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A great musician does not necessarily make a great teacher.
But a great teacher will make great musicians!
- Know what they are talking about and have real world experience.
- Communicate at the student’s level.
- Be patient and understanding of the student.
- Inspire and challenge their students to greater heights.
Our teaching staff have been carefully selected with these four criteria in mind. We have a policy that if we do not have a qualified teacher for a particular instrument we will not offer lessons for that instrument. No student teachers, no guitar teachers teaching drums etc. Only the best teacher for the right job.
With over 30 years of playing and teaching guitar. Matt Favelle brings a wealth of knowledge as a working musician into his tuition and private guitar lessons.
Matt has functioned as a guitarist in varied situations where his skills as a guitarist have been called upon, playing in different venues and events both around Australia and internationally.
From original and tribute/cover bands to playing in musicals and worship settings, Matt draws on his experience and understanding to help inspire, equip and encourage other aspiring guitarists.
Michael Burden is an compelling young opera singer and an experienced vocal and piano tutor. He has completed a Bachelor of Music Performance from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and will be commencing a Masters of Opera Performance also at the Conservatorium. Michael holds a slew of operatic roles to his name – as well as experience performing in pop, jazz, choral and music theatre styles throughout Sydney and internationally. He has been teaching piano and voice for 4 years in a variety of settings including individual and group lessons, performing arts studios, several choirs/vocal ensembles and church youth worship teams. His goal with every student is to create an engaging and enjoyable learning environment, where they may work together in the pursuit of personal development, musical excellence and fun!
With over 20 years of performing experience and personal study, Warren is just as passionate about sharing what he has learned and providing quality private teaching.
Warren has performed with a multitude of Sydney recording artists and performing bands including: One Hit Wonders, The Australian Keith Urban Tribute Show, leading Sydney corporate band Big Radio Dynamite and award winning Christian Singer/Songwriter Ryan Day to name a few.
When it comes to teaching, Warren is committed to providing a personal and fun teaching experience for each student that will equip them to confidently play and enjoy music in a live band situation. A simple approach to learning, with content that is 100% useful.
From a young age Alicia has been passionate about all things singing, dancing and acting. After filling her time with these activities she went on to study a Bachelor of Musical Theatre where she learnt techniques from industry professionals
Alicia has now graduated with a bachelor of musical theatre at the Queensland Conseratorium of music and is excited to be sharing the knowledge she has learnt in her training. She has a strong focus on musical theatre and pop music and loves to not only teach the students how to sing with healthy technique but also loves to draw out new depths of story telling and communicating
Josh began playing guitar at the age of 8, and now after playing for over 16 years has had experience in a wide variety of genres. Josh has studied and performed in an array of settings, from performing in pubs to touring Australia playing guitar in worship services. Josh has experience performing genres such as blues, rock, jazz, pop and classical.
Josh draws on influences from artist such as ‘Mike Stern’, ‘George Benson’, ‘Tommy Emmanuel’, and ‘Rodrigo y Grabiela’. These artists have helped Josh develop a playing style that ventures across so many genres.
Josh has a broad 9 years of guitar teaching experience. Josh has taught private tuition, group lessons, guitar ensembles and periodically a concert band. Josh loves being able to give reason through music theory to the practical side of guitar playing.
Andrew Morris is a Professional bass guitarist and Music Educator. He has a Bachelor of Music Performance and a Diploma of Education and considers himself very much an avid student of all things music and loves nothing more than to share his love of music through performance and education.
Andy has performed and toured through-out Australia, Overseas as well as being a regular performer on the Sydney live music scene. Andy has performed with such acts as Zale Seck (Canada, Senegal), Triplex, Matt Finish, Voli K, The Coconut Ruffs, Chris Gudu and Afro Pamoja(Zimbabwe), Afro Mbollo, Triplex, Echoes of Africa. Andy has also played in many tribute bands covering artists such as Bob Marley, The Doors, Matchbox 20, Queen and Johnny Clegg.
As a fluent music reader Andy is a teacher who stresses the importance of music reading and theory and its applications in the real world of playing and listening.
At Menai Guitar School we run annual performance nights as well as finding other opportunities for our students to enjoy playing on stage.
Phone number 0431 962 066
Street address 31 Bluegum Way, Menai NSW 2234
Open Hours 9am-10pm Monday-Friday