Ian 4 years ago, I have felt a massive improvement in my guitar playing. My confidence has been boosted from Ian’s honest feedback, because he always finds ways for you to improve. Ian is adaptable to all types of genres, or can teach scales and music theory. Ian’s whole way of teaching is unique and efficient. His friendly, helpful attitude makes him easy to talk to, and ask for help. Ian has helped me for my NCEA music exams and performances, and reach the top marks. His methods are fun and easy to learn from, thanks to the videos he creates and tablature he sends you. If you are beginning guitar or already experienced, I recommend Ian as your teacher.
Tailored to our interests
I’ve enjoyed our ukulele lessons with Ian. They have been tailored to our interests and tastes and enhanced my understanding of music theory. The fact that the key learning is recorded is brilliant - it’s so easy to go back and remind yourself of the details that you might have forgotten. Thanks, Ian!
Go beyond the "hum and strum"
Ian has been teaching me how to play the ukulele. As a rank beginner, I really had not much of a clue about music or the underlying principles but Ian has been very patient and explains things in a way that is easy to follow and understand. I believe my playing has really improved using the techniques and tips he has provided, particularly for chord changes and picking. I’ve really enjoyed the experience and cannot recommend Ian enough for any casual ukulele player that wants to improve and go beyond the ‘hum and strum’. Thanks Ian!
Teaches with lots of Enthusiasm
Ian is absolutely fabulous! I cannot express how well my playing has improved in the last year. Being an adult learner, his style of teaching is extraordinary and I have gained so much confidence. Ian is always patient and kind and teaches with lots of enthusiasm, passion and is dedicated to his students success.
Corrected a lot of habits that needed changing
I have been going to Ian's classes for over two years 1 for ukelele and over 1 for guitar. Ian has corrected a lot of habits that need changing like sticardo and not playing the notes too loud. He is also very precise. I think you should go to his classes because it is worth it! I also like that he has put in a lot of effort and Ian allows you to choose what song you want to play and he would teach you it.
Improved in his skills with both acoustic and electric
Aaron has enjoyed his lessons and has improved in his skills with both acoustic and electric guitars. Ian is an all round tutor and also patient with Aaron. I would recommend Ian to anyone seeking to learn and improve their guitar skills. Aaron likes the way that lessons are done.
Ability to motivate an inspire through teaching
Ian is one of those rare individuals who has the ability to motivate and inspire through teaching. His enthusiasm for and love of the guitar, combined with an innate sense of patience and the ability to reverse-engineer the technical points of guitar playing, makes learning a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. Ian can make the trickiest aspects of playing become achievable - it always blows my mind when I can play something which I thought was beyond my abilities. The way each lesson is broken down and tailored specifically for me keeps me interested, encouraged and feeling supported. I love the fact that I'm not just learning to play the guitar, I'm also learning the hows and whys of playing - from chord progressions to guitar physiology and much more. As a person, Ian is just a genuinely great human who is super chill , friendly and easy to get along with, which helps to make each lesson an experience to look forward to.
I have gained a lot of confidence
I really enjoy learning guitar with Ian, he is a great teacher. Since I started with him a year ago I have gained a lot of confidence. I really like the way he lets you decide what song you want to learn, and I strongly recommend Ian as a guitar teacher.
Awesome experience. Ian is really patient with your learning speed. Really great at breaking down the smaller components to get the best results.