Stuart has over 20 years experience as a guitarist and teaches guitar in Wellington, Auckland and Queenstown Otago. He has conducted guitar workshops for the NZ School of Rock Rock Camp and is a very experienced performer. He has toured and recorded and played at major festivals in NZ such as Rhythm and Vines. He also operated a performance business in Wellington for events such as coporate functions, weddings etc.
The guitar lessons are available to pupils of all ages and are customised to meet your personal needs and interests.
Here's what you can learn:
‑ Play your favourite songs exactly like the original artist
‑ Learn the skill of working out songs by ear
‑ Correct technique
‑ Correct posture
‑ Music Reading
‑ Music theory, Compostion
‑ How to practice effectively
and much more!!!
Kaisa has made enormous progress on the electric guitar since she began taking lessons from Stuart this year in Wellington. He has gently but skilfully guided her through a great deal of music, while always keeping an eye on the development of her technique and general musicianship. Her own creativity has blossomed, and I am frankly envious of the steps she has been taken through in developing skills in lead guitar playing and improvisation. As an orchestral and folk musician myself, I am confident that my daughter's musical development is safely in the hands of a gifted teacher and performer.
Cam has "entirely" enjoyed his lessons with you. You have been an
inspiration to him!
My son and I have been taking lessons for a year now and are both enjoying them a great deal. It was great to find someone prepared to take us at the same time for lessons. Stuart has been able to cater to our different tastes in music eg Green Day through to Eric Clapton and The Eagles and the lessons have continued to be enjoyable and helpful to us both.
Our son Matt has been having electric guitar lessons with Stuart for approximately 10 months now. We were astounded at how quickly Matt was playing his favourite songs. Stuart has an excellent manner with his pupils offering support and encouragement and certainly keeps them motivated by teaching them music that they love. Matt's confidence has been enhanced by his music and we were all thrilled when he auditioned and was accepted for the School of Rock programme run in Wellington. I cannot recommend Stuart Clarke enough to people.
Stuart has been teaching our son Luke (9 yrs) guitar for approximately a year and a half.
Luke began lessons without previous musical skills (and has non musical parents who aren’t any help). Within a matter of weeks he was able to play chords and managed a tune or two. Stuart appears to have an excellent rapport with Luke and encourages him to learn music that appeals to him.
When Luke was appearing in a school talent quest we were very appreciative of the interest Stuart took and support given – he gave Luke plenty of encouragement, offered him extra lessons which helped with confidence, and let him borrow his electric guitar. The performance went well with Luke being “Highly Commended”.
We are very pleased with Luke’s progress and would not hesitate to recommend Stuart to others.
Mark Bassant and Michelle Drinkwater.
My son has been learning acoustic guitar from Stuart over the last two years. He started as a complete novice and now has an extensive repertoire which he enjoys performing with confidence. Stuart has kept him motivated by teaching him familiar pieces that he enjoys listening to. He has a knowledge of reading music and basic theory.