MR-Studio: Guitar Lessons

North Shore – Sydney CBD

Mike holds an AMusA and Bachelor of Music. He is a multi instrumentalist and has been playing guitar for over 30 years and teaching for the last 20. Mike teaches all styles of guitar such as rock, pop, jazz contemporary etc. and specialises in Flamenco and Classical guitar. His lessons are suitable for all ages and levels. The Guitar lessons are structured, fun and tailored for students. You’re guaranteed to see weekly progress and will be playing songs, master pieces, improvising and composing/rearranging before you know it.


I’m a self taught guitarist whose been playing almost 15 years. I wanted to get past some plateaus in my playing and learn theory and Mike has been great for it. Mike has a relaxed vibe and takes a real interest in seeing you progress. He mixes in his teaching with great insights and tips in how to apply it to your playing. His lessons are flexible and focused around where you want to go with your playing.He also goes beyond and tries to link you in with other people to play music with or venues/gigs that could be a good fit. If you are looking to start playing or feel a bit stuck in your playing, Mike is a great teacher and definitely worth checking more
19:41 19 Dec 17
I wish I had come here sooner. I've been teaching myself to play the guitar for the last 12 months using the Internet with not much success. Mike provides structured lessons and sets expectations with time frames as to when you can start playing songs or doing improvisation etc. He's very patient and explains things well. He is also able to mix up the class if things get tough to keep the lessons enjoyable. I'm really loving my guitar more
Larissa Korsta
20:39 05 Feb 18
Mike is an extremely talented musician. I'm very happy with my guitar lessons and the progress I'm making. Mike is able to mix up the class to include supplementary material and incorporate other aspects of music to give the bigger picture such as singing and other musical instruments. If you want to master music and become a really good guitarist at the same time then I recommend you give Mike a more
maurice khoury
22:29 17 Feb 18
Mike has been teaching my 12 year old daughter the guitar for the last 6 months. She's been making great progress. His teaching style is very encouraging, structured and he is able to introduce alternative things when he can see she is struggling. He keeps her motivation high by teaching her things she wants to learn. I recommend Mike for anyone with children wanting to learn more
Audry Fordham
22:23 24 Feb 18
Mike has been teaching my two young children guitar and piano twice a week for the last year. He is very patient and encouraging. He creates an environment for learning. If you have children wanting to learn guitar and piano or either then I recommend you bring them to Mikeread more
Thomas Latif
21:01 03 Mar 18
Mike is very patient, experienced and professional. My son just started to learn piano, and Mike is his first piano teacher. He loves to go to piano lesson every week and progresses quickly. Highly recommend Mike to anyone who wants to learn more
celia W
10:19 18 Jun 21
Mike is a pretty relaxed, informative and patient teacher. He has lot's of experience. I suggest you come here if you want to learn musicread more
Alice Yen
07:31 04 Jul 21
Loving my piano lessons, Mike is a very experienced teacher who clearly knows his stuff, recommend for anyone wanting to learn piano and musicread more
Brian Docks
05:15 05 Aug 21
My son 7 enjoys his guitar lessons with Mike and look forward to it always! Mike is very patient and encourages kids to ask Qs, help them with layman explanations. He has immense knowledge and wants kids to have fun while they learn. Thanks more
bhaskar ashoka
10:05 03 Sep 21
Both my kids have been having music lessons with Mike for the past year, one on guitar (age 12) and one on piano (age 7). Mike is a great teacher and is friendly, patient and easy going. He teaches the art of musicality, rather than only technical perfection, which I think can be rare. Would highly recommend without hesitation!read more
Rachelle Johns
09:30 14 Oct 21

Guitar Lessons North Shore and Sydney CBD

Located in Willoughby and Darling Harbour, Guitar Lessons North Shore and Sydney CBD has an outstanding record of success. We deliver great results for all our guitar students and ensure expectations are met

We use our tertiary qualifications, composition and performance experience to ensure all guitar students make substantial improvement and learn to enjoy and appreciate the guitar

Practice does make perfect and our teachers we’ll inspire you to practice and become a complete and better guitarist

If you can’t make to the studio we can come to you and provide guitar lessons or we can also provide Online Guitar Lessons

Beginner Guitar Lessons North Shore and Sydney CBD

At your first guitar lesson, we’ll discuss your expectations and design a course that’s right for you

We uses a wide range of internationally acclaimed texts, AMEB texts and experience to get you started

Beginner guitarists can expect to learn:

  • Music Notation
  • Music Theory
  • TAB
  • Musicianship
  • Rhythm Guitar
  • Lead Guitar
  • Music Technique

Once a solid foundation is built we’ll then explore all the different guitar genres available to a guitarist like contemporary, pop, rock, metal, classical, jazz, flamenco. We can also focus on Australian Music Examination Board Exams, musical theater, singing etc.

As we progress, you will learn more notes, theory, styles, rhythms, improvisation and songs and will learn how to vary the sounds on the guitar including percussive techniques which most other teachers can’t teach.

Students will find our guitar lessons fun and at their own pace

Improvement and progress will be a combination of practice, motivation and by having an experienced teacher give a structured, fun, informable guitar lesson

Intermediate and Advanced Guitar Lessons

Intermediate and advanced guitarists looking to advance their playing technique and repertoire are advised to call first

We will discuss your current status, technique, guitar lesson history, future goals, any exam requirements and performances

By doing this we move straight to correct technical development, theory and exercises in your first class

​Online and Group Lessons

Online guitar lessons are available for all levels and ages from the absolute beginner to the most advanced.

For more information please visit Online Guitar Lessons

Group lessons are available for ages 14 and up, suitable for people wanting to learn the fundamentals quickly with friends, family or in a social group atmosphere

For more information please visit Group Music Lessons

Creative Kids $50 Voucher

You may be eligible for a free $50 gift towards your guitar lessons

This is an initiative created by the NSW Government for all school children

Click here to see if you’re eligible

Gift Certificates

If you’re looking for the perfect music lover gift then one of our gift certificates may be the perfect answer

Gift certificates can be used for any service or product offered by the MR-Studio Group which includes lessons, group activities, performances and products

Check out what’s available Gift Certificates

​What You’ll Learn at Guitar Lessons North Shore and Sydney CBD

  • Beginner Guitar Lessons
  • Intermediate Guitar Lessons
  • Advanced Guitar Lessons
  • Electric Guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Classical guitar
  • Rock guitar
  • Jazz guitar
  • Flamenco guitar
  • Metal guitar
  • Ear tuning
  • Guitar improvisation
  • Guitar theory
  • Finger picking technique
  • Mastering Strumming and Rhythm Guitar
  • Lead guitar
  • Singing technique
  • Reading music for guitar
  • Reading guitar tab
  • Australian Music Examination Board Guitar Exams
  • CPM Guitar exams

​Why Choose Guitar Lessons North Shore and Sydney CBD

We create an amazing, fun and relaxed environment where you’ll look forward to coming to as you work towards learning guitar mastery

Here are some great reasons to choose Guitar Lessons North Shore for your Guitar tuition:

  1. Advanced teaching techniques enabling your to reach faster results and have more fun
  2. Learn songs you want to play faster
  3. One on One lessons for 100% individual attention and personalised progress in the direction that you want to go
  4. Always have the same teacher to monitor your progress
  5. Over 20 years guitar teaching experience
  6. Over 10 years production, session and composition experience with thousands of music streams/sales world wide
  7. Formal NSW Gov approval to Work With Children WWC1646795E
  8. Currently performing all over Sydney
  9. Group guitar lessons available for those wanting to learn with others or friends
  10. Resource Enabled Teaching Studio to allow for us to teach you any song you request
  11. Bachelor of Music and an A.Mus.A qualified. All teachers are full time guitar music teachers, players and composers
  12. Online resources available for students to share and gain knowledge
  13. Opportunities of paid gigs for advanced students
  14. Easy access location
  15. Silent Rooms
  16. Guitars available for lease if you want to try before you commit
  17. Guitar lessons available at other North Shore locations
  18. Free parking
  19. Much more…​

Guitars for Sale

Buying your first guitar as a beginner can be a daunting task as you often have no idea what to look for and can barely play the thing to know if it’s any good

As a result MR-Studio: Guitar Store North Shore has been created. We specialise in Acoustic, Classical (Nylon string) and Flamenco guitars for all levels of playing. We have an extremely wide selection for beginner guitarists

All our guitars have a 12 month warranty, are brand new and of the highest quality

You can see the range available from our guitar store. Feel free to call and discuss your guitar requirements

From February 2021 you’ll be able to come to the studio and try the various acoustic, classical and flamenco guitars. Electric guitars will still only be available for purchase online and are not stocked in the store

Location and Hours

Learn how to play guitar like a pro! All lessons are customised to your skill level and you’ll see progress weekly

Contact Us for a friendly chat

481 Willoughby rd
Willoughby ​NSW, 2068

117 Murray Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009