Adults Guitar Lessons In Melbourne

Learning Guitar Has Never Felt So Easy

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Become a confident guitarist who can strum a few chords around the campfire, rock out to your favourite riffs or perform on a grand stage. We’ll help you achieve your goals and become an amazing guitarist, whatever that looks like to you.

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Structured Learning With Clear Direction

Learn Your Favourite Songs

Feel Good About Your Guitar Playing

It's Hard To Learn Guitar On Your Own

Have you ever felt like this?

  • I can play a few chords but can’t string them together smoothly…
  • My hands work when I look at them, but when I look away it’s impossible…
  • I can’t make sense of these guitar tabs or chord charts…
  • The guys on Youtube make it look easy but I only end up confused or frustrated…
  • Nothing I play sounds like the real song, it’s all clunky and disjointed…
Don’t worry, It’s also not your fault. We’ll show you how playing the guitar can be both fun and easy!

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Rated 4.9 ★★★★★ by 117 happy guitarists

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How Learning Guitar Twice Transformed My Teaching Approach

Let me tell you, learning guitar was no walk in the park for me. I had to learn to play twice actually! In high school I could ace exams by playing songs note-for-note. But when I got to uni, everything changed. Improv and creativity became key.

I put in the hours and took lessons, but progress was slow. I just couldn’t get the hang of it. In frustration, I started overpractising, leading to a nasty injury that kept me off guitar for years.

But I studied theory and focused on efficient practice techniques during recovery. When I could play again, I applied those and saw more improvement in months than I had in years prior.

That experience taught me how to really master guitar efficiently. Now I pass on these effective learning strategies to all my students. So if you’re struggling, I get it, but trust me – you can become a confident player much faster with the right guidance

Michael Gumley
Owner & Head Teacher

A Guitar Lesson Experience Like No Other

We Don’t Just Teach Songs…We Create Immersive Guitar Lesson Experiences!

We Create The Rock Star Experience!

We give students a structured learning plan based on helping them achieve their goals. We then break long term goals down into short term objectives so that they always know the ‘next step’ to take on their guitar playing journey.

Students attend a weekly Growth Class where they learn songs, explore theory and work on study pieces. Students attend a second Mastery Training Session each week where we run drills to practise your skills & techniques. Even if you have no time to practice at home you’re already booked in for an hour of supervised work with one of our expert teachers!

Lastly, we give our students the rock star experience with monthly jam sessions and performance opportunities. We NEVER force anyone to perform, but having the opportunity to do so gives our students a taste of performing and what it’s like to play on stage for a real audience!

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Learn How To Play the Guitar In 3 Easy Steps

It’s really this simple.

Book A Free Consult

We'll chat to understand your guitar goals before scheduling a free trial lesson

Come To Your Lessons

Post trial, we'll chart a roadmap to reach your goals. Your weekly lessons will follow this.

Have Fun & Play Guitar

Enjoy rapid progress, fun lessons, and master your favorite songs. Guitar learning redefined!

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The Melbourne Guitar Academy Difference

Not All Guitar Lessons Are The Same, These Are Just Some Of The Advantages Of Learning Guitar With Us

Play The Music That You Love

We teach you music you love, skipping dated tunes. You'll never be bored in our classes."

Get Faster Results

We'll help you learn and practice efficiently. Achieve in 10mins what others do in an hour.

Pressure-Free Environment

We host jam sessions and events. Participation is voluntary - no pressure to perform.

Learn At Your Pace

You're the driver of your guitar journey. Choose the scenic route or fast lane!

24/7 Teacher Access

Membership gets you 24/7 access to our Guitar Dojo Online with 1000s of videos.

Become Part Of The Family

Join a supportive guitar community, learn together, and help each other grow.

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Let’s Turn Your Guitar Playing Into Our Next Success Story

Just like Lucas, Alex, Mark and 238 other students have.

Would highly recommend for anyone who’s been already playing for years or just starting to learn!
I've been learning guitar at MGA after 2 years being self taught, and my skills and knowledge developed so much after I joined. Classes are super fun and informative. I've met many new friends while learning with Michael's and managed to do my first performance because of him.
Lucas Perlind
Guitar Student

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Explore the Studio Where You'll Learn to Play the Guitar

Lessons will be held at the studio below in Essendon

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Our Guarantee

We're so confident that we can help you with your guitar playing that we offer a 100% money-back guarantee if you're not happy with the progress you make in your first month of tuition.

All you need to do to qualify is attend every lesson in your first month and do an hour of practice at home. If you're not totally blown-away by the results we help you get then then you deserve your money back!

So if you're apprehensive about guitar lessons with us, go ahead and book a free trial lesson with us.

Best Case Scenario - you love your lessons and become an amazing guitar player in a very short period of time! Worst Case Scenario - you get a month of Melbourne's best guitar lessons with Melbourne's best guitar teachers for free...

What have you got to lose?

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Guitar Lesson Membership Plans

Choose A Membership Option That Best Suits Your Budget And Level Of Commitment!

1x Weekly Guitar Lesson

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2x Weekly Guitar Lessons



UNLIMITED Weekly Guitar Lessons

Total Transformation


*Prices updated for September 2023. Membership is a monthly commitment with no lock-ins
** All guitar lessons are conducted in person at our Essendon or Wantirna South studios. Online Guitar Lessons can be arranged if needed. We do not do home visits.

Get Over $800 of FREE Bonus Items When You Book An Introduction Session

Yes, You get to keep all the bonuses even if you don’t sign up for ongoing lessons, all you need to do is book a trial lesson with us and then show up to it and you get to keep the bonuses whether you sign up or not!

Your MGA Membership Includes

Total Value: $1565
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Frequently Asked Questions

Still unsure? I’ve answered some common questions parents have below.

You are never too old to learn guitar, in fact starting as an adult is often better because you are more mature, are choosing to play guitar because you want to do it and because you are able to process information quicker. Age is a number, not a limitation and we’ve had wonderful success with students of all ages. Our eldest student Barry came to us at the age of 72 having never played guitar and performed a rendition of Folsom Prison Blues at our students concert 4 months later! It was the highlight of the concert!

We often hear students express “my hands are too big” or “my hands are too small”and it couldn’t be farther from the truth.Many famous guitarists have giant hands and many great players have small hands but with enough practice all of them were able to play well. The truth is that the size of your hands has no effect on your ability to play guitar, and once you get over the beginner difficulties and development some dexterity you will be able to play well regardless of your hand size.

If you want to lose weight but you are only going to the gym once a week for 30 minutes, you’re probably not going to be very successful. If you train several times aweek and eat right between sessions you’re going to see your likelihood of success skyrocket, and with this success comes more motivation which makes the whole process enjoyable. Learning guitar is much the same and we insist that a weekly lesson is the minimum if you are serious about learning and getting results. We even encourage our students to do multiple sessions a week so that we can train and hold you accountable every few days. We understand that not everyone has the means to attend a regular weekly lesson and are happy to take students who can’t make this commitment provided they understand that results will come slower and that they need to be proactive in their practice at home.

The duration of your guitar playing journey is determined by a lot of factors including the style of music you like, the kind of guitar player you wish to be and whether you want to be a hobby player or a professional player. You will be able to learn to play a collection of Ed Sheeran songs on acoustic guitar much quicker than you will be able learn the solos to your favourite AC/DC tracks. It is all relative to your goals and what you are trying to achieve. Expect to be learning for around 2 years to be able to comfortably play the chords, riffs and solos to basic radio level pop/rock/top 40 songs. Some people get to this level in 6 months, others take a bit longer but the vast majority of our students progress faster than average and achieve their goals sooner than they thought possible.

You can learn lots of good stuff on Youtube, but for every good video and teacher there are a hundred bad lessons and as a beginner you don’t yet know the difference. You could fumble around on your own for months or years and end up getting nowhere, or you could pay us to teach you the right way from the beginning and save a lot of time, energy and frustration. You generally get what you pay for so choose wisely.

We have created our own internal grading system called the Guitar Ninjas Program which we originally made because we found that traditional exam programs focused too much on dated classical music and didn’t resonate with contemporary guitar students. Having said that we’ve had great success taking our students through AMEB, Rockschool, and VCE exams and can arrange to take students through exam programs upon request.

We have plenty of guitars on-hand in our studio for you to use however you will need a guitar to practice on at home between your lessons. We can arrange a rental for you or send you to our one of the many local music shops we partner with who can help you choose a new guitar. See the Free Resources section on our webpage for more info on how to choose your first guitar.

The majority of our guitar lesson programs are run as group sessions (just like primary & secondary schools, universities, sports teams, dance schools and martial arts clubs run to train their students) however we can organise private lessons as needed.

We recommend that you choose a guitar based on the styles of music you want to learn and the kind of guitarist you wish to be. If you want to learn primarily acoustic guitar songs, start on an acoustic, if you want to be a rock guitar god, it’s best to go straight to electric. We recommend children start on a 3/4 size electric guitar when budget allows, otherwise a 1/2 or 3/4 size acoustic will do. See the Free Resources section on our webpage for a whole article on this question.

Yes, we do guitar lesson gift vouchers for all of our lesson programs. Use claim free lesson button to register and inquiry and a member of our team will be in touch.

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